“RO JAMES” comes to Sacramento

Since arriving on the music scene in 2013 with the EP trilogy, “Coke, Jack & Cadillacs” and working with artists like Snoop Dogg and Brenmar, Ronnie “Ro” James has been on a mission to make his mark in the music industry. With the release of his debut CD, “Eldorado,” James appears to have done just […]

‘Motown The Musical’ Star In The Spotlight

SACRAMENTO – Leon Outlaw Jr. wasn’t even born when Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 took the world by storm in 1969/1970 with their debut hit single, “I Want you Back.” However, the 14-year-old actor/singer who stars as little Michael Jackson in the national touring production of “Motown, The Musical,” says he grew up listening […]

Local Actress Making Waves

SACRAMENTO – Most every actor realizes that talent will take them far in their careers but, they will also tell you that a little luck doesn’t hurt either. No one knows this better than Christina Elmore. After landing a small part in director Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed debut film, “Fruitvale Station,” the up and coming […]

Screenwriter Misan Sagay Discusses The Moving Story Behind “Belle”

NEW YORK CITY — Screenwriter Misan Sagay is perhaps best known for writing Oprah Winfrey’s 2005, made-for-TV movie “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” which starred Halle Berry. However, it is Sagay’s big-screen, period-piece drama, “Belle” that is currently garnering critical acclaim since recently becoming the darling of movie festivals in cities such as Toronto, New […]

Acting Legend, Billy Dee Williams on Dancing With The Stars

SACRAMENTO – Legendary actor Billy Dee Williams admits that although he’s 76-years old and not quite as nimble as he used to be, he’s confident he’ll surprise a lot of people when he makes his debut on “Dancing with the Stars.” The reality dance show returns March 17 at 8 p.m. (EST) on ABC TV.  “I still have a little […]

JONATHAN BUTLER—Christmas Tour Interview

NATIONWIDE – Two-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/guitarist, Jonathan Butler has been making jazz, pop and gospel music for years. So it seems only fitting that the multi-talented, South African born musician would mesh these styles together in his debut Christmas CD, “Merry Christmas to You.” Just when you thought you had heard every possible rendition of “This […]

Crockett Joins Talented Cast In ‘Baggage Claim’

BEVERLY HILLS — You can always count on Affion Crockett to bring some big laughs to whatever role he’s playing, be it a thugged out gangsta (“Haunted House” and “Soul Men”) or the tightly wound TSA agent he portrays in the new, romantic comedy, “Baggage Claim” which opens nationwide Sept. 27. In addition to Crockett, […]

Craig Robinson Feature—“This Is the End”

SAN FRANCISCO – Comedian Craig Robinson, who audiences may best remember as Darryl Philbin, the warehouse manager on the long-running hit NBC TV show, “The Office,” is now enjoying even more success on the big screen. Robinson, 41, most recently starred with Kerry Washington (TV’s “Scandal”) in the family comedy, “Peeples” and in the end […]

Anthony Mackie: “PAIN & GAIN”

MIAMI – Anthony Mackie is showing Hollywood that he can do it all, and do it extremely well. The 33-year old, New Orleans native has garnered critical acclaim for his extensive body of work that includes such diverse films like “Million Dollar Baby,” “8 Mile,” “Notorious”–(he played Tupac Shakur)–“We are Marshall,” “Half Nelson” “Gangster Squad,” […]

Actor/Activist Harry Belafonte To Share His Wisdom Locally

SACRAMENTO – In honor of slain civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., UC Davis has invited legendary actor/activist Harry Belafonte to speak at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. Belafonte began his career as a singer and actor. He was dubbed the “King of Calypso” during the 1950s […]