Bronx News Roundup, Wednesday, April 6

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Weather: It looks and feels beautiful out this morning – bright and cool, but not cold – but apparently there's a 20 percent chance of rain later on.

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Story of the Day: 'Wild Style' Filmmaker Back in the Bronx
Filmmaker Charlie Ahearn, who put a spotlight on the Bronx hip-hop and graffiti scene with his seminal documentary, “Wild Style,” is returning to the Boogie Down with his new short film, “Bongo Barbershop.” The new film, which is showing this week during the New York African Film Festival, is set in University Heights, near the cross section of Jerome Avenue and 183rd Street, close to the unofficial birth-place of hip-hop – Kool Herc's basement in a Sedgwick Avenue building. It focuses on the story of a young MC from Tanzania in search of the “real hip hop” who meets a Bronx legend – Grandmaster Caz, who starred in “Wild Style” – in a barbershop. In the video below from the Daily News, Ahearn talks about his new film.

Quick Hits:
After rejecting a plea deal, Bronx health clinic founder and ex-State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his son pleaded not guilty to embezzlement and fraud charges in Brooklyn yesterday. The trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 12.

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