Professional Drummers teach and groove at Drum Clinic
Written by Olusheyi Banjo (Contributing Writer) 01 May 2009
  Gorden Campbell on drumsThe 7th annual Musicians In Action’s Drum Clinic featured the best drummers in the entertainment industry showing that not only can they play well but they can teach ... read more >>
Ain't Misbehavin: Hip Hop in the Making
Written by Lela Ward Oliver (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 30 April 2009
Cast members doug Eskew (L) and Armelia McQueen (R) pose during the opening night party for "Ain't Misbehavin'" at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on April 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Ryan ... read more >>
Artist ERNIE BARNES Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 April 2009
ERNIE BARNES (1938 – 2009) Ernie Barnes, former professional football player and painter, best known for his unique figurative style of painting and widely recognized as the foremost African ... read more >>
Lula Washington Dance Theatre Celebrates National Dance Week
Written by HANIYYAH TAHIRAH MUHAMMAD 23 April 2009
Lula Washington leading students through an exercise. Photo Credit: Brandon I. Brooks for Sentinel The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) celebrates National Dance Week (NDW) from April 24th - 26th with ... read more >>
A Millennium State of Mind
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 23 April 2009
Alex Avant and former President Bill ClintonEntertainment Executive Alex Avant teams with President Clinton to spread social awareness Entertainment Executive Alex Avant has teamed up with the William ... read more >>
"Aint' Misbehavin" celebrates 30TH Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
L to R - Director/Co-conciever Richard Maltby, Jr., cast members Armela McQueen, Doug Eskew, Roz Ryan, choreographer Arthur Faria, and cast members Debra Walton and Eugene Barry - Hill with ... read more >>
BONITA & BILLIE extends performances!
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
Due to popular demand "Bonita & Billie", a cabaret show based on the life of Billie Holiday is being extended to April 25, 2009. This popular show presented by Charles S. Dutton in association with ... read more >>
CSULB Student Finds Alternative Spring Break Most Rewarding
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
 Nadine Henley Even before heading to New Orleans on an "Alternative Spring Break," Cal State Long Beach senior Nadine Henley knew she was heading to a truly devastated area where visitors' emotions ... read more >>
Rock The Bells 2009 Festival
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
Photo Credit: Jason Lewis for Sentinel Nas will again be one of the top acts at the Rock The Bells Tour. Guerilla Union has announced initial details for the 2009 installment of the critically acclaimed ... read more >>
A Conversation with Xernona Clayton
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 16 April 2009
Xernona Clayton is an award-winning journalist in addition to being the founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. She is also the creator and executive producer of the Trumpet Awards. ... read more >>
Mark Allen Felton "I Do It For Love"
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 09 April 2009
Mark Allen Felton Saxophonist delivers on new album No words can express Mark Allen Felton. You have to hear this talented saxophonist in person to understand the affect of his music. I was privileged ... read more >>
Texas Battle "Dragonball Evolution" Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 09 April 2009
Texas BattleDelving Deep in the Heart of Texas Born in Houston on August 9, 1980, Texas Battle earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas before making his way to ... read more >>
Billionaire Catt CEO McCant Explores Lydia Harris Story
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 03 April 2009
Billionaire Catt CEO Michael McCant & Lydia Harris  Music mogul mulls possibility of Death Row filmIn a swift and impromptu exploratory meeting with the former wife of Death Row co-founder Lydia ... read more >>
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 April 2009
SuperVision Brandon I. Brooks for SentinelPlaying the Chords of Life Blind artist Supervision lands new reality series and talks about music career Webster's dictionary defines the word music as the combining ... read more >>
Morris Chestnut The "Not Easily Broken" Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
A Chat with ChestnutBorn in Cerritos, California on New Year's Day in 1969, Morris Chestnut was a student-athlete in high school but focused on finance and drama at California State University. Although ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (04-02-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
OPENING THIS WEEK: @ the Box Office BIG BUDGET FILMSAdventureland (R for profanity, sexuality and drug use) Retro romantic comedy, set in Pittsburgh in 1987, revolving around the plight of a grad ... read more >>
The Finer Things in Life: Are You Ready To Travel?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 April 2009
Everybody says that the love to travel, but how many of us really do? I'm not talking about going to your family reunion down South, or to a relative's funeral. But really getting out and seeing what other ... read more >>
Prince Lights Up L.A. Live
Written by Michell Graham (Contributing Writer) 02 April 2009
Nokia Theatre ReviewHundreds of fans gather outside the Nokia theatre to see the "Loved" one commonly known as Prince. A three concert night to promote his website and three new studio ... read more >>
Debra Williams Book Signing Encourages Hearts
Written by Kukhautusha Croom 02 April 2009
Author Debra Williams signing books  On Saturday, March 28th, the Word of Life Christian Bookstore on West Boulevard in Los Angeles was abuzz with giddy anticipation of local author Debra Williams' ... read more >>
Miracles Star on the Walk of Fame
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 April 2009
Photo Credit: Ian Fox  STAR ON THE WALK OF FAME: Smokie Robinson and the Miracles received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Left to right: Berry Gordy, Smokie Robinson, Peter Moore, first lady ... read more >>
Laz Alonso the “Fast & Furious” Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 26 March 2009
 All That Laz Laz Alonso was born in Washington, DC, to first-generation immigrants who were refugees from Cuba. Although he developed a passion for acting at an early age, Laz initially ... read more >>
“KIND OF BLUE” By Miles Davis Celebrates 50 Years
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2009
 LEGACY EDITION COMMEMORATES MOST IMPORTANT JAZZ ALBUM At the pinnacle of those forward-thinking artists who challenged the status quo at the close of the buttoned-down, buttoned-up ... read more >>
Prince Makes History At L.A. Live
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2009
Six-time Grammy winner Prince will perform an unprecedented three concerts in three completely separate venues all in one evening within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles entertainment and sports ... read more >>
The Essence of Alvin Ailey
Written by HANIYYAH TAHIRAH MUHAMMAD 26 March 2009
 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Celebrates 50th AnniversaryPhoto by Malcom Ali for Sentinel  World Famous Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary   I was given the opportunity to accompany ... read more >>

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The Finer Things in Life (Part 2)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 March 2009
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE BEST DRESSED MEN IN THE WORLD, BUT HIS WIFE MICHELLE IS BECOMING THE FASHION ICON.Last week men's fashion was covered, namely men needing to suit up ... read more >>