Tag Nelson Mandela

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom goes to the White House

While the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom movie had its premiere in Johannesburg on Sunday night, news came from the White House on Monday that US President Barack Obama would host a special screening of the film this coming Thursday…. Continue Reading →

Entertainment Express: San Diego Comic Con, Nelson Mandela, Idris Elba, Emmys, Durban International Film Festival

* I’m bummed not to be in San Diego for Comic Con this year, but still keeping an eye on the news (and best costumes) coming out of the fan-fest. This year’s event has kicked off with footage shown from Divergent and Ender’s Game. Looking… Continue Reading →

The UN Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday

The UN held a special informal meeting of the General Assembly. Former US President Bill Clinton, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Reverend Jesse Jackson and former Rivonia Trialist Andrew Mlangeni spoke about the legacy of Nelson Mandela on this day. Listen… Continue Reading →

Mandela Day in the US

Ever since coming to New York to report on the first ever Mandela Day and the concert that accompanied it at Radio City Music Hall, I’ve been interested in the relationship between this city and my former president, Nelson Mandela…. Continue Reading →

Entertainment Express: Governors Ball, The Tony Awards, Black Sabbath, Game of Thrones, Nelson Mandela

* Insanely muddy, terribly messy, and more akin to the UK’s Glastonbury, but in the end, Kanye West, Bloc Party and Foals helped turn NYC’s Governors Ball into, well, a ball. Torrential rain on Friday meant that Kings of Leon‘s headlining… Continue Reading →

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