The Women Behind The Fela
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 16 December 2011
Paulette Ivory as Sandra Izsadore with Sahr Ngaujah as FelaMelanie Marshall as Funmilayo with Sahr Ngaujah as FelaMulti-talented stage actresses Paulette Ivory and Melanie Marshall talk about hit play ... read more >>
LISTINGS: "The Wendy Williams Show" - 12/19 & 12/26
Written by Setninel Wire Service 16 December 2011
  SHOW LISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OF 12/19/11 “The Wendy Williams Show” is the provocative, must-see daytime talk show. Taped live in New York, viewers delight over Williams' distinctive and entertaining ... read more >>
Kirk Franklin Makes Inland Empire Debut
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 16 December 2011
Kirk Franklin Makes Inland Empire DebutKirk Franklin B Ready Productions ( presents “Christmas with Kirk Franklin” Gospel Concert.  Franklin, a seven-time Grammy-winning Contemporary ... read more >>
Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Invigorating, Magnificent, & Soulful
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 December 2011
A scene from hot chocolate Nutcracker. Photo by Lee TonksFrom the onset, Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker was filled with spiritual fun, moving characters and a Christmas holiday flare.  The ... read more >>
Sentinel Book Club Presents Hill Harper
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2011
Celebrity Birthdays December 8th – December 14th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 December 2011
Nicki Minaj – December 8thFlip Wilson – December 8thSammy Davis Jr. – December 8thDwight Howard – December 8thRedd Foxx – December 9thRaven Symone’ – December 10thMonique’ – December ... read more >>
Michael Baisden is "Paying It Forward" with $500,000 of his own money!
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality   Michael Baisden Announces Submission Details for His "Million Dollar Business Pitch" Campaign Radio personality, Michael Baisden announced the details of his ... read more >>
Sonny Rollins Among Kennedy Center's 2011 Honorees
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 08 December 2011
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins  President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on hand to salute the 2011 class of Kennedy Center Honorees on Sunday at the Kennedy Center in Washington. CBS ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
On the very broad shoulders of Stanley G. Robertson, stands a generation of African American producers, writers, directors, actors, technicians and executives, who are perhaps, unaware of the first black ... read more >>
The Bernard Hoyes and Friends Holiday Art Sale Gala
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
 This holiday season will be a wondrous celebration of love, light and vibrant color when Los Angeles' own cultural icon, visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes, not only opens his studio for a two-day sale, ... read more >>
Hip-Hop Pioneer Shares His Vision for the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 December 2011
Russell Simmons The “Occupy Wall Street” Interview Russell Simmons was among the handful of celebrities making a daily show of support of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) via a very visible presence on the ... read more >>
FELA ! brings holiday cheer
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
 The exuberant music of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti will fill the Ahmanson Theatre this holiday season as the 2010 Best Musical Tony Award®-nominated musical will be presented for the first time ... read more >>
Gospel sensation MARY MARY gear up for new television series
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
Erica and Tina Campbell are More than a Grammy®Award-Winning Gospel Group….They’re Sisters, Mothers and Career Women Who Strive to Balance it AllNEW YORK, NY – November 21, 2011 – Talk about a ... read more >>
Pentagon visit ahead for veteran who's dance champ
Written by Associated Press 06 December 2011
In this image released by ABC-TV, war veteran and actor J.R. Martinez, right, and his partner Karina Smirnoff hold their award after they were crowned champions of the celebrity dance competition series, ... read more >>
Founder of Jamaica reggae, rocksteady trio dies
Written by Associated Press 06 December 2011
 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — One of the founders of a leading Jamaican reggae and rocksteady trio from the 1960s has died.A bandmate says Barry Llewellyn of the Heptones died Wednesday at age 64. Lead ... read more >>
Jazz pianist Jason Moran to advise Kennedy Center
Written by BRETT ZONGKER | AP 05 December 2011
AP photo The Kennedy Center has chosen 36-year-old pianist Jason Moran as its artistic adviser for jazz, a post long held by acclaimed musician Billy Taylor until he died last year at 89.Kennedy Center ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays December 1st – December 6th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 December 2011
Richard Pryor – December 1st Lou Rawls – December 1st Teairra Mari – Decembert 2ndTyra Banks – December 4thBernard King – December 4thJay-Z – December 4thLauren London – December 4thLittle ... read more >>
BlackPoet Ventures Debuts Miles Davis Tribute In Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2011
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Continues To Celebrate Its Newly Opened Doors Phoenix, Ariz. – This year marks Miles Davis’ 20-year memorial. But everyday is a day to celebrate the life and ... read more >>
8 years for rapper Lil Boosie in drug smuggle plot
Written by Associated Press 04 December 2011
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge rapper known as "Lil Boosie" has been sentenced to eight years in prison following his guilty plea to drug charges.The 29-year-old rapper's real name is Torrence ... read more >>
Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies, had suffered stroke
Written by KAREN MATTHEWS | AP 03 December 2011
Veteran stand-up comic Patrice O'Neal, who gained a wider following through TV and radio and helped roast Charlie Sheen, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke he suffered last month. He was 41.O'Neal's ... read more >>
Bill Withers: Just As He Is
Written by Joy Childs 03 December 2011
It’s been 40 years since Bill Withers introduced his homespun philosophy of life and love on his debut album “Just As I Am.” On that record was GRAMMY® award-winning “Ain’t No Sunshine,” ... read more >>
Alrick’s Alright!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 December 2011
Alrick Brown The “Kinyarwanda” Interview With an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Alrick Brown is a filmmaker and teacher who has found his calling writing, directing and producing narrative ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays November 24th – November 30th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 November 2011
Theodore “Teddy” Wilson – November 24thScott Joplin – November 24thDonovan McNabb – November 25thRonald “Winky” Wright –November 26thGarcelle Beauvais – November 26thJaleel White – ... read more >>
Tyler Perry defends casting Kardashian in new film
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 November 2011
In this Sept. 13, 2011 file photo, TV Personality Kim Kardashian attends the Vera Wang 2012 Spring collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York. Filmmaker Tyler Perry is defending ... read more >>
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard seeks divorce
Written by Associated Press 25 November 2011
In this Dec. 8, 2003 file photo, Mathew Knowles, father and former manager of singer Beyonce Knowles, poses at his Music World Entertainment headquarters in Houston. Knowles has launched a reality show ... read more >>