Orlando 2016 Fringe Review: 21 Chump Street

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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21 Chump Street
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From the opening lines to the fast-paced rap lyrics, you can tell this show was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, but Troupe 1139 from Boone High School definitely bring it to life.

This 15-minute show follows the story of Justin, a straight-A senior in high school, who gets caught up in drugs to impress and woo an attractive new girl named Naomi, who is really an undercover cop. The show is based on an episode of “This American Life”, an NPR radio show, which was a part of the show’s Valentine’s Day show titled “What I Did for Love.”

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Queen Latifah inhabits bisexual blues legend in HBO biopic ‘Bessie’

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NEW YORK (AP) – Many viewers will come to the HBO biopic Bessie with scant knowledge of its subject, blues legend Bessie Smith.

But in the title role, Queen Latifah schools you with a bruising display of fierce drive, unstoppable talent and a gallery of personal demons.

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Lil’ Kim at Parliament House for COWP 2014

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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COWP 2014 was a week full of events with Lil’ Kim’s performance at Parliament House being the cherry on top. The Queen Bee of Hip Hop performed Oct. 11, accompanied by performances from Parliament’s drag queens and Footlight Players.

The venue was packed before midnight; Lil’ Kim didn’t take the stage until after 12:30 a.m. She perfomed many of her hits like “Lighters Up” and “Magic Stick” along with  new hits from her newly released mixtape Hard Core Mixtape 2k14.

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