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Saxophonist Frank Foster dies; played with Basie
Written by Associated Press 30 July 2011
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Frank Foster, a jazz saxophonist who played with the Count Basie Orchestra and composed the band's hit, "Shiny Stockings," died Tuesday. He was 82.Foster died Tuesday morning at ... read more >>
Rickey Minor, Soul Man
Written by Joy Childs 30 July 2011
Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and Rickey Minor Photo credit: Craig Mathew/Mathew Imaging The consummate “Tonight Show” bandleader and friends celebrate global rhythms at the Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood ... read more >>
Jackson Family, Global Live Events Announce ‘Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 July 2011
photo by Darlene Donloe for Sentinel Members of Michael Jackson’s family joined representatives of Global Live Events at a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel this week to announce the creation ... read more >>
It’s Hotter Than July at the BHCP Live! Summer Concert Series
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 July 2011
Neo-soul Bay Area chanteuse GoapelePhoto Credit: Joy Childs for Sentinel By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer With the backdrop of the beautiful, new, open-air promenade outside the recently opened ... read more >>
Jazz returns to Central Avenue
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 July 2011
Councilwoman Perry to Host the 16th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival on July 30-31; Festival Pays Tribute to Memory of Central Avenue Jazz Legend, Buddy Collette Los Angeles- Jazz, food and summer fun ... read more >>
Comic-Con is both fan festival and marketing mecca
Written by Sandy Cohen (AP Entertainment Writer) 23 July 2011
Los Angeles Lakers Rick Fox, center, holds his arms up in the air as he pretends to be arrested by Star Wars Storm Troopers at Comic-Con International 2009 convention held in San Diego Friday, July 24, ... read more >>
Jeta Amata becomes first Nigerian to capture ABFF Grand Jury Prize
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2011
Amata Wins Best Screenplay for Niger Delta-The Story of Black GoldNigerian-born film director, producer and writer Jeta Amata became the first from his native country to capture the prestigious Grand ... read more >>
Ziggy Marley underlines differences with father
Written by Ryan Pearson (AP Entertainment Writer) 23 July 2011
In this July 8, 2011 file photo, Jamaican singer Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, performs on the Stravinski Hall stage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. In a new album, ... read more >>
Dr. Derek on Call
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 23 July 2011
Actor Derek Luke arrives at the premiere of "Miracle at St. Anna" at The Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.(AP Photo/Peter Kramer) Derek LukeThe HawthoRNe" and "Captain America" Interviewwith ... read more >>
Failed drug test delay’s DMX’s US Prison release
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2011
PHOENIX (AP) - The rapper known as DMX will have to spend at least an extra week in an Arizona state prison for failing a drug test.The 40-year-old whose real name is Earl Simmons was given a year in ... read more >>
Rapper Tech N9ne’s success comes into fruition
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2011
In this publicity image released by Strange Music, rapper Tech N9ne, born Aaron Dontez Yates, is shown. His latest album, "All 6's And 7's," which was released in mid-June, debuted No. 4 on Billboard's ... read more >>
Legendary Artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes Opens Studio for Rummage Sale
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 July 2011
  L.A. culture icon, Bernard Stanley Hoyes is opening the doors of his private art studio and announcing an art rummage sale on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.  ... read more >>
After 30 Years, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 July 2011
Evelyn "Champagne" King's rise to fame and fortune in the music business is as close to a "Cinderella story" as you can get.  The R&B and disco diva was discovered while singing at age 15 in the ... read more >>
A South African Star is Born
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 16 July 2011
Khomotso Manyaka The "Life, Above All" Interview Khomotso Manyaka was born in 1996 in Elandsdoorn, South Africa, which is where she caught the eye of talent scouts while performing with a church choir. ... read more >>
Tracy Morgan’s latest jokes offend the disabled
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 July 2011
In this June 21, 2011 file photo, comedian and actor Tracy Morgan arrives at a news conference with Kevin Rogers, right, in Nashville, Tenn. Morgan apologized for anti-gay remarks he made during a performance ... read more >>
Film Review: Viva Riva
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 July 2011
Nora (Manie Malone)Cesar (Hoji Fortuna)Film Review: Viva Riva!Kinshasa Serves as Setting for Congo Gangsta FlickBy Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer Drugs may be the contraband of choice in most ... read more >>
Alicia Keys celebrates 10th Anniversary of debut
Written by Associated Press 09 July 2011
Singer Alicia Keys, left, poses with her wax likeness at an unveiling at Madame Tussauds in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — Music critics are invited to see ... read more >>
Essence Fest draws more than 422,000 attendees
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 July 2011
Mary J. Blige performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, July 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)...New Edition performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, July ... read more >>
Taraji P. Henson Gets ‘Crowned’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 July 2011
Taraji P. Henson arrives at the premiere of "Larry Crowne" in Los Angeles, Monday, June 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) There is something about Taraji P. Henson.Not only has she quickly become one of ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays (June 30th – July 6th)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2011
Mike Tyson – June 30th Fantasia Barrino – June 30th Lena Horne – June 30thMissy Elliot – July 1stCarl Lewis – July 1stThurgood Marshall – July 2ndMontel Williams – July 3rd Malia Obama – ... read more >>
Theatre Review: TWIST
Written by Elzena Rankins (Contributing Writer) 02 July 2011
Boston (Matthew Johnson) and Roosevelt (Jared Grimes), center, in a scene from TWIST - An American Musical at The Pasadena Playhouse. Photo: Craig Schwartz.Mr. Prudhomme (Cliff Bemis) and Della (Tamyra ... read more >>
Chris Brown shines bright on BET’s big night
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2011
Chris Brown poses backstage after winning the awards for best male R&B artist and best collaboration for "Look at Me Now" featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, ... read more >>
Rhapsody in ROMEOLAND
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 July 2011
Romeo The "Dancing with the Stars" and "Jumping the Broom" InterviewBorn in New Orleans on August 19, 1989, Percy Romeo Miller, Jr., aka Romeo, is an entertainer, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. ... read more >>
Mary Mary and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Honored at ASCAP Awards
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2011
Rapper and music producer Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs arrives at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday, June 24, 2011. The awards show honors songwriters and publishers of ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays (June 23rd – 28th)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 June 2011
Randy Jackson – June 23rdMemphis Bleek – June 23rdChico DeBarge – June 23rdDonald Harrison – June 23rdSiedah Garrett – June 24thSolange Knowles – June 24thTommy Lister – June 24thJimmie Walker ... read more >>

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