Thursday, April 28, 2016

Grammy Park comes to Brooklyn Next Weekend May 5-8 Kings Theatre




Grammy Park is coming to Brooklyn next weekend four days and nine live concert performances, more than 30 artists, collectively honored with 40-plus GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY Awards®, will converge in Brooklyn, New York for GRAMMY Park™, the first GRAMMY-branded, multiday live music experience held May 5-8.

Live music performances and signature Artist Spotlights featuring seven-time GRAMMY winner Toni Braxton with Andra Day three-time GRAMMY winner NE-YO with Jazmine Sullivan, and a special evening featuring GRAMMY nominees Robin Thicke and Aloe Blacc will take place at the historic Kings Theatre.


For more information log on www.grammypark.com



Thursday, May 5

8 p.m.
Artist Spotlight: NE-YO with Jazmine Sullivan
Location: Kings Theatre
NE-YO (three-time GRAMMY® winner) with
Jazmine Sullivan (11-time GRAMMY nominee)

Friday, May 6

7 p.m.
Latin Mix 
Location: Kings Theatre
Natalia Lafourcade (GRAMMY winner; seven-time Latin GRAMMY winner)
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
(O'Farrill, three-time GRAMMY winner; Latin GRAMMY winner)
Alex Cuba (four-time Latin GRAMMY winner)

Saturday, May 7

11:30 a.m.
The Next Generation: Emerging Artists - (free and open to the public; no ticket required)
Location: LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Alex & Sierra and Chelsea Chris
Additional performers to be announced

11:30 a.m.
M&M'S Presents GRAMMY Park Social Stages 
Location: Kings Theatre
Social media stars Jake Foushee (host), Kenny Holland, Carson Lueders, Russ, and Sammy Wilk

2 p.m.
Jazz All-Stars - (free and open to the public; no ticket required)
Location: LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express (Alexander, GRAMMY nominee)
Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective (Blanchard, four-time GRAMMY winner)
Commodores (GRAMMY winners)
Kurt Elling (GRAMMY winner)
Christian McBride Trio (McBride, five-time GRAMMY winner)
C├ęcile McLorin Salvant (GRAMMY winner)
John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet (Patitucci, GRAMMY winner)

8 p.m.
M&M'S Presents GRAMMY Park featuring Robin Thicke & Aloe Blacc
Location: Kings Theatre
Robin Thicke (five-time GRAMMY nominee) and
Aloe Blacc (GRAMMY nominee)

Sunday, May 8

Noon
Gospel Concert - (free and open to the public; no ticket required)
Location: LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Hezekiah Walker (two-time GRAMMY winner)
BeBe Winans (six-time GRAMMY winner)
Ray Chew, music director

5 p.m.
Big Band Remix- (free and open to the public; no ticket required)
Location: LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Christian McBride Big Band
Special Guests:
Jonathan Butler (two-time GRAMMY nominee)
Dianne Reeves (five-time GRAMMY winner)

7 p.m.
Artist Spotlight: Toni Braxton with Andra Day
Location: Kings Theatre
Toni Braxton (seven-time GRAMMY winner) with
Andra Day (two-time GRAMMY nominee)

To showcase and celebrate excellence in music across genres, The Recording Academy® has partnered with Upsilon Ventures, producer and developer of iconic destinations, and the New York City Mayor's Office to present GRAMMY Park. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Loretta Devine at Urban World Film Festival Sept 2015


 Loretta Devine talks new show The Carmichael Show and she says she just loves to work get into the quick chat above which took place in New York City at 2015 Urban World Film Festival in September 2015.

1 on 1 with Misty Copeland Sept 2015 Urban World Film Festival



 Misty Copeland walked the carpet at the 2015 Urban World Film Festival here in NYC on Sept 2015 i got to chat with her. She talked about American Ballet Theatre, Her film A Ballerina's Tale and more. Get into the interview above.



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Diversity wins at Sag Awards




It was a big night for diversity in Hollywood!
The 22nd Annual SAG Awards took place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium where many of our faves took home major awards.
“Ladies and gentleman, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba said as he appeared beside his young Beasts of No Nation co-star Abraham Attah to introduce a clip from the film about child soldiers in an African civil war.
Idris took home not one, but TWO SAG awards this evening  — one for his role in ‘Luther’ and the other for ‘Beasts of No Nation.’ Uzo Aduba also earned two SAG Awards this evening for ‘Orange Is the New Black.’
Queen Latifah earned a SAG award for ‘Bessie’ and Viola Davis won for ‘How to Get Away with Murder.’

Also Queen Latifah had this to say when she won "I hope that anyone out there who does not come in the package that people say you should,keep fighting for it," Flip those rocks. Keep pushing, keep turning, you can do it. You build your own boxes, not people. So knock that thing away and do you!" and Viola Davis when asked about diversity winning this evening at the SAG Awards she said ""We've become a society of trending topics. Diversity is not a trending topic." 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Boyz Next Door ATL | Season 2 | "Back in the A" | Super Trailer

As we return to Atlanta we see many new faces in the brotherhood but we still find ourselves with loose end to tie. Season to requires the boys to go back to the basics to really understand what brotherhood is. With Larry gone and KJ and Moe at odds someone has to step to the plate to keep things alive. Who will it be? Will they truly learn the definition of brotherhood this season? Season 2 starts Feb 23rd. Right here on Signal 23 TV.

The Next 15 Trailer Show debts Feb 10 on TV One





The Next 15 follows the lives of six reality stars long after their groundbreaking television debuts have come and gone, as well as the producers who make it all happen behind the scenes.
Claudia Jordan of RHOA fame is exploring new opportunities in the media world. Jennifer Williams is leveraging her stint on Basketball Wives into a co-hosting position for an online talk show. The Real World: Philadelphia‘s first out, gay character Karamo is cultivating his career in broadcasting. Basketball Wives‘ Laura Govan is exploring her creative side by authoring children’s books. Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta’s Benzino is balancing fatherhood and helming the ship of Hip Hop Weekly and Flavor of Love‘s Tiffany “New York” Pollard is spreading her sass and charm in the acting world.
They decide to embark on a group project that will give each of them the opportunity to shine in their area of expertise, but all of these big personalities in one room are sure to cause conflict. Will they rise to the occasion and get things done? Or will they succumb to  reality stereotypes and quickly see their fifteen minutes of fame fade out?





Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tyler Perry Talks about OWNTV, shows and more 1/8/16 NYC

January 8 while in New York City Tyler Perry along with the cast of The Haves and The Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor greeted the press to talk about the upcoming season and more get into the talk above.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tory Lanez performs at Breakfast Club Anniversary Party 12/18/15

Canadian Singer Tory Lanez performed at the Breakfast Club Anniversary Party back in December at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Tory best known for his hit song "Say It". Get into the performance above.

Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper singing at MBK Holiday party 12/15/15

Back in December Anaysha took the stage at MBK Entertainment Holiday Party at BB Kings in NYC get into the video above.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tyler Perry talks Black lives matter in NYC 1/8/16





On January 8, 2016 here in New York City Tyler Perry and the Oprah Winfrey Network held a sneak peek of the upcoming season and talk with media personalities about show The Haves and Have Nots as well Love Thy Neighbor. During the 45 min talk the subject of "Black Lives Matter" came up and someone in the audience asked Mr. Perry what ere his thoughts and if he would talk about it in any upcoming episodes. View his response below.




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Music: Brandy "Beggin & Pleadin"





What a wonderful way to kick off 2016 as Brandy debuted her new show this evening on BET "Zoe ever after" and after the premiere will have new music via her soundclound page. Get into the new song. So tune every Tuesday at 10pm on BET for new show and watch out as Brandy continues to dominate her star power.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Anacostia Web Series Season 4 Episodes 7-10




Well it only took a week but the journey continues for season 4 of the emmy winning web series anacostia. Get into the rest of the season and see how things unfold this season is a wild ride and promises to get even more crazy.


Episode 7






Episode 8





Episode 9






Episode 10



Sunday, December 27, 2015

Anacostia Web Series returns with a bang






After a year hiatus, Anacostia season 4 resume with 3 new episodes on Christmas Day and I will have to admit it was well worth the wait, hopefully we don't have to wait another year to see how things pan out so get into Episodes 4-6 and if you are unaware of the series or need a refresher please watch previous episodes on their youtube page https://www.youtube.com/user/ANACOSTIASERIES

Episode 4




Episode 5




Episode 6

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Medino Green feat Bry'Nt Good Dick






Medino Green is back with a new mixtape entitled "M23"




Elle Varner BB Kings 12/15/15 MBK Entertainment Holiday Party



Last night in New York City Elle Varner performed at the MBK Entertainment Holiday party at BB Kings take a look at the performance below...






Fuck It All Performance

B Slade BB Kings NYC 12/15/15







B Slade performed at MBK Entertainment Holiday Party at BB Kings in New York City on 12/15 closing out the party singing 4 songs a mash up of total praise and Make Me Over and 2 Janet Jackson songs. Get into this total slayage as he kills the stage. Having been a fan of B. Slade for the longest it was great to see him up close and personal and he definitely didn't disappoint at all..



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In Memory of Keith Barbee July 2,1977-Nov 29,2015




Lord the last few days have been very difficult as we lost a great soul in Keith Barbee Ive been trying to put into words what Keith meant to me. It's still difficult to talk to him in the past, but i have too. Keith was a genius in his own right and always had a way with words. He was an author, He was compassionate, He was my tastemaker. We could talk for hours about life and what was going on in our lives. He always had something motivational to say when i was in a funk. Keith, you were a light that touched so many people and I doubt you ever knew that. The impact that you made on the Tennessee State University and the people you touched after with just being you. I will love you always and you will have a piece of my heart as long as their breathe in my body. Thank you for your friendship, love and most of all thank you for being The Tastemaker. 

The funeral for Keitheon Barbee will be on Sat. Dec. 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church, 222 Scott Drive, Ripley, Tennessee, 38063

The public viewing will be on Friday, Dec. 4, from 1-5 p.m. at Currie Funeral Home, 7560 Hwy. 51 South,  in Henning, Tennessee 38041.


If you would like to donate to funeral which is tomorrow log on to the https://www.gofundme.com/c7cn6gxc



Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Gin Game Play 11/10/15



Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, D.L. Coburn's popular 1976 two-hander about a pair of retirement home residents who banter and bitch away the hours at a card table is so slight it might almost evaporate as it's unfolding. But it would be churlish to be ungrateful for any play that provides the opportunity to admire wily old pros James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson as they spark off one another, and to bask in their highly infectious rapport. Hats off to any actors who can manage seven performances a week at the respective ages of 84 and 90, but the co-stars of The Gin Game are doing it with such verve that the insubstantiality of the vehicle hardly matters.    

Jones and Tyson, who last appeared together on Broadway in 1966 and it was an honor to watch them for 2 hrs as I was throughly entertained and laughed the entire 2 hrs at how  marvously these 2 played off each other and jelled perfectly if you are coming to the New York City area between now and January 10 please make your way to the Golden Theatre for a night  of broadway and best believe you won't be disappointed and definely will get your money worth because with these two legends on stage you have no choice but to watch in awe as they put on a master class right in front of you. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Adele New Music: Hello





Well Adele has surprised folks and released her new single "Hello" moments ago take a listen below and let us know what you think and be sure to buy 25 album which will be available on Nov. 20


Thursday, October 22, 2015

1 on 1 with Robert Ri'chard at UWFF







Back in Sept got an opportunity to talk to Robert Ri'chard who you remember from the hit tv show one on one, hanging with mr cooper and also the voice of cousin skeeter and many other shows, he was at the premiere of his new film the man in 3b.