Author Archives: Wayne Hodges

KC Melting Pot’s “Single Black Female” satiated with purpose and melodrama

Single Black Female has ‘drama’ galore. Mass Appeal Wire Reports KANSAS CITY – As part of its third benefaction specific to the 2017-2018 performing arts season, the KC Melting Pot Theatre presents Lisa B. Thompson’s “Single Black Female” starring Karis Harrington and Lanette King. Shows are running from February 23rd through March 10th (see details below).  Directed by Teresa Leggard, ...

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Ingraham to LeBron: ‘Shut up & dribble,’ President Trump deserves some respect

LeBron and Laura Ingraham at war. Mass Appeal Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham of Fox News is now being labeled a racist after she suggested that NBA All-Stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant “shut up and dribble” instead of criticizing President Donald Trump. Ingraham’s comments came in response to a viral video that shows James ...

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Black Panther best superhero flick ever?

Marvel did Black Panther justice. Blog King’s Movie Review HOLLYWOOD — Whew! Finally a black superhero film that doesn’t feature Madea. Hallelujer! In all seriousness, Ryan Coogler’s Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” is without a doubt the greatest superhero flick ever, this according to Mass Appeal’s Blog King and aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. The latter shocked many when it gave the Afrocentric movie ...

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Starlight Theater: ‘Forbidden Broadway’ a satirical masterpiece that’s hilarious

Broadway’s best invade Starlight. Mass Appeal Wire Reports KANSAS CITY — Ever wondered what’s going through the mind of cigarette smoking orphan Annie at 40-years-old? Are you intrigued by the sultry alter ego of Mary Poppins? If so, you’d be sagacious to attend Gerard Alessandrini’s satirical masterpiece “Forbidden Broadway” at Kansas City’s Starlight Indoors where shows are running in succession ...

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2018 Grammy Awards: Bruno does it again, Rihanna & Kendrick had big night too

The 60th Annual Grammys was lit. Mass Appeal Wire Reports NEW YORK — After a 15-year hiatus, the Grammy Awards returned to New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday and, as anticipated, the 60th edition of the world’s top entertainment jamboree didn’t disappoint. English talk show host James Corden furnished plenty of laughs as emcee. West coast rap star Kendrick Lamar, ...

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