The Associated Press is reporting that President Barack Obama has
appointed television producer Shonda Rhimes to the board of the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts, America’s National Cultural Center.
The hottest ticket in town last week during Mercedes-Benz New York
Fashion Week at Lincoln Center was the one introducing fashion designer B. Michael’s
presentation of his Couture Spring 2014 Signature collection.
On the heels of Condola Rashad’s performance as Thelma in Broadway’s "The
Trip to Bountiful," actress Adepero Oduye has stepped in to play the
role opposite veteran actors Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba
Gooding, Jr. And she couldn’t be more pleased. Here, Oduye talks to TNJ.com about her work and her future plans.
During Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, designer Tracy Reese debuted her
Spring 2014 collection with “an array of bold, spirited styles infused
with Afro-Cuban influences to create an aesthetic full of texture and
Photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, widow of tennis icon Arthur Ashe,
has compiled some of her late husband’s belongings and created an
interactive exhibit that is currently housed at the New York Hall of
Science in Queens, New York
Writer Herb Boyd says: "One of the problems about being a relatively successful author—and even a
more visible journalist—is the accumulation of friends and fans, many
of them published writers with books in search of blurbs, forewords, and
most importantly reviews."
Here, Boyd tells us "what’s to be done", and he offers up a few "brief reviews" while he's at it.