The Sooooo Ready for Lauryn Hill: Famed Artist Signed $1 Million Deal, According to Lawyer in Court
According to HIP HOP WIRED
: Lauryn Hill has signed a new record deal. "L Boogie's" attorney has stated that the Grammy Award-winning artist has signed a $1 million deal with Sony.
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Launch Event for BLACK WOMEN TRI :: "Astonishing Beauty Inside & Out!"
SAT., APRIL 27th :: 6 to 9 pm :: Trulia 22 South Howard Street Downtown Baltimore, MD 21201
Launch event for "BLACK WOMEN TRI"!! We have the goal of tapping into a new market for Black Women; competing in Triathlons. Overall the company is a women’s empowerment/ women’s entrepreneurship program. Read in Full >>
GLOBEs Golden Era: A Tribute to Soul and R&B! :: Saturday, May 4th :: 8 pm :: www.creativealliance.org
The internationally-beloved voice of Navasha Daya and rising star Jonathan Gilmore turn their amazing vocal prowess to some of the most powerful music ever: the golden age of American soul and R&B. They perform hits from Ray Charles to the Isley Brothers.
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Second and Fourth Mondays :: Marc Clarke & Troy Johnson
Come party with Mark and Troy Monday after work in Silver Spring at Society Lounge!!! 6p to 10p...giveaways, games, karaoke because you know Marc and Troy like to clown...and sing..Drink Specials all night and the hottest spot on a Monday Night!! Read in Full >>
Famous Blacks Born in April
Gil Scot Heron - April 1,1949
Marvin Gaye - April 2, 1939
Maya Angelou - April 4, 1928
Eddie Murphy - April 3, 1961
Colin Powell - April 5, 1937
Billie Holiday - April 7, 1915
William Monroe Trotter - April 7, 1872
Al Green - April 13, 1946
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - April 16, 1947
Martin Lawrence - April 16, 1965
Cedric the Entertainer - April 24, 1964
Master P - April 29, 1967 Read in Full >>
Fashion Awards MD 2013: Saturday June 15, 2013
Saturday June 15, 2013
The Brown Center @ MICA
1301 W. Mt. Royal Avenue
Hosted by the Stars of Style Network's Hit Series "Kimora: House of FAB" Johnny and Lianca
Honoring and Recognizing Maryland's Fashion Industry
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"Beyond City Limits" Is HERE! MEET the Cast
Prinion, Leonardo, Alexis, Javier, and Jared are five high school students from very different walks of life, each confronted with their own personal obstacles.
As diverse as this group may be, they unwittingly discover a commonality that will forever bind them and push them Beyond City Limits. Read in Full >>
Broken House, a short film and documentary exploring House music and culture in Baltimore and it's power to change lives.
Both the film and documentary were shot in Baltimore City, mostly in the West Baltimore communities of Sandtown-Winchester and Upton. These stories were collected and made possible through the collective work of so many great people in the house community, people in the communities of West Baltimore and community organizations. The actors and dancers come from multiple generations and together shared their stories and dance moves from both the house and club culture. This production process truly embodied the spirit of House culture - creating community, encouraging freedom of expression and sharing love! Read in Full >>
MEET Baltimore's Own Noree Victoria: Creative Artist with a 4.0
At the age of 16, once again longing for a life beyond the borders of her city, she petitioned the school board on her own and successfully won their approval to bypass her senior year, going directly to college to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing and Biology, and subsequently a Master's Degree in Information Technology. Noree completed her Master's degree program with a 4.0 GPA; however, coming from an entertainment family with modest means -- kin to the late jazz musician Eubie Blake, and sister to Emmy-nominated actress Penny Jerald -- the lure of acting proved itself overpowering. Read in Full >>
FELA! ...... in Philadelphia!! Thru Sun., March 17th :: Broadway FELA! featuring Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child
Tues, March 12 - Sun, March 17, 2013
The Merriam Theatre
250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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(for 30% off your ticket purchase)
TUNE-IN: "Real Women of Baltimore": "What you're NOT gonna do ..."
The "Real Women of Baltimore"
Show is here! It's all about two single mothers (Nairobi Perry and Tiana Douglas) who are friends that come together and discuss various issues. Some topics include politics, religion, children or the most favored subject of all...men and relationships; these women take keeping it "real" to another level. Read in Full >>
Guest Editorial: Black PressRadio: ASHAMED OF HIS BLACKNESS: First Madea now James Bond: Why Idris Elba is all mixed up
Equally without debate, his decisions to accept Black roles gave him a seat at one of the world's most discriminating tables: Hollywood. He's played a hard-working Black father in Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Girls" and one of the most dangerous Black kingpins an opposite of Denzel Washington in "American Gangster" as well as a Black military veteran with mental health issues in the gritty movie "Legacy." All of those roles together equal the reason his name is being floated to become the first Black actor to portray James Bond. But wait, that's the thing. Idris is offended to be called a Black anything, so why should we be surprised to hear him say, "I don't want to a Black James Bond?" Read in Full >>
DC: Everlasting Life Restaurant & Lounge Present Dr. Griff
The Acapella Revolution - Re-Connection to the Ancient Art Forms
Saturday March 16th, 2013
4:00 - 8:00 PM
Admission: $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
For more information please contact: (301) 324-6900. Read in Full >>
"Wolf": Written, Directed and Filmed by Nationally and Internationally Acclaimed Filmmaker Ya'ke Smith :: On "Empower Hour" with DG TODAY @ 10 am
Special guests include Ya'Ke Smith, who will discuss his film, "Wolf": The Struggles of a Family Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse and The Black Church. A family is shaken to the core when they discover their son has been molested. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads towards a total mental collapse because of his love for his abuser, while his abuser attempts to exorcise his own past demons. The film stars Irma P. Hall (THE LADYKILLERS, COLLATERAL), Eugene Lee (LACKAWANNA BLUES, COACH CARTER) and newcomers Mikala Gibson, Shelton Jolivette and Jordan Cooper.
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CHICAGO: Willie Lynch, Jr. Performs ... Sun., March 3rd :: 8pm
MARCUS CHAVERS OF MJC ENTERTAINMENT
COMEDIAN WILLIE LYNCH JR. PRESENTS...
"WILLIE LYNCH JR. AND FRIENDS!" (THE FINAL SHOW) Read in Full >>
ELLE' ... on the next "Empower Hour" on Radio One Baltimore w/ Doni Glover (WOLB 1010 AM, 2.26.13, 10-11 am)
Elle is currently working on her album "GroundBreaker" which will be released this Summer 2013 and performing weekly which is putting her in position to explode into her well-deserved place in the Music Industry. Her Pop single "Millionaire" is a fan favorite that held the number 1 Reverbnation Local Pop Chart position for months and the R&B Ballad "Around You" is moved steadily up the charts as well. Read in Full >>
FEMI :: The Out of Water Experience ... AT BusBoys & Poets on 14th & V, Monday, February 25th 2013 from 9pm to 11pm.
Femi the Drifish is British born Nigerian Baltimore City Resident lyricist, song writer, spoken word poetry's answer to Fela Kuti, Old Dirty Bastard & Freddie Mercury. The Drifish is passionate, animated & ferocious on the microphone in front of audiences along with The Out of Water eXperience band that goes beyond rocking stages, more like avalanche places with their musical performing talents. Pulling from ...various genres for the most energetic meaningful display of showmanship they dub themselves, Soul-Lyrical-HipHop-Funk-Rock instead of picking just one genre.
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ATL: PASSPORT Saturdays :: The #1 International Party for all Americans, Caribbean's & Africans at Cream Ultra Lounge :: This Saturday, Feb. 23rd
Join us this Saturday Night for #PassportSaturdays The #1 International Party for all Americans, Caribbean's & Africans at Cream Ultra Lounge
Hosted by v103 Osei Kweku
Music by Fully Focus DJ Dyme
& King Ola
. Book your VIP tables & Birthday celebrations today by calling or txting 404.936.2297. Read in Full >>
Baltimore's Own ... Cooking Tye :: "Hip-Hop Chef" :: The Official HipHop Chef ®
Several years ago, Tye was looking for a way to break into the hip-hop and entertainment industry without being a rapper. “The Hip-Hop Chef” had interests that included DJ’ ing house parties in the neighborhood, making beats and playing the drums for his friends band as a teenager. Tye used cooking as an option instead, even though when the Hip-Hop Chef brand was created, cooking wasn’t a popular trade as it is today. He wanted to be a celebrity chef who worked with celebrities in genres spanning from hip-hop to pop. Read in Full >>
Brooklyn Boheme Screening & Panel Discussion :: 2/21/13 7:30 pm
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In celebration of the upcoming Spike Lee tribute, we proudly present Brooklyn Boheme. Nelson George explores the fertile ground of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, which gave rise to an African-American arts movement in the late 20th century as vibrant as the Harlem Renaissance. George teams with filmmaker Diane Paragas to interview such luminaries as Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams, and Lorna Simpson for a lively celebration of Brooklyn pride.
Clarence “KD” McNair Produces New York Fashion Red Carpet Event
Celebrities in attendance included cast members from MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore,’ actor Malik Yoba, boxer Zab Judah, singer Tracy Gayle, and model/actress, Jessica Caban -- Bruno Mars' girlfriend. 'Boy Meets Girl' founder and creative director Stacy Igel graced the red carpet, as did Grammy Award nominee and Latino Inaugural Ball performer Frankie Negron, and singer/songwriter/producer Jay Reezy. Reezy is a member of the hit songwriting team "The Office," spearheaded by Bryan-Michael Cox. Read in Full >>
"My Brother Marvin" is On-Tour :: “My Brother Marvin, a Memoir by Zeola Gaye” is Zeola’s new book :: Philly, D.C., Baltimore
About | Zeola “Zee” Gaye | Author
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Zeola “Zee” Gaye is the youngest of five siblings born to Alberta and Marvin Gay, Sr. in 1945. Her siblings are Michael, Marvin, Frankie (all deceased) and sister, Jeanne, who lives in New York. Zeola relocated to Los Angeles in the early 1970’s to join the rest of the Gaye family after living in Atlanta, Georgia for four years. Read in Full >>