The 23rd Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival Announces Lineup
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 July 2010
Lula Washington Dance Theatre at California Plaza
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 July 2010
 Lula WashingtonLula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT), which thrilled audiences at the Hollywood Bowl July 7 with trumpeter Terence Blanchard, will present three world-premiere dance works in a free concert ... read more >>
Blues Legend Phillip Walker Passes
Written by Zack Slovinsky (Special to the Sentinel) 29 July 2010
 Blues Legend Phillip WalkerBy Zack SlovinskySpecial to the SentinelWe are deeply saddened to report that blues legend Phillip Walker passed away Thursday morning at 4:30 am due to heart failure. The ... read more >>
French Doctor: Singer Al Jarreau getting better
Written by Associated Press 29 July 2010
 Singer Al JarreauBy Associated PressMARSEILLE, France — A cardiologist who is treating Al Jarreau says the Grammy-winning singer's health is improving steadily.Dr. Jean-Louis Bonnet, chief of the cardiology ... read more >>
Sheila Johnson is Escaping the Shadow of BET
Written by George E. Curry (NNPA Special Correspondent) 29 July 2010
 Sheila JohnsonBy George E. CurryNNPA Special CorrespondentSheila Johnson's accomplishments are breathtaking. She is president and managing partner of the WNBA's Washington Mystics. As a partner in Lincoln ... read more >>
STAR WATCH: Statik Express
Written by Elzena Rankins (Intern) 23 July 2010
 Statik ExpressWatch Out...Operation Takeover!By Elzena RankinsSentinel InternBack again for the second time, giving the Sentinel another exclusive interview, comes a group so determined that nothing ... read more >>
Gospel Community Shares Memories of Walter Hawkins
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 23 July 2010
 Walter Hawkins Walter Hawkins By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterIf asked to name gospel music's royal families, those who know and love this genre would no doubt name Andrae and Sandra Crouch, ... read more >>
Stedman’s Steps to Success
Written by Kam Williams (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 23 July 2010
  Stedman Graham pictured with participating youth(L-R) Stedman Graham, Anthony Anderson & Charles Woodsom Stedman Graham — the "Athletes Against Drugs" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing ... read more >>
Actress Vonetta McGee Dies
Written by Tanya Dennis (Special to the Sentinel) 23 July 2010
 Actress Vonetta McGeeBy Tanya DennisSentinel Contributing WriterActress Vonetta McGee died Friday, July 9th from cardiac arrest.  Ms. McGee was born in San Francisco and graduated from Polytechnic High ... read more >>
The Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) & Elzena Rankins (Intern) 22 July 2010
  Sentinel Managing Editor Yussuf J. Simmonds inteviews Debbie Allen (Photo by Brian Carter for Sentinel)Debbie Allen watching students at DADA (Photo by Brian Carter for Sentinel)Debbie Allen continues ... read more >>
In an Introspective Mood: Tavis Smiley Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 15 July 2010
 Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley — The "Been in the Storm Too Long" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterFrom his celebrated conversations with world figures, to his work to inspire the next ... read more >>
Pato Banton and ‘Within Arms Reach’ Come Together in Long Beach
Written by Paul Browning (Contributing Writer) 15 July 2010
 Reggae Artist Pato BantonSundie Zin, President and CEO of Within Arms Reach with children at a school she donated funds to during her last trip to Burma.  Sundie Zin, President and CEO of Within Arms ... read more >>
Motown Super-producer Dies at 80, Lauded by Industry Press
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 15 July 2010
 Harvey FuquaBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterHarvey Fuqua belonged to one of the most prominent dynasties in musical history-that of Motown insiders-which included Berry Gordy and his sisters; ... read more >>
Mel Gibson’s Latest Racist Rant Targets African Americans
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 08 July 2010
 Mel GibsonSpecial to the NNPA from the St. Louis American(NNPA) - Four years ago, Mel Gibson apologized profusely and reportedly entered rehab after verbally attacking the Jewish community after being ... read more >>
Condoleeza Rice Backing Up Aretha Franklin on Piano
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
  Former Secretary of State, Condoleeza RiceAretha FranklinCondoleeza Rice Backing Up Aretha Franklin on Piano for Philadelphia Gig By Bridget BlandBlack Voices NewswireA new meaning of R-E-S-P-E-C-T ... read more >>
Grammy Nominated Producer Kashif Sponsors Music Camp for Foster Kids
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
  KashifKashif University and Department of Children & Family Services Host Music Recording Camp July 12-23, 2010 Sentinel Wire ServiceWith California's budget crisis wreaking havoc on the poor, ... read more >>
The Many Shades of Jada, from TV Nurse to Karate Kid’s Mom
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 08 July 2010
 Jada Pinkett SmithJada Pinkett Smith The "HawthoRNe: Season 2" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer Besides playing the title character on the TNT series HawthoRNe, which is starting ... read more >>
The Real Rick Ross Fights Back in Court
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 08 July 2010
  “Freeway” Ricky Ross Rapper Rick RossFormer Drug King Pin "Freeway" Ricky Ross has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against rap artist Rick Ross for exploitation By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel ... read more >>
At Home with the Norwoods
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 08 July 2010
 The Norwood Family: (L to R) - Willie, Sonja, Ray J. and Brandy.Ray J. and BrandyThe family meeting with the Sentinel's editorial board(Photos by Jason Lewis)SENTINEL EXCLUSIVEThe Norwood Family drops ... read more >>
Jazz 'round LA: Old Souls, Young Hearts Swing at Catalina Bar and Grill
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 08 July 2010
Jazz 'round LA: Old Souls, Young Hearts Swing at Catalina Bar and GrillBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer  To a decidedly enthusiastic and proud crowd of parents, teachers and friends, three variations ... read more >>
Book Review: How I Got Ghetto Rich In The Streets
Written by Fehintola L. Opanubi (Intern) 08 July 2010
Book Review: How I Got Ghetto Rich In The StreetsEllis gives guidance to self-motivation and business success.By Fehintola L. Opanubi, Sentinel InternThe author Derrick Ellis, graduate of Texas Southern ... read more >>
Tupac's "Dear Mama" Selected for Inclusion in Library of Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2010
Tupac ShakurAfeni ShakurClassic 1995 track is one of 25 recordings deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by Library of Congress this yearBy Sentinel Wire ServiceTupac Shakur's ... read more >>
Chris Brown takes a look at the man in the mirror
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 July 2010
Chris Brown performing at the 2010 BET AwardsArtist breaks down and cries in front of live audience at the 2010 BET AwardsBy Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorR&B star Chris Brown paid ... read more >>
BET Awards — A lot of surprises this year!
Written by Elzena Rankins (Intern) 02 July 2010
Prince accepting the 2010 BET Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo courtesy of BET)By Elzena RankinsLA Sentinel InternThis years 10th annual BET Awards was a surprise for everyone, especially when Chris ... read more >>
Pharrell Williams connects Music with Animation
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 July 2010
Pharrell Williams (left) works alongside Hetior Pereira (right) for the “Despicable Me” soundtrack.Despicable Me By Brandon I. BrooksEntertainment EditorPharrell Williams of the Neptunes and ... read more >>