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Interview: Comedienne Cocoa Brown discusses the ride of fame

Interview: Comedienne Cocoa Brown discusses the ride of fame

Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” star, Cocoa Brown, brings down the house on Saturday at Play On! Theatre. (Publicity photo) Farah “Cocoa” Brown, a Newport News native and VCU graduate, has serious entertainment chops. She has appeared on a slew of TV shows, including “2 Broke Girls,” “ER,” and “Breaking Bad,” and acted in […]

Local MCs struggle to maintain the scene without regular venues

Local MCs struggle to maintain the scene without regular venues

Charlottesville and hip-hop have a troubled relationship; every time a scene gets going, something screws it up. The problem can be traced back to 2001, when the now-shuttered Tokyo Rose ended its hip-hop shows because someone brandished a gun outside the sushi restaurant. The now infamous Outback Lodge also shut down its weekly “Underground Hip-Hop […]