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Leslie Odom Jr to Receive Spotlight Award From Palm Springs Film Festival

Leslie Odom Jr. will receive the Spotlight Award, Actor from the Palm Springs International Film Awards for his role in “One Night in Miami,” PSIFA organizers announced on Monday.

Odom plays iconic soul singer Sam Cooke in the film from director Regina King and also does his own singing on Cooke classics like “Chain Gang” and “A Change Is Gonna Come.” “I was terrified,” he told TheWrap of playing Cooke in the drama, which is based on an actual night in which Cooke, boxer Muhammad Ali (then called Cassius Clay), activist Malcolm X and football star Jim Brown met in a Miami hotel room after one of Ali’s fights.

Odom also co-wrote and performs a new song, “Speak Now,” in the film.

Past recipients of PSIFF’s Spotlight Award, Actor include Timothée Chalamet, Jamie Foxx, Sam Rockwell and J.K. Simmons.

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Uniting Manitou Springs’ library and art center to enrich community | Library Limelight | Cheyenne Edition

As we all endure the many ripple effects from the ongoing pandemic, the power of collaboration gives me hope for the future. The art and culture community can survive and thrive — but it will require creativity and openness to new opportunities with other likely, and not-so-likely, allies.

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and local artists realized the need to pivot in the wake of COVID-19, so art and cultural experiences could be delivered to community members in a safe and engaging way. As a result, we launched Curbside Culture, a new program that facilitates small-scale live performances outside of private residences, businesses, and gathering spots.

Now, we also can celebrate more synergy, right in the heart of Manitou Springs, to support people’s aspirations and boost prosperity. Art, literature, creative studios, and meeting spaces will soon unite under one roof to enrich the local community and broader

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