Madea’s Big Un-Happy Family
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 May 2011
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterWhatever you think of a Tyler Perry movie or play, you have to admit he's got a lock on what makes all Black folks laugh. Whether you fall in the category of those ... read more >>
Dr. Gates on His Dad and His New PBS Series
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 May 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterDr. Henry Louis Gates The "Black in Latin America" InterviewProfessor Henry Louis Gates dominated the national news for much of the summer of 2009 after being ... read more >>
‘Fast Five’ revs up preposterous fun
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 May 2011
In this film publicity image released by Universal Pictures, Vin Diesel, left, and Dwayne Johnson are shown in a scene from 'Fast Five.' (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)By DAVID GERMAINAP Movie WriterIf the ... read more >>
Mystery Surrounds Remaining Prince Shows in Los Angeles
Written by EURweb.com 30 April 2011
By EURweb.comWhat's up with the rest of Prince's scheduled shows in Los Angeles? Apparently, even organizers at Live Nation are in the dark.With four concerts already in the can, there's been no word ... read more >>
All for Their Love of Music
Written by Joy Childs 30 April 2011
All for Their Love of Music:  An Interview with Violinist Michael White and Vocalist Leisei ChenSay the name Michael White to a jazz aficionado, and the likely response will be something like, 'Yeah, ... read more >>
Reve’s Corner (4/28 – 5/4/11 Edition)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 April 2011
By Reve' Gipson ParksSeveral years ago Quinton Perry, a well-known concert promoter from Detroit, Michigan, invited us to see a young man he was working with. He performed at the Roxy on Sunset Blvd. He ... read more >>
Perry Wishes Spike Had Come To Him ‘Man To Man’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 April 2011
 Moments after ripping Spike Lee during a press conference for "Madea's Big Happy Family," Tyler Perry was asked if he at least had a conversation with the filmmaker to discuss their issues."You know ... read more >>
50 Cent and Samuel L. Jackson See Eye-to-Eye
Written by EURweb.com 30 April 2011
50 Cent recently gave mad props to actor Samuel L. Jackson, despite his avid criticism of rappers becoming or at least pretending to become actors. But Samuel L.  also praised Curtis Jackson, known as ... read more >>
Usher’s “OMG Tour” comes to Staples Center
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 April 2011
By overwhelming popular demand, multi-platinum recording artist Usher has just added a second North American leg to his acclaimed "OMG Tour," which arrives at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills welcomes music legend Harold Battiste, Jr. with open arms
Written by Patrice Theard (Special to the Sentinel) 22 April 2011
By Patrice TheardSpecial to the Sentinel"Falling In Love" with Music Legend, Former Angeleno, & New Orleans Native Harold Battiste Jr. on a Cozy Sunday Afternoon in L.A.'s Baldwin Hills, as Part of ... read more >>
Old Spice Pitchman on Breakout Role in Tyler Perry Picture
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 22 April 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterIsaiah Mustafa The "Madea's Big Happy Family" InterviewNFL player-turned-actor Isaiah Mustafa became famous almost overnight in 2010 as the result of starring ... read more >>
The Grammy Museum Presents Bob Marley, Messenger
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 April 2011
Exhibit to explore Marley's role as the catalyst to the Reggae revolution as well as his influence on music and cultureOn May 11, 2011, The GRAMMY Museum will debut a new exhibit, Bob Marley, Messenger.  ... read more >>
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 >>