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Jason Derulo and Gospel Sensation Yolanda Adams are just two of the artists scheduled to be in Philadelphia for the 30th Anniversary of Wawa Welcome America. Get ready for 16 days of family fun ,music, parades and Fireworks. 

The O’jays are also coming to the area. On July 4th they are doing a free concert on Camdens Waterfront followed by Fireworks. 

The Summer Season at the Dell Music Center is gonna be hot this year. Scheduled to perform this Summer Gladys Knight ,The Isley Brothers, The Whispers ,Kem, Charlie Wilson, Stephanie Mills, After 7 Fantasia, Stokely, and Babyface. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks. The Box office opens Saturday May21st. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com on that same day. 

Here’s an update on some of your favorite TV Shows. Recently cancelled shows include The Fox Show ‘One of Us starring Morris Chestnut. The NBC Comedy The Kenan show starring Kenan Thompson. The ABC Show ‘Queens starring Eve and Brandy has also been cancelled. 

Shows coming back for a second season include the ABC Show The Wonder Years a reboot of the 80’s classic featuring an All black Cast. A lot of people thought the show would be in danger because of the firing of Shows Show Runne rand Director Fred Savage. Savage who starred in the original ‘Wonder Years was fired from the show because of inappropriate behavior.   

NBC has also renewed the shows Law & Order and Law & Order Organized Crime 

The Popular Starz series P-Valley returns after two years on June 3rd. 

The MTV Movie and TV awards are happening June 5th. Spiderman No Way Home, The Batman and Euphoria are leading the nominations. 

Congratulations to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees class off 2022. This years class includes Lionel Richie, Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Country Great Dolly Parton,Rapper Eminem, Rocker Pat Benatar, The Eurythmics, Duran Duran, and Carly Simon. The Ceremony takes place in Clevland this November. 

Comedienne Monique is coming the Keswick theater in Glenside for two shows Friday May 27th. 

Comedienne Earthquake is headed to Philly for a Fathers Day show June 17th at the Academy of Music. 

The Great Soul Food Cook off is happening on the OWN Network 

Tom Cruise returns to the big screen May 27th with Top Gun 2 Top Gun Maverick. It’s been 35 years since the original Top Gun. Former Insecure star Jay Ellis who played Lawrence also stars along with Actress Jennifer Connelly, Jon Ham and Ed Harris. Lady Gaga is singing the theme song for the movie called ‘Hold my Hand.   

Get ready for the Bobby Brown Documentary May 30th and May 31st. the two night 4 hour documentary will air on the A&E Network. Followed by a new 12 part docuseries ‘Being Bobby Brown’. The documentary will feature Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Keith Sweat,Babyface, members of New Edition family and friends. Despite an amazing career, Brown has suffered gr 

Tickets are on sale now for the Roots Picnic a two day event at the Mann June 4-5. The lineup is incredible with Mary J Blige performing with The Roots. Jazmine Sullivan, Musiq Soulchild, Kirk Franklin, Country music Sensation Mickey Guyton, Wiz Kid, Summer Walker and Keisha Cole to name a few. This is a standing concert which means no seats and it is happening Rain or Shine. 

Tickets are also on sale for Kevin Hart. For the first time in four years he is doing a comedy tour. He will be at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino July 8th and 9th. 

Odunde is returning this year for the 47th year. Sunday June 12th. All the activities are centered around 23rd and South. 

Singer/Actress Janelle Monae will be producing and starring in a movie about Josephine Baker. The Iconic Singer and  Freedom Fighter helped to fight the Nazis during World War Two.  

HBO is making a documentary about the STAX music label founded by Al Bell. The documentary will focus on the stars of the label including Otis Redding,Sam & Dave, Booker T’s and The MG’s The Emotions, Isaac Hayes and the Stape Singers. 

David Letterman is returning for a fourth season of his hit Netflix Show ‘My Next Guests Needs no Introduction. This season will feature Ryan Reynolds, Pop Singer Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Basketball Superstar Kevin Durant and Will Smith. Don't look for Will to talk about the Oscar Slap this was filmed before the Academy Awards. 

Get ready for the return of the YO MTV Raps. Backin the 80’s and early 90’s the show was hosted by Fab Five Freddy and then Ed Lover and Dr. Dre. This time around for the Paramount Plus Reboot the hosts are DJ Diamond Kuts from Power 99fm radio and Conceited. 

Late night Talk Show Host James Carden of the late late show is leaving the showafter 9 years on CBS. He is leaving next May. His Youtube channel has over 27 miller Subscribers and his popular Carpool Kaoroke has over 10 billion views. 

Katt Williams is coming to Netflix with his World War three comedy show this month.  

Congrats to Queen Latifah. She was recently honored by Variety Magazine as one their Powerful Women. Her CBS show The Equalizer has been renewed for two more seasons and she has two movies coming out this year on Netflix ‘Hustle with Adam Sandler and the Thriller end of the road with Rapper/ActorCommon. 

Tariji P Henson will be back on tap hosting this years BET Awards. The celebration of Black Excellence in music, film and TV and Sports is happening June 26th on the BET network. 

Academy Award Winner Ariana Dubose will be hosting this year's tony awards airing on CBS Sunday June 12th. Debose is no stranger to Broadway she has appeared in Hamilton and The Donna Summer Musical. She won an Academy award this year for her portrayal of Anita in the Steven Spielberg remake of West Side story. Jennifer Hudson is going to be the next EGOT if she wins big at this years Tony Awards. Hudson is one of the Producers of the musical ‘Strange Loop, which is leading the nominations. Hudson has already won an Emmy, A Grammy an Oscar now she just has to win a Tony Award. Other EGOT Winners include Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Rita Moreno and Mel Brooks. ‘Strangle Loop is about a Gay man who works as an Usher during a Broadway Show. MJ The Michael Jackson has ten nominations. Actor Jesse Williams has been nominated for Best Actor for his role as the Gay Baseball player who decides to come out during the season in the stape play ‘Take Me Out’. Williams is best known for his role as Jackson on the TV Show Greys Anatomy . He caused quite a stir last week when nude photos of him were leaked. His character in ‘Take Me Out’ does a lot of Full Frontal nude scenes.Cell phones are supposed to be put away but someone took a photo. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in theaters . The Movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Strange and Actress Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff.  Actor Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor also star. On opening weekend the movie took in 185 million Dollars breaking records as the second highest movie opening since the Pandemic. 

After the success of of Batman with Robert Pattinson Sources say there will be a Batman 2. 

Get ready for the Life Story of SWV. The movie on the lives of Coco,Taj and Lee Lee is coming to Lifetime. 

KeKe Palmer has been tapped to be a Judge on the HBO MAX Show Legendary about Ball Room Dancers. She Replaces Megan Thee Stallion. 

Tracey Morgans show ‘The Last O.G. has been cancelled by the TBS Network. 

Singer Chloe Bailey has been tapped to star in the new Will Packer comedy ‘Praise This’ about a youth Choir. 

Actress Viola Davis topping the Best Sellers list with her Memoir ‘Finding Me’. 

Singer Kelly Rowland of Destinys Child is now an Author. She just released her first Childrens book ‘Always with you, Always with me. Rowland is also teaming up with Omari Hardwick , Marsai Martin(Blackish) and Soap Opera Star Rome Flynn for the comedy movie ‘Football Fantasy. Marsai Martin plays a teen who discovers her dad a famous football player is being controlled by a video game. 

Singer Monica is coming to Philly. She’s doing a show July 30th at the Met Broad and Poplar. 

Judge Greg Mathis and his family are coming to reality TV. Mathis family matters is premiering in June of the E! Network. The Judge may rule the courtroom but at home he is just Dad. The show will feature Judge Mathis his wife Linda and their four grown children. 

Spiderman across the Spider verse the animated adventures of Myles Morales is getting a new release date. The movie is now coming out June 2,2023. Issa Rae will be voicing the character of Jessica Dew Spiderwoman. 

Lizzo has launched her reality show ‘Watch out for the Big Girls’ on Prime Video. Lizzo is looking for Big Girl dancers for an upcoming tour.  Lizzo has also launched a new shapewear line called ‘Yitty’ and a new music project ‘About Damn Time launched has launched and she’s coming to Philly Sept. 29th at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Former President Barack Obama is hosting  a new docuseries on National Parks. The 5 part series featuring the Former Commander in chief goes from Monteray Bay California to Kenya and all things in between. The series is streaming now on Netflix. 

After 16 years The ABC Network is dropping their once popular Dancing Reality Show ‘Dancing with the Starz. The show is moving to Disney Plus . the show hosted by Tyra Banks is being replaced with Monday Night Football. 

The life of Gospel Star Marvin Sapp is being made into a movie by TV One + 

The Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson movie ‘Man from Toronto will debut later this year on Netflix. Harrelson plays a man on the run in this movie and he brings Hart a complete stranger along for the ride. 

Captain Marvel is coming to the Fast and Furious franchise. Actress Brie Larsen is coming to Fast and Furious 10 along with Vin Diesel, Jason Mamoa and Charlize Theron. The movie opens May 2023. 

Larry David says there will be 12th season of his hit HBO Comedy show Curb Your Enthusiasm feature Actor/Comedian JB Smoove. 

Jennifer Lopez has a new documentary about her life coming to Netflix June 14th. Second Half will show Lopez as a proud Latina woman, a mother, artists who is using her voice for a greater purpose during the second half of her life. 

Actor Sinqua Walls (Power, Resort to Love) will be starring in the reboot to the 1992 movie ‘White Men Can’t Jump. Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes starred in the original. Rapper Jack Harlow will play the role made famous by Harrelson. 

Keke Palmer will be hosting a reboot of the of the Game show Password on NBC. Jimmy Fallon will be producing. 

The Life story of Sammy Davis Jr is coming to HULU. The eight episode series will be produced by Lee Daniels. In Black and White The Life of Sammy Davis jr will feature his life from a vaudeville child star to one of the most famous African American Entertainers during the 50’s and 60’s. Actor Eiljah Kelly best known as playing Ricky Bell from the BET New Edition series is playing Sammy Davis Jr. The series will cover the moments in his life from the car crash that made him lose his eye, the controversial affairs with his white co-stars, converting to Judaism , Being a part of the famous Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. His involvement with politics from the Kennedys to Nixon. The series will also deal with his battles involving Drugs and Alcohol. 

Author Alice Walker (The Color Purple) has written her life story in her latest book ‘Gathering Blossoms under Fire. For the first time ever Walker gives her readers a peak into her private world. 

Issa Rae has joined the cast of the Barbie Movie with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell and Simu Limu. Filming is happening now in the UK. 

Singer Maxwell is doing a Las Vegas residency at The Wynn Casino July 27th, 29th and . 

ove and Country is a new documentary celebrating Black Artists and Country music is on Prime Video . The documentary will feature the new generation of Black Country Music Artists Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Blanco Brown. Joshua Kissis directed the special.  

They call me Magic is a new documentary about Basketball Great Magic Johnson. The four part docuseries is streaming now .The series will focus on his career as an all time NBA Legend, as well as revealing he had HIV and how he helped changed the conversation. It will feature his life as a successful Entrepreneur and Community Activist. 

Winning Time the Rise of the Lakers Dynasty has been renewed for a second season HBO. 

We know Shaquille O’Neal for his Basketball skills but did you know he could cook. In his new cookbook Shaq’s family style :Championship Recipes for feeding Family and friends. He gives us 80 comfort food recipes for busy families. 

Eddie Murphy is in talks to do a movie Bio on The Godfather of Funk George Clinton. Clinton was the leader of the group Parliament Funkadelic. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The movie will tell of humble beginnings in North Carolina to the formation of Parliament Funkadelic. 

Wanda Sykes is coming to Atlantic City . Saturday Oct. 8th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Tickets are on sale now. 

Filming has wrapped up on the set of Black Panther Two Wakanda Forever. The movie was filmed in various locations including Boston, Atlanta and Puerto Rico. The movie is coming out in November. 

Chris Rock is coming to Philly Sept 23 and 24th and 25th at the Met Philly Broad and Poplar 

The Color Purple Movie Musical has added some new cast members Singer Ciara, Actor Lou Gossett Jr, David Allen Grier, Gospel Music Singer Tamela Mann Actor/Comedian Deon Cole and just added acclaimed Actress Anjanue Ellis.  Fantasia is starring in the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg ‘Celie. Tariji P Henson, Danielle Brooks , Philly Native Coleman Domingo playing the role of Mister made famous by Actor Danny Glover. Also in the cast Corey Hawkins Singers H.E.R. and Halle Bailey. The movie is being produced by Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Steven Spielberg and being directed by Blitz Bazawule. The movie is coming out December 2023.Grammy Winner Jon Batiste has also recently joined the cast. 

The BET Network is renewing the Tyler Perry Shows ‘The Oval and Sistas. 

Filming has started on the Best Man TV series. The Best Man The Final Chapters will be a 10 part limited Series on The Peacock Network. Malcolm Lee is back as Director with Dana Lynn North from Insecure producing . All of the original casts members are back including Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Terrance Howard, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Melisa Desousa,Harold Perrineu to name a few. The first Best Man came out in 1999..the second one Best Man Holiday came out in 2013. Filming is happening in North Jersey and is due out at the end of the year or early 2023. 

Get ready for the Bob Marley story. Bob Marley died in 1981 at the age of 36 from Cancer. Marley was a pioneer of Reggae, ska and Rock Reggae. Actor Kingsley Ben Adir who played Malcolm X in the movie One Night in Miami is playing the Reggae Great. The movie is being directed by Renaldo Marcus Green who directed the movie ‘King Richard. Marley left behind a legacy of music including the classics ‘Could you be loved, One Love, Jammin, to name a few. Marley was an artist and activist. The movie is being supported by the Marley Family and it’s coming out January 12th, 2024. 

Anita Baker is expanding her Las Vegas residency to include the dates May 20th, 21st and 25th. 

Singer Lionel Richie is coming to Atlantic City. Tickets are on sale now for the show Friday June 24th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. For more info go to hardrockatlanticcity.com 

Matthew Knowles (Beyonces dad) has sold his world music entertainment for 275 million dollars. Knowles is planning Documentaries, Scripted Shows, and a feature film based on his life grooming Beyonce for Superstardom. Knowles has over ten thousand hours of footage of the Knowles family in the music industry and never before seen images, videos and music. 

Leslie Jones of SNL fame is joining the cast of BMF. The 50 Cent show on STARZ will feature Jones as a Federal Agent. The show is inspired by rhe true story of two Detroit brothers who ruled the drug scene in the 80’s. 

Congrats to the Hit ABC Show ‘Abbott Elementary. The hit show has been renewed for a second season. The show created by West Philly Native Quinta is a great show. I love this show. Janelle James plays Principal Coleman, the cat also includes Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris) Sheryl Lee Ralph plays Barbara Howard. The cast also includes Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti and William Stanford Davis as Mr. Johnson. 

Steve Harveys show ‘Judge Steve Harvey has also been renewed for a second season. 

Dwayne The Rock Johnson is having a busy movie year. DC Super Pets with Kevin Hart opens in July and this October he is starring in Black Adam. 

Essence Magazine is gearing up for this years Essence Fest June 30-July 3rd. The city of New Orleans is once again the host of the event. Headliners include Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Jazmine Sullivan, Kevin Hart, New Edition, The Isley Brothers, Summer Walker, The Roots and D-Nice and friends 

Kevin Hart and Dwayne The Rock go animated this Summer in the movie DC Superpets. In other Kevin Hart news he is going on a joint comedy tour with Chris Rock for the month of July. 

A new documentary on the life of the Godfather of Soul James Brown. The four part docuseries ‘I got Soul is coming out next year 2023 to coincide with his 90thBirthday. The Docuseries is being produced by Rock and Roll Legend Mick Jagger and Questlove of the Roots and the Tonight Show. 

Singer Patti Labelle is working on a Holiday Movie for Lifetime Patti is teaming up with Actress Keisha Knight Pulliam. Whoopi Goldberg is producing the movie. 

Basketball Legend Dr J Julius Erving is producing a basketball documentary on Rucker Park in New York. Rucker Park is where the legends cut their teeth on the court Walt Clyde Frazier, Wilt Chamberlain, Willis Reed, Earl The Pearl Monroe, Joe The Destroyer Hammon to name a few. 

HBO has a new drama series ‘Winning Time; The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’. The show is based on the rise of the LA Lakers dynasty in the 80’s. The series will focus on the Superstars of that era Magic Johnson, Norm Nixon and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. The show was recently renewed for a second season. 

Coming this Summer to BET a documentary based on Irv Gotti and his record label Murder Inc. In the 90’s Gotti headed up the biggest record label with acts such as Ashanti and JaRule. 

Actor Anthony Anderson is back in the fold with Law and Order on NBC. 

The Proud family is back’ Louder and Prouder’ is now streaming on Disney Plus. The show was recently renewed for a second season. 

After 30 years we are finally getting a Martin reunion. Martin Lawrence is back with Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Actor Carl Anthony Payne. Actor Thomas Ford who played Tommy died in 2016. The Reunion special will feature a tribute to Actor Tommy Ford. It will be hosted by Affion Crockett and will air on BET Plus later this year. 

The movie HUSTLE that was filmed in Philly last year is coming to NETFLIX June 10th. The movie stars Adam Sandler and Queen Latifah. Sandler plays a washed up talent scout who sees a second chance at turning his life and career around when he discovers a basketball phenom overseas. 

Filming will be starting later this year on a new Star Trek movie featuring the cast of 2009 Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. 

The Whitney estate is planning on releasing a Live album and a gospel album this year. The Whitney Houston movie ‘I wanna Dance with Somebody’ is scheduled for late 2023. 

Tickets are on sale now for the Roots Picnic a two day event at the Mann June 4-5. The lineup is incredible with Mary J Blige performing with The Roots. Jazmine Sullivan, Musiq Soulchild, Kirk Franklin, Country music Sensation Mickey Guyton, Wiz Kid, Summer Walker and Keisha Cole to name a few. This is a standing concert which means no seats and it is happening Rain or Shine. 

Tickets are also on sale for Kevin Hart. For the first time in four years he is doing a comedy tour. He will be at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino July 8th and 9th. 

The revival of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has launched on The Peacock Network. The show has come back as a drama. 10 one hour episodes with Actor Jabari Banks playing the role made famous by Will Smith. The show has already been renewed for a second season. 

Rapper Ice T has been named the new face of Honey Nut Cheerios. 

Filming has started in Atlanta on Creed 3. Michael B Jordan is starring and directing the movie which is due in theaters around Thanksgiving . Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad will be back in their roles and Actor Johnathan Majors will play the villain boxer going up against Adonis played by Jordan. 

.The FX Show The Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker has been renewed for a 3rd Season. 


Congratulations to Star Jones. For many years Jones was a host on The View. Jones is returning to TV in September as the new Host of Divorce Court on Fox. Judge Faith Jenkins is leaving Divorce court to focus on her new show ‘Killer Relationships’ airing Sunday Nights on The Oxygen Channel. Judge Jenkins who is married to singer Kenny Lattimore says she is very excited about her venture. 

Jimmy Fallon of Tonight show fame  has a new show  on NBC. The show called ‘That’s My Jam’ has already been renewed for a second season,and it features celebrities competing in musical and dance inspired games. The variety show will also feature Philly Natives Musician Adam Blackstone and DJ Aktive. 

Rapper Big Daddy Kane is putting together a documentary for Netflix Paragraghs Manifest. Kane is going to be joined by fellow Rappers Snoop Dog, J Cole, Eminem, and Jay Z  

Eddie Murphy will be teaming up with Actor Jonah Hill in a new movie by Kenya Barris. The comedy is about Clashing cultures and generational differences. 

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