Monday, November 20, 2017

Forming a vision

His hometown’s struggle helps a young, rising artist find inspiration. At the age of 19, Jermaine Conway is already honing his artistic vision. And it’s guided by freedom. “I am currently painting abstract expressionism which was inspired in the 1950s by artist Jackson Pollock,” says the native of Flint, Mich., who will soon enroll in […]

Girls Getaway

Ask any woman: a fun excursion with friends can rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit, and Las Vegas has long been a preferred destination for girlfriends to get away and reconnect. Here, we share memorable photos from some special vacation moments.

Under the Glittering Lights: Daddy’s Home

For the first time ever, Puff Daddy turned on Light — leading thousands of Saturday night partygoers at a pre- Billboard Awards celebration hosted at the Las Vegas hotspot. The hip-hop mogul arrived with his son Justin and entourage in tow, and was greeted with a Ciroc bottle parade as soon as he took the […]

‘Make sure people have what they need’

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS | ERIC J. WILLIAMS The first man to serve as president of the National Black Nurses Association opens up about the impact of his profession. Nearly a half-century after its founding, the National Black Nurses Association has the first male president in its history. Eric J. Williams is the leader of the […]

‘LOVE’ AFFAIR

An important fundraiser for Broadway in the Hood comes to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Las Vegas: Lights, Camera, Action

BY CAPUCINE HOLMES Las Vegas is full of excitement. People from all over the world are awed by the city’s inimitable glamour, and the entertainment industry — from movie and television productions to awards shows — is taking notice. The gospel music industry took over Las Vegas recently when about 30,000 people descended on the […]

Rest in Heaven Walter Mason | 1926-2017

Walter Mason Jr., who passed away on Feb. 28, was a tremendous contributor to the arts in Las Vegas. A celebration of his life was held recently at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, where he logged countless hours as a volunteer — mentoring young people, and producing and directing stage productions for first-time actors. […]

DISPATCH FROM L.A.: Ring Her Bell

DISPATCH FROM L.A. Ring Her Bell Vanessa Bell Calloway is the center of attention at her star-studded 60th birthday celebration. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway turned 60 in March, and celebrated with a star-studded birthday gala and comedy show at Regency West in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles. The celebration was hosted by Sherri […]

Under the Glittering Lights: Deep Discussion

Actress Vivica A. Fox was recently in Las Vegas for “Conversations with Kym” — a special event for domestic violence awareness hosted in the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

VEGAS WATCH: Taste Of Brandye

BY CAPUCINE HOLMES South Point Hotel and Casino was the site of a historic gathering on a recent Tuesday, as people from across America came together for a rare taste of Brandye — the outstanding singing trio comprised of Donna Davis Sadler, Cynthia Douglas, and Pamela Vincent, reuniting after several decades. Brandye have made over […]