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LVL3 presents our 6th annual silent art auction and benefit raffle:

Saturday, April 4th
6:00-10:00p

ADVANCED BIDS NOW ACCEPTED

Portion of proceeds benefitting local not-for-profit The Arts of Life

Silent auction continues live until 9:00pm on 4/4/15
→ All artwork starts at $40
→ Bids can be made in $20 increments
→ Cash, credit and check accepted

'Bessie' Trailer

‘Bessie’ Trailer

Bessie is a film decades in the making. Starring Queen Latifah, it tells the journey of Bessie Smith as she becomes “The Empress of the Blues.” Check out the teaser below.

Cast:

Queen Latifah – Bessie Smith

Michael Kenneth Williams – Jack Gee

Khandi Alexander – Viola

Mike Epps – Richard

Tika Sumpter – Lucille

Tory Kittles – Clarence

Oliver Platt – Carl Van Vechten

Bryan Greenberg – John Hammond

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#31DaysofWomenMakingHistory: Bessie Smith BiOpic Teaser Trailer

#31DaysofWomenMakingHistory: Bessie Smith BiOpic Teaser Trailer

Here’s the teaser trailer for the upcoming HBO biopic about “The Empress of the Blues” Bessie Smith.  Titled “Bessie,” the film is directed by Dee Rees (“Pariah“) and the screenplay was written by Rees, Christopher Cleveland and Bettina Gilois. “Queen Latifah stars as the legendary blue singer, and also executive produced the film…

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Paramount Pictures has secured worldwide distribution rights to Captive, the based-on-a-true-story thriller starring Selma‘s David Oyelowo and Kate Mara. The studio has already set a September 18, 2015 release date.

Directed by Jerry Jameson and written by Brian Bird, the pic centers on Ashley Smith (Mara), a single mom who struggles to overcome her drug addiction to regain custody of her daughter. But she is taken hostage by an escaped, quadruple murderer (played by Oyelowo in about a polar opposite a part as possible from Selma‘s Martin Luther King). Ashley’s only defenses: faith in God, a love for her daughter, and the book A Purpose Driven Life, parts of which she reads aloud to her captor during the harrowing ordeal. This leads to an epiphany for both Ashley and the convict. Michael K Williams, Leonor Varela, Jessica Oyelowo and Mimi Rogers co-star.