Arts & Entertainment

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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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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Lip Sync Battle: Michael Jackson Tribute

Lip Sync Battle: Celebs honor MJ Mass Appeal Wire Reports HOLLYWOOD — Paramount’s Lip Sync Battle Live is absolutely off the chain. The celebrity imitation series kicked off its 4th season last Thursday at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre with a commemoration of the late Michael Jackson. Hailee Steinfeld, Laverne Cox, Taraji P. Henson and Neil Patrick Harris comprised the quartet given ...

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Will & Margot stayin’ busy these days

Smith and Ayer reunite via Netflix. Mass Appeal Wire Reports HOLLYWOOD — Can’t we all just get along? Veteran entertainer Will Smith and director David Ayer have joined forces once again, this time via Netflix in the action-packed thriller “Bright” — a cinematic deal worth approximately $90 million. Ayer, by the way, famously directed the critically-acclaimed DC Comics film “Suicide Squad” ...

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Cedric the Entertainer signs new CBS deal

Ced the Entertainer signs big CBS deal. Mass Appeal Wire Reports NEW YORK — This old dog knows new tricks. That’s because big things are in store for corpulent comic Cedric the Entertainer who recently signed a lucrative development contract with CBS television studios. Reminiscent of CBS’ 3-for-1 deal, the contractual arrangement guarantees the concoction of multiple TV scripts for ...

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Jennifer Lawrence reveals her nude “humiliating” experience to stardom

Jennifer Lawrence recalls humiliation. Mass Appeal Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — No pain, no gain, right? Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t think so. While speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood extravaganza on Monday, the A-List thespian let the cat out the bag relative to her often “humiliating” and “degrading” experience during the embryo stages of her acting career. Jennifer, 27, was one ...

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