ESSENCE and Music Icon Chaka Khan Join Together for a Special Graduation Ceremony
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 June 2012
 ESSENCE and 10-time GRAMMY® winning singer Chaka Khan, in a partnership with Verizon through its HopeLine program, will salute 33 women of the greater New Orleans community and their remarkable life ... read more >>
Vernon Oliver Price, Mother of former Temptations lead singer Louis Price releases debut album
Written by Larry Buford Sentinel Contributing Writer 28 June 2012
   Album Review: Artist: Vernon Oliver Price Album: Thank You Lord Produced by:  Son Louis Price   Renowned Gospel singer Vernon Oliver Price – mother of former lead singer of The Temptations, ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin Receives her 12th Honorary Doctorate Degree
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 June 2012
   Franklin is Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University  (New York, NY - June 7, 2012) - Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Aretha Franklin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of ... read more >>
Musical on Motown Records founder to hit Broadway
Written by MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press 28 June 2012
 This Feb. 11, 2012 file photo shows Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. arriving at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis honoring Richard Branson in Beverly Hills, ... read more >>
MJB Says ROCK OF AGES is Personal
Written by Sandra Varner/Talk2SV.com Contributing Writer 21 June 2012
Singer Mary J. Blige, a cast member in the film "Rock of Ages," poses for a portrait on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Mary J. Blige is ... read more >>
The GRAMMY Museum to Host Backstage Pass with Roshon Fegan
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 June 2012
The GRAMMY Museum  is honored to welcome musical artist, songwriter, producer and actor Roshon Fegan to the Clive Davis Theater for a special discussion and performance on Monday, June 25, 2012. Fegan ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays June 21st - June 27th
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 June 2012
O.C. Smith - June 21stDonald Faison - June 22ndEd Bradley - June 22nd Clyde “Glide” Drexler - June 22nd Champ Bailey - June 22nd LaDainian Tomlinson - June 23rdChico DeBarge - June 23rdMemphis Bleek ... read more >>
Brown, girlfriend and bodyguard injured in brawl
Written by COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press 21 June 2012
 This combination of 2012 and 2011 file photos shows hip hop stars Chris Brown, left, and Drake. New York City police investigated a report Thursday, June 14, 2012 of a bar brawl involving hip-hop stars ... read more >>
Ex-boxer Mike Tyson to take a bite out of Broadway
Written by MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press 21 June 2012
Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson, left, and director Spiken Lee announce "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth", a one man show on Broadway starring Mike Tyson, on Monday June 18, 2012 in New York. (Photo ... read more >>
Lil Wayne focuses on business, fashion
Written by Associated Press 21 June 2012
In this June 1, 2012 file photo shows Grammy Award winning Hip Hop Icon, Lil Wayne, celebrating the launch of his contemporary clothing line, TRUKFIT at Macy's, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision, ... read more >>
Ice-T focuses on hip-hop craft in 'The Art of Rap'
Written by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Associated Press 21 June 2012
This June 11, 2012 photo shows rapper and actor Ice-T in Atlanta. Ice-T wants to show the importance of lyricism in rap music through his new documentary, "Something From Nothing: The Art of Hip-Hop," ... read more >>
Poet-historian of the South named US poet in chief
Written by Associated Press 18 June 2012
In this Oct. 10, 2007, file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning author Natasha Trethewey recalls her young years in Mississippi, during a break in her speaking schedule at Delta State University in Cleveland, ... read more >>
Actress Yvette Wilson Succumbs to Cervical Cancer
Written by Andrea P. Fuller (Contributing Writer) 17 June 2012
Actress Yvette Wilson Succumbs to Cervical Cancer    Actress Yvette Wilson, best known for her role as Andell Wilkerson on “Moesha” and “The Parkers” succumbed June 14 after a lengthy battle ... read more >>
Tradition times 50 at The Playboy
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 June 2012
Photo by Clint Maedgen Since 1961, a little more than 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — in all its many iterations — has been bringing infectious New Orleans style music to kings and queens, ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays June 14th – June 20th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 June 2012
 Marla Gibbs – June 14thDon Newcombe – June 14thMC Ren – June 14thBruce Bowen –June 14thIce Cube – June 15thLisa McCall – June 15thErroll Garner – June 15thDusty Baker – June 15thTupac ... read more >>
Cedric "The Entertainer" & Niecy Nash bring Soul to TV
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 15 June 2012
  Niecy Nash & Cedric "The Entertainer"  By Brandon I. BrooksAssistant Managing Editor Cedric “The Entertainer” is coming back to television with his own new original series, “The Soul Man.”Starring ... read more >>
Lauryn Hill responds to NJ tax evasion charges
Written by Lauryn Hill responds to NJ tax evasion charges 14 June 2012
In this May 7, 2011 file photo, Lauryn Hill performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors have charged five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill with willfully failing ... read more >>
D'Angelo makes 1st US appearance in 12 years
Written by CHRIS TALBOTT | Associated Press 14 June 2012
DeAngelo performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Sunday, June 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)  The reclusive R&B singer made his first live U.S. appearance in 12 ... read more >>
New film shows how Houston's death changed Grammys
Written by SANDY COHEN | Associated Press 14 June 2012
LL Cool J poses at the premiere of the documentary film "A Death In The Family: The Show Must Go On," at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. The film features rare ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin set to perform @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 14 June 2012
Aretha Franklin performs prior to President Barack Obama speaking in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. Obama's speech at the annual event was serving as a dress rehearsal for the jobs address he's delivering ... read more >>
DVD Review: 96 Minutes
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features “Crash”-Like Crime Drama                   Carley (Brittany Snow) is a sheltered college senior who’s torn between roaming around the country ... read more >>
Film Review: Men in Black III
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
Film Review by Kam Williams  Alien-Fighting Franchise Revived for Time-Travel Finale                 One sign that scriptwriters have run out of fresh ideas is when they lazily recycle ... read more >>
Film Review: Snow White and the Huntsman
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
 Film Review by Kam Williams  Yet Another Adaptation of the Beloved Grimm’s Fairytale                     The primary problem with Snow White and the Huntsman is that it was released ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (Opening June 15, 2012)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 June 2012
OPENING THIS WEEK @ the Box Office     Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun      By Kam WilliamsContributing Writer For movies opening June 15, 2012  BIG BUDGET FILMS Rock of Ages (PG-13 ... read more >>
Platters founder Herb Reed dies at 83
Written by Associated Press 06 June 2012
This undated image released by Balboni Communications Group LLC shows Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, founder and naming member of The Platters Herb Reed at his home in Arlington, Mass. Reed, the last ... read more >>

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