Wednesday, May 27, 2015
B.B. King: More than a Blues Man
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, Contributing Writer 20 May 2015
B.B. King loved to tell this joke:  “When I eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways.  Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep.  And the ... read more >>
Senator Isadore Hall, III Names Compton Native Kendrick Lamar California Senate Generational Icon
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Senator Isadore Hall, III with recording artist Kendrick Lamar (Courtesy Photo) Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) has bestowed fellow Compton, California native and two time Grammy award-winning ... read more >>
The Game to release The Documentary 2 this summer
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 10 April 2015
Ten years after releasing his groundbreaking multi-platinum debut album The Documentary, The Game will release the sequel to his first album, The Documentary 2 June 30. His highly anticipated forthcoming ... read more >>
LeToya Luckett releases new Single, “Don’t Make Me Wait” Featuring T.I.
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 10 April 2015
Singer, songwriter and actress LeToya Luckett released her new single, “Don’t Make Me Wait,” featuring T.I., today. Luckett is prepping her new studio album, which will be released on eOne Music ... read more >>
Ledisi Announced as First Design Essentials Natural Beauty Ambassador
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 10 April 2015
Grammy-nominated R&B singer Ledisi is adding more feats to her brand as the first Design Essentials Natural Beauty Ambassador. Her relatable song lyrics and transparency regarding life lessons along ... read more >>
Critics praise Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp My Butterfly
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 10 April 2015
The reviews are in for rapper Kendrick Lamar’s latest album To Pimp My Butterfly. Lamar who dropped his album on Monday 16, is receiving praise for his third studio album.  “Kendrick Lamar is deeply ... read more >>
Tidal: Creating a Wave of Controversy
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 April 2015
In this Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, Jay-Z arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tidal, the streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting ... read more >>
Legendary singer/songwriter Andrea Martin is back with mixtape Nothing New
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 26 March 2015
Andrea Martin is a true musician and has the credits to prove it. Having written classics for Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” SWV “You’re the One,” En Vogue “Don’t Let Go (Love)” ... read more >>
Empire star Jussie Smollett signs to Columbia Records
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 20 March 2015
Empire proves to be one of the hottest and innovative shows to hit primetime television. Breakout star Jussie Smollett is capitalizing on the success of the show with a record deal from Columbia records. ... read more >>
Missy Elliot joins Kendrick, Mary and more for the Essence Festival Lineup
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 20 March 2015
Off the hills of her Super Bowl XLIX performance, Missy Elliot will make her Essence Festival debut when the annual event returns to New Orleans on July 2-5. The roster includes Usher, Kendrick Lamar, ... read more >>
Eric Benet kicks off monthly showcase at the Conga Room
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 20 March 2015
  Eric Benet has a new monthly showcase, “Eric Benet & Friends” at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. Each month, the crooner will invite artists to join on stage to celebrate “real R&B music” ... read more >>
Johnny Gill is back with new album Game Changer
Written by Shonassee Shaver 19 December 2014
The legendary artist discusses being a storyteller, preserving R&B and his new record label J Skillz Records.   Grammy-nomi­nated and multi-platinum selling artist Johnny Gill is a veteran in ... read more >>
The Vintage Heart of Lydia Rene
Written by Miles Clay, Sentinel Intern 06 December 2014
The soulful and grooving sounds of Lydia Rene could best be described as classic feel good music. Listen­ing to the R&B/Neosoul songstress, you’ll quick­ly catch yourself head bopping to the ... read more >>
Stevie Wonder received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Stevie Wonder received the Presiden­tial Medal of Freedom November 24 along with Meryl Streep, NBC anchor Tom Bro­kaw and 16 others at the White House. Marking his achieve­ments, the medal is the ... read more >>
Hip Hop’s finest to appear on Full Court Press, Vol. 1 album
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Full Court Press Vol. 1 will fea­ture some hip hop’s finest teaming with legendary basketball stars on 9 tracks. Pro­duced by Full Court Press Records in col­laboration with The Cherry Party, a ... read more >>
Rick Ross released his seventh album Hood Billionaire
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Eight months after releasing Mas­termind, Rick Ross dropped his seventh studio album Hood Billionaire on Novem­ber 24. The 16 tracks include appearances from Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, K. Michelle, Big K.R.I.T., ... read more >>
Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga will kick off Between The Sheets Tour in 2015
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
Chris Brown is gearing for upcoming tour “Between The Sheets with fellow headliners Trey Songz and Tyga. “It took a while for something like this to happen be­cause you do grow a friendship over ... read more >>
Wale Announces Simply Nothing Tour
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 December 2014
From one tour to another, Wale will be hitting the road for his “Simply Nothing” tour starting New Year’s Day. Hitting 32 cities, Wale plans to offer fan favorites as well as new music. “To give ... read more >>
Don’t Run From Your Dreams
Written by Amen Oyiboke 13 November 2014
 Indie artist & songwriter Hewan creates music that pushes people to activate their goals Her expressive journey started with writing poetry in high school. Since then she has sharpened her writing ... read more >>
Anderson .Paak brings a diverse Sound and Artistry to the LA music scene
Written by Shonassee Shaver 31 October 2014
Anderson .Paak is a charismatic crooner with an edge. (Photo credit by Jacqueline Verdugo) Anderson .Paak is a versatile and rising LA-based artist. Multitalented and artistic, the singer and songwriter ... read more >>
Miles Davis "All Of You: The Last Tour" reveals iconic tour
Written by Shonassee Shaver 16 October 2014
The Miles Davis Quintet featuring John Coltrane, "All Of You: The Last Tour,” a 4-CD set of 'live' recordings from the 1960 tour of Europe will debut December 2nd. The collaboration marks the close ... read more >>
DJ Quik returns with ninth studio album “The Midnight Life”
Written by Shonassee Shaver 16 October 2014
Legendary rapper and producer DJ Quik will release his ninth studio album, The Midnight Life, October 14 via his Mad Science label in conjunction with INgrooves Music Group. The Compton native says the ... read more >>
Ryan Leslie addresses World Summit on "Re-shaping the Artist-Fan Experience"
Written by Shonassee Shaver 16 October 2014
Disruptive Multimedia founder and serial entrepreneur Ryan Leslie addressed the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in an exclusive talk on "Re-shaping the Artist-Fan Experience" on ... read more >>
Grammy Award-winning singer Estelle to be featured in Next TBYM Spot
Written by Shonassee Shaver 16 October 2014
Music Choice has partnered with Established 1980 Inc. and will feature Grammy Award-winning songstress Estelle as the newest artist to appear in the multi-platform video and music network’s “Take ... read more >>
Blacks Expect More from the Hip Hop Artists
Written by By Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent 11 October 2014
  Jasiri X speaks during a panel discussion on Ferguson, Mo., and police brutality in the Black community in Washington, D.C. in August. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)    WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In the wake ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
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L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash