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Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project Starring Mary Wilson
Written by Joy Childs 30 September 2011
Mary Wilson pays homage to Lena HorneOn May 12, 2010, at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles — which was three days after Lena Horne died — 8th District Councilman Bernard C. Parks honored author-journalist ... read more >>
Papa didn’t take any mess
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 September 2011
Venisha Brown (left) and Deanna Brown-ThomasTo us, he was the ‘Godfather of Soul.’  To them, he was just ‘Daddy.’  Two of his daughters remember James Brown.At the September 17 opening of the ... read more >>
R&B singer Vesta Williams found dead in Calif.
Written by Associated Press 30 September 2011
 EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose ... read more >>
Jamie’s Soulful Thunder
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 September 2011
Jamie Foxx is interviewed following the kick-off of the national Fidelity FutureStage music program for 2010 at Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. More than $500,000 worth of new musical ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays September 22nd – September 28th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 September 2011
Shari Belafonte –September 22ndRay Charles – September 23rdLisa Raye –September 23rdJohn Coltrane – September 23rd Bob McAdoo – September 25thChauncy Billups – September 25thWill Smith – ... read more >>
“Say It Loud: The Genius of James Brown” On Display at the Grammy Museum
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 September 2011
 The music of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, who blazed a trail in American music by blending gospel, pop and soul, is now on exhibit at the Grammy Museum through January 22.  It celebrates Brown’s ... read more >>
Paul Carrick Brunson, Modern Day Matchmaker, Leaps onto Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 September 2011
Photo by Carin Baer/Dr Drew's Lifechangers Paul Carrick Brunson, the first African American matchmaker, starts beaming into homes this week as a regular guest on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. The new CW ... read more >>
Afternoon of Jazz
Written by Patrice Theard (Special to the Sentinel) 22 September 2011
Congresswoman Maxine Waters with Kenneth BentleyPhoto by Mark LaBonge The 7th annual “Afternoon of Jazz” festivities got underway with an elegant reception and silent auction on the deck overlooking ... read more >>
Leimert Park’s Finest: Dom Kennedy
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 September 2011
Local hip hop Dom Kennedy takes his music to a national stage. The recent success of local Leimert Park rap artist Dom Kennedy has the music industry buzzing and internet downloads ringing up. Kennedy ... read more >>
“The Wendy Williams Show” – Listing for the Week of 9/19/11
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 September 2011
“The Wendy Williams Show” – Listing for the Week of 9/19/11  “The Wendy Williams Show” is taped live in New York and features Williams' distinctive and entertaining personality as well as a ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays September 15th – September 21st
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 September 2011
Nipsey Russell – September 15th B.B. King – September 16thElgin Baylor – September 16thKyla Pratt – September 16thXzibit – September 18thJada Pinkett Smith – September 18thAisha Tyler – September ... read more >>
Jackson's fame challenges Murray jury selection
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY - AP Entertainment Writer 15 September 2011
In this Jan. 25, 2011 file photo, Dr. Conrad Murray, singer Michael Jackson's personal physician, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court where Murray pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter ... read more >>
Tyler Perry is Forbes’ Highest Paid Man in Entertainment
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 September 2011
 Actor/director/screenwriter/producer/author Tyler Perry, whose films have grossed more than $500 million worldwide, sits alone atop a new Forbes list of the highest-paid men in entertainment, beating ... read more >>
Quincy Jones Celebrates the BIG 6-0 with “Global Gumbo”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 September 2011
  Despite many requests from Hollywood Bowl personnel over the years, it took the considerable influence of the HB Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock — Quincy Jones’ musical mate on many an album ... read more >>
Michelle Obama honors top designers at White House
Written by BRETT ZONGKER - Associated Press 15 September 2011
Photo by Susan Walsh (AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — For 16-year-old Princess Lawrence, it was dizzying to be one of 15 high school students invited to the White House as Michelle Obama honored the winners of ... read more >>
Victorious Viola!
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 September 2011
Actress Viola Davis poses for a portrait during the Santa Barbara Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)In a Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 file photo, cast member ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays September 8th – September 14th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Guitar Shorty – September 8thBilly Preston – September 9thOtis Redding – September 9thLudacris – September 11thLola Falana – September 11thJennifer Hudson – September 12thRuben Studdard – ... read more >>
Que Sera, Sanaa!
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 September 2011
Sanaa Lathan The “Contagion” Interview Sanaa Lathan earned a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway performance as Beneatha Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun,” a role she later recreated in the ... read more >>
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
On Friday, September 2, 2011 the “Frankie Beverly and Maze Family” suddenly lost one of its dear brothers in one McKinley “Bug” Williams, he was 65.  A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ... read more >>
Janet Jackson ‘Screams’ at the Greek Theatre
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Back in 1995, what Michael Jackson believed had been the media’s biased coverage of the child sexual abuse allegations against him in 1993 led him to “Scream,” a video duet with sister Janet, written ... read more >>
‘Flying While Black’: Comedian experiences present day Rosa Parks
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Actor and funnyman Michael Colyar speaks about being kicked off a recent United Airlines flight. Comedian Michael Colyar recently reached out to the Sentinel regarding an incident he experienced during ... read more >>
“Guitar Man” Returns to the Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Jazz, pop, R&B, on his guitar or vocally:  You name it, he plays it and sings it.  In what seems to have become an annual appearance, George Benson came to the Hollywood Bowl last week, with some ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays September 1st – September 7th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 September 2011
Al Green – September 1stTim Hardaway – September 1stLennox Lewis – September 2ndHorace Silver – September 2ndBeyonce’ Knowles – September 4thPhil Lewis – September 4thDamon Wayans – September ... read more >>
Soul Singer Claims Jay-Z, Kanye West Illegally Sampled 1967 Track
Written by Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapers 02 September 2011
Kanye West (white jacket) and Jay Z (plaid jacket) during the GQ Magazine celebrates 50 Years of GQ, held at Cedar Lake, Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Jennifer Graylock) As Jay-Z and ... read more >>
Holla! @ Zendaya
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 September 2011
The “Shake It Up!” Interview  Born in Oakland, California on September 1, 1996, Zendaya grew up around the California Shakespeare Theater in nearby Orinda, where her mother worked as the House Manager. ... read more >>

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