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Multi-Talented Ta’Rea Campbell Visits Portland with ‘Sister Act: The Musical’ The Skanner News spoke with her about the show, her life and what she plans next


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Kam's Kapsules: For Movies Opening March 14 Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun      

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Community Calendar for Portland and Seattle
A Bulletin Board of Free Events

What is happening for you in your city this week?  Read here a day-by-day diary of community events to fill your spare time. For a full calendar please click on Read the complete article below . . .

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South Africa Gallery Removes Jacob Zuma Painting from Website
"The Spear" causes outcry from some in country's Black community

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A handwritten sign that said "whites hate blacks" and was carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate over a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.

Arts & Entertainment Tue, 29 May 2012 11:39:20 -0700
Women of Color Zine Symposium, June 2012
Creative fun with women of color artists who publish magazine/comics of minority interest

Creative fun with women of color artists  who publish magazine/comics printed on photocopier). Also open mic,  workshop by creator of Cocoa/Puss, plus hip-hop by RoseBent. 9:30am-3pm, PSU Student Union, 2nd floor, 1825 SW Broadway

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Rose Festival Starts Friday May 25, 2012
Fireworks, music, rides and free entry for all to kick off the event

The Rose Festival gets into full swing this weekend with the opening of the Rose Festival CityFair.

Arts & Entertainment Wed, 23 May 2012 12:42:56 -0700
'Grey's Anatomy' Creator Discusses Media Diversity
Shonda Rhimes says she's horrified by the notion that White men can't relate to Black women

As a black girl on television, 90% of the women on television are not the same color as you. You're relating to the experience of people who are not the same color as you. So why wouldn't that work in then reverse for white people? I find it fascinating that we think that the world doesn't work that way.

Arts & Entertainment Tue, 22 May 2012 10:02:10 -0700
Reality TV, Religion Give Birth to Top Baby Names
Mason now a top male moniker—thanks in part to Kourtney Kardashian

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reality TV is giving birth to some of the most popular baby names. No, not Snooki. But Mason, as in Kourtney Kardashian's son, jumped 10 spots to become the second most popular name for newborn boys in 2011.

Arts & Entertainment Mon, 14 May 2012 11:13:31 -0700
Lawsuit Claims 'Bachelor' Show Discriminates Against Blacks
Suit points out there have been 23 seasons and not a single person of color in central role

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two black men are taking "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are blocking contestants of color from starring roles.

Arts & Entertainment Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:45:52 -0700
Solo Chicago Show for Artist Rashid Johnson
His pieces are made from everyday objects and explore larger issues of Black identity

CHICAGO (AP) -- For more than a decade, contemporary artist Rashid Johnson has worked almost under the radar, turning out work presented at museums and coveted by collectors around the world.

Arts & Entertainment Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:46:33 -0700
June Key Delta House Holds Bill Rutherford Gallery Show April 13-15
Other Delta events include a Teen Health summit April 14 and an Earth Day program April 21

Arts & Entertainment Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:02:17 -0700
Lucas Empire Strikes Back in California Studio Battle
Sick of battling environmentally minded neighbors, filmmaker aims to sell farmland to developer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- George Lucas' empire is striking back in its long-running battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco.

Arts & Entertainment Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:00:33 -0700
'Simpsons' Creator: Oregon Town Inspired Springfield
Matt Groening tells Smithsonian magazine the idea to recognize his home state came to him as a youth

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- The Springfield that exists in the mind of Matt Groening is a kind of American everything - hick pit stop, rosy-cheeked Rockwellian font of family values, cesspool of corruption, ethnic melting pot, boomtown gone to rust.

Arts & Entertainment Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:31:17 -0700