Friday, December 4, 2020

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Rap Legend to Co-Host Hip-Hop Awards

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Rap icon Kurtis Blow, most famous for his hit “The Breaks,” is set to co-host the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Awards (HHHOF) in June. This will be the first broadcast of the awards show since it aired in national...

Beyonc’s ‘Heat’ Turns Big Profit

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After dominating radio waves, the big screen and the fashion world, Beyoncé has laid her stake in the perfume industry, releasing her signature scent, Heat, to the masses. In just over one month, the perfume, which comes in a...

Prince in Alleged Financial Straits

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According to The Associated Press, 51-year-old music icon Prince is facing a number of financial woes, including unpaid taxes in his home state, Minnesota, and a whopping fine from Irish concert promoters for skipping out on a concert. The report...

India Arie Slams Lady Gaga Video

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Known for her deep, soul-searching lyrics and guitar-laden hits, Grammy-nominated singer India.Arie has based her career on socially conscious, uplifting music. In several postings on her Twitter page, the Atlanta-based singer slammed Lady Gaga, a flamboyant pop star, for...

Mayor’s Arts Awards Reaches 25th Year

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The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is celebrating 25 years of artistic ingenuity and innovation with the 25th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, the highest honor conferred by the District of Columbia in recognition of artistic excellence...

Boyz II Men Gear up for Carnival Cruise Performance

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Multiple Grammy award-winning vocal group Boyz II Men will set sail with fans Feb. 11-14, 2011, on Carnival Cruise Lines Imagination for “The Love Cruise.” The four-day voyage, which will travel from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, will celebrate the...

Singer Lyfe Jennings to Visit D.C.

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R&B singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings visited the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Richard England Clubhouse No. 14 on March 25. The Ohio native spoke to local teens about his experience growing up in the inner city and his...

Sri Lankans Turn Riot over Upcoming Akon Performance

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According to The Associated Press, protestors outraged at news of a concert by R&B singer Akon hurled stones at Sri Lankan broadcast headquarters. Four workers were injured and the building was damaged. Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said the group...

Famed Author Releases New Book

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Celebrated author Walter Mosley’s latest book, Known to Evil, continues the saga of Leonid “LT” McGill as he tries to “find the off-ramp to redemption from the dark highway I was on.” Full of page-turning drama and unexpected twists,...

Producer, Songwriter Makes Return to Top of Charts

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Makeba Riddick, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and vocal producer, has returned to the top of music chart with new collaborations and up-tempo dance tracks. Riddick has worked with leading artists like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez and her latest...

Baltimore’s Mo’Nique Might Win

The biggest moment of actress Mo’Nique’s career could happen at the Academy Awards on March 7, as she is among the nominees for Best Supporting Actress. The Baltimore, Md. native currently hosts “The Monique Show” on BET and is best...

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