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Hyundai ‘Reimagine Everything’ Soundstage rocks the 13th Annual Taste of Soul
October 25, 2018
The lineup included hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow, R&B diva Chanté Moore, R&B legend Ginuwine, King of New Jack Swing Teddy Riley featuring Blackstreet and Soul songstress Melanie Fiona. ... read more »
WATCH: Lifetime Upcoming Series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Trailer
October 23, 2018
Watch the trailer for the upcoming Lifetime series ‘Surviving R. Kelly.’ The six-hour docuseries will air in three installments: Thursday, January 3rd at 9 p.m. ET/PT; ... read more »
Chaka Khan Selected As 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal
October 18, 2018
Singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Chaka Khan was announced today as the 2019 Grand Marshal by Tournament of Roses® President Gerald Freeny. Chaka will ride in the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life” and join in the pre-game celebration of the 105th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2019. As an added bonus for millions of viewers around the world, Chaka is scheduled to perform in the parade’s Opening Spectacular.  ... read more »
Nickelodeon and Kevin Hart Enter into Exclusive First-Look Deal To Develop and Produce Content for Kids
October 18, 2018
Nickelodeon has entered into an exclusive first-look deal with comedian, actor and television personality Kevin Hart (Night School, Jumanji, The Secret Life of Pets) and his production entity, HartBeat Productions.  Hugely popular among Nickelodeon’s audience, Hart will develop and produce live-action, scripted kids’ content for the network through HartBeat.  ... read more »
“Vaya” —A Remarkable Look at Innocence Lost in Modern South Africa  
October 18, 2018
Nigerian Director Akin Omotoso Film Debuts November 1st on Netflix  ... read more »
The Hate You Give Film Review: Amandla Stenberg Stars in Adaptation of Searing, Inner City Saga 
October 18, 2018
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) straddles two different worlds which never intersect, one, black and poor, the other, white and privileged. That’s because she lives in the ghetto in Garden Heights, ... read more »
Tina Perry Named General Manager, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network 
October 18, 2018
Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that Tina Perry, executive vice president, business and legal affairs, and board member of OWN, has been named general manager of the network effective January 2019 overseeing all business and creative areas of OWN. ... read more »
Ginuwine is Heating Up the Hyundai Stage with ‘90s Classics at the 13th Annual Taste Of Soul
October 18, 2018
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the release of Ginuwine’s “So Anxious.” The sensual slow jam embodies an era of R&B you can’t discuss without mentioning the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who says he’s bringing nothing but hits to the Hyundai Soundstage at the 13th annual Taste of Soul Family Festival. ... read more »
Why ‘The Hate U Give’ Is Not a Black Lives Matter Movie
October 18, 2018
Some are touting ‘The Hate U Give,’ as “the first Black Lives Matter movie.” Red flags should have gone up the moment we learned that Fox, recently acquired by Disney, was behind the film with a massive public relations budget, footing the bill for hundreds of advance screenings with celebrity guests, marketing swag, and heavy media saturation – especially in Black markets.  We might also wonder about the choice to have Audrey Wells, a White screenwriter whose credits include "Under the Tuscan Sun"  and "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," adapt an urban Black novel for the screen. ... read more »
Director Steve James Talks New Starz Docu-Series ‘America to Me’
October 18, 2018
Emmy Award-winning Steve James is one of America’s most respected documentarians, working in the field today.  In his new Starz doc-series “America to Me”— a 10-part look at race through the eyes of students, teachers and administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) — an elite, racially diverse public high school in a suburb west of Chicago, he gives all of the subjects the opportunity to let it all “hang out” so to speak.   ... read more »
Beyonce, Jay Z Appear At City Of Hope Cancer Charity Event
October 18, 2018
The singer's vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit “Halo” and “Ava Maria” after saluting the character of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing CEO Jon Platt at the City of Hope gala near Los Angeles on Thursday night. She took the stage following her husband, Jay Z, who presented Platt with the Spirit of Life award during a charity event that raised more than $6 million. ... read more »
Artist Melanie Fiona Brings the Vocal Sounds of Healing R&B Music to the Hyundai Soundstage  
October 18, 2018
In 2009, Melanie Fiona released her debut single “Give It to Me Right” which became the staple R&B song for all women who were in relationships or leaving from a romantic relationship. Nine years later, Fiona is still producing some of the greatest R&B hits. However this time, she is sharing her music with 350,000 people on the Hyundai Soundstage during the 13th annual Taste of Soul Family Festival.   ... read more »
Gerald Freeny Selects 10-Time Grammy Award Winner Chaka Khan 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal
October 17, 2018
Photo caption; 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Chaka Khan PASADENA, Calif.  – Singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Chaka Khan was announced today as the 2019 Grand Marshal by Tournament of Roses® President Gerald Freeny. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Grand Performances Collaborate to Present a Free Music Showcase as Part of Grand Ave Arts All Access Festival
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Grand Performances collaborate to present a free showcase of its musicians, its community partners and the four Fellows of The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship on Saturday, November 3, 2018, as part of Grand Ave Arts All Access, a festival set in the city’s epicenter for the arts. Sharing Grand Performances’ stage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. are Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Quartet, Street Symphony, American Youth Symphony, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, and violinist Sydney Adedamola, violinist Ayrton Pisco, violist Bradley Parrimore and cellist Juan-Salvador Carrasco, the LA Orchestra Fellows. ... read more / view event »
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