ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Chris Brown Refused Entry to U.K., Tour Cancelled

R&B singer Chris Brown postponed an upcoming European tour after officials in England refused to grant him a work visa, MTVnews.com reported. According to BBC News, the singer was denied permission to enter the country...

The Many Shades of Jada, from TV Nurse to Karate Kid’s Mom

Besides playing the title character on the TNT series HawthoRNe, which is starting its second season, Jada Pinkett Smith executive-produces the show through her production company, 100% Women. With her husband, Will Smith, she...

Former Motown Artist Brings Talent Back to the Music Industry

Move aside auto-tuned, gimmicky and shallow artists. According to Josh Milan, he is set to reclaim the industry and bring back true talent. Milan, a former member of the 1990s Motown group Blaze, is launching...

Fishburne’s ‘Thurgood’ a Triumph

“A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a White baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but...

Authors Honor Late Writer E. Lynn Harris

Almost a year after his death, three acclaimed authors, Stanley Bennett Clay, Terrance Dean and James Earl Hardy, are preparing to release Visible Lives: Three Stories in Tribute to E. Lynn Harris, a book...

More Details Surface in Actor’s Death, Secret Divorce Revealed

Several reports have surfaced in the sudden death of actor Gary Coleman, 42, at his Utah home. According to records discovered by TMZ, Coleman and ex-wife Shannon Price divorced in 2007, unbeknownst to many...

Producer Brings International Flair to Urban Music

Mase, a Florida-based producer with a growing list of celebrity clients, is poised to make a powerful impact on the music industry. Laser-focused, with a no-compromise attitude and strong business acumen, he is quickly...

Chilling with Ice

O’Shea Jackson was born on June 15, 1969, and adopted the cool alias “Ice Cube” before founding N.W.A. in the late 1980s. As the lyrical mastermind behind the legendary group's Straight Outta Compton album,...

District Musician, ‘Little Benny’ Dies

On May 30, the District lost a leading musician in the homegrown go-go music genre. According to reports, Anthony “Little Benny” Harley died in his sleep after an animated performance with Chuck Brown the...

Singer Alicia Keys Expecting First Child

Grammy Award-winning R&B Singer Alicia Keys is expecting her first child, according to the Associated Press. Keys is dating producer Swizz Beats, who has worked with Beyonce, Jay-Z and many others. They are reportedly engaged...

Director Lee Daniels to be Recognized at American Black Film Festival

Oscar-nominated producer and director Lee Daniels will be honored at the 14th annual American Black Film Festival in June, according to Blackvoices.com. At the festival’s closing event on June 26 in Miami, Daniels will...

Harlem Quartet: An Inspiration in Four Parts

While many entertainment industry hopefuls are hitchhiking cross country for “American Idol” auditions or dreaming of stardom on reality TV shows, a group of young Latino and African-American musicians are taking a decidedly different...