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Gospel sensation MARY MARY gear up for new television series
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
Erica and Tina Campbell are More than a Grammy®Award-Winning Gospel Group….They’re Sisters, Mothers and Career Women Who Strive to Balance it AllNEW YORK, NY – November 21, 2011 – Talk about a ... read more >>
Founder of Jamaica reggae, rocksteady trio dies
Written by Associated Press 06 December 2011
 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — One of the founders of a leading Jamaican reggae and rocksteady trio from the 1960s has died.A bandmate says Barry Llewellyn of the Heptones died Wednesday at age 64. Lead ... read more >>
Jazz pianist Jason Moran to advise Kennedy Center
Written by BRETT ZONGKER | AP 05 December 2011
AP photo The Kennedy Center has chosen 36-year-old pianist Jason Moran as its artistic adviser for jazz, a post long held by acclaimed musician Billy Taylor until he died last year at 89.Kennedy Center ... read more >>
Bill Withers: Just As He Is
Written by Joy Childs 03 December 2011
It’s been 40 years since Bill Withers introduced his homespun philosophy of life and love on his debut album “Just As I Am.” On that record was GRAMMY® award-winning “Ain’t No Sunshine,” ... read more >>
Nicki Minaj wins 2 trophies at AMAs
Written by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer 25 November 2011
Nicki Minaj accepts the rap/hip-hop favorite album award for "Pink Friday" at the 39th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki ... read more >>
Rap legend Heavy D dies at 44
Written by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer 10 November 2011
In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. A representative confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 that the singer and ... read more >>
Siedah Garrett: The Woman Behind the “Man in the Mirror”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2011
 Ask her considerable fan base who Siedah Garrett is and, first and foremost, they’ll say she’s a singer and a co-composer of the internationally recognized, self-reflective anthem “Man in the Mirror,” ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays October 27th - November 2nd
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 October 2011
Andrew Bynum - October 27thKeri Hilson - October 27thRuby Dee - October 27th Lenny Wilkins - October 28thTerrell Davis - October 28th Gabrielle Union - October 29th Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf - October 29th ... read more >>
Hall of Famers Tell the Tales Behind Their Songs
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 27 October 2011
 Of the tens of thousands of successful songwriters of our era, there are fewer than 400 inductees who are enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Four of those 400 songwriting geniuses came together ... read more >>
5 Questions for Soul Singer N’Dambi
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 October 2011
 It seems almost unfair to compare singer songwriter N’Dambi to Jill Scott, Nina Simone, or even Angie Stone.  Why?  Because N’Dambi’s no stranger to the game.  She’s been rocking it for years ... read more >>
Naturally 7 raises their voices
Written by Joy Childs 15 October 2011
The septet supports CAAM’s education programs and performs at the 6th Annual Taste of Soul Festival. Regularly opening for singer Michael Bublé has allowed Naturally 7 to travel all over the world ... read more >>
A Family Affair with Sheila E!
Written by Tori Bailey Contributing Writer 06 October 2011
Photo by Donald Carraway at Velvet Ropes ENT On September 21, 2011, The Baldwin Hills Plaza was full of fans fired up and ready to greet Sheila E. and show their love for the "Glamorous Life" girl of the ... read more >>
Tracks of My Tears” Guitarist Marv Tarplin Dies
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 03 October 2011
Tracks of My Tears” Guitarist Marv Tarplin DiesBy Larry BufordSentinel Contributing Writer   The year was 1965. It was a time when we could identify a car just by the sound of the starter. It was like ... read more >>
Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project Starring Mary Wilson
Written by Joy Childs 30 September 2011
Mary Wilson pays homage to Lena HorneOn May 12, 2010, at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles — which was three days after Lena Horne died — 8th District Councilman Bernard C. Parks honored author-journalist ... read more >>
Afternoon of Jazz
Written by Patrice Theard (Special to the Sentinel) 22 September 2011
Congresswoman Maxine Waters with Kenneth BentleyPhoto by Mark LaBonge The 7th annual “Afternoon of Jazz” festivities got underway with an elegant reception and silent auction on the deck overlooking ... read more >>
Leimert Park’s Finest: Dom Kennedy
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 September 2011
Local hip hop Dom Kennedy takes his music to a national stage. The recent success of local Leimert Park rap artist Dom Kennedy has the music industry buzzing and internet downloads ringing up. Kennedy ... read more >>
Quincy Jones Celebrates the BIG 6-0 with “Global Gumbo”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 September 2011
  Despite many requests from Hollywood Bowl personnel over the years, it took the considerable influence of the HB Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock — Quincy Jones’ musical mate on many an album ... read more >>
FRANKIE BEVERLY & MAZE’S SUDDEN LOST: McKinley “Bug” Williams
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
On Friday, September 2, 2011 the “Frankie Beverly and Maze Family” suddenly lost one of its dear brothers in one McKinley “Bug” Williams, he was 65.  A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ... read more >>
Janet Jackson ‘Screams’ at the Greek Theatre
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Back in 1995, what Michael Jackson believed had been the media’s biased coverage of the child sexual abuse allegations against him in 1993 led him to “Scream,” a video duet with sister Janet, written ... read more >>
“Guitar Man” Returns to the Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Jazz, pop, R&B, on his guitar or vocally:  You name it, he plays it and sings it.  In what seems to have become an annual appearance, George Benson came to the Hollywood Bowl last week, with some ... read more >>
Soul Singer Claims Jay-Z, Kanye West Illegally Sampled 1967 Track
Written by Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapers 02 September 2011
Kanye West (white jacket) and Jay Z (plaid jacket) during the GQ Magazine celebrates 50 Years of GQ, held at Cedar Lake, Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Jennifer Graylock) As Jay-Z and ... read more >>
Songwriter Nick Ashford dies at 70
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY (AP Writer) 26 August 2011
Nick Ashford Ashford & Simpson Ashford & Simpson Songwriter Nick Ashford dies at 70Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful ... read more >>
Stephanie Mills Puts Her Body In It at BHCP’s Free Summer Concert
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2011
Stephanie Mills performing live at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Photo Credit: Joy Childs for Sentinel To hear her sing at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza’s outdoor promenade last week, one might ... read more >>
Review: 'Watch The Throne' wins with introspection
Written by By RYAN PEARSON - AP Entertainment Writer 12 August 2011
Photo by Jason DeCrow/APReleased online as financial markets took a historic plunge, the full-length collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West revels in self-described "luxury rap." Two of hip-hop's biggest ... read more >>
Much Obliged
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 August 2011
Mary J. Blige arrives to the second annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert to benefit FFAWN’s Scholarship Fund, in New York, Sunday, May 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)Mary J. Blige “The Help” Interview ... read more >>

 

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