Doctor: Blues singer Etta James terminally ill
Written by Associated Press 23 December 2011
This Nov. 24, 2008 file photo shows Etta James arriving at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" in Los Angeles. ``At Last’’ and ``Tell Mama’’ blues singer Etta James, whose health has been fading ... read more >>
Cynthia’s Synergy!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 December 2011
Photo by Keith Munyan Cynthia Addai-Robinson The “Spartacus: Vengeance” Interview Born in London, to a mother from Ghana and a father from America, Cynthia Addai-Robinson was raised in the U.S. ... read more >>
FELA! is a must see!!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 December 2011
  FELA!FELA, on opening night, blew the audience away!By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterPowerful. Sensual. Hypnotic. Empowering. Awesome. There are so many things that can be said about the hot ... read more >>
Opening this Week @ the Box Office (12-23-11)
Written by Super User 19 December 2011
OPENING THIS WEEK  Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun           By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer  For movies opening December 23, 2011  BIG BUDGET FILMS The Adventures ... read more >>
Review: 'Wayman Tisdale Story' offers inspiration
Written by CHARLES J. GANS | AP 17 December 2011
.."The Wayman Tisdale Story" (Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue)"The Wayman Tisdale Story" is the larger-than-life tale of a three-time college All-American, Olympic gold medalist and 12-year NBA veteran who ... read more >>
Spike Lee and Eddie Murphy allies to star Marion Barry
Written by Yacine Simpore’ Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 17 December 2011
Eddie Murphy (Courtesy of New York Amsterdam News) Eddie Murphy will be back on the big screen again this year, this time playing a more serious role. He will join the cast of the new Spike Lee movie on ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
Reginald Hudlin - December 15thFlo Rida - December 16thWilliam “Refrigerator” Perry - December 16thDMX - Decmeber 18thOssie Davis - Decembr 18thReggie White - December 19thTyson Beckford - December ... read more >>
Documentary on DVD Revisits Black Revolution of the Sixties
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 December 2011
 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975DVD Review by Kam Williams Documentary on DVD Revisits Black Revolution of the Sixties During the Black Power Movement back in the Sixties, most folks only got to know ... read more >>
Top Ten DVD List for December 20th
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 December 2011
This Week’s DVD Releases Top Ten DVD List for December 20th               Midnight in Paris Beware of Christians Dolphin ... read more >>
World Stage’s On the Comeback Trail
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 December 2011
 Like many of the businesses in the still-thriving artist community known as Leimert Park Village, the World Stage has seen its share of ups and downs.  Variously known as the World Stage Art, Education ... read more >>
Singing, Acting, Performing: The Laws of Eloise
Written by Joy Childs and Yussuf Simmonds 16 December 2011
They’re known by one name only.  Billie. Ella. Sarah. Nancy.  Say Eloise, and the first name that comes to mind is the only one that matters in the world of music: Eloise Laws.She, of the talented ... read more >>
Record exec dies after Hollywood street rampage
Written by Associated Press 16 December 2011
This image provided by Gregory Bojorquez shows Los Angeles Police officers advancing on a wounded gunman Friday Dec. 9, 2011 at sunset and Vine streets in Los Angeles. Police say the 26-year-old man walked ... read more >>
The Women Behind The Fela
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 16 December 2011
Paulette Ivory as Sandra Izsadore with Sahr Ngaujah as FelaMelanie Marshall as Funmilayo with Sahr Ngaujah as FelaMulti-talented stage actresses Paulette Ivory and Melanie Marshall talk about hit play ... read more >>
LISTINGS: "The Wendy Williams Show" - 12/19 & 12/26
Written by Setninel Wire Service 16 December 2011
  SHOW LISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OF 12/19/11 “The Wendy Williams Show” is the provocative, must-see daytime talk show. Taped live in New York, viewers delight over Williams' distinctive and entertaining ... read more >>
Kirk Franklin Makes Inland Empire Debut
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 16 December 2011
Kirk Franklin Makes Inland Empire DebutKirk Franklin B Ready Productions ( presents “Christmas with Kirk Franklin” Gospel Concert.  Franklin, a seven-time Grammy-winning Contemporary ... read more >>
Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Invigorating, Magnificent, & Soulful
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 December 2011
A scene from hot chocolate Nutcracker. Photo by Lee TonksFrom the onset, Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker was filled with spiritual fun, moving characters and a Christmas holiday flare.  The ... read more >>
Sentinel Book Club Presents Hill Harper
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2011
Celebrity Birthdays December 8th – December 14th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 December 2011
Nicki Minaj – December 8thFlip Wilson – December 8thSammy Davis Jr. – December 8thDwight Howard – December 8thRedd Foxx – December 9thRaven Symone’ – December 10thMonique’ – December ... read more >>
Michael Baisden is "Paying It Forward" with $500,000 of his own money!
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality   Michael Baisden Announces Submission Details for His "Million Dollar Business Pitch" Campaign Radio personality, Michael Baisden announced the details of his ... read more >>
Sonny Rollins Among Kennedy Center's 2011 Honorees
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 08 December 2011
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins  President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on hand to salute the 2011 class of Kennedy Center Honorees on Sunday at the Kennedy Center in Washington. CBS ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
On the very broad shoulders of Stanley G. Robertson, stands a generation of African American producers, writers, directors, actors, technicians and executives, who are perhaps, unaware of the first black ... read more >>
The Bernard Hoyes and Friends Holiday Art Sale Gala
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
 This holiday season will be a wondrous celebration of love, light and vibrant color when Los Angeles' own cultural icon, visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes, not only opens his studio for a two-day sale, ... read more >>
Hip-Hop Pioneer Shares His Vision for the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 December 2011
Russell Simmons The “Occupy Wall Street” Interview Russell Simmons was among the handful of celebrities making a daily show of support of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) via a very visible presence on the ... read more >>
FELA ! brings holiday cheer
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
 The exuberant music of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti will fill the Ahmanson Theatre this holiday season as the 2010 Best Musical Tony Award®-nominated musical will be presented for the first time ... read more >>
Gospel sensation MARY MARY gear up for new television series
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
Erica and Tina Campbell are More than a Grammy®Award-Winning Gospel Group….They’re Sisters, Mothers and Career Women Who Strive to Balance it AllNEW YORK, NY – November 21, 2011 – Talk about a ... read more >>