Jazmine Sullivan dishes on ‘Reality Show’

In 2008, Jazmine Sullivan stepped onto the music scene with her debut single Need U Bad, produced by Missy Elliott, which became No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.  After a three-year hiatus, she is back with her third studio album, Reality Show, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

The recipient of Billboard’s Rising Star Award, Sullivan recently discussed her break from the music industry, writing a hit song for singer Monica and meeting Stevie Wonder.

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Gospel duo Mary Mary to perform in south suburbs


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Since breaking on to the gospel scene more than a decade ago, the duo Mary Mary has charted their own path with a contemporary sound that appeals to more than the church going crowd.
The Grammy-award wining pair, comprised of sisters Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell, will perform Friday at Country Clubs Hill Theater at 4116 W. 183rd St. in south suburban Country Club Hills.
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Columbus Short jumps into action in ‘Armored’

(l to r) Columbus Short, Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon star in Screen Gems' action thriller ARMORED.
(l to r) Columbus Short, Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon star in Screen Gems' action thriller ARMORED.

by Allison Horton

In “Armored”, actor Columbus Short’s first action film ever, he was excited to be able to do all of his own stunts such as running, jumping and crashing armored trucks.

“It was pretty crazy and intense,” he said. “It is like a kid being able to play cops and robbers and shooting it up. It was fun.”

“Armored,” which opens this Friday also stars veteran actors Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon. Short plays a young armored truck driver who is coerced by his co-workers to steal $42 million.

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Chris Rock talks ‘Good Hair’

chrisrockhair2by Allison Horton

It all started when Chris Rock’s then five-year-old daughter asked him, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”

The question set the comedian on a path to learn more about the importance African American women place on their hair, specifically what they will go through to have straight or relaxed hair. The result is “Good Hair,” an entertaining documentary opening Oct. 23 that takes a look at how women achieve that goal. From visiting beauty shops where perms are applied to traveling to India to see how weaves are created, Rock leaves no stone unturned in his quest.

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