The Grammy Museum Presents Bob Marley, Messenger
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 April 2011
Exhibit to explore Marley's role as the catalyst to the Reggae revolution as well as his influence on music and cultureOn May 11, 2011, The GRAMMY Museum will debut a new exhibit, Bob Marley, Messenger.  ... read more >>
Rick Ross partners with Warner Bros.
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 March 2011
Warner Bros. Records Announces Partnership with Superstar Rapper Rick Ross' Maybach Music GroupWarner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Maybach Music Group, ... read more >>
Earth Wind & Fire Help Raise Funds-and Fun
Written by Joy Childs 27 February 2011
Members of the group "Earth Wind & Fire" perform live on stage at the Honda Center in Anaheim Saturday Feb. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Karen Tapia - CAL STATE FULLERTON)Close-up of Jubilant Sykes performing. ... read more >>
Cornelius Grant: The Unsung Temptation Honors the Unsung
Written by Larry Buford (Contributing Writer) 18 February 2011
By Larry BufordSentinel Contributing WriterMotown's original Temptations had five members, but musician Cornelius Grant became commonly referred to as the "sixth Temptation" - much like music historians ... read more >>
Jazz ‘round L.A.: Grammy Grumblings
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Esperanza Spalding poses backstage with the award for best new artist at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing ... read more >>
Randy Weston – A Jazz Griot, A Treasure
Written by Joy Childs 11 February 2011
Randy Weston African Rhythms By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer When Randy Weston's magnificent 6'7" frame-clad in purple African attire from head to toe and wearing dark shades-first came into ... read more >>
Like Father, Like Daughter: Withers Follows Dad’s Songwriting Path
Written by Joy Childs 04 February 2011
BY JOY CHILDSCONTRIBUTING WRITERSay the name "Bill Withers,"  and most can sing all the lyrics to his biggest songs from the '70s and '80s:  "Ain't No Sunshine," "Grandma's Hands," "Lean On Me," "Use ... read more >>
Chuck Berry returns home after health care scare
Written by Jim Salter (Associated Press) 08 January 2011
Legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, the last concert of his European tour. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo) By Jim Salter Associated ... read more >>
Iris Gordy Statement on death of Teena Marie
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 December 2010
 "Teena Marie was a loving, thoughtful and incredibly sensitive woman.  She approached life like an old soul who had truly 'been here before.'  Teena's artistic light was incredibly bright and most ... read more >>
Frankie Beverly Statement on the death of Teena Marie
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 December 2010
I have been caught completely off guard with this very sad event. We toured together in the mid eighties and that’s when I learned how talented she is. She’s also a very funny person and tough as nails:-). ... read more >>
Barry Gordy Statement on the death of Teena Marie
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant 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 >>