Celebrating Black History Month, the Miami Shores People of Color (PoC) organization will host a variety of free family-friendly literary and music events at the Brockway Memorial Library and other area venues throughout February.
Saxophonist Dave Koz, with nine Grammy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, regularly sells out large concert halls and namesake jazz cruises. So it’s a bit strange for him to perform on an arena stage each night for thousands of screaming fans — who have no idea who he is.
Feb. 14: TV personality Hugh Downs ("20/20") is 95. Actress Florence Henderson is 82. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 77. Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker is 73. TV personality Pat O'Brien ("The Insider," "Access Hollywood") is 68. Magician Teller of Penn and Teller is 68. Actor Ken Wahl ("Wiseguy") is 59. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 57. Actress Meg Tilly is 56. Singer Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! is 55. Actress Sakina Jaffey ("House of Cards") is 54. Actor Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me") is 53. Actor Zach Galligan ("Gremlins") is 52. Actor Valente Rodriguez ("George Lopez") is 52. Bassist Ricky Wolking of The Nixons is 50. Actor Simon Pegg (2009's "Star Trek") is 46. Bassist Kevin Baldes of Lit is 44. Singer Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty is 44. Actor Jake Lacy ("The Office") is 30. Actress Tiffany Thornton ("Sonny With A Chance") is 30. Actor Freddie Highmore ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Bates Motel") is 24.
A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year.
Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he wrote upsetting letters discussing her death and his intention to marry her and also sent her pornography and unsolicited gifts.
Beyonce's new video "Formation" is "pro-Black Panther" and "anti-cop," says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
British rock band Coldplay's latest music video has triggered a debate in India over its portrayal of the country with critics accusing its producers of showing stereotypical images of India with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals.