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Annie with Quevenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx

Annie is an upcoming 2014 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck and produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith. It stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Will Stacks, an update of the character Daddy Warbucks. It is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. This is the third film adaptation after the […]

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In Houston: Jennifer Holiday to star in musical — “The Color Purple”

The hit musical The Color Purple has been a huge success nationwide and is coming to Houston starring Jennifer Holliday! The Color Purple is coming to The Hobby Center for 4 BIG Shows March 28th – 30th. “The Color Purple” is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction; later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. “The Color Purple” was […]

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Spotlighting Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Their research may lead to a new generation of renewable fuels, medical devices and safer home products. The American Chemical Society (ACS) is continuing its celebration of Black History Month with a new video featuring several African-American chemists and chemical engineers doing cutting edge research today. The video, produced with the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), highlights the efforts of Kristala Prather, Ph.D., associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to […]

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Lifetime Television releases film version of the Broadway’s “The Trip To Bountiful”

As part of Black History Month, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a screening of The Trip to Bountiful, Lifetime Television ‘s film version of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful. The Trip to Bountiful is set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, highlighting a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit. The Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful […]

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