For Immediate Release
February 11, 2010
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Jackie Saril
Squeakywheel Promotions

(BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine Features Idris Elba

British Actor talks Acting, Fame & the YMCA

BLACK PR WIRE) (February 11, 2010) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The February/March 2010 issue of Uptown Magazine (on newsstands February 16th) features acclaimed British actor Idris Elba on his trilogy of movies to be released later this year and his upcoming EP. Known to many in the US for his role in The Wire as Stringer Bell and opposite Beyonce in Obsessed, Elba discusses sharing screen time with Matt Dillon and Paul Walker as well as harmonizing with TI in his next venture in A View To A Thrill. 

Other featured stories include Still Standing, a story on the centennial of the NAACP and how new president Ben Jealous plans to remain relevant to a younger generation and Whatever Happened to the Black Love Story, an insider look at the void of true romance in the current crop of African-American movies. Swagger Like Us channels a younger, more sophisticated Rat Pack in a fashion shoot and Indulge looks at the latest and most luxurious spirits and accessories. The issue concludes on a high note with Confessions of a Talented Mind, an interview with Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels, Director of Precious. 

"The new issue represents a culmination of how far we’ve come and a foreshadowing of far we have to go, said Brett Wright, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. Hollywood is well represented by stories on Idris Elba, Lee Daniels and the lack of African-American love stories and our history is documented with a story about the current state of the NAACP.� 

About Uptown Media
Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published bi-monthly with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte and National editions), interactive website, Uptown Social event updates and Uptown's signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. UPTOWN Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living. 

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