Chuck D talks rap’s rise through ‘Fight the Power’ doc

LOS ANGELES – Hip-hop became a cultural phenomenon against the backdrop of American history, and now Public Enemy’s Chuck D has committed himself to explore the artform’s origins. Chuck D…

Universal ups starting pay to $17 an hour as Disney wage talks go on – Orlando Sentinel

Universal Orlando is raising its minimum wage from $15 to $17 an hour starting June 4, boosting the theme park company’s base pay to $2 more than Walt Disney World’s…

Shangela talks community, evolution and self-expression before her ‘Fully Lit’ tour reaches Orlando Wednesday | Arts Stories + Interviews | Orlando

click to enlarge Courtesy Photo Shangela headlines the Steinmetz in Orlando this week Halleloo, Orlando! You have an viewers with drag royalty on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Drag icon Shangela, regarded…

First lady Jill Biden talks cancer prevention on Newsmax

WASHINGTON – First lady Jill Biden took her husband’s unity agenda to an unlikely venue on Monday, when conservative cable station Newsmax aired an interview with her about cancer research.…

Denée Benton talks representation on HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Actor Denée Benton joins “Your Morning” to discuss the critically acclaimed HBO series, “The Gilded Age.”  Benton plays Peggy Scott, an aspiring Black writer living in…

Anika Noni Rose talks about ‘Princess and the Frog’ ride

Anika Noni Rose, who gave voice to Disney’s Princess Tiana, says “The Princess and the Frog” ride will open in 2024. The actress was interviewed during the “Live With Kelly…

Rihanna talks fashion, motherhood as due date approaches

NEW YORK – Timekeeping isn’t Rihanna’s strong suit, and that goes for the pregnancy she’s been sharing with the world as well. “Planning? I wouldn’t say planning,” she told Vogue…

Daniel Lamarre talks about his two decades with Cirque du Soleil

Daniel Lamarre spent 20 years as CEO of Cirque du Soleil, and now he’s written a book that seeks to spark innovation in its readers, through personal and behind-the-scenes anecdotes…

Amy Poehler talks making new documentary ‘Luci and Desi’

​JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — ​Amy Poehler is directing a new documentary titled “Lucy and Desi” that captures the life of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and she spoke with Spectrum News 1 about…

Miranda talks about Bruno, and the ‘Encanto’ phenomenon

NEW YORK – A month after “Encanto” debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie’s Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation. By the time he returned, something almost as…