ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Dionne Warwick Celebrates 50 Years in Entertainment With Events Supporting HIV/AIDS Fight

    Legendary entertainment icon Dionne Warwick will celebrate her 50th year in show businesses this month with a series of activities in New York City benefiting the fight against HIV and AIDS. On Sept. 26, Warwick...

    John Legend to Produce NBC Sitcom

    Singer John Legend can now add the title of “television producer” to his sprawling résumé. According to Deadline.com, the musician recently inked a deal with NBC to produce a show called “Mixed Blessings,” scheduled...

    Denzel, Ron Howard, Ashanti, LeBron Launch PSA for Boys and Girls Clubs of America

    Celebrity alumni of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America flocked to Washington, D.C. to launch a new PSA campaign, which targets childhood obesity, dropout rates and youth violence. Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, the club’s...

    Howard University’s Afro-Blu Makes National Debut

    Americans all over the country tuned in to NBC Monday night as Washington D.C.’s own premier a cappella group, Afro-Blu, took over The Sing-Off stage in Los Angeles, Calif. Capturing 5.2 million viewers in...

    Sean Penn's Group Receives Grant to House Haitians

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haiti aid group run by Hollywood actor Sean Penn says it has received a $2.25 million grant to help more than 500 families displaced by last year's earthquake move...

    Beatles Refused to Entertain Segregated Audience

    When the auctioneer’s gavel slammed on Sept. 20 it sealed the fate of an obscure document that reveals a little known fact about the Beatles, that floppy-haired troupe from Liverpool that took this country...

    Artists to Observe 10-Year Anniversary of Invasion of Afghanistan

    10 Years and Counting (10YAC), an organization that zeroes in on the true costs of the war on terror will host a cultural program to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of...

    Nashville's African American Music Museum Underway

    A new museum designed to showcase African American music is in the works in Nashville, Tenn. The National Museum of African American Music (NNAAM), the first project of its kind in the country, will feature...

    Forbes Names Tyler Perry the Richest Man in Entertainment

    Move over Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio: producer and actor Tyler Perry is the richest man in entertainment, according to Forbes magazine. Perry, creator of the popular “Madea"” franchise and the TBS shows House of...

    Mos Def No More: Rapper, Film Star Changes Name

    Rapper and film star Mos Def announced he will change his name at the end of the year to Yasiin, the name of the 36th surah, or chapter, of the Quran. According to Entertainment Weekly,...

    Jermaine Jackson Reveals Escape Plan for Michael

    LONDON (AP) — Jermaine Jackson says his family had secretly arranged to fly Michael to Bahrain if the pop icon was found guilty of child molestation. Jermaine was quoted as telling The Times magazine out...

    Sanaa Lathan, the “Contagion” Interview

    Sanaa Lathan earned a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway performance as Beneatha Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun,” a role she later recreated in the highly rated and critically acclaimed ABC production,...

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