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‘Chicago’ star Illeana Kirven as Mama Morton Says, “Get Ready to Be Knocked off Your Seats San Diego”

With a bubbly personality and energy for days—the sensational Illeana Kirven, will star as the brash, sassy and corrupt matron, Mama Morton in the musical Chicago. The tour kicks off at the San Diego Civic Theater—and we were lucky to catch up with her just before the show opens on February 13th.  The conversation began […]

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WE GROWN NOW: New Heartwarming Coming of Age Film starring Jurnee Smollet, Lil Rel Howery and S. Epatha Merkerson

We Grown Now, which initially premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, now has its first trailer. Directed and written by Hala director Minhal Baig, the film stars young newcomers Blake Cameron James, Gian Knight Ramirez, alongside S. Epatha Merkerson, with Lil Rel Howery and Jurnee Smollett. The film was nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards last

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THE WIZ: January 9-14, At The San Diego Civic Theatre Ahead of its Return To Broadway

(San Diego, CA – Friday, November 3, 2023) – Producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland, Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker, Common, MC Lyte and The Ambassador Theatre Group are thrilled to announce that tickets for the San Diego engagement of The Wiz at the Civic Theatre are available now by visiting BroadwaySD.com. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by emailing us at: [email protected]. Everybody

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Chocolate Chat: THE BOOK OF MORMON star and PK Lamont Whitaker Talks Legacy, Derogatory Terms & Humor

The nine-time Tony Award®winning Best Musical, “THE BOOK OF MORMON” returns to San Diego, September 19-24. And, we are here for it!  Some of us over here at The Chocolate Voice saw “THE BOOK OF MORMAN” at the San Diego Civic Theater, a few years ago and laughed so hard until our sides hurt! From the creators of South Park

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Netflix drops the first trailer for the upcoming Bayard Rustin biopic, ‘Rustin, Starring Coleman Domingo

On the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, Netflix has dropped the first trailer for the upcoming Bayard Rustin biopic, ‘Rustin,’ which stars Colman Domingo.⁠ In the trailer for “Rustin” which explains how civil rights leader Bayard Rustin defied the odds to plan the historic event. On Aug. 28, Black, white, young, old, rich,

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OWN’s “Time of Essence” Trailer Debut || Premiering Friday, August 18 at 9 ET/PT 

Today, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuted the official trailer for its highly anticipated original documentary series, “Time of Essence,” which premiereson Friday, August, 18 at 9 pm ET/PT. The five-part, one-hour series is a celebration of the trailblazing magazine that reaches a global community of over 20 million Black women and has revealed some of the most captivating

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Broadway San Diego: Naomi Rodgers & Zurin Villanueva Share What it Takes to Play Tina Turner

It takes two baby! Yes it does. Two actresses are on tour and playing the role of the legendary Tina Turner in the Broadway musical TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.   During the tour, there are eight performances that are two hours and forty five minutes. Each actress will play the lead in four out

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To Commemorate Juneteenth Major League Soccer Collaborate on Initiative Inspired by Black Artist ‘The Seeds We Plant. The Flowers We Share’

New York, N.Y. (June 14, 2023) – Major League Soccer announced today “The Seeds WePlant. The Flowers We Share,” the 2023 edition of its annual Juneteenth initiative which was inspired by the art of Black artist Gianni Lee. The Juneteenth programs are a close collaboration between the League, clubs, Black Players for Change (BPC) – an independent organization

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