Sentinel Columnist Opens New Stage Play, ‘Love In a Day’ on Mother’s Day Weekend
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 April 2011
Darryl James, LA Sentinel columnist and award-winning author is opening his new stage play "Love in a Day" on Mother's Day Weekend, with a special Mother's Day Performance on Sunday, May 8th, 2011."Love ... read more >>
Book Review: Pass It Down Cookbook
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 18 April 2011
Smiley BooksPaperback, $16.95334 pages, IllustratedISBN: 978-1-4019-3135-3Book Review by Kam Williams"The Pass It Down Cookbook is filled with recipes that reflect the generations-long need to document ... read more >>
Kwesi Boakye stars with hip-hop mogul Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs on Hawaii Five-O
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 April 2011
Kwesi Boakye and Sean "P-Diddy" Combs"Photo Courtesy of Naa BoakyeChild Star Also Tapped To Guest Star on CBS-TV'S The MentalistKwesi Boakye has nabbed a huge guest-starring role on the CBS Hit TV Series, ... read more >>
Meteorologist Byron Miranda joins NBC4 L.A. as Weekend Weathercaster
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 April 2011
Veteran Meteorologist Byron Miranda will join NBC4 LA as a weekend meteorologist on May 2, 2011, it was announced today by Vickie Burns, Vice President News and Content.  In addition to providing weathercasts ... read more >>
Steve Harvey and Nielsen Co. Team up for Ninth Annual Steve Harvey Hoodie Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2011
The Nielsen Company and the Steve Harvey Morning Show use Fun Facts to get listeners to the Ninth Annual Steve Harvey Hoodie AwardsThe Nielsen Company, a leading global provider of information and analytics ... read more >>
Sights and Scenes: Launch party for new WE television series “Braxton Family Values”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 April 2011
Toni Braxton and her fabulous sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar along with their beautiful mother Evelyn.Elsie Neal Gabrielle Union Toni BraxtonPhotos  by Malcolm Ali read more >>
Cedric “The Entertainer” Live in Long Beach
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 April 2011
Long Beach, CA - Charismatic actor/comedian, Cedric "The Entertainer," brings his award-winning comedy to Long Beach Terrace Theater on Friday, April 29th.Cedric's universal appeal, versatility, and tremendous ... read more >>
“LisaRaye: The Real McCoy”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 April 2011
By Aryssa DurrellSentinel Contributing WriterTV One's highest-rated program is back as "LisaRaye: The Real McCoy" premieres for its second season April 7 at 6 p.m., Pacific Time.The series follows the ... read more >>
Theatre Celebrates 50 Years of ALVIN AILEY’S ‘REVELATIONS’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 April 2011
Revelations Piece (AADT – Paul Kolnik) BY ARYSSA DURRELLCONTRIBUTING WRITERLos Angeles awaits a spectacular production, as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will grace the stage celebrating 50 ... read more >>
“Raisin in the Sun” Gala Brings Out L.A. Theatre Elite
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 April 2011
Glynn Turman (photo by Malcolm Ali) By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterNative Angeleno Theatregoers-and transplanted New Yorkers-who yearn for good Black Theatre in the community have, since 2007, ... read more >>
Snoop Dogg, Warren G attend service for Nate Dogg
Written by Associated Press 02 April 2011
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G and The Game joined family, friends and about 1,000 fans of Nate Dogg to remember the hip-hop singer, who died this month of complications from multiple ... read more >>
JAZZ ‘ROUD L.A.: Virtuosity Is At His Base – Bassist Christian McBride
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 April 2011
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterIt would seem that there's nothing bassist Christian McBride can't do on a bass. Whether soloing or leading his equally gifted band, Inside Straight, McBride thumps ... read more >>
YoungArts Accepting Applications for 2012 National Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 April 2011
17- and 18- year old artists encouraged to apply nationwide. Winners are eligible for financial awards of up to $10,000.YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts ... read more >>
Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo Gets the Party Started
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 March 2011
Taboo The "Fallin' Up" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterJaime Luis Gonzalez, aka Taboo, was born in the barrio of East Los Angeles on July 14, 1975 to parents of Latino and Native-American ... read more >>
Pharoah Sanders: Jazz Wizard
Written by Joy Childs 25 March 2011
Jazz 'round L.A. By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterOne of Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary definitions of a "wizard" is "a person who is very good at something." And most images of a wizard envision ... read more >>
Tupac Biopic Needs You
Written by 25 March 2011
The Tupac biopic being directed by Antoine Fuqua is experiencing a slow start since Morgan Creek and Universal Pictures, the production entities behind it, are having a hard time casting the movie. Specifically, ... read more >>
Loleatta Holloway, Dies at 64
Written by 25 March 2011 Soul singer Loleatta Holloway, whose voice powered the hook on Marky Mark’s “Good Vibrations,” died on Monday (March 21) following a brief illness due to heart failure, according to her ... read more >>
Chris Brown destroys dressing room
Written by Nakesha Mumbi Moody (AP Music Writer) 25 March 2011
In this publicity image released by ABC, singer Chris Brown appears on the morning program 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in New York. Brown was on “GMA” to promote his new album, ... read more >>
Film Review: Adjustment Bureau
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 March 2011
Mindbending Sci-Fi Pits Free Will vs. PredestinationBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterDuring his brief lifetime, the prolific Philip K. Dick wrote dozens of science-fiction novels, plus well over ... read more >>
Rap Star Nate Dogg Passes Away
Written by Brandon Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 19 March 2011
 By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment Editor Rap star "Nate Dogg", aka Nathaniel Hale, has died at age 41, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.Hale was born in Long Beach and is known for ... read more >>
Kevin Frazier Named Co- Anchor of “THE INSIDER”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 March 2011
 Kevin Frazier was named co-anchor of The Inside this past week.  It was announced by Linda Bell Blue, Executive Producer of CBS Television Distribution's Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.  He ... read more >>
AOL and Queen Latifah Announce Content Partnership
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2011
 AOL and Queen Latifah today announced a content partnership, where Queen Latifah will executive produce and also star in a variety of original video web series to be featured across AOL's network of ... read more >>
James Avery and Judge Mablean Ephriam Featured at CAAM
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2011
Judge Mablean Ephriam signs copies of her book "Judge Mablean's Life Lessons, Tools for Weekly Living," for students of Rialto High School during Target Sundays at CAAM.-- Photo by Earl Dotson In Celebration ... read more >>
A Chat Between a Journalist and a Gentlemen: Lou Gossett, Jr.
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 March 2011
Lou Gossett, Jr "The Grace Card" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterLouis Cameron Gossett, Jr. was born in Coney Island, Brooklyn on May 27, 1936 to Helen Rebecca Wray, a nurse, and Lou, ... read more >>
“For Love of Liberty” Chronicles Untold Story of African – Americans’ Courageous Service to their Country
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 March 2011
   NAACP Presents Image Award for Outstanding Documentary to "For Love of Liberty Frank Martin Film Chronicles Untold Story of African-Americans' Courageous Service to their CountryFor Love of Liberty: ... read more >>