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Minnesota judge cancels Universal deal with Prince estate
July 20, 2017
A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that Universal Music Group should be released from a music rights deal with Prince's estate. ... read more »
Winfrey, DuVernay tease ‘A Wrinkle in Time’.
July 20, 2017
Ava DuVernay says she wanted to direct an adaption of Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy classic ``A Wrinkle in Time'' because she saw herself in it. ... read more »
‘Fat Camp’ goes to BET with belly laughs
July 20, 2017
Chris Redd (Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping, Netflix’s Disjointed) and Anabelle Acosta (Quantico, Ballers) do not have enough body fat between them to justify participating in any fat camp but they are bringing the laughs in the indie comedy “Fat Camp”, which was snapped up by BET and will air July 17th. ... read more »
Pastor Michael Barrett Beats the Odds with ‘Beyond the Shield’
July 20, 2017
Beyond The Shield’s executive producer, Tyler Maddox of Maddox Entertainment shares that “the movie tells the story of redemption, reconciliation and restoration”. ... read more »
Hip-hop stars, from Chance to Snoop to Common, get Emmy love
July 20, 2017
Hip-hop acts are getting real love from the Television Academy this year: Chance the Rapper, Common, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J are among the musicians nominated for Emmys. ... read more »
Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew dies in Miami at age 53
July 20, 2017
A founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has died. Christopher Wong Won, known as Fresh Kid Ice, was 53. ... read more »
Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to dodging $1.7M tax debt
July 20, 2017
Rapper DMX walked free last Friday after pleading not guilty to what the Internal Revenue Service described as a brazen effort to evade $1.7 million in taxes, saying his faith and loyal fans would keep his career on track. ... read more »
Beyonce introduces newborn twins Sir Carter and Rumi
July 20, 2017
Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born. The singer posted a picture of herself holding the babies on Instagram late Thursday night and wrote in the caption, ``Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today.'' ... read more »
Donté Clark’s “Romeo is Bleeding” an authentic voice to a bloody battle with no winners available on iTunes on August 1st
July 20, 2017
He knows what anger and vendettas can do to a community and he is all too familiar with the sting of loss and the numbing feeling of watching his young friends and family die, murdered in the streets by his own people ... read more »
It’s A Rap: 7.20.17-7.27.17 (Music Briefs)
July 20, 2017
The Verity Label represents a rich history of cherished albums encompassing contemporary and classic hits that can be enjoyed time and again. ... read more / view gallery »
2017 BET Awards
July 14, 2017
2017 BET Awards. ... read more / view gallery »
CORRECTION: Last week, the Sentinel reported on the amazing performance of Frankie Beverly and Maze but incorrectly reported that Frankie Beverly was recovering from throat cancer. His publicist Reve’ Gibson contacted us to set the record straight and said that… “Frankie Beverly has never had throat cancer.”
July 14, 2017
CORRECTION: Last week, the Sentinel reported on the amazing performance of Frankie Beverly and Maze but, incorrectly reported that Frankie Beverly was recovering from throat cancer. His publicist Reve Gibson contacted us to set the record straight and said that… “Frankie Beverly has never had throat cancer.” ... read more »
Family Speaks Out About Troubled Actor’s Death
July 13, 2017
His family spoke to reporters this week about the circumstances surrounding his death. ... read more »
‘I Am The Blues’ A Journey To The Back Roads And Juke Joints Of The Deep South July 12 on VOD
July 13, 2017
“I Am The Blues,” directed by Daniel Cross, now available on VOD July 12th takes the viewer into the deep, back-roads of the South visiting the authentic juke joints and listening to the stories of the people who play, live and know the real roots of the blues. The blues is a musical style—absolutely—but it’s a life style above-and-beyond and many of those who were eyewitness to the height of the blues are now at an advanced age. Here is what “I Am the Blues” filmmaker Daniel Cross had to say about where to find the blues and why the blues are still hard to define. LA Sentinel (LAS): Where are the best “blues clubs” in L.A. and NYC?   Daniel Cross (DC): I don’t have a good answer for this - I wish that I did. I hope to find out. LAS; People often say that it’s very hard to define the blues or rather we all have our own version of the blues.  What’s your definition? DC: Blues is music that reflects on a person’s life: the joy, the misery the camaraderie. It is meant to be shared and [sang] to another person so the story can be shared and evolved.  LAS:  Will the blues and places like those featured in the film find a new life?  If so, how and where?  If not—why not? DC: The places in the film were old juke joints and do not operate on a true economic model; they are more labors of love, places of history that are passed down, and the operators/managers do it out of a sense of community and for the music.  Today, in my time spent there, I did not sense a consistent flow of young people who were showing true interest or doing the work to keep these places alive. Perhaps, if there is an economic model attached that makes keeping the juke joints more profitable, then there will be people more interested in keeping them open.  The way it looks to me, the old juke joints will find it hard to get a new life. However, there are still many blues bars that operate like clubs and do just fine.  ... read more »
Legendary R&B Icon Keith Sweat takes up Residency in Las Vegas for ‘Keith Sweat: Last Forever’
July 13, 2017
A fan favorite among women, he is considered to be a Casanova of R&B ... read more »
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