Platters founder Herb Reed dies at 83
Written by Associated Press 06 June 2012
This undated image released by Balboni Communications Group LLC shows Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, founder and naming member of The Platters Herb Reed at his home in Arlington, Mass. Reed, the last ... read more >>
Wednesday jazz series opens with Billy Mitchell
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 June 2012
Billy Mitchell, one of the premier jazz pianists of our time, kicked off a Wednesday Jazz Series on June 6. He appeared with the high energy Jazz Leaders, which featured Bobby Rodriguez on trumpet; Rickey ... read more >>
James Earl Jones chosen for Marian Anderson Award
Written by Associated Press 06 June 2012
This Jan. 17, 2012 file photo shows actor James Earl Jones attending the premiere of "Coriolanus" at the Paris Theater in New York. Jones has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, ... read more >>
Paris Jackson talks to Oprah for Sunday interview
Written by Associated Press 06 June 2012
 This undated image released by Harpo, Inc. shows host Oprah Winfrey posing with Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson in Los Angeles. Winfrey interviewed Jackson for "Oprah's Next ... read more >>
Kool funk meets Van Halen rock
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 June 2012
GEORGE BROWN DENNIS, THOMAS, ROBERT "KOOL" BELL, RONALD BELL It’s called  the “A Different Kind of Truth” tour. The June 1 concert at the Staples Center (start time: 7:30 p.m.) features one of ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays May 31st – June 6th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 June 2012
Nate Robinson – May 31st Morgan Freeman – June 1stNick Young – June 1st Dennis Haysbert – June 2ndWayne Brady – June 2nd Cornel West – June 2nd Curtis Mayfield – June 3rdDeniece Williams ... read more >>
Renowned Guitarist Kevin Eubanks works with local students
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 June 2012
Renowned Guitarist Kevin Eubanks and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Teach TalentedLos Angeles Public High Schools Music Students as Arts Programs Face Uncertain FutureVirtuoso guitarist and former Tonight ... read more >>
Nyambi Dextrous
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 June 2012
  Nyambi Nyambi The “Mike & Molly” Interview Versatile Shakespearean thespian and television comedy sensation Nyambi Nyambi stars on the television sitcom “Mike & Molly” airing Mondays ... read more >>
NY black radio-pioneer Hal Jackson dies
Written by DEEPTI HAJELA | Associated Press 31 May 2012
In this Nov. 3, 2004 file photo, Addie Ottley, left, from WSTA radio in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, embraces legend Harold "Hal" Jackson during a celebration of Jackson's 65 years of broadcasting at a ... read more >>
South Africa's Soweto gets its fashion week
Written by DONNA BRYSON | Associated Press 31 May 2012
 Models sport the clothes of South African designer Santos Sdizo during the first day of the Soweto Fashion Week in Soweto, South Africa , Thursday May 24, 2012. Designers and entrepreneurs who have got ... read more >>
Sade talks about tattooing, youthful look, new DVD
Written by Associated Press 30 May 2012
In this Sept. 30, 2010 file photo, singer Sade Adu arrives at the "Keep A Child Alive Black Ball" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Sade, the Grammy-winning veteran soul band, released a live DVD ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays May 24th – May 30th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 May 2012
 Pattie Labelle – May 24thJoe Dumars – May 24thLauryn Hill – May 25thLeslie Uggams – May 25thLenny Kravitz – May 26thMiles Davis – May 26thPhillip Michael Thomas – May 26thFrankie Manning ... read more >>
3 charged in carjacking of pastor Marvin Winans
Written by DAVID N. GOODMAN | Associated Press 24 May 2012
This March 17, 2008 photo shows Pastor Marvin Winans at the Perfecting Church in Detroit. Winans was assaulted and carjacked Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 2012 at a gas station on the city's west side. ... read more >>
Disco Queen Donna Summer dies at 63
Written by Associated Press 24 May 2012
In this Dec. 11, 2009 file photo, Donna Summer performs at the conclusion of the Nobel Peace concert in Oslo, Norway. Summer, the Queen of Disco who ruled the dance floors with anthems like “Last Dance,” ... read more >>
Garcelle Beauvais writing children's book series
Written by Associated Press 24 May 2012
 In this Feb. 25, 2012 file photo, actress Garcelle Beauvais arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Beauvais is planning to share life lessons through a series of children's ... read more >>
Will Smith slaps journalist who tries to kiss him
Written by Associated Press 24 May 2012
In this photo combo from video images taken from AP video, top left image, U.S. actor Will Smith, center right, is embraced by reporter Vitalii Sediuk, white suit, from the Ukrainian television channel ... read more >>
R&B singer Usher claims ex-wife spit at girlfriend
Written by Associated Press 23 May 2012
Tameka Foster Raymond, ex-wife of Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, reacts during testimony by Usher Raymond in court for a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta. Usher Raymond ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays May 17th – May 23rd
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 May 2012
 Sugar Ray Leonard – May 17thTahj Mowry – May 17thReggie Jackson – May 18thKevin Garnett – May 19thGrace Jones – May 19thMalcolm X – May 19th Busta Rhymes – May 20thNaturi Naughton – May ... read more >>
Iraq veteran uses rap to treat his PTSD
Written by CRISTINA SILVA | Associated Press 17 May 2012
Sgt. Leo Dunson sings "Easy" for his voice class final exam at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Las Vegas. While working to earn a degree in political science, Dunson focuses ... read more >>
Interact Live with Ziggy Marley
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 May 2012
Celebrity Screening of “MARLEY” Documentary Allows Fans To Watch The Movie And Interactive Live With Ziggy Marley on Facebook May 19 Shangri-La Entertainment, Tuff Gong Pictures and Milyoni announced ... read more >>
Mellow Kel
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 May 2012
 Kel Mitchell The “Motorcity” Interview Born in the Windy City on August 25, 1978, Kel Mitchell began his acting career at the tender age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. A couple years ... read more >>
Hudson thanks prosecutors, God after jury verdict
Written by MiCHAEL TARM | Associated Press 17 May 2012
In this Jan. 10, 2012 file photo, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson attends a book signing in New York. A Chicago jury has convicted Hudson's former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and ... read more >>
R&B singer Keyshia Cole returns to BET in new docu-drama, 'Family First'
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 May 2012
BET Networks has announced production of its new original docu-drama, KEYSHIA COLE: FAMILY FIRST. Keyshia Cole's evolution from a promising R& B star to a multi-platinum selling artist was captured ... read more >>
Jurors acquit rapper Lil Boosie of murder
Written by MARY FOSTER | Associated Press 16 May 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jurors have acquitted the rapper known as "Lil Boosie" in the 2009 slaying of a man gunned down in his home.They deliberated for an hour before returning the verdict Friday for ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays May 10th – May 16th
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 10 May 2012
Celebrity BirthdaysMay 10th – May 16thKenan Thompson – May 10thJudith Jaminson – May 10thVictoria Rowell – May 10thLouis Farrakhan – May 11thAce Hood – May 11thKim Fields – May 12thVing Rhames ... read more >>