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Adrian Lester Playing Legendary Actor Ira Aldridge On The London Stage

  • By Sergio
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  • October 18, 2012 3:20 PM
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Today must be what's-going-on-on-the-London-stage day on S & A. With my news earlier that Chiwetel Ejiofor will be playing Patrice Lumumba next year at the Young Vic, comes word that Adrian Lester is currently playing the legendary and ground breaking black actor Ira Aldridge in the new play Red Velvet.

Listen To Full Album Stream Of 'Man With The Iron Fist' Soundtrack (Talib Kweli, The Black Keys, Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2012 2:15 PM
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"The same way that this cast is diverse... it's the same thing with the music..."

Watch Lance Gross & Vanessa Bell Calloway In New Heart-To-Heart Clip From 'The Last Fall'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2012 1:45 PM
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Here's a second clip from Matthew Cherry's family drama, The Last Fall, which stars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, which will begin its theatrical run next week Friday, October 26th, in Los Angeles, at the Rave Theaters in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw plaza. 

Details On Steve McQueen Retrospective At Art Institute Of Chicago (14 Short Films + More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2012 11:57 AM
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Following up with Sergio's August post which announced Chicago's planned large-scale exhibition of British filmmaker Steve McQueen's work, set to open October 21 (this weekend), and runs through January 6, 2013.

Cast/Role Details In BFI-Financed Brit Helmer Destiny Ekaragha's Coming Of Age 'Gone Too Far'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2012 9:52 AM
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Due To Popular Demand, 'The Iran Job' Extended 1 More Week At IFC NYC (See It While You Can!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2012 9:35 AM
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Good news for those in New York City who haven't been able to see it yet, since it opened at the IFC Center last weekend; it's apparently been doing very well, and has been extended for a second week (if it wasn't doing well, it would've had its 1-week run, today would've been its last day, and it would've moved on).

La La Anthony Joins Cast Of David E. Talbert's Rom-Com 'Baggage Claim'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2012 9:05 AM
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La La Anthony has joined the cast of playwright/director David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim, for Fox Searchlight, based on his best-selling debut novel about a flight attendant with thirty days and thirty thousand miles to find a husband.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Will Play Patrice Lumumba In Aimé Césaire's 'A Season In The Congo' At Young Vic

  • By Sergio
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  • October 18, 2012 8:54 AM
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Chiwetel Ejiofor is returning to his stage roots next summer, when he'll play the Congolese nationalist hero Patrice Lumumba, in poet and political activist Aimé Césaire's play, A Season in the Congo, at the Old Vic in London, next summer.

Sequel To 'Alex Cross' Based On 'Double Cross' Already In The Works; Tyler Perry Returning To Star

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2012 10:34 PM
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I hope you're sitting down for this one guys because, a report just hit the web stating that a sequel to Alex Cross (starring Tyler Perry), is apparently in the works, even though the first film of the Tyler Perry era hasn't been released yet (it's out this weekend).

Preview Gabriel Mascaro's Feature Doc 'Doméstica' ('Housemaids') - 'The Help' Unscripted

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2012 5:31 PM
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It's not quite The Help; the filmmaker's approach intrigues me, and I'd like to see what the end result looks, sounds and feels like.