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Maher’s guests since racial slur include Ice Cube, Dyson

Maher’s guests since racial slur include Ice Cube, Dyson

BY LIBBY HILL LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Bill Maher continues to be embroiled in controversy after his use of a racial slur last week, and Ice Cube is prepared to give him some “Real Talk” about it. The rapper was already scheduled to appear on the June 9 episode of HBO’s “Real Talk with Bill Maher” […]

Berry’s final studio album comes out this month

Berry’s final studio album comes out this month

BY RANDALL ROBERTS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Rock ’n’ roll icon Chuck Berry, who died in March at age 90, left behind a legacy that includes seminal American songs, including “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Maybellene” and “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man.” He also left behind a final musical testament called “Chuck,” which NPR Music is now previewing ahead of […]

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

BY CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Ariana Grande has announced her intention to return to the “incredibly brave city of Manchester” to spend time with fans and play a benefit concert to assist victims of the suicide bomb attack launched after her May 22 show in the British city. “I have been thinking of my […]

Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence

Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence

South Florida hip-hop radio personality “Papa Keith’’ in conjunction with 103.5 The Beat and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon will present “People Matter Fest,” a day celebrating life, unity, music and non-violence in Liberty City. The Miami festival will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Charles Hadley Park, […]

Freddie Jackson releases single; album on the way

Freddie Jackson releases single; album on the way

BY DON SAINT JAMES EURWEB.COM Since 1985, singer and recording artist Freddie Jackson has been synonymous with excellence in R&B and contemporary adult music. His portfolio of chart-topping songs includes “You Are My Lady,” “He’ll Never Love You (Like I Do),” “Love Is Just a Touch Away,” “A Little Bit More” (a duet with Melba […]

Mathis says Nancy Reagan helped him kick drinking problem

Mathis says Nancy Reagan helped him kick drinking problem

BY NARDINE SAAD LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Legendary singer Johnny Mathis owes a debt of gratitude to former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The 81-year-old crooner credited Reagan with helping him kick his drinking habit after she saw him overindulging at a reception. “We were sitting around, you know. I was drinking, and she suggested I might […]

Plenty of Jazz in Jacksonville

Plenty of Jazz in Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville Beach presented a Summer Jazz Series concert on May 21 at the Sea Walk Pavilion. The free concert included performances by headliner Alex Bugnon and opening acts Limitless (above) and Steve Cole. Jazz continues this weekend in Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, which will be held downtown. Lineup: Jacksonvillejazzfest.com

Beyoncé and Solange to compete for BET awards

Beyoncé and Solange to compete for BET awards

Beyoncé may lead the pack of nominees this year for the BET Awards, but her sister Solange isn’t far behind. In fact, she’s nominated against her big sis in three of the categories, the network revealed Monday. Bey earned seven nods and will compete against Solange for best female R&B/pop artist, video of the year […]

Mo’Nique accuses Daniels, Perry and Winfrey of ‘whiteballing’ her

Mo’Nique accuses Daniels, Perry and Winfrey of ‘whiteballing’ her

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM During a Mother’s Day comedy special at the Apollo in Harlem, actress and comedian Mo’Nique popped off about being blacklisted in Hollywood. It appears that she is still pissed about being thrown out to wolves from key Hollywood players, and she’s calling out Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey. On […]

How Biles was eliminated from ‘DWTS’ with  perfect scores

How Biles was eliminated from ‘DWTS’ with perfect scores

BY LIBBY HILL LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS “Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.” That’s what Simone Biles taught the world on last week’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars.” This week, the Olympic gold medalist learned that perfection doesn’t win you mirror-ball trophies. Biles was eliminated from Monday night’s episode of “DWTS,” failing to make it […]