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What’s on TV this summer

What’s on TV this summer

Here are 40 new and returning comedies and dramas BY DIANE WERTS NEWSDAY/TNS What do you need to see this summer? What don’t you need to see this summer? Our top 40 picks could easily have topped 100. Among scripted series alone, summer TV delivers nearly 40 new dramas/comedies, not to mention another 50-plus returning […]

Ice Cube going back to beginning with N.W.A. biopic

Ice Cube going back to beginning with N.W.A. biopic

BY CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Ice Cube knows where he stands among younger fans: Many know him more from saccharine Hollywood movies like “Are We There Yet?” than from bitter and incendiary landmark rap albums such as “Straight Outta Compton” and “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted.” Turns out he actually kind of likes it that way. “School […]

Jakes appeals for churches with united races

Jakes appeals for churches with united races

EURWEB.COM Church may be the most segregated place on Sunday, but Bishop T.D. Jakes focused on eliminating that issue with The Reconciled Church, a place of worship designed to bring all races together within the faith community. Jakes discussed the initiative during an appearance earlier this month on “NewsOne Now,’’ while promoting this year’s MegaFest […]

Legendary band Maze featuring Beverly to perform in Daytona

Legendary band Maze featuring Beverly to perform in Daytona

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, amazingly one of the most talented and influential R&B/soul groups to date, will bring The Peabody audience to their feet with an exciting show full of high energy, electricity and amazing music. Beverly and band will come to The Peabody for one show only, Sunday, June […]

REMEMBERING B.B. KING

REMEMBERING B.B. KING

Musicians recall blues legend’s generous spirit and his unique approach to music BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Expect some musical heavyweights to turn up Saturday, May 23 in Las Vegas at the funeral service for B.B. King, whose influence spread far beyond the blues he came to personify and well into rock, R&B and […]

Brown, Minaj get most BET Awards nominees

Brown, Minaj get most BET Awards nominees

EURWEB.COM Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead this year’s list of 2015 BET Awards nominees with six nods each, followed by   and Lil Wayne follow with four apiece. Common and John Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory” from the film Selma also received a nomination. Iggy Azalea, who won a Billboard Award on May 17, will battle […]

‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ returns June 9

‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ returns June 9

The hit docu-series “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” season two premieres on Tuesday, June 9 at 9 p.m. The series returns with Bia, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Nyemiah Supreme and Siya as they head to the west coast to make their mark on the music industry. Executive producer and Grammy Award-winning artist T.I. appears this season along […]

Rock, Keys, Kravitz to appear on ‘Empire’

Rock, Keys, Kravitz to appear on ‘Empire’

EURWEB.COM Fox’s “Empire’’ returns in the fall for season two with some big-name guest stars scheduled to appear – Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. Fox Entertainment Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman made the announcement Monday featuring a musical performance by the cast along with Jennifer Hudson, who appeared in the first […]

Phylicia Rashad also a respected director

Phylicia Rashad also a respected director

Renowned actress has made name as revered person behind camera BY SUSAN KING LOS ANGELES TIME/TNS Poet Vivian Ayers once told her daughter Phylicia Rashad that being an actress made her one of the “magic” people. “I said, ‘What do you mean, Mama?’” said Rashad. “She said, ‘You create so much out of nothing.’” And […]

Diverse films shown at International Christian Film Festival in Orlando

Diverse films shown at International Christian Film Festival in Orlando

There were more than 1,200 attendees at the International Christian Film Festival (ICFF) held April 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown. During the festival, 23 feature films, 21 short films, 17 documentaries and eight music videos were screened. The range of categories were diverse – family, historical, suspense, thriller, adventure, music, documentary, dramatic, Christian and […]