Daily Archives: January 11, 2012

Middle Of Nowhere (Trailer)

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Ava DeVernay’s “Middle of Nowhere” is an official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film maker describes the story as “A love story about love as a choice.” Omari Hardwick, who had a starring role in her last feature “I Will Follow,” works with DuVernay again. Emayatzy Corinealdi, Edwina Findley, Sharon Lawrence, Lorraine Toussaint and David Oyelowo round out the main players.

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Phil Ade-High On Life Feat Raheem DeVaughn

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“High On Life” is from Phil Ade’s A Different World mixtape from last summer. He is becoming a more visible member of a wave of hip-hop artists from the D.C. area including tabi Bonney and Wale.

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STS-Cut Me Off

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STS has a tale about a difficult woman that he’s not compatible with but attracted to just the same. He uses Goyte’s “Somebody I Use To Know” as a musical bed produced by Beat-One.

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Jermaine Riley-Key To The City Feat. Donaeo

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UK singer Jermaine Riley is releasing his solo album Hello Earth on January 20th. The former member of FDM is following up his 2008 Goodbye Krypton: The Mixtape and “Key To The City” is the first single.

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Tonya Lee Williams To Receive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) will honour Actress Tonya Lee Williams at their 26th annual Vision Celebration Gala, to be held Saturday, January 28th, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. The prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award is given to a person who has a measure of distinction in Canada and has made significant contributions to the development of Black performing arts. For over thirty-five years Tonya Lee Williams has been such an individual. Nominated for two Emmy Awards and winner of two NAACP Image Awards, an ACTRA Award of Excellence, a Harry Jermone Award, an African Canadian Achievement Award, a Planet Africa Award for Media and Entertainment, Ms. Williams has been instrumental in reflecting positive images from the Black communities and reaching millions of viewers through her roles as, Olivia Winters for the past twenty-three years on The Young and The Restless; as Maxine on Vision TV’s She’s The Mayor; as Karen in Lifetimes Double Wedding, as Ruth in Clement Virgo’s film Poor Boys Game, and other film and tv shows. We remember Tonya in her early years in Canada on the Wear A Moustache milk commercial campaigns, Polka Dot Door, dancing on Boogie, hosting the Miss Teen Canada Pageant, hosting Welcome to My World and starring as Belinda on Check It Out. Also her early years in Hollywood on Hill St. Bues, Falcon Crest, What’s Happening Now, Gimme A Break to mention a few.

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