Barry Gordy Statement Regarding death of Levi Stubbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 October 2008
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Levi Stubbs.  It is not only a tremendous personal loss for me, but for the Motown family, and people all over the world who were touched ... read more >>
Levi Stubbs, Former Lead Vocalist of the Four Tops, Dead at 72
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 October 2008
MAA EXCLUSIVE: Levi Stubbs, the most profound lead vocalist in American history, died this morning at his Detroit home sources have confirmed. Stubbs who suffered a series of strokes and other illnesses ... read more >>
Funeral Services for Norman Whitfield Open to the Public
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 September 2008
Funeral services for influential Motown Records producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield, who died Sept. 16 of complications from diabetes, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Angelus Funeral Home, ... read more >>
Motown Songwriter, Producer Norman Whitfield dies
Written by Associated Press (Polly Anderson & Robert Jablon) 25 September 2008
(AP) — Norman Whitfield, songwriter and producer who co-wrote a string of Motown classics including "War," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" and "I Heard It ... read more >>
Motown Publicist Jones Dies of Heart Attack
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 September 2008
Former Motown PR department head and publicist to pop legend Michael Jackson for more than 34 years, Bob Jones has passed. According to the EURweb report, the author of the 2005 Jackson tell-all "The ... read more >>
True ‘Guardians of Sound and Spirit’
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph 12 September 2008
 photo provided courtesy of Lesaterry.com Lesa Terry (center, violinist) and the Women’s Jazz Orchestra“When most people think about women in jazz, they believe that we are all singers. ... read more >>
Southeast Symphony Announces Soloists for 60th Anniv. Concert
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 July 2008
The Southeast Symphony Association Inc. announces the soloists who will be featured in their 60th Anniversary concert to be held on Sunday, July 20, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall of the Music Center ... read more >>
Singer Chaka Khan Is Back
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 July 2008
She’s Host Cathy Hughes’ Very Special Guest On A New Episode Of ‘TV One On One’ Sunday At 10pmTV One on One host Cathy Hughes sits down with music icon and ten-time Grammy winner ... read more >>
Norman Honored at UCLA
Written by Myra Blackburn, Contributing Writer 19 June 2008
The brilliant and astonishing Vocalist Jessye Norman performed at The Royce Hall at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) followed by a Private Post Concert Reception featuring Composer Laura ... read more >>
David Banner proves "Stuntin’ is a Habit Get Like Me"
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 29 May 2008
David Banner Proves "Stuntin’ is a Habit Get Like Me" By Brandon Brooks, Sentinel Entertainment Writer ... read more >>
51st Annual Grammy Awards To Hail From Los Angeles’ Staples Center Feb. 8, 2009, On CBS
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 May 2008
Nominations To Be Announced Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 SANTA MONICA - The world’s premier music event, the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards, will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) from Los Angeles’ ... read more >>

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Playboy Jazz Festival Lineup Announced
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 29 May 2008
Herbie Hancock Tops The Bill For The Fest’s 30th Annual Jazz Party at the Hollywood Bowl Album of the year Grammy winner Herbie Hancock will close out this year’s 30th annual Playboy ... read more >>
R&B Songstress Tweet is Back with Third Album
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 27 March 2008
R&B Songstress Tweet is Back with Third AlbumAn Interview by Brandon Brooks,  Assistant Entertainment Editor (Sentinel) Tell me where you’re originally from and how you got started in the ... read more >>
Boyz II Men Hit The Southland With Three Performances
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 31 January 2008
Boyz II Men Hit The Southland With Three PerformancesAnaheim, L.A. and Agoura HillsOne of the most successful R&B male vocal groups of all time, Boyz II Men, is set to perform in three Southern California ... read more >>
Ms. Toi is ‘Not Yo Average Chick’
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 31 January 2008
Rap artist Ms. Toi was originally born in Chicago but has been living in Los Angeles since elementary school. She moved to Inglewood and later attended Inglewood High School. Early on Toi was known ... read more >>
Chris Brown Electrifies Universal Amphitheatre
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 January 2008
You can still hear the young girls screaming at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk this week as R&B sensation Chris Brown performed two sold out shows. The Chris Brown experience continues ... read more >>
Hip Hop's Wu-Tang Clan At The House Of Blues Sunday
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 December 2007
One of the most critically and commercially successful hip hop groups of all time comes to L.A. this weekend. The world famous Wu-Tang Clan - hip hop's Grammy winning group - is set to perform ... read more >>
Rapper Pimp C Found dead in a Hollywood Hotel
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 06 December 2007
Rapper Pimp C, one-half of the veteran Houston rap group UGK, was found dead in the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood Tuesday. He was 33. “It is with great regret that I must confirm that Chad Butler ... read more >>
'HIP HOP LIVES' in Long Beach
Written by Stephanie Frederic 06 December 2007
He’s considered one of the greatest rappers to hold the mic. KRS-One, who proclaims that real Hip Hop is not played on the radio, brings his signature style and lyrics to The Rhythm Lounge in Long ... read more >>
Babyface In Concert Sunday Nov. 11
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 November 2007
 R&B crooner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds continues his nationwide tour with a stop at the Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7pm. Edmonds has been crisscrossing the ... read more >>
Jay-Z Coming to L.A.'s House Of Blues Nov 6
Written by Super User 01 November 2007
   Tickets For His American Gangster CD Debut Show sell Out In 8 Minutes Rap Superstar Jay-Z sits down with the ‘L.A . Sentinel’ to talk about his American Gangster inspired CD ... read more >>
R. Kelly's Trial Postponed, Concert Dates Confirmed
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 11 October 2007
Now the trial has been postponed and on the release of R. Kelly's album, Double Up, which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in June, Kelly is now officially announced he will be performing concerts ... read more >>
Ashford and Simpson to Perform at the Brotherhood Crusade's Annual Dinner
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 October 2007
By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Assistant Managing EditorNefertiti AustinContributing WriterKnown to the world as Ashford and Simpson, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, who have enjoyed tremendous success ... read more >>
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Returns to 17th Annual Jazz At Drew
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 October 2007
An eclectic mix of Jazz, R&B, Blues and Gospel music will once again fill the air of South Los Angeles as Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles plays host to one of Southern ... read more >>
Jay-Z To Release Another Album
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 27 September 2007
Album Inspired by Upcoming Motion Picture "AMERICAN GANGSTER"He has truly come out of retirement again! Roc-A-Fella Records and JAY-Z will release the new album AMERICAN GANGSTER. Separate ... read more >>