<b>JENNIFER HUDSON AND HARVEY FIERSTEIN CAN'T STOP THE BEAT IN NBC'S  "HAIRSPRAY LIVE!" AIRING DEC. 7.</B>
JENNIFER HUDSON AND HARVEY FIERSTEIN CAN'T STOP THE BEAT IN NBC'S "HAIRSPRAY LIVE!" AIRING DEC. 7 AT 8 P.M. ET/PT.
JENNIFER HUDSON AND HARVEY FIERSTEIN CAN'T STOP THE BEAT IN NBC'S "HAIRSPRAY LIVE!" AIRING DEC. 7.

Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

“Hairspray” ranks as one of my favorite Broadway musicals. I love both “Hairspray movies; the original 1988 film which starred Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller and Sony Bono and especially the 2007 version with Zac Efron, Nikki Bionsky, Queen Latifah, James Marsden and John Travolta.

So yes, I’m eager to see “Hairspray Live!” which debuts on NBC, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“Hairspray Live!” follows in the footsteps of NBC’s very successful “The Wiz Live!” And with acclaimed television director Alex Rudzinski, who...





<b>DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE  CELEBRATES ITS 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY</b>
DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE CELEBRATES ITS 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY .
ON STAGE

DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE CELEBRATES ITS 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) celebrates 40 years during the 2016-2017 season, 40 Years Forward, from history to innovation.

The season’s theme reflects the trajectory of the company that has maintained its excellence in artistry as it has developed into a world-renowned dance organization.

This season includes three world premieres, including a commissioned work that reflects the legacy of the organization and another...




<b>THE CRITICS\' CHOICE AWARDS AIRS DEC. 11 ON THE  A&E NETWORK</b>
COMEDIAN T.J. MILLER TO HOST THE 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS DEC. 11 ON THE A&E NETWORK.
THE CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS AIRS DEC. 11 ON THE A&E NETWORK

Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

The television nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards were announced Dec. 1. HBO leads the television honors with 22 nominations, followed by ABC and Netflix with 14 each, and FX with 12.

The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics' Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on the A&E Network Dec. 11 at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

N2Entertainment.net will be on the scene getting the scoop from the night's big winners and losers.

The awards broadcast will immediately follow the "Critics' Choice Red Carpet Live" on A&E. As previously announced, actor and comedian T.J. Miller ...






MEDIA MATTERS


COLIN KAEPERNICK AIDED BY CHANGE IN CLIMATE FOR PROTEST</b>
WILLIAM C. RHODEN DISCUSSING BLACK ATHLETES DURING A RECENT JOURNALISTS ROUNDTABLE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
COLIN KAEPERNICK AIDED BY CHANGE IN CLIMATE FOR PROTEST

By: Richard Prince, “Journal-isms”

Sports and political commentators might be debating San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, but what might be most remarkable is the change in climate that permits Kaepernick to make his protest without penalty.

That’s the view of William C. Rhoden, who wrote his final column for the New York Times last month after...