The Detroit News / Entertainment

Sunday, Feb 18


‘Black Panther’ dominates with $192M weekend

“Black Panther” had the fifth-biggest opening weekend ever at the box office, not accounting for inflation

Saturday, Feb 17

Motown star Dennis Edwards remembered

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Detroiters pay respect to Dennis Edwards, Grammy-winning singer and former member of the Temptations, died last week in Chicago.


Chadwick Boseman brings power to ‘Black Panther’

One of his hardest-fought victories was keeping his character’s accent grounded in his African roots


Graham: ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Greatest Showman’ softly steal show

The two December releases are still hanging around at the box office, outpacing expectations

Big 3: Top events this weekend

Jeffrey Osborne, K. Michelle and Talib Kweli are all performing in town this weekend

Grapevine: Kim Zolciak gets kids bulletproof backpacks

In other entertainment news, Adam Levine and wife name 2nd baby, Dierks Bentley hosts this year’s Hoedown and more


48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit

Events range from 7th annual Winter Carnival and Outdoor Hockey Classic to the the Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center

Friday, Feb 16


Casino to check hotel rooms, even with ‘Do Not Disturb’

After mass-shooting in Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment casinos will have security guards check rooms every 24 hours


Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux announce separation


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two and a half years of marriage


Review: Laughs never stop in ‘Detective Chinatown 2’


New York-set sequel to 2015 Chinese hit about a brilliant detective brings non-stop slapstick zaniness

Review: Bening plays fading actress in ‘Film Stars’


Annette Bening is Oscar winner Gloria Grahame in a bittersweet story of actress’ later years

Review: Caveman soccer story ‘Early Man’ falls flat

A rare miss from ‘Wallace and Gromit’ creator Nick Park

Review: Blake Griffin steals show in lame ‘Brain’


The newest Detroit Pistons superstar shows sharp chops and easy charm in Whitney Cummings’ dud romantic comedy

Thursday, Feb 15


SC: NBA star swings by Birmingham for MLK picture


Yan International welcomes Year of the Dog; Valentine’s Day romance at the Roostertail


Reality show star from Mich. charged with gun crimes

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Brandon Putman illegally possessed a machine gun in federal case involving controversial AR-15 rifle, feds say


Local chefs, restaurants get 7 James Beard Award nods

Lady of the House, Zingerman’s, Standby, Lisa Ludwinski, Lena Sareini, James Rigato and Thomas Lents are semifinalists


Grapevine: Is ‘Bodak Yellow’ star Cardi B pregnant?

Also Dakota Johnson on ‘Fifty Shades,’ Detroit News’ Neal Rubin at the movies, and more celeb news


‘Detroit from Above’ at M Contemporary Art in Ferndale

Brian Day uses a drone to capture overhead photographs of Detroit, helping us see the city in new, unexpected ways.


Entertainment Calendar: Things to do this week

Festivals, stage, art, music and more around Metro Detroit Feb. 15-21

Tickets on sale

Tickets go on sale this week for Bruno Mars, Bill Murray and more

Wednesday, Feb 14


Artist Spotlight: Bill Grogan’s Goat


The Celtic rock band will celebrate the release of their new album ‘Third Eye’ Saturday at Otus Supply in Ferndale

Dining: New Orleans is king at Howe’s Bayou

The bulk of the menu is admirably focused on authentic New Orleans recipes

Renovated Flowers of Vietnam blooms into phase two

After a trip to Vietnam with staff, chef George Azar reopened his Southwest restaurant with more seating, expanded hours

Detroit Restaurant Week starts Friday


The fixed-price dining promotion runs through Feb. 25 at 24 Detroit restaurants

Celebrate Chinese New Year this week


Plus other dining events around Metro Detroit


Former ‘Charles in Charge’ actor claims abuse by Baio


A former “Charles in Charge” actor says Scott Baio assaulted and “mentally tortured” him during their time together

Huron Room is now Fist of Curry

Owners changed the Great Lakes fish concept to a curry restaurant after months of secret planning


Review: Powerful ‘Black Panther’ a sensational ride

The Marvel entry arrives on a huge wave of pre-release buzz, and it delivers on all of it, and then some


Fast-food chains try to lure Valentine’s Day sweeties

White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine’s Day


Carmen Harlan to be honored at Judge Keith luncheon

Retired WDIV anchor, who ‘exemplifies success,’ will receive the Soul and Spirit Humanitarian Award at 31st annual event