Rapper Tech N9ne’s success comes into fruition
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2011
In this publicity image released by Strange Music, rapper Tech N9ne, born Aaron Dontez Yates, is shown. His latest album, "All 6's And 7's," which was released in mid-June, debuted No. 4 on Billboard's ... read more >>
Legendary Artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes Opens Studio for Rummage Sale
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 July 2011
  L.A. culture icon, Bernard Stanley Hoyes is opening the doors of his private art studio and announcing an art rummage sale on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.  ... read more >>
After 30 Years, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 July 2011
Evelyn "Champagne" King's rise to fame and fortune in the music business is as close to a "Cinderella story" as you can get.  The R&B and disco diva was discovered while singing at age 15 in the ... read more >>
A South African Star is Born
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 16 July 2011
Khomotso Manyaka The "Life, Above All" Interview Khomotso Manyaka was born in 1996 in Elandsdoorn, South Africa, which is where she caught the eye of talent scouts while performing with a church choir. ... read more >>
Tracy Morgan’s latest jokes offend the disabled
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 July 2011
In this June 21, 2011 file photo, comedian and actor Tracy Morgan arrives at a news conference with Kevin Rogers, right, in Nashville, Tenn. Morgan apologized for anti-gay remarks he made during a performance ... read more >>
Film Review: Viva Riva
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 July 2011
Nora (Manie Malone)Cesar (Hoji Fortuna)Film Review: Viva Riva!Kinshasa Serves as Setting for Congo Gangsta FlickBy Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer Drugs may be the contraband of choice in most ... read more >>
Alicia Keys celebrates 10th Anniversary of debut
Written by Associated Press 09 July 2011
Singer Alicia Keys, left, poses with her wax likeness at an unveiling at Madame Tussauds in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — Music critics are invited to see ... read more >>
Essence Fest draws more than 422,000 attendees
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 July 2011
Mary J. Blige performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, July 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)...New Edition performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, July ... read more >>
Taraji P. Henson Gets ‘Crowned’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 July 2011
Taraji P. Henson arrives at the premiere of "Larry Crowne" in Los Angeles, Monday, June 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) There is something about Taraji P. Henson.Not only has she quickly become one of ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays (June 30th – July 6th)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2011
Mike Tyson – June 30th Fantasia Barrino – June 30th Lena Horne – June 30thMissy Elliot – July 1stCarl Lewis – July 1stThurgood Marshall – July 2ndMontel Williams – July 3rd Malia Obama – ... read more >>
Theatre Review: TWIST
Written by Elzena Rankins (Contributing Writer) 02 July 2011
Boston (Matthew Johnson) and Roosevelt (Jared Grimes), center, in a scene from TWIST - An American Musical at The Pasadena Playhouse. Photo: Craig Schwartz.Mr. Prudhomme (Cliff Bemis) and Della (Tamyra ... read more >>
Chris Brown shines bright on BET’s big night
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2011
Chris Brown poses backstage after winning the awards for best male R&B artist and best collaboration for "Look at Me Now" featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, ... read more >>
Rhapsody in ROMEOLAND
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 July 2011
Romeo The "Dancing with the Stars" and "Jumping the Broom" InterviewBorn in New Orleans on August 19, 1989, Percy Romeo Miller, Jr., aka Romeo, is an entertainer, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. ... read more >>
Mary Mary and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Honored at ASCAP Awards
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2011
Rapper and music producer Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs arrives at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday, June 24, 2011. The awards show honors songwriters and publishers of ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays (June 23rd – 28th)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 June 2011
Randy Jackson – June 23rdMemphis Bleek – June 23rdChico DeBarge – June 23rdDonald Harrison – June 23rdSiedah Garrett – June 24thSolange Knowles – June 24thTommy Lister – June 24thJimmie Walker ... read more >>
Tracy Morgan gives personal apology in Nashville
Written by Chris Talbott (AP Entertainment Writer) 27 June 2011
Comedian and actor Tracy MorganComedian and actor Tracy Morgan hugs Kevin Rogers, left, in Nashville, Tenn., after Morgan apologized Tuesday, June 21, 2011, for anti-gay remarks he made during a performance ... read more >>
Fugitive hip-hop mogul arrested on drug charges
Written by Tom Hays (Associated Press) 25 June 2011
James "Jimmy Henchman" RosemondNew York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed slain rapper Tupac Shakur. Police ... read more >>
Angela Bassett set to return to Broadway this fall
Written by Mark Kennedy (AP Drama Writer) 25 June 2011
By MARK KENNEDYAP Drama Writer Mark Kennedy NEW YORK - Angela Bassett has signed on to star opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the Broadway production of the play "The Mountaintop."Producers announced Tuesday ... read more >>
From The Green Mile to Green Lantern
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 25 June 2011
Michael Clarke Duncan The "Green Lantern" InterviewBorn on December 10, 1957 in Chicago where he and his sister were raised by a single-mom, Michael Clarke Duncan is a survivor who went from homeless ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays (June 16th – 22nd)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 June 2011
Phylicia Rashad - June 19thTupac Shakur - June 16thZoe Saldana - June 19thVenus Williams - June 17thNathan Morris - June 17thZoe Saldana - June 19thLionel Richie - June 20thDonald Faison - June 22ndEd ... read more >>
Montel Williams partners with California pot dispensary
Written by Associated Press 20 June 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Talk show host Montel Williams is partnering with Sacramento medical marijuana providers to open a high-end pot dispensary.Williams on Monday led a tour of the facility, which The ... read more >>
Stevie Wonder inducted into Apollo Hall of Fame
Written by Nekesa Mumbi Moody (AP Music Writer) 20 June 2011
Stevie Wonder performs during the Apollo Theater's annual spring gala honoring Stevie Wonder in New York on Monday, June 13, 2011.(AP Photo/Donald Traill)Stevie Wonder inducted into Apollo Hall of FameBy ... read more >>
33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Exceptional Summer Kick-Off
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 19 June 2011
Veteran Master of Ceremonies and always the crowd pleaser, Bill Cosby, delivered his usual style in introducing the artists and adding his special touch to the two-day event.photo by Malcolm Ali  Playboy ... read more >>
Carl Gardner, Coasters lead singer, dies at 83
Written by Associated Press 19 June 2011
In this Jan. 20, 1988 file photo, Carl Gardner of The Coasters appears in New York City. Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters, died Sunday, June 13, 2011 in Florida. He was 83.(AP ... read more >>
The Latest on Jada
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 June 2011
Jada Pinkett Smith  "The "HawthoRNe" InterviewJada Pinkett Smith stars as Christina Hawthorne in TNT's medical drama "Hawthorne." In the role of Chief Nursing Officer at James River Hospital, Christina ... read more >>