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Broadway Play About Relationship Between Magic Johnson & Larry Bird Finds Its Earvin + Debut Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 4:11 PM
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First announced earlier this year... Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo - the producers of Lombardi, the Broadway play about the life and times of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi - have been working on a new play called Magic/Bird, that will tell the tale of the lives, as well as the professional and personal relationship between basketball hall-of-famers, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird.

The Top 10 African films of 2011

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 3:16 PM
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Compiled by our friends at Africa Is A Country... here's the intro:

Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Narrates "A Hustlerz Ambition" - Documentary On Life & Times Of Young Jeezy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 2:50 PM
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At first I was immediately curious to know how these two got together, and how that conversation went, when Young Jeezy approached Samuel L. Jackson and asked him to narrate a documentary on the rapper's life.
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Watch Episode 1 Of Viral Web Series "Sh*t Black Girls Say"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 1:27 PM
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A whole bunch of folks sent this to me, so I guess it's already viral at this point, if not already getting there. According to YouTube, it's been played almost 350,000 times, after being made public on the video sharing site on December 16. 

L.A. Rebellion 2011 Retrospective Review - Jamaa Fanaka's "Emma Mae" + Interview w/ Star Jerri Hayes

  • By Brandon Wilson
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  • December 20, 2011 12:25 PM
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When I asked Jerri Hayes how it felt to revisit her star turn in Jamaa Fanaka’s second feature Emma Mae (1976) after a recent screening, she answered without hesitation. “You know, it’s so different; I was sitting there relating to Emma Mae like it wasn’t me” she replied.

Guess Which Surprising "Real Housewives Of Atlanta" Star Has A New Role On The Hit Show "Glee"? Here's A Hint...She's A Drama Queen

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 20, 2011 11:43 AM
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I'm not sure how some of you Glee fans will take this but it seems NeNe Leaks (pictured at the very end on the right in green) of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta will have a recurring role on the hit show.

Omar Sy, "Intouchables," "Le Havre" Lead Lumière Nominations (French Equivalent Of Golden Globes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 11:03 AM
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The nominations for the 17th annual Lumière awards - essentially the French equivalent of the Golden Globes, as foreign press based in France select the best in French cinema - were announced this morning, and amongst the names and titles on the list of honorees include our man, Omar Sy, and the film he stars in, Intouchables, as well as Aki Kaurismäki's French immigration dramedy Le Havre, another film we've highlighted here on S&A.
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Now You Can Learn Filmmaking From Kim Jong Il

  • By Sergio
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  • December 20, 2011 10:27 AM
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Now I know what you're saying - what does the recently late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il have to do with black filmmaking? I'll get to that in just a minute. But did you know that, aside from being a monsterous, cruel and sadistic oppressor, King Jong Il also considered himself a filmmaker?

Take A Look At The New Web Series "Skinnie Bitches"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 19, 2011 10:52 PM
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Speaking of web series here comes another new one Skinnies Bitches. Now wait, hold up. I didn't call them that. That's the name of the series. Honest. So if you have a problem don't yell at me. These are just the facts ma'am.

Inaugural Shadow And Act Annual Black Cinema Toasts! 2011 Honorees #2 - The Black Web Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2011 10:03 PM
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Continuing on as promised with the S&A toasts proposals to, as I stated in the first honoree post last week Friday, all the brave, passionate black men, women and institutions in this ruthless, monocratic industry we cover here on S&A, who were, as the late Steve Jobs put it in that famous ad for Apple, the crazy ones.
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