REEL Talk- Victoria Mahoney; Idris Elba; HBO drama TREME; Gangster Squad
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 December 2012
  Sky Scores Again   Just released Victoria Mahoney’s debut film, ‘Yelling to the Sky,’features a bevy of talent (Zoe Kravitz, Jason Clarke, Antonique Smith, Yolonda Ross, Gabourey Sidibe, ... read more >>
Jazz Bands Perform on Hallowed Ground Center of Hope Host Inaugural Jazz Concert
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 December 2012
  Photo by Troy Tieuel     The Young Adult Ministry at the First Church of God Center of Hope presented its inaugural Jazz concert last Sunday Dec. 9th in Inglewood.   “The Warriors of Judah ... read more >>
Aaron Neville performs at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Written by Kenneth Miller (Entertainment Editor) 14 December 2012
Aaron Neville is New Orleans lyrical native song storm survivor.  Five decades later and 71 years younger, his legacy grows and grows   When Aaron Neville graces the stage at the prestigious Walt ... read more >>
IT'S A RAP; Alicia Keys; Wiz Khalifa; Beyoncé’; LL Cool J; Toni Braxton  
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 December 2012
    The Keys to Success   She’s done it again.   Alicia Keys tops the Billboard 200 chart for the fifth time in her career, as her latest album “Girl On Fire” debuts at No. 1 with 159,000 ... read more >>
Put the Katt in the bag!
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 December 2012
  Comedian says he’s retiring from stand-up   Katt Williams is hanging up the microphone—no joke!   The 39-year-old funnyman has announced he's exiting stage left and retiring from stand-up ... read more >>
REEL TALK: Forest Whitaker & Angela Bassett; Morgan Freeman; San Diego Black Film Festival
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 December 2012
    “Black Nativity” to star Whitaker and Bassett   The musical Black Nativity will start production in late January 2013 with Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”) ... read more >>
Pullum Community Arts Center presented Dream Girls at the Washington High School Dream Theater
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 December 2012
  "There are four Dreamgirls," said Denna Jones just before they introduced Effie White back into the group and sung the finale and title song "Dreamgirls". From left to right:, Brook Brewer as Michelle ... read more >>
Tick Toks! Toks Olagundoye, “The Neighbors” Interview
Written by Kam Williams
Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 December 2012
    Born in Lagos, Toks Olagundoye was raised not only in Nigeria but also in Switzerland and England. The exotic Nigerian-Norwegian beauty moved to the United States to attend Smith College where ... read more >>
Dionne Warwick’s World Tour Heads to the States
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer 06 December 2012
  The American pop legend discusses her international tour.   She may have walked on by the mysterious gentleman who broke her heart in the 1960’s ballad “Walk on By”, but in 2012 music legend ... read more >>
It's a Rap: Dr. Dre; Eve; Lil Wayne; Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose; Keyshia Cole
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2012
Dr. Dre  Tops ‘Em All   Veteran producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes‘ 2012 list of highest grossing musicians, the magazine.   According to Forbes, Dr. Dre raked in $100 million and many of the ... read more >>
Reel TALK: Quvenzhané Wallis; Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson star in Django Unchained
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2012
Jamie Foxx Wallis could become the youngest Best Actress ever   Quvenzhané Wallis was a mere 5 years old when she was among 4,000 girls who auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in Behn Zeitlin's ... read more >>
John Legend sells sitcom based on his life
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2012
  John Legend is taking his talents to the world of television comedy. The nine-time Grammy winning singer-songwriter has just sold an untitled sitcom based on his life.   According to Deadline, ... read more >>
Joe Jackson suffers stroke
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 December 2012
Joe Jackson suffers stroke   A spokeswoman for Michael Jackson's father says the musical family's patriarch has suffered a mild stroke.   Angel Howansky says Joe Jackson went to a Las Vegas hospital ... read more >>
Legendary Record Founder Phil Ranelin Concludes 40th Anniversary Celebration
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2012
         Phil Ranelin & Tribe Renaissance featuring Pablo Calogero – Reeds, Jacob Sesceny – Reeds, Mahesh Balasooriya – Piano, Aneesa Al-Musawwir – Bass, Don Littleton – Drums, ... read more >>
It's a Rap- Tahiry Rose and Joe Budden; Gucci Mane; R Kelly; Kardashian and Kanye "cooling things off"
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2012
    Take ‘N It To Da Tweet   Both Tahiry Rose and Joe Budden have dated their share of people since their über toxic on-again-off-again relationship ended back in… well, the two have broken ... read more >>
Terrence Howard and wife reach divorce settlement
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2012
  Terrence Howard and his estranged wife have finally reached a settlement that puts an end to their heated divorce battle for good, reports TMZ. Terrence and Michelle Ghent sealed the deal on Aug. ... read more >>
Nia Long to star in ’14 Tyler Perry Flick
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2012
      Actress  Nia Long has been cast as the third of four female leads in Tyler Perry‘s next movie “Single Mom’s Club,” joining Perry, William Levy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Zulay Henao. In ... read more >>
First Lady Michelle Obama Loves Hip Hop
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2012
    Before the election, while D.L. Hughley and Lupe Fiasco were fighting about whether or not it’s dumb to pass up a voting opportunity, First Lady Michelle Obama, as usual, was doing her thang ... read more >>
DJ Wiz Rises from Dark Past
Written by Kenneth Miller (Sentinel Entertainment Editor) 29 November 2012
    Often in life when one encounters life’s most difficult circumstances something magical happens. Local resident Don Clemont is a prime example of such adversity. Clement, 43, is one of the ... read more >>
Berry Gordy’s Role as a “History Maker” is Solidified
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 November 2012
     Berry Gordy Jr. may only be five-foot tall in height but he left big shoes to fill when he sold Motown Records nearly 25 years ago. As founder of the historic record company in 1960, which launch- ... read more >>
Intimate Apparel
Written by Chelsea Battle (Contributing Writer) 21 November 2012
  A revealing play about what happens when romance goes tragically wrong.   In her award winning play, “Intimate Apparel,” Lynn Nottage explores what happens when the human desire for love is ... read more >>
Spike Lee’s “Bad 25″ makes Thanksgiving TV debut on ABC
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2012
  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s album Bad, his 1987 follow-up to the 1982 mega-smash Thriller. Bad was another critical, artistic and financial triumph ... read more >>
Reel Talk- Chris Tucker's Return
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2012
      At one time Chris Tucker was one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, making $25,000,000 in 2007 for “Rush Hour 3.”      Since that movie, not much has been heard from Tucker ... read more >>
It's a Rap- Jara Everett; Chief Keef Beef; Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats; Dr. Dre & Lil Wayne
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2012
It’s About to ‘Jump Off’ Author/Rapper Jara Everett shares her life stories from the age of 15 years old through adulthood in her first self-published book “JumpOff” available beginning Nov. ... read more >>
A Wonder-full tribute, a double for Minaj and a Hammer citing at AMAs
Written by Kennith Miller (Entertainment Editor) 21 November 2012
There was a little bit of something for everyone at the 40th annual American Music Awards held Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.     The event marked the first time it was held ... read more >>