<B>KENDRICK LAMAR TO PERFORM  AT THE 2017 "VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" AIRING AUG. 27 ON MTV</B>
TOP VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE KENDRICK LAMAR TO PERFORM ON THE VMAS AUG. 27 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON MTV.
KENDRICK LAMAR TO PERFORM AT THE 2017 "VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" AIRING AUG. 27 ON MTV

Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

Platinum-selling, Grammy-award winning, Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist Kendrick Lamar, will take the Video Music Awards (VMAs) stage for the first time as a solo headline performer. The "VMAs" will air live on MTV from the "Fabulous Forum” in Inglewood, CA, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m.
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Lamar joins an extensive line-up of A-list performers for the show, including: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and more, promising more music and unpredictable moments than ever before.

Lamar, a native of Compton, California, has captivated audiences and fans with his trailblazing...





<b> "SISTER ACT" OPENS AT THE SACRAMENTO MUSIC CIRCUS AUG. 22</B>
"SISTER ACT" PLAYS AT THE SACRAMENTO MUSIC CIRCUS THEATER AUG 22-27.
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"SISTER ACT" OPENS AT THE SACRAMENTO MUSIC CIRCUS AUG. 22

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The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy “Sister Act,” featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken.

Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of “Sister Act” are Aug. 22-27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.

“Sister Act” follows the life of Vegas lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier, who is...




\"GREENLEAF\" RETURNS ON OWN AUG. 15 AND AUG. 16 </B>
"GREENLEAF" RETURNS ON OWN AUG. 15 AND AUG. 16 AT 10 PM ET/PT.
"GREENLEAF" RETURNS ON OWN AUG. 15 AND AUG. 16

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The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has renewed its acclaimed original drama series, "Greenleaf," from Lionsgate for a third season.

“Greenleaf” is from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright ("Lost," "Six Feet Under"), executive producers Clement Virgo ("The Book of Negros") and Oprah Winfrey ("Selma").

Additionally, former Los Angeles Lakers star, Rick Fox, who portrays journalist Darius Nash, has been upped to a series regular for the new season.

As previously announced, the second half of season two will return with a two-night premiere on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10...






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<b>APRIL RYAN, CHARLES BLOW SOUND ALARMS AT NABJ</b>
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY JOURNALISM STUDENT DEVON ASHBY. PHOTO BY: RICHARD PRINCE.
APRIL RYAN, CHARLES BLOW SOUND ALARMS AT NABJ

By: Richard Prince--"Journal-isms"

White House reporter April P. Ryan declared that “for the last seven months, I’ve been under attack.”

And New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow said that the Trump administration’s threats to press freedom “may be existential” — central to our existence — as the National Association of Black Journalists held its awards banquet on Aug. 12 at its convention in New...