Houston is quickly becoming the new hot spot for emerging arts and entertainment projects. Houston is less expensive than other well-known film and T.V. locations and has a professional crew and talent for high-quality T.V. and film projects.
Mixed Knutz is an eight-episode television S=series that was shot right here in Houston. The show depicts the life of four guys who practically grew up in the hood together and became good friends regardless of their differences. Their daily challenges come from within, which will prove that no matter what is said or done, they have each other’s back, and that turning on each other is not an option.
We asked the Creator/Director Shade Edwards to share insight on how her Mixed Knutz came to be.
Afram News: How did you conceive this project?
Shade Edwards: I came up with the name, then the concept, and wrote around those ideas.
Afram News: Why did you do a Houston Premiere?
Shade Edwards: Houston is where I’ve done many projects.
Afram News: What was the most fulfilling moment from this project?
Shade Edwards: Completion. It took me finding the right combination of actors to bring this to life after almost three years.
Christian Cordan Eddings, who stars as Levi in the TV Series Mixed Knutz, were asked a couple of questions about his thoughts about the series.
Afram News: What made Mixed Knutz so unique?
Christian Cordan Eddings: Mixed Knutz is unique because you don’t see any TV series about four guys living in an apartment together, especially four guys in an apartment with three rooms. My character sleeps on the couch.
Afram News: Can you tell us a little about your character?
Christian Cordan Eddings: My character’s name is Levi. He is an ex-con who has just been released and is trying to regain his life. Of course, he still has some ties to the streets but that does not define him anymore. He is the cousin of Clayton, the rich kid of the bunch, and he is the only one without a room.
Afram News: Can you share an interesting fact about yourself?
Christian Cordan Eddings: An interesting fact about myself is that I am also an R&B singer/songwriter/producer, and my character is pretty much the opposite of me in real life.
We are excited to see the next steps for this funny, engaging, and honest-to-life comedy about Black Men living their best lives. Please check out the Mixed Knutz YouTube Channel at https://youtube.com/@MIXSEDKNUTZ-If3pl to view sneak peaks of the show until it is released.
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.