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Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to ‘Hamilton’ slavery criticism

Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to ‘Hamilton’ slavery criticism

Disney+ has scored a hit with the filmed version of “Hamilton,” but that success has renewed discussion about how the musical deals with the slaveholders it portrays. While it boasts a diverse cast including creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda who is of Puerto Rican descent, “Hamilton” has been criticized by those who believe it doesn’t…MORE

Danny Trejo explores his unlikely rise from prison to stardom in ‘Inmate #1’

Danny Trejo explores his unlikely rise from prison to stardom in ‘Inmate #1’

Danny Trejo is an unlikely screen star, adding a warming aspect to his emergence as a Hollywood fixture. But there’s also a commentary on the industry’s treatment of actors of color in “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo,” a documentary that details his tumultuous life while showcasing the screen tough guy’s genial disposition. Now…MORE

Pharrell Williams is producing a gospel docuseries for Netflix

Pharrell Williams is producing a gospel docuseries for Netflix

Pharrell Williams has a lot to be happy about these days The singer has teamed up with Netflix for an upcoming docuseries, “Voices of Fire,” about finding talent in the gospel choirs of his hometown of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The show will follow Pharrell’s uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, on their quest. The singer announced the…MORE

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