Smokey Joe’s Café Heats up Pasadena Playhouse
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 10 October 2013
  On September 22, in sunny Pasadena, the Pasadena Playhouse presented ‘Smokey Joes Café: The Songs of Lieber and Stoller’ to a capacity audience.  Running until October 13, those interested ... read more >>
Los Angeles Artist Jason Madison Grows Up with ‘I’m Not a Kid Anymore’
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 10 October 2013
  With the success of short film “LA is My Playground,” Jason Madison is back with “I’m Not a Kid Anymore,”placing himself as the main attraction. In “I’m Not a Kid Anymore,” heis ... read more >>
Lee Daniels to be Feted at 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 10 October 2013
  Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced that director Lee Daniels will be honored with the “Hollywood Director Award.” The honor ... read more >>
A Joyful Noise at the Gardenia
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 10 October 2013
Martha Taylor LaCroix   Songstress Martha Taylor LaCroix will perform at The Gardenia on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.  She will be accompanied in her classy vocal style by legendary pianist Karen Hernandez ... read more >>
Verizon’s ‘How Sweet The Sound’ Finale Nov. 2 at Nokia
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor 10 October 2013
HOW SWEET THE HOSTS: Award winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams and Grammy winning producer Donald Lawrence serve as hosts of Verizon’s ‘How Sweet The Sound’ gospel singing competition, which will ... read more >>
Christine Devine, The People’s Champion
Written by Edward Rice, III 07 October 2013
KTTV Fox 11 Los Angeles nightly news anchor and Taste of Soul ambassador, Christine Devine   With more than 300,000 people expected to attend the Taste of Soul, the event offers a unique opportunity ... read more >>
Musical Director Ray Chew Makes His Mark At This Year’s 65th Annual Emmy Awards
Written by Sentinel Wire Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 03 October 2013
Composer and Music Producer Ray Chew, is high on the heels of his triumph as Musical Director for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 on CBS. The broadcast – which drew its highest ratings ... read more >>
Film Review: Rush High-Octane Formula 1 Drama Recounts Death-Defying Racing Rivalry
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 October 2013
Back in the Seventies, a couple of racecar drivers as different from each other as Dudley Do-Right and Snidely Whiplash became sworn adversaries on the Formula 1 circuit. England’s James Hunt (Chris ... read more >>
Isaiah Washington Gets Candid on his Role in film ‘Blue Caprice’
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 03 October 2013
Actor Isaiah Washington starring in‘Blue Caprice’ alongside  Tequan Richmond.   Veteran actor Isaiah Washington stars in director Alexandre Moors ‘Blue Caprice’ depicting assassin ... read more >>
"Instant Mom"
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Intern 03 October 2013
    Photo: Courtesy of Nickelodeon  New Black Comedy Comes to Nickelodeon Sunday the 30th Nickelodeon premiered its new live-action family sitcom “Instant Mom.”  The show features an all ... read more >>
VIDEO: Kelitta Smith Interview
Written by Super User II 30 September 2013
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LMU announces Caméras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 26 September 2013
Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television, in partnership with Film Independent at LACMA, announces the lineup of Caméras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa, a month-long film series ... read more >>
Drake is comfortable in his own skin
Written by JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press 26 September 2013
This Sept. 21, 2013 file photo shows Drake performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nev. Drake's latest album, "Nothing Was The Same," was released on Tuesday, Sept. 24. (Photo by ... read more >>
Don’t Call it A Come Back…Late Night’s Prodigal Son Returns
Written by Ed Rice, III Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 September 2013
  Like a familiar friend that stayed away too long, Arsenio Hall’s return to late night was welcomed with open arms September 9. America and the rest of the entertainment world showed up for the ... read more >>
Film Review: Things Never Said
Written by Joy Childs Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 September 2013
Director Charles Murray A labor of love – about us, by us   There aren’t too many feature-length movies about a woman’s journey from a loveless marriage to self-discovery and self–empowerment, ... read more >>
Reynolds Pushes to Keep Hattie McDaniel Alive
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Intern 17 September 2013
After a successful three city run of her award-winning, critically acclaimed play, “Hattie: What I Want You to Know,” Vickilyn Reynolds has found herself in the same position as many filmmakers ... read more >>
Phylicia Rashad takes on directing role
Written by STACY A. ANDERSON Associated Press 17 September 2013
  Phylicia Rashad with co-star Keshia Knight Pulliam from the "Cosby Show.” (Associated Press/Photo By Tina Fineberg, File) Phylicia Rashad is best known for starring roles on stage and television, ... read more >>
Show Me The Butler!
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 September 2013
    Cuba Gooding, Jr... The “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Interview Cuba Gooding, Jr. was born in the Bronx on January 2, 1968, but raised in Los Angeles from the age of 4 on. Best known for his ... read more >>
Ink-deep in Creativity
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 September 2013
  Illustrator and Comics Animator, Arie Monroe Arie Monroe says about her illustrations, “I’m producing work that encourages African American women to be confident as they are." Arie Monroe ... read more >>
VIDEO: BET Awards Red Carpet Interviews Part 1
Written by Super User 07 September 2013
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VIDEO: BET AWARDS 2013 RED CARPET INTERVIEWS PART 2
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VIDEO: A Taste of Taste of Soul
Written by Super User 07 September 2013
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Dave Chappelle Ditches Hartford Show Halfway Through
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 06 September 2013
Dave Chappelle Comedian Dave Chappelle angered fans in Hartford, Conn., on Thursday night when he cut short a performance and sat silently on a stool for nearly a half hour before walking off stage ... read more >>
Devon Franklin gives us the Scoop on Keeping his Faith in Hollywood
Written by Shonassee Shaver, Sentinel Contributing Writer 05 September 2013
Devon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia Tristar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment He is a Hollywood mover and shaker attaining success by staying true to ... read more >>
JOE ADAMS: A True Living Legend from Watts to the World
Written by KENNETH D. MILLER Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 05 September 2013
WALKING WITH A LEGEND: (from left) The Bakewell Company Vice President Noel Fulcher enjoys a conversation with legendary Joe Adams and the Sentinel Executive Publisher and The Bakewell Company CEO Danny ... read more >>

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