A few days after the death of rock icon Prince last week, theater networks AMC and Carmike decided to do special screenings of Prince's iconic movie "Purple Rain" in selected theater outlets. According to Vanity Fair, it offered Prince fans and the public a way to remember the rock icon as well as to "express their grief" at the sudden demise of a music legend. The screenings started April 23 and will run until April 27. Initially, only 87 AMC theaters were booked for the screenings. On April 26 however, AMC announced that they were adding more theaters because of fan demand to watch the film.
According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be shown in a total of 212 AC theaters starting Friday, April 29. This accounts for more than half of the theaters under the AMC circuit. The film was re-released in cooperation with Warner Bros. According to sources inside AMC, the film had "the highest percentage of sold-out shows of any title playing in the initial 87 cinemas." Warner Bros. has not revealed gross earnings so far, however.
Because of fan demand, AMC is bringing the film to more theaters. This is in addition to the 80 locations of the Carmike theater network and the smaller theater circuits like Cinefamily in Los Angeles. more >>
A tabloid newspaper claims that Prince, the popular rock star who died last Thursday at the age of 57, was diagnosed with AIDS about six months ago and believed prayer could have cured him.
Close friends of the "Purple Rain" singer allegedly revealed his tragic struggle to The National Enquirer.
Prince is said to have known he was dying and had been "preparing to die for a little while," according to the tabloid. The Enquirer reportedly interviewed a music industry source who messaged friends on April 19 to say the singer had full-blown AIDS and "he was in bad shape." more >>
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of her hit song "Baby Baby," Grammy Award winner Amy Grant has released an epic collaboration with popular singer Tori Kelly.
Leading up to Grant's anticipated new album release of Iconic No. 1, available digitally on Friday, April 29, the Christian pioneer joined forces with 23-year-old Pop/R&B singer for an unforgettable remake of the '90s classic.
An audio premiere of the new and improved "Baby Baby" was released exclusively on PEOPLE.com. MarieClaire.com also shared a behind-the-scenes video with footage of Grant and Kelly. In the clip, Grant and Kelly talked about recording the 2016 version of the song. more >>
Mainstream rapper DMX has never shied away from sharing about his Christian faith. In episode 3 of N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's "Drink Champs" podcast, the New York rapper ended his interview with a deep prayerful freestyle.
See his freestyle in its entirety below:
"Dear Lord I need to be rescued, no one can get it done except you more >>
Rapper Lecrae warns fans about two major problems people face when they're on a spiritual high, which he describes in detail in his new book, Unashamed.
The Reach Records founder and Academy Award winner took to Facebook on Tuesday to share an excerpt from Unashamed, which is set to release on May 3. In the snippet the rapper describes his initial reaction to getting saved and what he has since learned from his behavior:
I had finally been set free, but I was about to find out if I could live free. A person can be removed from slavery in an instant, but it takes a lifetime for slavery to be removed from a person. more >>
Beyonce's new album Lemonade, was released over the weekend on Tidal to rave reviews. Along with the music, HBO aired the entertainer's visual album, which was not just an artistic display of heartache, betrayal and forgiveness, but also provided insight into the megastar's skewed perception of spirituality as it relates to Christianity.
The highly publicized cinematic album is loaded with clips of black women empowerment, superstar cameos and the artistically genius yet disturbing visual interpretation of Beyonce's painful journey through infidelity and forgiveness in her marriage to rapper Jay Z. In the hour long film, the Houston, Texas-native takes fans along her journey to redemption after betrayal.
Starting with intuition the movie navigates through denial, anger, apathy, emptiness, accountability, reformation, forgiveness, resurrection, hope and redemption. more >>