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SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION

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Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold host the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration 25th Anniversary on February 7, 2024 in Las Vegas, NV at the Palms Casino Resort.  HONOREES DAMAR HAMLINBuffalo Bills“New Beginnings” Award Honoree MARKQUESE BELLDallas Cowboys“HBCU Spotlight” Honoree CJ STROUDHouston Texans Quarterback“Faith In Action” Award Honoree NATE BURLESONCo-Host, CBS Mornings, NFL Today /former NFL Player“Lifetime of Inspiration” Honoree   ESSENCE Glass Ceiling Breaker Award Presented By Mielle HonoreesDASHA SMITHChief Admin Officer/Executive Vice President, NFLKIMBERLY FIELDS SVP of Football Opps/ Football Business Strategy, NFLSANDRA DOUGLASS MORGANTeam President, Las Vegas Raiders The Players Choir Celebrates Super Bowl Soulful Celebration 25th Year Anniversary  The Players Choir performs on the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration, marking its 25th year. Making its debut in 2008 in Phoenix during the 9th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC), the choir includes active and former NFL players and has delivered one of the most highly-anticipated musical performances during the biggest weekend in sports, the annual Super Bowl Weekend.  SBSC SHOW VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS/CLIPS VIDEO: Experience the magic of the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration with our exclusive video highlights, offering a glimpse behind the scenes, from the glamorous red carpet rollout to the electrifying show day festivities. Get an insider’s view of the star-studded red carpet arrivals, featuring celebrity guests and honorees making their grand entrance. Then, immerse yourself in the soulful performances and memorable moments captured during the taping of the event, showcasing the incredible talent and energy that filled the vibrant Palms Pearl Concert Theatre. With select show clips and interviews with participants, our video highlights provide a captivating snapshot of this unforgettable celebration of faith, fellowship, and football. Click the thumbnail link for a sneak peek into the heart and soul of the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration! SBSC SHOW PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS The Super Bowl Soulful Celebration brings together NFL players, gospel and contemporary …

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USHER SCORES HIGHEST CHARTING ALBUM IN OVER A DECADE WITH COMING HOME

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Listen HERE COMING HOME (EXPANDED EDITION) FEATURING TWO NEW SONGS TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 23 COMING HOME DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP R&B ALBUMS CHART, NO. 1 ON TOP ALBUM SALES, AND NO. 1 ON TOP CURRENT ALBUMS BECOMING THE TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE WEEK APPLE MUSIC SUPER BOWL LVIII HALFTIME SHOW WAS THE MOST WATCHED SUPER BOWL HALFTIME PERFORMANCE IN HISTORY WITH 129.3M VIEWERS Watch HERE USHER: PAST PRESENT FUTURE NORTH AMERICA & EUROPEAN TOUR ON SALE NOW AT LIVENATION.COM Watch the videos for “Good Good”, “Risk It All”, “Standing Next To You” and “Ruin” from COMING HOME “Usher’s not trying to be any other kind of pop or R&B star. And at the very least, the album is a reminder that he is pretty great at a lot of things. Glad he came home.” “…he has proved that he didn’t have to update his sound. He was here already.”“…a refreshing return to the kind of real R&B that has been missing from today’s music.” “Coming Home is full of delectable singles that prove Usher is still the king of pop-R&B—he’s simply reminding his fans what he can do, how many ways he can do it, and how nastily, too, if you’ll allow him.” Read USHER’s latest Billboard Cover Story HERERead USHER’s Los Angeles Times Cover Story HEREWatch USHER’s CBS Sunday Morning Interview HERE COMING HOME (EXPANDED EDITION) INCLUDING TWO NEW TRACKS TO BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 23 Expanded Edition includes new tracks “Naked” and “Believe” USHER: PAST PRESENT FUTURE NORTH AMERICA & EUROPEAN DATES ON SALE NOW AT LIVENATION.COM  INTO THE GROOVE WITH USHER LIVE NOWWatch HERE  This is what music conversations should feel like. The most captivating tales of our musical era, shared by the most passionate music enthusiasts in the world, all experienced through the warm analog tones of vinyl records. Sponsored by Rémy Martin and presented with mega, as the needle drops into the grooves of his latest album COMING HOME, Usher and …

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BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE IN THEATERS NOW

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SYNOPSIS: BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE is in theatres January 12,  Paramount Pictures Presents A Plan B Entertainment / State Street Pictures / Tuff Gong Production “BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE” Executive Producers  Richard Hewitt, Orly Marley, Matt Solodky   Produced by  Robert Teitel, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner,  Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley  Directed by  Reinaldo Marcus Green Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, Tosin Cole, Anthony Welsh, Michael Gandolfini, Umi Myers, Nadine Marshall CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE “Bob Marley: One Love ” has not yet been rated. OneLoveMovie.com #BobMarleyMovie #OneLoveMovie  TikTok | Instagram| Facebook| Twitter

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The Color Purple in theaters Christmas

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Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond in “The Color Purple.” This bold new take on the beloved classic is directed by Blitz Bazawule (“Black Is King,” “The Burial of Kojo”) and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones. “The Color Purple” stars Taraji P. Henson (“What Men Want,” “Hidden Figures”), Danielle Brooks (“Peacemaker,” “Orange Is the New Black”), Colman Domingo (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Fear the Walking Dead”), Corey Hawkins (“In the Heights,” “BlacKkKlansman”), H.E.R. (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”), Halle Bailey (“The Little Mermaid,” “Grown-ish”), Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (“King Richard,” “If Beale Street Could Talk”), and Fantasia Barrino (in her major motion picture debut). The screenplay is by Marcus Gardley (“Maid,” “The Chi”), based on the novel by Alice Walker and based on the musical stage play, book (of the musical stage play) by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The executive producers Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini, Mara Jacobs, Adam Fell, Courtenay Valenti, Sheila Walcott and Michael Beugg. Joining director Bazawule behind the camera are director of photography Dan Laustsen (“John Wick: Chapter 4,” “The Shape of Water”), production designer Paul Denham Austerberry (“The Flash,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) and editor Jon Poll (“Bombshell,” “The Greatest Showman”). The choreographer is Fatima Robinson (“Coming 2 America,” “Dreamgirls”) and the costumes are designed by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck (“Emancipation,” “One Night in Miami…”). The music supervisors are Jordan Carroll (“The Greatest Showman,” “Godfather of Harlem”) and Morgan Rhodes (“Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “Selma”); the music is by Kris Bowers (“King Richard,” “Green Book”); and the executive music producers are Nick Baxter (“Babylon,” “CODA”), Stephen Bray (“Respect,” “Juanita”) and …

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Atlanta Special Screening of MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY

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Prime Video’s MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY Atlanta Special Screening 11/8 – Photos & Carpet Footage – Tyler Perry, Filmmakers Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz! Directed by | Gelila Bekele and Armani OrtizProduced by | Gelila Bekele, Jasmine K. White, and Asante WhiteSynopsis | Writer, actor, filmmaker, studio head and media titan, Tyler Perry, is America’s consummate multihyphenate. But underneath this entertainment behemoth is a man working humbly to heal his childhood trauma by transforming his pain into promise. Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, a nod to his mother’s love, is a tender and intimate portrait of visionary and innovator Tyler Perry and his harrowing but faithful road to the top of an industry that didn’t always include him. Nearly a decade in the making, with unfettered access, directors Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz lead us into the inner-world of a man, whose story has never fully been told, as he becomes a father and a media mogul with a mission to pave his own road to the top. The product is a profound lesson on remembering where you came from to know where you want to go.Run Time | 1 hour 55 minutesRating | PG-13

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Prime Video’s MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY – Streaming Now

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Synopsis | Writer, actor, filmmaker, studio head and media titan, Tyler Perry, is America’s consummate multihyphenate. But underneath this entertainment behemoth is a man working humbly to heal his childhood trauma by transforming his pain into promise. Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, a nod to his mother’s love, is a tender and intimate portrait of visionary and innovator Tyler Perry and his harrowing but faithful road to the top of an industry that didn’t always include him. Nearly a decade in the making, with unfettered access, directors Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz lead us into the inner-world of a man, whose story has never fully been told, as he becomes a father and a media mogul with a mission to pave his own road to the top. The product is a profound lesson on remembering where you came from to know where you want to go. Directed by | Gelila Bekele and Armani OrtizProduced by | Gelila Bekele, Jasmine K. White, and Asante White

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THROWBACK CELEBRITY MEMORIES IN PICTURES

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Republished. The pictures featured were mostly taken during the late 80s’, 90s’, and the early years of the new millennium. From Michael Jackson to Salt N Pepa, Sonya Jenkins captured memories that will last a lifetime. Throwback your mind to the Good Old Days. Photo Credit – Sonya Jenkins @Sonyasspotlight If you know the specific year of a particular photo – that is not listed, comment below and follow Sonya Jenkins at the following link via Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sonyasspotlight More Throwback Archives. Sonya Jenkins Posing With . . . 

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ONE Musicfest Shatters Records and Ignites Piedmont Park in Atlanta With 100K in Attendance

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Music Royalty and Chart-Topping Artists Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion, Tems, Brent Faiyaz, Goodie Mob, T-Pain, Waka Flocka, T.I., and 2Chainz Illuminate the Stages at ONE Musicfest 2023 Photos Courtesy of ONE MusicFest ONE Musicfest 2023 was one for the books! In partnership with Live Nation Urban, the Southeast’s premier festival made history this past weekend with record-breaking attendance, solidifying its position as one of the most iconic music festivals in the nation. With 100,000 fans gathering at Piedmont Park, ONE Musicfest saw a 100% increase, proving that its magnetic pull continues to draw music lovers from all corners of the country. The festival, known for its diverse lineup and unforgettable performances, spanned two days and featured three electrifying stages. On October 28th and 29th, festival-goers showed up and showed out to enjoy all of OMF’s culture-driven offerings. From a varied lineup in food, music, brand activations, vendor merchandise, and art, every attendee could find their place at this annual homecoming.   This year’s events were made even more remarkable by the presence of sponsors who curated interactive activations for fans to enjoy. Amongst others, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Sprite, Jack Daniels, and Red Bull provided festival-goers with unique experiences throughout the weekend. Over seventy vendors were in attendance, providing fans with delicious eats, drinks, and trinkets to take home. At Sprite’s activation, fans were able to tap into their inner artist and perform and record in their own “recording booth.” Over at the Charmin activation, attendees could let loose in a foam ball pit where a lot of people took a quick dive in. With three stages, The OMF Stage, P&G Stage, and Sprite Hip Hop 50 Stage, there was something special for music lovers of all ages to experience. Headliners Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, T-Pain, and DJ Drama’s set lit up their stages with energetic performances and hit songs that we all know them so well for.  At the Sprite Hip Hop 50 …

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RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ in theaters this December

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RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ accentuates the journey of RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR, from its inception, to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri. It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft. Received with extraordinary acclaim, Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR created a sanctuary for freedom, and shared joy, for more than 2.7 million fans.

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The Exorcist: Believer | The Girls in Theaters October 6

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Exactly 50 years ago this fall, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Friday, October 6, a new chapter begins. From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo with their resurrection of the Halloween franchise, comes The Exorcist: Believer.   Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own.  But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia O’Neill), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.  For the first time since the 1973 film, Oscar® winner Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before. The film also stars Emmy winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary) as Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles (Harriet, The Righteous Gemstones) and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Fosse/Verdon, Bloodline) as the parents of Katherine, Angela’s friend.  When The Exorcist, based on the best-selling book by William Peter Blatty, was released, it changed the culture forever, obliterating box office records and earning 10 Academy Award® nominations, becoming the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture.   The Exorcist: Believer is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray) and David Gordon Green, from a story by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills), Danny McBride …

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