“Praying for those in Boston today. For those in Iraq where 20 bombs were set off today. For the 30 people at a wedding in Afghanistan who were killed from a bombing today. Praying for the 29 that were killed in Somalia because of a bomb that was set off yesterday. Praying for the thousands of innocent victims of U.S. drones in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia. Praying for everyone. Praying for this whole world. Because every life matters and because they are equally important.”
Blackfilm.com has learned that two-time Emmy winner and Broadway actor Kevin Mambo (‘Fela!) is the latest addition to theNina Simone biopic, ‘Nina,’ which stars Zoe Saldana.
Directed and written by Cynthia Mort, the biopic will tell the tale the story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone, including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson, played by David Oyelowo.
Mambo will play the role of Gille, a French guitarist and a member of Simone’s band. Already cast in the film is Mike Epps, who will play Richard Pryor in a supporting role. Pryor opened for the singer when they two were starting out in the early 1960s.
and we’re off..
“Meet the Colorado creators of the smash hit ‘Book of Mormon’” (via kdvr.com)
the look: @houseoftayo
Check out the Denver Post’s coverage of the national tour’s first lottery!
Now on to the first preview after such a great piece on NBC. Let’s do it! Mahaneibu Eebowai.
Congrats Sahr, Patrese, Keith and to the Convert Family!