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Barry Gordy Statement on the death of Teena Marie
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 31 December 2010
Barry Gordy Statement on the death of Teena MarieBarry Gordy  I am horrified by the sudden death of my darling Teena Marie.  She was my “baby,” always true to herself, always true to her heart.  ... read more >>
Ginuwine Opens Second Season of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Concert Series BHCP Live!
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 December 2010
Ginuwine Opens Second Season of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Concert Series BHCP Live!Ginuwine After a brief holiday hiatus, one of the southland’s most successful concert series, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw ... read more >>
Barbara Morrison: Bring in the New Year with a Smile
Written by Joy Childs 25 December 2010
Bring in the New Year with a SmileBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterThere's not a time that you see Barbara Morrison that she doesn't greet you with a pleasant, warm smile-whether it's doing an ... read more >>
Whitney Houston, Kim Burrell Turn BET’s Celebration of Gospel Out
Written by Joy Childs 17 December 2010
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterAfter Whitney Houston and Kim Burrell brought the house down at BET's gospel celebration taping, comedic host Steve Harvey revealed that he'd purposely moved from ... read more >>
A Glamorous, Graceful Natalie Cole Opens Jazz Series
Written by Joy Childs 17 December 2010
By Joy ChildsContributing WriterMaking her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, Natalie Cole may have started 20 minutes late but she made up for it with a greater-than-the-usual-90-minute set of American ... read more >>
CCPA rings in the holiday season with Colors of Christmas
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 December 2010
Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, Oleta Adams and Stephanie Mills perform live.For 17 seasons, the spirited Colors of Christmas extravaganza has graced the stage at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts ... read more >>
Tanya Wright book signing to take place at ESO-Won Books
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 December 2010
By Sentinel News ServiceFor those of you not familiar with actress and director Tanya Wright, Wright plays the role of Deputy Kenya Jones on HBO's highly acclaimed original series “True Blood”.  ... read more >>
A Paige From Sinbad
Written by Joy Childs 10 December 2010
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing writerIf you’re Black and over, say, 49, then one of your favorite comics has to be Sinbad.  And if you are a fan, you probably don’t need to ask, “Sinbad, where ... read more >>
HBO’s ‘The Wire’ topic of class at Johns Hopkins
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 December 2010
BALTIMORE – The former HBO series "The Wire" is the topic of a new class at Johns Hopkins University, in the city where the drama was based.The class was introduced this semester and uses the Baltimore ... read more >>
Album Review: Eric Benet "Lost in Time" (Reprise) Benet loses sexy on 'Lost in Time'
Written by Melanie Sims (Associated Press) 03 December 2010
In this CD cover image released by Reprise Records the latest by Eric Benet, 'Lost In Time,' is shown.(AP Photo/Reprise Records)Album Review:  Eric Benet "Lost in Time" (Reprise)Benet loses sexy on 'Lost ... read more >>
Chrisette Michele releases gusty 3rd album
Written by Melanie Sims (Associated Press) 03 December 2010
In this CD cover image released by Def Jam Recordings, Chrisette Michele, 'Let Freedom Reign,' is shown.(AP Photo/Def Jam Recordings) Album Review: Chrisette Michele, "Let Freedom Reign" (Def Jam Recordings)Chrisette ... read more >>
Usher and the Peas capture first AMAs of the night
Written by Nekesha Mumbi Moody (Associated Press) 01 December 2010
Rihanna performs at the 38th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) By NEKESA MUMBI MOODYAP Music WriterUsher and the Black Eyed Peas captured the ... read more >>
One Jazz Festival Nation Under A Funk Groove
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 04 September 2010
 Big Sam's Funky Nation (Photo by Joy Childs)Kevin Eubanks (Photo by Joy Childs)Rochelle Ferrell (Photo by Joy Childs)By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterWhen the summer jazz concert circuit begins ... read more >>
Jay-Z Tops Forbes List
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 August 2010
 Jay-Z and wife BeyonceEvery year, Forbes magazine publishes its Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. This year, again, rapper mogul Jay-Z hit the top spot with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Alieuane “Akon” Thiam, ... read more >>
Luda’s ’Battle of the Sexes’ Another Smash Hit
Written by Biko Poindexter-Hodge (Intern) 28 August 2010
 CD REVIEWBy Biko N. Poindexter-HodgeSentinel InternHip-hop is not dead! It's alive and well, thanks in part to a man named Christopher Bridges, aka Ludacris.Ludacris has been in the hip-hop game for ... read more >>
Gap Band bassist Robert Wilson dies
Written by Nekesha Mumbi Moody (Associated Press) 21 August 2010
 Robert Wilson of the Gap Band, at the 2005 BMI Urban Music Awards in Miami Beach, Florida (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez file photo)By Nekesha Mumbi MoodyAssociated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Robert Wilson, ... read more >>
STAR WATCH: Statik Express
Written by Elzena Rankins (Intern) 23 July 2010
 Statik ExpressWatch Out...Operation Takeover!By Elzena RankinsSentinel InternBack again for the second time, giving the Sentinel another exclusive interview, comes a group so determined that nothing ... read more >>
Jazz 'round LA: Old Souls, Young Hearts Swing at Catalina Bar and Grill
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 08 July 2010
Jazz 'round LA: Old Souls, Young Hearts Swing at Catalina Bar and GrillBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer  To a decidedly enthusiastic and proud crowd of parents, teachers and friends, three variations ... read more >>
Tupac's "Dear Mama" Selected for Inclusion in Library of Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2010
Tupac ShakurAfeni ShakurClassic 1995 track is one of 25 recordings deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by Library of Congress this yearBy Sentinel Wire ServiceTupac Shakur's ... read more >>
Chris Brown takes a look at the man in the mirror
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 July 2010
Chris Brown performing at the 2010 BET AwardsArtist breaks down and cries in front of live audience at the 2010 BET AwardsBy Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorR&B star Chris Brown paid ... read more >>
BET Awards — A lot of surprises this year!
Written by Elzena Rankins (Intern) 02 July 2010
Prince accepting the 2010 BET Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo courtesy of BET)By Elzena RankinsLA Sentinel InternThis years 10th annual BET Awards was a surprise for everyone, especially when Chris ... read more >>
Pharrell Williams connects Music with Animation
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 July 2010
Pharrell Williams (left) works alongside Hetior Pereira (right) for the “Despicable Me” soundtrack.Despicable Me By Brandon I. BrooksEntertainment EditorPharrell Williams of the Neptunes and ... read more >>
Michael Jackson: One Year Later
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 01 July 2010
Michael Jackson: through the yearsEven in death Michael Jackson continues to dominate the sales charts.By Brandon I. Brooks Sentinel Entertainment EditorAccording to Nielsen SoundScan, MJ has nine of the ... read more >>
Garry Shider of Parliament Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Garry Shider of Parliament Garry Shider, the longtime musical director of Parliament-Funkadelic known as "Starchild," died Wednesday at his home in Upper Marlboro, MD., reports the Associated Press. ... read more >>
Father Son Trio Unleashes Smash Hit
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Father Son TrioFather Son Trio Unleashes Smash Hit "Like Father Like Son" Los Angeles entrepreneur Ron Taylor vividly remembers the days where he and his son shared a single motel room and their time ... read more >>

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