The Vacation classic films offered us silliness
while on the road and when I went to screen the New Line Cinema's presentation of Vacation starring Ed Helms (The Hangover)
and Christina Applegate (Anchorman) as the Griswolds, I was not disappoint. The audience and I reacted with tons of laughter
throughout the entire film. Distributed by Warner Bros Pictures Vacation is currently in theaters and Rated R.
Vacation follows Rusty Griswold (Helm) as he tries to reconnect with his wife Debbie (Applegate) and two sons James
(Skyler Gisondo) and Kevin (Steele Stebbins). He decides on a road trip to a Wally World where his father, the original Vacation
Griswold (Chevy Chase), took him as a kid. The result is...Read the full July 31, 2015 column...>
Will Downing releases new album, ‘Chocolate Drop,' performs at Voodoo
Lounge September 19, 2015 in Kansas City
put it into words," said Grammy nominated Will Downing about his longevity and sold out shows. Downing recently released
his 18th studio album "Chocolate Drop" (Sophisticated Soul Records) and is currently on tour promoting it. He arrives
at Voodoo Café and Lounge in Kansas City September 19, 2015 at 8 p.m. "I've seen some very talented artists come
and go, and to still be in the game... Folks I've held in high regard have passed away. It is incredible to be one of the
last standing." Will Downing has been consistent for 27 years in the music business and garnered a
Grammy Award nomination along the way. "Believing in God foremost," he adds. "But ...Read the full July 31, 2015, 2015 column...>
Grammy nominated Bluegrass singer
Claire Lynch to perform at Creative Alliance in Baltimore August 7, 2015
Two-time Grammy nominated Bluegrass singer/songwriter Claire Lynch to
perform at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue, 21224) in Baltimore August 7, 2015 at 8 p.m with her
band. The Claire Lynch Band consist of Mark Schatz (bass), Jarrod Walker (lead guitar), and Bryan McDowell (guitar, mandolin,
fiddle). "I started a band at 19," Claire said about her music career. "Dolly already knew
who I was." Claire was a studio singer for Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris. "It worked out. I was
disbanding the band anyway to raise my daughter. She (Dolly) did an album that was Bluegrass. After that I went on tour with
her...Read the full July 31, 2015, 2015 column...>
Usher, Erykah Badu, Ne-Yo join Steven Harvey for his Neighborhood Awards weekend in Atlanta
(Atlanta, GA) - Award winning Tyrese
Gibson joins a star-studded list of performers during the 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend in Atlanta, along with Robin Thicke
and judges David and Tamela Mann joining host Sheryl Underwood to crown the winning singer at the Sing Your Way to the State
Farm Freedom Friday Party finale performance, Gibson will screen his movie Shame. Thicke will take the stage during the Steve
Harvey Morning Show Live Broadcast on Friday August 7, 2015, adding to a sizzling lineup that includes previously-announced
headlining performances on Saturday August 8th from award winning superstars Usher, Tyrese and Kenny "Babyface"
Edmonds at the 13th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards, hosted by Emmy Award winning "Family Feud," talk show and radio
star Steve Harvey.
Award nominated Kierra Sheard launches clothing line Eleven60, serves as judge on 'Sunday's Best' premiring on BET July 19,
York, NY) - Grammy Award nominated and Stellar Award winning Kierra Sheard launches her new clothing line Eleven60.
At her online shop, www.MyEleven60.com, you are able to pre-order select items from Eleven60's premiere fall / winter collection
and take advantage of special offers. The full line will make its debut later in the year.
Kierra is currently touring the U.S. promoting her fifth studio album, "Graceland,"
and her latest single "Flaws". She'll also be back as a judge for the eighth season of the hit competition show
"Sunday Best," which is premiering on BET on Sunday, July 19th.
Burrell releases new single, 'Thank You Jesus,' from soon-to-be released album 'From a Different Place'
(New York, NY) - On August
21, 2015 Kim Burrell will release her highly anticipated Shanachie Entertainment album "From A Different Place."
Her new single off the project is making waves at radio is titled "Thank You Jesus (That's What He's Done)." Burrell
is also everybody's favorite mentor on BET's "Sunday Best" premiering July 19th.
"Uplifting Minds II" Enter. Conference - Sat. Oct 24th Hollywood - (562)-424-3836
VIDEO CLIPS OF THE WEEK
Multi-American Music Award winning
singer and actress Janet Jackson (Why Did I Get Married, Poetic Justice, Nutty Professor II) will release her 11th studio
album Oct. 16, 2015 titled "Unbreakable" on her own imprint Rhythm Nation Records/BMG. See her soon at a venue near
you for her "Unbreakable World Tour." Janet recently released the music video to the first single from the project
titled "No Sleeep.". Watch the music video that features rapper J Cole below. Note that it was released
just one day ago it already recevived 2 million views!
Grammy, 8X Billboard and 3X BET
and MTV Music Video Award winner Ciara releases a new music video for the latest single, "Dance Like We're Making Love,"
off of her "Jackie" project . Also an actress Ciara's credits include "The Game" and comedic film Thats
My Boy. Watch the music video to "Dance Like We're Making Love" below! Note: Only released a month ago it already
has received over 9 million views.
(Albuquerque, NM) - REELZ today announced that, for the first time, music mogul Master P
is opening the doors to his family home on the network's original series, Master P's Family Empire. Master P, whose real name
is Percy Miller, is a single father who made it his mission to forge the Miller family empire-but with five kids ranging in
age from 9 to 25 it's not always easy keeping his business interests in order, let alone keeping his kids on track. How will
he manage his own projects along with the singing, modeling, acting and sports careers of his children without losing his
mind? Master P's Family Empire will give an inside look at how this single father skillfully juggles his roles as entrepreneur,
philanthropist and hip-hop artist with his most important role: being a dad. Master P's Family Empire is produced by Asylum
Entertainment and premieres Saturday, November 28, 2015.
A self-made music mogul who grew up
in the Calliope projects of New Orleans-once labeled one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the nation-Master P sold more
than 75 million records on his way to creating a business empire. After earning his keep through years of hard work he doesn't
intend to simply hand over the keys to the family castle. Master P is a dad on a mission to create generational wealth guided
by the personal mantra "I'm your father, not your friend." His tough love teachings are always rooted in support
and instilling success in his children whether he's producing a new mix tape, giving his daughter dating advice or attending
an important parent teacher conference all while producing new recordings and mentoring a new generation of recording artists
including his son Romeo.