Chris Brown takes a look at the man in the mirror
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 July 2010
Chris Brown performing at the 2010 BET AwardsArtist breaks down and cries in front of live audience at the 2010 BET AwardsBy Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorR&B star Chris Brown paid ... read more >>
BET Awards — A lot of surprises this year!
Written by Elzena Rankins (Intern) 02 July 2010
Prince accepting the 2010 BET Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo courtesy of BET)By Elzena RankinsLA Sentinel InternThis years 10th annual BET Awards was a surprise for everyone, especially when Chris ... read more >>
Pharrell Williams connects Music with Animation
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 July 2010
Pharrell Williams (left) works alongside Hetior Pereira (right) for the “Despicable Me” soundtrack.Despicable Me By Brandon I. BrooksEntertainment EditorPharrell Williams of the Neptunes and ... read more >>
Michael Jackson: One Year Later
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 01 July 2010
Michael Jackson: through the yearsEven in death Michael Jackson continues to dominate the sales charts.By Brandon I. Brooks Sentinel Entertainment EditorAccording to Nielsen SoundScan, MJ has nine of the ... read more >>
Garry Shider of Parliament Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Garry Shider of Parliament Garry Shider, the longtime musical director of Parliament-Funkadelic known as "Starchild," died Wednesday at his home in Upper Marlboro, MD., reports the Associated Press. ... read more >>
Father Son Trio Unleashes Smash Hit
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Father Son TrioFather Son Trio Unleashes Smash Hit "Like Father Like Son" Los Angeles entrepreneur Ron Taylor vividly remembers the days where he and his son shared a single motel room and their time ... read more >>
Black Music Month: Dick Griffey & SOLAR Records
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 24 June 2010
 SOLAR Records logoDick Griffey By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorDick Griffey is the founder of the legendary S.O.L.A.R. Records which is an acronym for Sound of Los Angeles Records. ... read more >>
Black Music Month: Al Bell & Stax Records
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 24 June 2010
 Stax Records logoAl BellBy Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorAl Bell is a music pioneer if there ever was one.  With over 50 years of music industry experience, Bell has been breaking ... read more >>
Eddie Levert Wows NNPA
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Eddie Levert performs for publishers and guests at the NNPA Legacy of Excellence Dinner & GalaNEW YORK (NNPA) - Smiling broadly, the spirited petite woman named Sylvia weaved through the Ballroom ... read more >>
Compton brings the good vibes at the Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 June 2010
 Jazz singer Phil Perry makes the crowd feel good with his smooth sound. (Photo by Jason Lewis)By Jason LewisSentinel Sports EditorThe Par 3 Golf Course in Compton was filled to capacity as the City ... read more >>
An Actor and a Gentleman: Louis Gossett, Jr.
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 24 June 2010
 An Actor and A Gentleman:  Louis Gossett, Jr.By Joy ChildsSentinel ContributingThis year marks Louis Gossett, Jr.'s 60th year in the entertainment business.  His new book, "An Actor and A Gentleman," ... read more >>
Film Review: The Karate Kid
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 June 2010
  Jackie Chan and Jaden SmithJackie Chan and Jaden Smith Co-Star in Remake of Martial Arts Classic By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterHollywood is in the midst of a full-blown revival ... read more >>
Playtime at the Playboy
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 17 June 2010
  Naturally 7Esperanza (Photo by Pete Iovino) By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterThe 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival, the 32nd, did its usual outstanding job of headlining something old, something ... read more >>
Herbie Hancock Imagines John Lennon in ‘Project’
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 17 June 2010
  Herbie Hancock (Photo © Becky Sapp/Wire Image)By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer "The Imagine Project", the new CD from multiple Grammy-winning artist and musical pioneer Herbie ... read more >>
Black Music Month: Innovators
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 17 June 2010
By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorLouis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong was one of the most influential artists in the history of music. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 4, 1901, he began ... read more >>
Marvin, youngest of Isley Brothers, dies at 56
Written by Associated Press 10 June 2010
This photo provided by Magic Sound Productions on November 1984 shows Marvin Isley of the group Isley-Jasper-Isley. (AP)By Karen HawkinszAssociated Press WriterMarvin Isley, the bass player who helped ... read more >>
Get Ready for This Year’s Second Line at the PBJF
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 10 June 2010
 Irvin MayfieldBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterAnyone who's been to the Playboy over the past several years knows that sometime in the afternoon they're going to be standing up at their seats ... read more >>
Bill Cosby and Jell-O partner on national contest
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 09 June 2010
 Bill CosbyYoung children auditioningConsumers stand in line for a chance to winSentinel sits down with Cosby for a one-on-one conversation.By Brandon I. Brooks Sentinel Entertainment EditorLegendary ... read more >>
Black Music Month: Celebration of Negro Spirituals
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 June 2010
James ClevelandMahalia JacksonMarian AndersonPaul RobesonSallie MartinSam CookEmancipationPortrait of the Jubilee SingersFlyer of Jubilee Singers The story of the Negro spirituals is closely linked to ... read more >>
Child Star Gary Coleman Dies at age 42
Written by Associated Press 28 May 2010
Gary Coleman Dies at age 42 Gary Coleman By Associated Press Writer Jennifer DobnerGary Coleman, the adorable, pint-sized child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" who spent the rest ... read more >>
Maya Angelou Marks 82nd B’Day with Common, Lee Daniels
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2010
 Maya Angelou smiles as she greets guests at a garden party at her home Thursday, May 20, 2010 in Winston-Salem, N.C.  (AP)Sentinel News ServicePoet Maya Angelou threw a party in the backyard of ... read more >>
Colorblind @ BET
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 27 May 2010
 Usher and Justin BieberBET has officially lost its sense of "Black Entertainment Television" By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorIf you haven't heard the recent controversy surrounding ... read more >>
A Heart-to-Heart with America’s First Black Billionairess
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 27 May 2010
 Sheila JohnsonBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterSheila Johnson, "The Other City" InterviewEntrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila Crump Johnson is the only African-American female to enjoy ... read more >>
BILL COSBY KICKS-OFF SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S BEST GIGGLE
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2010
Event Listing:BILL COSBY KICKS-OFF SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S BEST GIGGLEWinning Giggle, Selected by Mr. Cosby, to be featured in National JELL-O TV CommercialWHAT: The Hello JELL-O "Give it a Giggle" Tour, ... read more >>
Celebration for at-risk students in Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2010
Celebration for at-risk students in Los AngelesSentinel News Service EDUCATION... is the Power & MUSIC...is the Universal Language!  Renee Smith, President of the "Stay in School - Empower the ... read more >>

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