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Opening Night of the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) a Star Studded Occasion

(l-r) Vanessa Williams, PAFF Celebrity Juror Erica Gimpel, PAFF Life Time Achievement Award recipient Charles Dutton, Kristoff St. John,  Jamil XT Qubeka, CCH Pounder, Nicki Micheaux & "Of Good Report" Co-Star Petronella Tshuma  (Venus Bernardo)

(l-r) Vanessa Williams, PAFF Celebrity Juror Erica Gimpel, PAFF Life Time Achievement Award recipient Charles Dutton, Kristoff St. John, Jamil XT Qubeka, CCH Pounder, Nicki Micheaux & “Of Good Report” Co-Star Petronella Tshuma (Venus Bernardo)

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) held its opening night gala on Thursday, February 6 at the Rave Cinemas in Los Angeles, with the premiere of the film ‘Of Good Report’ directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka which starring Mothusi Magano, Petronella Tshuma, Thobi Mkhwanazi, Nomhlé Nkyonyeni and Tshamano Sebe. After the film, a question and answer session was held with the cast and filmmakers.

The film is about Parker, a shy and mysterious high school teacher, who arrives at his new assignment in a rural school. While he is earnest in his passion for teaching, his extra-curricular attentions are drawn to a gorgeous young girl. When he realizes she is a student at his school, and forbidden fruit, he grows increasingly obsessed. She ends up missing and a female detective comes snooping around, fueling Parker’s unstable, dangerous behavior. ‘Of Good Report’ won Best Feature Film in the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Nigeria.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Las Vegas Stars

SAN BERANRDINO, CA- Las Vegas Entertainment will be returning to the Inland Empire for a special Valentines show on Saturday, February 15 at The American Legion, 863 N. “D” Street in San Bernardino, at 8 p.m. All throughout the evening, there will be legendary guests which include “Las Vegas Al Green impersonator”, David Prescott, Mr. Melody, Johnny Brown, H-Len, and many more. This year’s show is dedicated to San Bernardino’s own Mr. Show-in-Tell, Al Wilson, and the late Ms. Mattie Davis. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $25 per couple. For more information, please call 909-384-0782.

Remembering a Classic Icon!

On Monday, February 10, the world lost yet another global and classic icon in Hollywood. Shirley Temple Black (born Shirley Temple) was called to rest. According to the Associated Press, she was surrounded by loved ones at her bedside. Temple was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, who was most famous as a child star in the 1930s. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol to the United States. She is best known for her motion pictures “Curly Top” and “Heidi”. Temple was 85 years old.