Brown, girlfriend and bodyguard injured in brawl
Written by COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press 21 June 2012
 This combination of 2012 and 2011 file photos shows hip hop stars Chris Brown, left, and Drake. New York City police investigated a report Thursday, June 14, 2012 of a bar brawl involving hip-hop stars ... read more >>
Ex-boxer Mike Tyson to take a bite out of Broadway
Written by MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press 21 June 2012
Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson, left, and director Spiken Lee announce "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth", a one man show on Broadway starring Mike Tyson, on Monday June 18, 2012 in New York. (Photo ... read more >>
Lil Wayne focuses on business, fashion
Written by Associated Press 21 June 2012
In this June 1, 2012 file photo shows Grammy Award winning Hip Hop Icon, Lil Wayne, celebrating the launch of his contemporary clothing line, TRUKFIT at Macy's, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision, ... read more >>
Ice-T focuses on hip-hop craft in 'The Art of Rap'
Written by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Associated Press 21 June 2012
This June 11, 2012 photo shows rapper and actor Ice-T in Atlanta. Ice-T wants to show the importance of lyricism in rap music through his new documentary, "Something From Nothing: The Art of Hip-Hop," ... read more >>
Poet-historian of the South named US poet in chief
Written by Associated Press 18 June 2012
In this Oct. 10, 2007, file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning author Natasha Trethewey recalls her young years in Mississippi, during a break in her speaking schedule at Delta State University in Cleveland, ... read more >>
Actress Yvette Wilson Succumbs to Cervical Cancer
Written by Andrea P. Fuller (Contributing Writer) 17 June 2012
Actress Yvette Wilson Succumbs to Cervical Cancer    Actress Yvette Wilson, best known for her role as Andell Wilkerson on “Moesha” and “The Parkers” succumbed June 14 after a lengthy battle ... read more >>
Tradition times 50 at The Playboy
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 June 2012
Photo by Clint Maedgen Since 1961, a little more than 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — in all its many iterations — has been bringing infectious New Orleans style music to kings and queens, ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays June 14th – June 20th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 June 2012
 Marla Gibbs – June 14thDon Newcombe – June 14thMC Ren – June 14thBruce Bowen –June 14thIce Cube – June 15thLisa McCall – June 15thErroll Garner – June 15thDusty Baker – June 15thTupac ... read more >>

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Cedric "The Entertainer" & Niecy Nash bring Soul to TV
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 15 June 2012
  Niecy Nash & Cedric "The Entertainer"  By Brandon I. BrooksAssistant Managing Editor Cedric “The Entertainer” is coming back to television with his own new original series, “The Soul Man.”Starring ... read more >>
Lauryn Hill responds to NJ tax evasion charges
Written by Lauryn Hill responds to NJ tax evasion charges 14 June 2012
In this May 7, 2011 file photo, Lauryn Hill performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors have charged five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill with willfully failing ... read more >>
D'Angelo makes 1st US appearance in 12 years
Written by CHRIS TALBOTT | Associated Press 14 June 2012
DeAngelo performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Sunday, June 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)  The reclusive R&B singer made his first live U.S. appearance in 12 ... read more >>
New film shows how Houston's death changed Grammys
Written by SANDY COHEN | Associated Press 14 June 2012
LL Cool J poses at the premiere of the documentary film "A Death In The Family: The Show Must Go On," at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. The film features rare ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin set to perform @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 14 June 2012
Aretha Franklin performs prior to President Barack Obama speaking in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. Obama's speech at the annual event was serving as a dress rehearsal for the jobs address he's delivering ... read more >>
DVD Review: 96 Minutes
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features “Crash”-Like Crime Drama                   Carley (Brittany Snow) is a sheltered college senior who’s torn between roaming around the country ... read more >>
Film Review: Men in Black III
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
Film Review by Kam Williams  Alien-Fighting Franchise Revived for Time-Travel Finale                 One sign that scriptwriters have run out of fresh ideas is when they lazily recycle ... read more >>
Film Review: Snow White and the Huntsman
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
 Film Review by Kam Williams  Yet Another Adaptation of the Beloved Grimm’s Fairytale                     The primary problem with Snow White and the Huntsman is that it was released ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (Opening June 15, 2012)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
OPENING THIS WEEK @ the Box Office     Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun      By Kam WilliamsContributing Writer For movies opening June 15, 2012  BIG BUDGET FILMS Rock of Ages (PG-13 ... read more >>
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 >>