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Harlem Speaks, the ongoing discussion
series of the Jazz Museum in Harlem (held
on Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m.) which
gives overdue tribute to people whose lives
and legacy keep jazz alive in Harlem.
RUNNING, SHOOTING, SCREAMING FOR
16 Blocks” a Conversation With Bruce
Willis About the Film
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon
Dr. Anthony Griffin, M.D.
F.A.C.S. does extreme
makeover on ABC-TV
Beautiful Ivanka Trump joins
her dad
"The Donald" on
"The Apprentice"
Spike Lee's wife, Attorney Tonya Lewis Lee
pens BestSeller Book controversial
"Gotham
Diaries" a peek inside a world of privilege and
money
New York loves Goldie Hawn, in
town promoting paperback
release of
"Goldie A Lotus
Grows In the Mud"
Matthew McConaughey Talks
About Possible Correlations With
His Character in
"Failure to
Launch"
Billionaire  MARK CUBAN   
Scores Big With Reality Show  
"The Benefactor"  
About Kings Ransom Anthony Anderson
says,
"With this cast that we had Kellita
Smith,
Regina Hall, Loretta Devine,
Donald Faison,  
READ & HEAR MORE
Jon Faddis Effulgently
Recapitulates Jazzopedia At
Blue
Note 'Master Series' Inaugural
LOU RAWLS Dead At 72 of Lung
and Brain Cancer
Gabrielle Union  was entering the room when
one of the reporters said "WOW! She really is
beautiful".
- "Breakin' All the Rules"
Cassandra Wilson Brings Great
Music Only to  New York Blue
Note Gig
Famed New York hotel offers
$10,000 martini
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Upfront and Personal - "issues" right in your face is
what  
BET's "reality show "College Hill"  delivers.  
Executive producer
Tracey Edmonds told us
there
is a method to it all.
Goldie Hawn Is About to Turn 60 She’
s Still Cute and Funny AND Now She's
Rich Playing Ditzy Roles
Beautiful Isabella Rossilini Is
52 And Glad About It
HOTEL RWANDA subject  PAUL RUSESABAGINA
and Director
TERRY GEORGE at Atlanta Ritz-Carlton
Hotel For
One-on-One Interviews
LOU RAWLS thrills a sellout
crowd at NY Blue Note opening.   
A thumbs up experience. Lou
chats with us following 1st
performance opening night.
At Age 64 Al Jarreau  Is back with a
new album
Carla Thomas,  Mary Wilson,  Wilson
Pickett  & Sam Moore  In New York City
Promoting  DVD  Release  of Film "Only The
Strong Survive"
 Laughing on the outside
while crying on the inside.
Jamie Foxx on red carpet
with
Kerry Washington and
Regina King
Still Sounding Damm Good!  -
NANCY WILSON "R.S.V.P."
Debuts at the Top of the Charts -
All proceeds go support the MCG
Jazz program
The OPRAH SHOW  Ends 2004 Proclaiming -
"America's Funniest Family: The Wayanses" And
Oprah Accepts Kim's Apology For the Fat Oprah
Jokes On 'In Living Color'
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From Atlanta - Police Say
Tossed Baby Story A Hoax
READ MORE
Miles Davis appeciation for the sport of
boxing was part of his identity. He was
an avid prize-fightng enthusiast who
often trained in boxing gyms to stay in
shape.
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Agnes Morris, 92, is
president of her
neighborhood garden
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Four Lovely Daughters - Big Family Secrets - &  An
Affair to Remember Writer / Producer / Director /
Actress -
VANESSA PARISE  Chats About Her Award
Winning  Family Disclosures
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Rare Opportunity to Meet  World
Renowed
ELLEN COLCORD in
person - World Headquarters  
"COLCORD STUDIOS"
The classic Lauren Bacall face
seems little touched by her 80
years. She releases autobiography
"By Myself And Then Some"
Director Jonathan Demme, Executive Producer
Tina Sinatra and stars Denzel Washington,
Meryl Streep and Kimberley Elise in NYC behind
the scenes
"THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE",
Paramount Pictures.
TIME magazine calls him "creative genius"
AS News Report says about his NY Blue
Note performance Matt Savage "a
remarkable young spirit with a very bright
future"
Even Beyonce' Hair Makes Big Bucks
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, from
A&M Records label donate company
papers
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NYU JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Featuring LENNY PICKETT
From "Saturday Night LIVE"
Band
Takes Colorful Musical
Journey at
New York Blue Note
-
  Impressive Performance By
COMBO NUVO w/Dir of NYU Jazz
Program
Dr.  Dave Schroeder
Tribute to Nina Simone at NY Blue Note Brings
Thunderous Applause Standing Ovations  
"More"
Whoops & Star Power for  brother Sam Wayman
and daughter Simone
Tina Knowles is very proud
of her daughter Beyonce'.
She talks about sacrifices to
make it all become reality
RICHARD BONA Fascinates the Crowd
at
NY Blue Note Jazz Masters Class
"Me & Pop Looking Good Tonight"
shouts
Muhammad Ali's daughter
champion boxing
Laila
Musical Biographical Drama of Legendary
RAY CHARLES -Starring Jamie Foxx -
Has Academy Award Winners  Written All
Over It - - Or Grits Ain't Groceries & Mona
Lisa Was A Man
Shemar Moore, Kimberley Elise,
Tyler Perry, Rueben Cannon in
ATlanta to Discuss TYLER PERRY'S First
Film
 "Diary of a Mad Black Woman"
Diana Ross Performs FREE
Greenwich,
Connecticut Concert to Benefit Children
Jane  Fonda surrounded by
Dallas Austin and Big Boi' join  
the cast of  
"Monster-in-Law" on
red carpet in Atlanta
The Ten Year Campaign to Destroy Bill &
Hilary Clinton
"THE  HUNTING  OF  
THE  PRESIDENT"
READ MORE
The often outspoken Whoopi Goldberg
seems to have said and done it all
"What defines a sound is how
you resolve it." Says Jazz
Master
McCoy Tyner at The
Blue Note Jazz Master
Class Finale
READ MORE
LIVE On Broadway in New York City at  
the Iridium FREDDIE HUBBARD
66th BIRTHDAY  Celebration Party
Samuel L. Jackson Says He Had
to Learn Patience While Filming New
Line Cinema's
 "The Man"
TAKE 6 Are Six Gorgeous
Instruments Who Took to the
Stage At the
New York Blue
Note
Performance To Please
READ MORE
SPIKE LEE "SHE HATE ME" A Film About
Sex, Greed, Money and Politics In America
READ MORE
Chaka Khan Under the Stars With the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at  Chastain
Park Amphitheatre
DENZEL WASHINGTON   
Big  Screen  Directorial  
Debut       
"ANTWONE
FISHER"
READ MORE
Najee the man, the performer with a
new album all about love. Hear an
album sample.
ANITA BAKER Is Back!!  More Melodic!!  More
Harmonic!! More Colorful!!  Delivering Lyrics &
Music Reminiscent of True Rhythm'n'Blues
MONIQUE does tribute to Beyonce
on
 "BET awards *04" A Darn
Good Time With Side-Splitting
Humor
READ MORE
Hear Mike Epps  and Cedric the
Entertainer in
"The
Honeymooners" movie  final plea.
"Now I completely understand why a writer wants
you to stick to  the script", says
Eddie Griffin
about his directorial debut "
My Baby's Daddy"
with actor
Anthony Anderson
Abbey Lincoln involved in a
near fatal vehicle accident on
her way to the
Blue Note gig,
READ MORE.
In Atlanta is Dr. Christine King
Farris. PHd Spellman College (the only
sister of Martin Luther King, Jr). on hand
to celebrate 1965 Voting Rights Act 40
Year Anniversary
Actor Omar Epps discusses discipline the sport of
boxing requires and his role in
"Against the Ropes"
-  
"Life is not a game of emotion. You must
Missouri Court of Appeals
Judge Lisa White Hardwick
could make history by becoming
the first female African-American
to sit on this nations highest
court
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Hear DONALD FAISON talk
about being inspired by
 Denzel
Washington.
SOUL PLANE "Is a spoof
comedy, not a masterpiece" says
star
KEVIN HART READ MORE
NY Blue Note Continues "Jazz Master
Class" Series With trumpeter  
NICHOLAS PAYTON Says, "A sound
is like your fingerprint"
"Black 2 Broadway" at NY B.B.
King Blues Club Honoring
Blues Legend
'Ruth Brown'    
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Donald Trump's "The Apprentice"
rewards "the winning team" with a trip to
weightlessness.
 Craig Williams from
Atlanta was the team captain who decided
that
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If you know Jimmy Heath you
know Bop."
Dizzy Gillespie
once said.  Heath teaches Jazz
Masters Class at NY Blue Note
 
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Broadway's Toast (THE WIZ)  (MA RAINEY'S
BLACK BOTTOM) & TELEVISON  (
"That's My
Momma") superstar Theresa Merritt-Hines Gone
But Not Forgotten
Eva Pigford was rewarded with a
$100,000 contract with
CoverGirl, a
spread in
Elle magazine and a contract
with
Ford Models.READ MORE
World mourns Luther
Vandross
Dead at age 54
READ MORE
Anthony Mackie from Spike Lee's "She Hate Me"
looks years younger, as Perry.  Writer/Director Rodney
Evans says
"Brother to Brother" is Mackie's first film.
OLETA ADAMS Turns New
York BB King's
Club In to A
Lovers Den Singing and Talking
All About Love
Marlena Shaw Feels Like Making
Love and She's Out to Warm A
Musical Spot In Your Heart With
Two CD's
MGM Home Entertainment Pays Cinematic
Homage to Legendary Composer
Cole Porter In
"De-Lovely" Starring Ashley Judd, Kevin Kline
With performances from
Natalie Cole
Melba Moore Is Back Big Time
"Conversations With Michael Eisner"
Is Yet Another Unrivaled Success For
CNBC
and A Big Hit With
African-American Males 17-77
Marion Meadows  on his new CD
"Dressed to Chill" ..Sample the CD
Oprah, Ruby Dee and
Angela Bassett on the red
carpet of Color Purple on
Broadway.  
READ MORE
Afro American Syndicate: The information contained in the AS New Report may be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of AFRO AMERICAN SYNDICATE.  
Visual Affects in  the WAYANS'
Family Greatest Laugh Out Loud
Comedy Film
"Little Man" Has
Audience Members Rip-Roaring
Nancy Wilson's taking a chance on
love with
  "turned to blue"   AND
you just might fall In It  -- after listening
Michael Jordan Buys Stake In NBA
Team  Becomes Part-Owner Of Charlotte
Bobcats With
BET  Founder
The First 19 Episodes of PERRY MASON
Season One Recorded 1957 & 1958
Starring Raymond Burr Was Trailblazing Now
Available On Paramount DVD
The Donnie McClurkin Story  long
awaited DVD is an extraordinary film
documenting his life, as one of Gospel
music’s most dynamically liked singers
Etta James looks amazing.  Said
she feels amazing.  Most importantly
the lady definitely SOUNDS
amazing.   ETTA JAMES soulfully
attest in her
NY Blue Note debut.
Jane Wyatt, the lovely, serene
actress who for six years on "Father
Knows Best" was one of TV's favorite
moms, has died.  She was 96.  
FULL STORY
Ed Bradley from CBS '60
Minutes' Dead At 65
Merv Griffin DVD Tops '100 Gift
Ideas'
,  List, followed by Alfred
Hitchcock, Perry Mason, Fantasia,
Smokie Norful
, Tyrese and others.  
View video, listen to his music, and meet
talented  singer-songwriter-producer-director,
instrumentalist
Darrel Petties "count it all joy"  
Debut CD for EMI Gospel
Sex Shame & Power Former New
Jersey Governor
James McGreevey
Tap Dances on Larry King Live
New Charges For Alleged 'Suitcase Killer'
N.J. Woman Accused Of Hacking Up
Husband, Dumping Remains In Suitcases.
READ MORE
SEAN "P. Diddy" COMBS
Introduces New
Gillette M3Power Razor at
Gotham Hall in NYC
SILVER BELLES met in the 1930's as chorus dancers
at the
Apollo and the Cotton Club. Watch video
of their performance 70 years laters SEE them
as they are today 5-Women Aged 84 to 96.  KICKIN' IT
Ev'rebody  Loves  New York
Monday's  at 8E/7C on VH1.  Flavor
Flav made Tiffany a household word.  
Stage and Film Actor/Director
Bill Duke in pre-production of
"Cover"
, a film about family with the
DL (down-low) experience  turn reality
in his own life, he says and his
motivation to do the film.
TV on DVD (1956-57) "Alfred
Hitchcock Presents: Season 2" -  
Another Excellent Reason
to Build A "Classic TV On DVD Library
Season 13, Episode 1305
“Inside the Actors Studio: Diana Ross.”
Original Airdate: February 19, 2007
HBO's original movie, LIFE SUPPORT: Wendell
Pierce, Queen Latifah. Directed by Nelson
George - a personal and so timely message of HIV
in African American women
.
Multi-talented BERNIE MAC  tells
David Letterman he's going to retire
from standup comedy.  
FULL STORY
Director Spike Lee was named Tuesday as one of
the winners of the annual George Polk Awards for
journalism for his acclaimed documentary on life in
post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.-
"When The
Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts"
Actress, playwright Clarice Taylor pictured
here Off Broadway as Moms Mabley and
adored as
Cliff Huxtable's mother on Bill
Cosby Show talks about the meaning of
Father's Day.
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Down to the wire with two left
standing,
Sanjaya Malakar and
LaKisha Jones on American Idol
Top Fashion Designer
VALENTINO Retires After
45 Years says   "I have
been very lucky to be able
to do what I have loved all
my life."
FULL STORY
Billionaire and Motivator MARK
CUBAN Tops Attraction List of
Celebrity - "Dancing With The Stars"
Cast Announced"
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QUEEN LATIFAH building confidence by example in a
film tht uses a mix of actors and real people from the
HIV/AIDS community  to tell the story of HIV-positive Ana
Wallace, in "Life Support" on DVD from HBO.
DIANA ROSS Known As Much For Her
Unique Voice As For Her Survivor  Attitude
P/R Mogul TERRIE M. WILLIAMS  
Co-founder of
The Stay Strong
Foundation
in NYC
releases must read book titled
"Black Pain"
Premiere Jazz label "HEADS UP
INTERNATIONAL" Signs JAZZ/R&B/FUNK
LEGEND
GEORGE DUKE
Good Listening and Dance Music
For Grown-ups Still Exists
ANGIE STONE Delivers Soul
"Prince of Sophisticated Soul" -  
WILL DOWNING
New CD  "After Tonight"   is
infectious
Funk at its Finest and Chaka At the
Height of Her Powers As A Performer
- She Joins Cast of "Color Purple" In
January 2008
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Autographed Copy of "BLACK PAIN"
Courtesy Terrie M. WILLIAMS
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REAL TALK!!
United Negro College Fund’s An Evening of
Stars Tribute to
ARETHA FRANKLIN Largest
Audience EVER with Clive Davis, Smokey
Robinson, Dr. Lomax on hand.
READ MORE
GLADYS KNIGHT Brings Down the House Singing
Two Tribute Cover Songs to Congresswoman
Maxine Waters  
READ MORE
TYRA BANKS delivers awe-inspiring antidote
visionary message response to "No" it can't be done  
READ MORE
Cable Station VH1 Brilliantly
Reunites
Salt N Pepa Monday
Nites Both Look Sexy & Fine
So Funny & Entertaining
READ MORE
A CAPPELLA Singing Giants TAKE 6 Gets Lucky
Deal With
Dave Love's Record Label  READ MORE
HBO Releases Hilarious Television Series
"MARTIN" Season Three on DVD With
Non-Stop Laughs  
READ MORE
Nancy Wilson, Marcus Miller, George
Duke
, Terence Blanchard, Steve Gadd & others
celebrate the music of
Cannonball
Adderley
           READ MORE
Superstar STEPHANIE MILLS Makes Special
Guest Appearance on BET's Hit Show "Sunday's
Best"  
READ MORE
RICK JAMES tells how he worshipped the devil in his
self-penned autobiography
"The Confessions of
Rick James Memoirs of a Super Freak"
READ MORE
WALTER BEASLEY is "Ready For Love" says
this  hit CD is for him.  
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DVD Courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment
Offer Expires December 31, 2014
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10 Hours of Family Home Viewing
Entertainment in Black & White with stars
including
Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington,
Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole,
Lionel Hampton, Big Joe Turner, Count
Basie
, Martha Davis, Nipsey Russell, Ethel
Waters,
Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington
and
much much more.
"A wake-up call"
- Iyanla Vanzant
"An opportunity to reach your
break through moment."
- Rev. Al Sharpton
"A new understanding to
misconceptions"
- Bebe Moore Campbell
"It pushes to give a
voice to the pain"
- Patti LaBelle
VANESSA BELL ARMSTRONG  walking
on miracles.
READ MORE
Jazz group INCOGNITO with frontman Jean-Paul
Maunick known to fans worldwide as "Bluey", debut
high octance album
"Tales of the Beach" on
Heads Up International label.
READ MORE
At age 70 marvelous FREDDIE HUBBARD revisits re-arranged
classic tunes backed by The New Jazz Composers Octet, album
titled
"On the Real Side".   READ MORE
"I decided to dig back into standards
I love them that's how I honed my
craft",
CASSANDRA WILSON
Sax Virtuoso GERALD ALBRIGHT Pays Homage
to STAX Records      
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LALAH  HATHAWAY  Sings Songs  About  Love That  
Hasn't  Been Fulfilled Yet on
"Self-Portriat"  READ MORE
THE FUGITIVE - Season Two  Vol One DVD
Starring
DAVID JANSSEN falsely convicted of
murdering his wife and sentenced to death.
"Soul Food The Final Season" DVD a
tight knit African American family living in
Chicago
New York Tenor Saxophonist JD Allen Steps Up to
the Plate With Significant Purpose and Intent in
Jazz CD
"I AM I AM"    READ MORE
TV's   "MANNIX"  Celebrates 40th Anniversary With
Season One DVD Starring Mike Connors
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JonBenet's Mother, Patsy Ramsey dies of
cancer, once a suspect, killer never found
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19-year-old Joshua Allen from Ft. Worth Texas wins
Season Four So You Think You Can Dance
competition, gets $250K.
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A very comical interview with quintessential
musician, singer, producer, composer
George Duke about "Dukey Treats" will
have you laughing out loud.
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A tasteful assortment of colorful jazz flavorings  
COMBO NUVO the NYU artist/faculity jazz
ensemble in residence goes on record
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Motown Records legend MARTHA REEVES
enters Detroit City Council race.
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Jazz Giants Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton,
Harvey Mason. together are
FOURPLAY making
incredible music lp "ENERGY" for Heads Up Int
Stanley Clark, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten known as
S.M.V Record Massive Lp For Dave Love's Head's Up Int.  
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PAUL PORTER suffered an aneurism on the brain, lost his
speech, became paralyzed, stayed in a wheelchair for 3 years,
was given-up for dead by doctors
who said he won't make it.
READ MORE
"Joe Louis: America’s Hero Betrayed"- 75 extremely
impressionable minutes on DVD from HBO about  the first
black sports star you won't believe.
READ MORE
Good, clean, decent "Father Knows Best"
hopelessly captivates Anderson's perfectly
rosy lives now available on DVD for the first time.
Ricky and Dave Nelson grew up before America's eyes in the
1950's hit television sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie &
Harriet
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Just a year removed from "Perry Mason", Raymond Burr
became "Ironside" and the show gave jobs to Blacks in show
business.
READ MORE
Shonda Rhimes is the screenwriter, director and
producer, who created Grey's Anatomy and spin-off
Private Practice.
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Obama Elected Top Movie Date
By Texters    
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BET will premiere FRANKIE AND
NEFFE, a spin-off of the Network's
top-rated reality show KEYSHIA COLE:
Sometimes making music is all about the mechanics, like
balancing the melody with the harmony and the rhythm,
making sure the tempo is right.  NAJEE releases lp "Mind Over
Matter" inspired my Miles Davis writing.  
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vibraphonist composer Stefon Harris'   7th album as a
bandleader and
Concord debut titled "Urbanus". READ MORE
THE WAY IT IS, that intimately profiles the wildly
entertaining mother and sister of R&B singer
Keyshia Cole.
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PIECES OF A DREAM Goes Back to
Basics Including Using Hand Claps on
"Soul Intent" - Don't Miss the Party
JONATHAN KANTOR QUNITET  featuring Kenny
Werner, Alex Sipiagin, Gerald Cannon & Adam
Nussbuam at
New York BLUE NOTE DEBUT
& DEMO RELEASE   
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Esteemed Broadcast Journalist ED GORDON
Returns to BET Networks' News Division
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PBS-TV's Michele Norris
Ends 35 City Book Tour  in
Kansas City  pictured with
Vivien Jennings, Rainey Days
Books Owner
MARCUS MILLER A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO
featuring trumpeter
Roy Hargrove and singer,
songwriter/guitarist Raul Midón
TERRIE M. WILLIAMS is an advocate for
Change and Empowerment
Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones)
are a devoted couple but decades of marriage have
left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with
her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's
specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great
Hope Springs she attempts to persuade her skeptical
husband, a steadfast man of routine to get on a plane
for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the
stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough -
the real challenge for both of them comes as they
shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the
spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first
place.       
 In theaters August 10th from SONY.
Sometimes to keep the magic
HOPE SPRINGS
You need to learn a few tricks
Actress S. Epatha Merkerson-best known
as Lt. Anita Van Buren on TV’s Law and
Order-adds director and executive
producer to her credits with her debut
film The Contradictions of Fair Hope
She directed the film with Rockell Metcalf. Whoopi Goldberg
narrates Contradictions, which portrays one of the last
remaining benevolent societies. After Emancipation, the Fair
Hope Benevolent Society in Alabama, a self-help group, was
formed by freed slaves to take care of the sick, feed the hungry
and bury the dead. The film follows the group’s annual
celebration, which has devolved into the notorious outdoor
festival called the “Foot Wash.” It’s really an eye-opener.

The Contradictions of Fair Hope heads to film festivals this
summer, including the 14th Roxbury International Film Festival
(Boston), American Black Film Festival (Miami), Newark Black
Film Festival (Newark, NJ) and Martha's Vineyard African
American Film Festival.  The film features the music of
celebrated composer
Christian McBride.  
visit the website at http://contradictionsoffairhope.com
Gerald Albright and Norman Brown diligently worked  
overtime to produce
24/7, their first album together and on  
June 19, 2012 for Concord Jazz, a division of Concord
Music Group together they  released ten killer soul-jazz
tracks that took them to the top of the Billboard Charts.  

Norman Brown’s critically acclaimed 2002 album, Just
Chillin’  won a GRAMMY® in the prestigious Best Pop
Instrumental Category.  The innovative and original
guitarist has been front and center in the fast evolving
fusion of pop, R&B and jazz that has captured the
imagination of music lovers  across the country and
around the world.  

During the ’80s,
Gerald Albright became a highly
requested session musician, playing on albums by a wide
variety of artists  including
Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Lola
Folana,
Atlantic Starr, Olivia Newton-John, the
Temptations and Maurice White.  He toured extensively
with
Les McCann, Jeff Lorber, Teena Marie, the Winans,
Marlena Shaw
, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, and
went on to record numerous successful solo albums for
Atlantic Records.  Two albums hit the number one slot on
Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Chart, and were
nominated for GRAMMY® Awards in 1989 and 1990.

24/7 includes smooth jazz elements with R&B influences,
strong melodies and a groove oriented approach.  
Standout tracks include a remake of
 “Tomorrow,” a
mellow
Brothers Johnson classic from 1976, and the title
cut.  Albright’s daughter, Selina, contributes her vocal skills
to the well-polished and soulful title track (and later to
“Champagne Life”).  Selina actually wrote the lyrics.  It was
Albright’s decision to include “Champagne Life,” from
singer Ne-Yo’s album Libra Scale.
LIVE NATION PARTNERS WITH
KIRK FRANKLIN FOR FIRST
MAJOR U.S. GOSPEL TOUR
FEATURING "THE KING'S MEN"
KIRK FRANKLIN
MARVIN SAPP
DONNIE
MCCLURKIN &
ISRAEL
HOUGHTON
LOS ANGELES, CA  - Four of
the most successful
performers in gospel music
history,
Kirk Franklin, Marvin
Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and
Israel Houghton, announce
today that they will share the
same stage for the very first
time when they embark on
The King's Men concert tour
this fall.

The historic U.S. tour will hit
major venues in 15 U.S.
cities beginning on Sunday,
September 16th at Comerica
Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, and
culminating in Brooklyn, NY
at Barclays Center on
Sunday, October 14th.For
complete presale details
visit
www.citiprivatepass.com.

Between these four gospel
music giants, The King's
Men have taken home over a
hundred GRAMMY®, Dove,
Stellar, BET, Soul Train,
NAACP and American Music
Awards. They have appeared
on countless mainstream
television shows and moved
millions of fans at their
sold-out live concerts
nationally and internationally
and now for the first time
ever they bring all of their
incredible and inspirational
talents together under the
same roof for gospel, R&B
and pop music fans across
the country.
Kirk Franklin commented:   "The
opportunity to partner with Live
Nation is a GREAT honor and
responsibility. The genre of
gospel music having this kind of
massive marketing support is
monumental, and the talent on
this tour makes it a must-see
event! I'm very proud of this
relationship and I expect it to be a
new groundbreaking platform for
inspirational entertainment."  
Exclusive artist meet & greet and
VIP ticket packages are available.
Please visit http://vipnation.com
for details.
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Marcus Miller Attends
Unveiling of Miles Davis Stamp
The unveiling of the Miles Davis stamp by Eduardo H.
Ruiz Jr., left, L.A. District manager of the USPS, and
bassist
Marcus Miller, right, with musicians, members
and friends of the Davis family during the U.S. Postal
Service dedication before a concert at the Hollywood
Bowl on June 27.
 Miller, a two-time GRAMMY winner,
returns to composing and exploring new music of his
own on
“Renaissance” with a new band of curious and
like-minded young musicians, and a mission to travel
the world to take the message of his musical movement
straight to the people.
Set for
release August 7 on Concord
Jazz
 with eight original inspired
interpretations in song by WAR,
Janelle Monáe, The Jackson 5
and Ivan Lins.
Gerald Albright & Norman Brown’s
"24/7" Debuts at #1 on Billboard’s
Contemporary Jazz Chart AND #1
on the Top Current Jazz Albums
Chart!
Wed Sep 19      Los Angeles, CA     Gibson Amphitheatre     
Sat, Sep 22       Concord, CA             Sleep Train Amphitheatre   
Tue, Sep 25      Dallas, TX                  Verizon Theatre
Wed, Sep 26     Houston, TX              Reliant Arena    
Fri, Sep 28        Atlanta, GA                 Chastain Amphitheatre    
Sun, Sep 30      Miami, FL                   AmericanAirlines Arena   
Tue, Oct 02       Tampa, FL                  USF Sun Dome    
Sat, Oct 06       Washington DC          Verizon Center  
Sun, Oct 07       Philadelphia, PA        Liacouras Center
Tue, Oct 09       Cleveland, OH            Wolstein Center  
Wed, Oct 10      Chicago, IL                  United Center
Fri, Oct 12         Detroit, MI                     Fox Theatre  
Sun, Oct 14       Brooklyn, NY                Barclays Center  
ALEX
CROSS
in theaters October 26th
  A Film by ROB COHEN
Screenplay MARC MOSS
ALEX CROSS follows the young
homicide detective/psychologist
(Tyler Perry), character  from
the worldwide best-selling
novels by James Patterson, as
he meets his match in a serial
killer (Matthew Fox).

The two face off in a high-stakes
game of cat and mouse but
when the mission gets personal
Tyler Perry's character Cross is
pushed to the edge of moral
and psychological limits in this
taut and exciting action thriller.
ROB COHEN & KERRY      
WILLIAMSON  Starring   
TYLER PERRY,    
Matthew Fox,
Edward Burns, Rachel
Nichols and Jean Reno