Celebrity Birthdays (August 25th – August 31st)
Written by Super User 26 August 2011
Celebrity Birthdays (August 25th – August 31st)  Kel Mitchell – August 25thKeke Palmer – August 26thBranford Marsalis – August 26thJamal Lewis – August 26thEvan Ross – August 26th“Downtown” ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthday’s August 18th – August 24th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2011
Celebrity Birthday’sAugust 18th – August 24thMalcolm-Jamal Warner – August 18thParker McKenna Posey – August 18thNate Dogg – August 19thRomeo Miller – August 19thAl Rocker – August 20thIsaac ... read more >>
Stephanie Mills Puts Her Body In It at BHCP’s Free Summer Concert
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2011
Stephanie Mills performing live at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Photo Credit: Joy Childs for Sentinel To hear her sing at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza’s outdoor promenade last week, one might ... read more >>
MTV dance judge pleads no contest to sex charges
Written by Associated Press 19 August 2011
LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles hip-hop choreographer who was a judge on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" has pleaded no contest to having sex with an underage girl in the 1990s.Shane Sparks had been facing ... read more >>
Benét’s Soiree
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2011
Eric Benét The “Trinity Goodheart” Interview Born in Milwaukee on October 15, 1970, two-time Grammy-nominee Eric Benét is an actor, singer and songwriter whose music has been influenced by such ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays August 11th – August 17th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 August 2011
Celebrity BirthdaysAugust 11th – August 17thAlex Haley – August 11thJermaine Taylor – August 11thViola Davis – August 11thHalle Berry – August 14thEarvin Magic Johnson – August 14thMaxine Waters ... read more >>
LA children's hospital gets art by Michael Jackson
Written by Associated Press 12 August 2011
Members of the Jackson family, left to right, Blanket Jackson, Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson, Katherine Jackson and La Toya Jackson pose Monday Aug. 8, 2011 at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles after ... read more >>
Review: 'Watch The Throne' wins with introspection
Written by By RYAN PEARSON - AP Entertainment Writer 12 August 2011
Photo by Jason DeCrow/APReleased online as financial markets took a historic plunge, the full-length collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West revels in self-described "luxury rap." Two of hip-hop's biggest ... read more >>
Much Obliged
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 August 2011
Mary J. Blige arrives to the second annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert to benefit FFAWN’s Scholarship Fund, in New York, Sunday, May 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)Mary J. Blige “The Help” Interview ... read more >>
Segregation Era Saga Explores Unquestioned Socialite-Maid Relationships
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 August 2011
 Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis, starring in The HelpKathryn Stockett made an auspicious debut in 2009 with the publication of The Help, a poignant period piece examining the unquestioned relationships ... read more >>
Belafonte: Hollywood won't yield to those of color
Written by SANDY COHEN - AP Entertainment Writer 05 August 2011
Singer/actor Harry Belafonte takes part in the "Artists and Activism" panel session at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) LOS ANGELES ... read more >>
Teen crosses cultural lines, sings Chinese opera
Written by TERENCE CHEA - Associated Press 05 August 2011
Tyler Thompson gets a hand from a fellow Great Wall Youth Orchestra member during a rehearsal in Oakland, Calif. Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The African American teenager ... read more >>
Basketball Wife Tami Roman sets the record straight
Written by Elzena Rankins (Contributing Writer) 05 August 2011
"I have a loving heart…but I’m going to say exactly how I feel” By Elzena Rankins Contributing Writer Basketball wife Tami Roman sets the record straight on who she really is. Despite what people ... read more >>
Indomina Group and Samuel L. Jackson team for first live action “Afro Samurai” film
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 August 2011
 Indomina Group and Samuel L. Jackson team for first live action “Afro Samurai” film  The Indomina Group and Jackson To Produce Feature Film Adaptation It was announced that The Indomina Group, ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (8/4/11 - 8/10/11)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 04 August 2011
OPENING THIS WEEK @ the Box Office Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun           By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer  For movies opening August 5, 2011  BIG BUDGET FILMS The ... read more >>
PBS SOCAL Teams up with 48 Hour Film Project
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 August 2011
PBS SOCAL Teams up with 48 Hour Film Project  PBS SOCAL TEAMS UP WITH THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT ON 11TH ANNIVERSARY FILM COMPETITION IN LOS ANGELES COSTA MESA, Calif. (August 3, 2011) – In an effort ... read more >>
There’s A New Spider-Man In Town
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 August 2011
New costume New Spider-Man, Miles Morales Actor, Donald Glover, the inspiration for the new Spider-ManIt looks like the new Spider-Man’s going to be from the other side of town.By Brian W. Carter, ... read more >>
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 >>