Pulse of Entertainment: Dexter Tucker's Wide
Open: The Andre Rison Story, a Blockbuster of Actors
(November 28, 2023) - "I got with Dre and interviewed him," said
Dexter Tucker, executive producer of Wide Open: The Andre Rison Story, recently released
and now available on Tubi TV, Apple TV and Prime TV. "Finally got the budget. I had made several films during that time.
Three of us got it done. We have major distribution and we're in talks for international distribution."Dexter Tucker
is not only an executive producer for film projects, but a comedian just like his brother Chris Tucker (Rush Hour).
"Yes, we had a happy family. Six siblings, four boys and two girls - Chris is
younger," Dexter told me when I asked about growing up with the comedian/actor. "After Chris did it (Rush Hour success)
I wanted to open at comedy shows - I was in the trucking business."
Tucker said he was in a comedy club with Lester Bibbs one night and Bibbs encouraged him to give the stage a try.
Since then, Dexter has been gracing the stages of comedy clubs for over 20 years.
"When I started doing comedy...I always wanted to be a filmmaker. I felt I was forced to watch certain
films," he said during our interview. "I wanted to make movies that I want to see, it's not enough of those."
Wide Open: The Andre Rison Story is one of those movies Tucker was motivated to make.
The story of 5-time Pro Bowler Andre Rison, a Super Bowl XXXI Champion. The film is directed by Jerry D. May and written by
Rison, May, Tucker, Derrick Handspike, and Lucious Robinson. The project has a very impressive list of today's up-and-coming
blockbuster actors that include Jermel Howard as Andre Rison; Kim Lovette as Andre's mother; Towanda Braxton as a principal;
Brely Evans as a psychologist; Porsha Hall as a model; Trina Braxton as a show host; Tamika Scott as a Nike executive; Ashanti
Harris as Chilli (TLC); Tetisheri Moniz as T Boz; Mahogany Raspberry as Wanda Lopez; Paris Bennett as a radio personality;
even Dexter himself as Mr. Otis; Stan B. Lackey as Ronald Lopes; Roy Coulter as a head coach; Ferquan Peacock as Tupac; Mickey
"MempHiTz" Wright, Jr., and Marshall Hood as LA Reid.
a mixture of football, a love story, has comic relief....a period piece...music driven, and the 90s Hip-Hop scene. It's about
his friendship with Deion (Sanders), his life story as an NFL player, and the relationship he had with Left Eye (Lisa Lopes)
of TLC," Tucker added. "It's his side of the whole story." www.TheAndreRisonStory.com
The Pulse of Entertainment: BIG Records Release Anthony & The Brothers in Christ's ‘Hallelujah'
(Novemebr 24, 2023)- "We recorded ‘Live in Dallas' in 2022 in January
for our 8th anniversary," said choir director Vincent Bohanan about the new album release, "Live in Dallas"
(HezHouse/RCA Inspiration), of Vincent Bohanan & SOV (Sounds of Victory). "We had a list of songs
we had not previously recorded. The entire choir was there. Its new fresh music.""Live in Dallas" is Vincent
Bohanan & SOV's fourth album. The choir is highly sought after these days and are constantly on tour. They recently performed
on the Fox Network "Natalie Grant" show and at the Florida A&M University homecoming. So fresh is their sound
that they have garnered four Stellar Award nominations. The "Live in Dallas" project was recorded at the Concord
Church in Dallas.
"I had people in Texas in choirs. About 20
people in Texas joined us...and everyone from New York (Sounds of Victory) came...about a total of 80 some people," Vincent
told me when I asked if his entire choir traveled to Dallas for the recording. "The city of Dallas was there at the Concord...it
holds 3.000 people."
The "Live in Dallas" album offers 16 selections (songs, praise breaks, reprises,
and intros). Bohanan wrote all the tracks except for "There Will Be Glory" which was written by Sigmund Morriar.
Vincent Bohanan & SOV was signed by Grammy Award winning Hezekiah
Walker for his label HezHouse Entertainment, which is distributed by RCA Inspiration. This "Live in Dallas" project
is the second album release on the HezHouse imprint. www.VincentBohanan.com www.RCAInspiration.com/artist/Hez-House-Entertainment/
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