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What's the 4-1-1 Lauryn Hill is coming to Philly

HOT NEWS 26 June 28  2024 


We Remember one of the greatest players to ever play the game Willie Mays.  The Say Hey Kid was 93 years old.  


We also remember Actor Donald Sutherland. In a career that spanned over 50 years, Sutherland was best known for his roles in MASH, Ordinary People,Klute and most recently as the President in the Hunger Games. 



The Story of Celine Dion and her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome is coming to Prime. I won’t let this define me I am Celine. The 55-year-old Singing sensation is battling a rare Auto Immune Neurological Disorder that causes Muscle Stiffness and Painful Spasms, only 330 suffer from this in the US. The Documentary is streaming on June 25th 


Look out for Janet Jackson she is returning to Philly with Rapper Nelly at the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday June 26th. Her creative Director says this is going to be an all-new show. 


Dave Chappelle is coming to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City June 28th (Two Shows) 


Chris Brown is returning to Philly June 27th and 29th at the Wells Fargo Center 


Season 3 of ‘The Bear’ is returns June 27th on HULU. Meanwhile Show Star Ayo Edibiri is gracing the cover of Vanity Fair. 

Tamela Mann will be in concert as part of Wawa Welcome America festivities Gospel on Independance, Sunday June 30th on Independance Mall. 



The BET Awards are returning to BET Sunday June 30.Tariji P Henson will once again serve as host Drake and Nicki Minaj are leading with the most nominees. Usher is getting a Lifetime Achievement Award. Singer October London is up for best new artist and performers include Latto, Glo-Rilla and Muni Long. 


The WaWa Welcome America Concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway is happening on the 4th of July with Pop Singer Kesha and R&B Sensation Ne-Yo. 


The Lineup is here for the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans July 4-7. It’s going to be a reunion of the Cash Money Millionaires. The Dirty 30 is going to be celebrated repping from the 99’s and 2000’s . 30 years of Cash Money Millionaires. Birdman, Manny Fresh, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, The Hot Boys and BG to name a few. Janet Jackson Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank' TGT’ and SWV are also coming to New Orleans for the Essence Fest. Usher and the Roots have recently been added to the festival. And Just Announced a special tribute saluting Frankie Beverly who is retiring this year. 


Frankie Beverly and Maze and The Isley Brothers July 6th.(Sold Out) A Second SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED. Thursday the 4th of July The Force Md’s will also be on the show. 



Sprint a Netflix documentary about the world's fastest athletes, starts Streaming on July 2nd. The documentary will focus on Sha 'Carri Richardson, Shericka Jackson and Noah Lyles as they prepare for the Summer Games. 


Also coming to Netflix July 3rd is Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop 4..Axel Foley. Philly Native Kevin Bacon also stars. 


The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is having two big shows this year. Lauryn Hill and The Fugees Wednesday August 21st and Anderson Paak Tuesday October 8th 

Get ready for the 2025 Honorees for the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Nia Long, Fantasia, Sherri Sheperd, Prince, Jane Fonda, The Isley Brothers, Rapper Busta Ryhmes, and Actor Courtney B Vance to name a few.  


Tyler Perry is teaming is teaming up with Faith Based Leader Devon Franklin to do Faith based movies on Netflix. 

NeNe Leakes is returning to Reality TV in the Lifetime show ‘Outrageous Love dealing with couples. 


Congrats to Nelly and Ashanti. The couple who are expecting their first child together recently announced they got married earlier this year. 


Another Gospel Great recently got married at the age of 73...The Songbird of the South Dottie Peoples. 


Questlove of The Roots and Tonight Show Fame has released his latest book on the History of Hip Hop. His latest book Hip Hop is History talks about growing up in Philly in a musical family and interviewing some of the most influential figures i Hip Hop Sugar Hill Gang, Kanye West, Run DMC, Lil Wayne, Biggie, Nas and Eminem just to name a few. 


Philly Native and Comedienne Keith Robinson has just released his latest Netflix Comedy special  ‘Different Strokes’ in the special he talks about his stroke recovery following two strokes in 2016 and 2020  


CBS Mornings and former NFL Player Nate Burleson has been named the new host of Hollywood Squares. Drew Barrymore will be the Center Square. The show will air on CBS and kick off early next year. 


Congratulations to Quincy Jones he’s getting an honorary Academy Award at the 15th Annual Governors Award in November. 



The Clark Sisters, John P Kee, Rev Dr Alyn E. Waller Thursday July 11th, 


Singer Brandy is coming to Disney Plus as Cinderella for the latest edition of The Descendants the Rise of Red on July 12th. 



Thursday July 18th Charlie Wilson, Leela James, Jeff Bradshaw Dell Music Center 33rd and Ridge 


 Thursday July 25th Johnny Gill, Marsha Ambrosius and J Brown at the Dell Music Center 



Saturday July 27th Sunwave Music Fest Skip Marley, and friends Dell Music Center 33rd and Ridge 


Check out whose coming to the Dell Music Center 33rd and Ridge in August 


 KEM, Mike Philips Brian Culberson and Maysa Thursday August 1,,  

Gladys Knight, Carol Riddick and The Isley Brothers Thurs August 8th ,  

Thursday August 15th JUST ADDED TREY SONGS and Queen Naja 

Tamia, En Vogue, After 7 Thursday August 22 

Kurtis Blow Breakwater Lady B’s Basement party, Sunday August 25th  

Chaka Khan, Zapp Band Thurs August 29 ,  

 Jodeci, Next, Saturday Aug 31 

El Debarge, Joe, Kenny Lattimore Sunday Sept 1st Patty Jackson Part in The Park. 




Rihanna is introducing her new Fenty Hair Line “Fenty Hair’ she says her new hair care line is about strengthening and repairing Hair. Rihanna has already conquered the makeup world, skin care line and Lingerie now she's looking to dominate the hair world. 


Katt Williams is preparing a whole new show for next year. ‘Heaven on Earth’ is coming to Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Saturday April 5th. 


Tyler Perry has tapped Tariji P Henson to star in his next movie for Netflix. The Movie will also star Sherri Shepherd, Teyana Taylor, Glyn Turman and Sinbad. Perry will write and direct the movie. 


Country Music Star Dolly Parton is taking on Broadway with a new musical about her life ‘Hello I’m Dolly. 


Speaking of Broadway, Stephanie Mills, the original Dorothy from the Wiz, will star in Hades town for July. Mills is also going to be honored on August 1 with a lifetime achievement award from BLACK GIRLS ROCK!. The show will air on Lifetime. 


Congrats to Actress Gabourey Sidibe and her husband Brandon they are the proud parents of twins a boy and a girl born in April. 


Actress Nia Long has been named the new spokesperson for Estee Lauder Cosmetics pure Color Lipstick. 

A new date has been set for the Mike Tyson/Jake Paul fight. The new date is November 15th. Paul is 27 and Tyson will be 58 at the time of the fight. Will Tyson be heathy for this bout with his Ulcers and Sciatic pain. The fight is airing on Netflix. 


The Neflix Comedy show The Upshaws with Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes is ending. 12 new episodes have been ordered and the show will wrap up in early 2025 



Jamie Foxx is back with Beat Shazam. It’s Jamie and his daughter Corrine Tuesday Nights on Fox. 


Marlon Wayans has a brand-new comedy special on Prime Video on. ‘Good Grief’ was filmed at the apollo theatre. 


Nick Cannon has a new show on Prime Video just for Men Counsel Culture. 



The Game Show Jeopardy is getting a spinoff on Prime Video. Pop Culture Jeopardy will feature topics on music, film, TV, stage and sports. 



There will be MTV Movie and TV Awards this year. The awards show will return Next year with an updated format. 


Rapper Snoop Dogg has joined the The Voice as one of their Judges. Next season's lineup will feature Gwen Stefani, Reba McIntire and Crooner Michael Buble. In the Spring of 2025 Adam Levine will be returning to the show. 


The 50th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live is happening next year February 16th with a three hour special. 


Martin Lawrence is going back to his roots with a nationwide Comedy Tour ‘y'all know what time it is’. He’s coming to Atlantic City Saturday January 25th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 


The Grammy Awards will be announced November 8th, and the 67th annual Grammy Awards will air on February 2nd. 



HBO is presenting Soulville USA a celebration of Stax Records. The Four-part series is airing now. The Artist at this time were incredible Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T and The MG’S, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas, The Staple Singers, The Barkays Eddie Floyd, Johnny Taylor, Mavis Staples, Jean Knight, The Soul Children, The Emotions, The Dramatics and The Dixie Nightingales. 


Kirk Franklin is coming back to Philly with his reunion tour on September 6th at The Wells Fargo Center. Special guests include Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp and Fred Hammond. 


Upcoming shows in the area 

Nicki Minaj Sept. 4th at the Wells Fargo Center 


Tiffany Haddish at Parx Casino Sept. 27th 


Kevin Harts new Netflix comedy Special about his Mark Twain Award is airing on Netflix. 


Mufasa the Prequel to Disneys The Lion King is coming to theaters Dec.20. Featuring the voices of BEYONCE her daughter Blue Ivy Carter and Donnald Glover. The movie tells the story of a young Mufassa and Scars. 


Actor and Singer Luke James and Pam Grier are starring in the movie ‘Them’ on Prime Video 


Singer Lucky Daye is coming to Fillmore on Sunday August 4th. 


Congrats to comic Legend Mel Brooks and Philly Native Quinta Brunson on their Peabody Awards 


Singer PJ Morton is coming to Philly Sunday August 4th at The Met Broad and Poplar 


The American Music awards are coming to CBS on Sunday October 6th. 



Congrats to the 2024 Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Ceremony is happening October 19th in Cleveland and will air on Disney Plus. The New inductees include Mary J Blige, Kool and The Gang, A Tribe called Quest, Dionne Warwick, Cher, The Dave Matthews Band, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Big Mama Thornton, Producer Norman Whitfield, Record Exec Suzanne De Passe and Jimmy Buffett. 


Toy Story 5 is headed to theatres in 2026. Buzz Woody and all their friends will be back. 

Football Star Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs has been named the new host of the Amazone Prime Series Are You Smarter than a celebrity. 


Tyler Perry has just signed a multi-year deal with the BET Network. All of his shows have been renewed including Sistas, All the Queens Men, The Oval. And get ready for another Madea Movie later this year. Madeas Destination Wedding is coming to Netflix later this year. 


Malcolm Jamal Warner has joined the cast of the Angela Bassett ABC Show 9-1-1. 

Good News for Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold their CBS Comedy show The Neighbors has been renewed for a 7th season. 


Babyface is bringing all his hit songs to Las Vegas for a Vegas Residency later this Summer. He i also teaming with October London for a song on his new Album. 


Shemar Moore’s show S.W.A.T.  is coming back for a full season on CBS. 


Gladiator 2 with Denzel Washington, Paul Mescal and Pedro Pasqual hits theatres Nov. 22nd.Denzei is currently filming a new Spike Lee movie Called High, Low with Rapper Ice Spice. 


Actor/ Comedian Kevin Hart is coming home. The Philly Native is embarking on a series of intimate shows. Hart will be at the Met Broad and Poplar Dec. 4th . 


Congrats to Tamron Hall. Her latest book is topping the best sellers list with her latest book ‘Watch where They Hide’. This Fall her first ever cookbook A Confident Cook: Recipes for Joyous N0-Pressure Fun in the kitchen. Her daily talk show the Tamron Hall Show has been renewed for a 6th season. 


Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s latest The Light We Carry is now available in Paperback form. 


Singer Ne-yo is the latest act to announce his residency in Las Vegas. 


Boyz to Men is coming to Atlantic city August 16th at the Borgata. 


The ABC TV show Greys Anatomy has been renewed for a 21st Season and the ABC show 9-1-1 with Angela Bassett has been renewed for an 8th season. 



Missy Elliott is going on her first tour Ever. Monday August 5th at the Wells Fargo Center It’s the Out of this World tour with Ciara, Busta Rhymes and Timbaland 


A lot of exciting shows are coming to Philly next year at the Academy of Music Ensemble Arts Philly is presenting the Michael Jackson Musical “MJ” Jan. 8-19 

The Wiz June 3-15, this year it’s Hamilton Oct 29th-Nov 23 

Patti Labelle is coming to Atlantic City Friday June 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 




The Queens of R&B tour is coming Saturday July 27th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Xscape ,SWV, Mya, Total and 702. 


The O’Jays are coming to Atlantic City. Friday July 13th at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 


Maxwell, Jazmine Sullivan and October London Tuesday September 24th at Wells Fargo Center. The Serenade Tour. 


Production on the Michael Jackson Movie has wrapped up. Director Antoine Fugua (Training Day) is directing. Jemaine Jacksons son Jafaar will be playing to King of Pop. The movie will cover his triumphs, the Highs and Lows of his career and well as his creative genius side. Philly Native Colman Domingo will be playing Joe Jackson in the movie. Joe was the Patriarch of the Family. Actress Nia Long will be playing Mom Katherine Jackson. The movie is coming out in thevSpring of 2025.Actor Larenz Tate has also been added to the cast as Berry Gordy. And Actor Kendrick Patrick is playing Quincy Jones. The MJ Musical is on its way to Philly.at the Academy of Music in 2025. 



Quinta Brunson is teaming up with Bill Hader, and Bowen Yang for an animated version of the Dr Seuss classic Cat in The Cat. The Emmy Winning Actress from Abott Elementary is also going to be the keynote Speaker at the upcoming Commencement address for Temple University. 


Denzel Washington and Spike Lee are joining forces again for the Apple TV Movie High/Low. 


Get ready for the Boyz to Men Bio pic. A movie is being made about the bestselling R&B Group of all time. 


Simon Cowell the Judge who brought us American Idol and Americas Got Talent is developing a new talent show for Netflix. 



SWV and Xscape are teaming up for season 2 of their reality Show on Bravo. 


The 2024 Opening Ceremonies are happening July 26th live from Paris France and airing on NBC, the Peacock Network and IMAX Theaters across the country. 



Oscar Winning Actor Denzel Washington is headed back to Broadway to star in a new adaptation of Othello with Jake Gyllenhaal. Othello returns in 2025. 


Eddie Murphy is teaming up with KeKe Palmer for his new Prime Movie ‘The Pickup. It's a heist comedy that they are currently filming in Atlanta. Tim Story from the Barber Shop Movies is directing. 



Author Terry McMillan is coming to the Lifetime network with a series of movies 



Mariah Carey is the latest Artist to open a Las Vegas Residency. She’s playing the MGM Grand in April. 




Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago are coming to the Freedom Mortgage Pavillion in Camden Wednesday July 31st. 


Usher is also coming to Philly! Friday August 30 and August 31st at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are on sale now. 


Tariji P Henson, Terrance Howard and Don Cheadle have joined the cast of the new Kevin Hart Peacock movie ‘Fight Night. The story is set in 1970 Muhammad Ali makes a return to boxing after being banned and it's the biggest fight night of the year. At the same time the elite and rich of Atlanta come together for a big party where they are robbed. Kevin Hart is producing this movie which also stars Samuel L Jackson and South Jersey native Dexter Darden (Maze Runner) is playing Muhammad Ali. In other Tariji P Henson news she has written her first Childrens Book ‘You can be a Good Friend, No Matter What’ the book is coming out June 18th 


Ge ready for the return of The Braxtons on WE TV. Tamar, Toni, Towanda, Trina and Mom Evelyn. Will be starring in the Braxtons on WE TV. This season will focus on Love, success, heartbreak and the dynamics dealing with the death of sister Traci. Private never before seen moments.  


The Nominees have been announced for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Who is going into the Hall. We will find out in the few weeks. The nominees include Mariah Carey, Cher, Sinead O’Conner, Mary J Blige, The Dave Matthews Band, Éric B and Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool and the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Sade, A Tribe called Quest and Ozzy Osborne. The ceremony will air later this year on Disney Plus and ABC. 




Actor Colman Domingo has to be the Hottest Actor in Hollywood. The west Philly Native is starring in the Netflix Movie on Rustin, about Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin. Rustin was the Orchestrator of the March on Washington but never got the credit because he was an openly Gay Man. He has signed to play Joe Jackson in the Michael Jackson movie ‘MJ’ Directed by Antione Fuqua (Training Day) and he will Star and Direct in a movie about Nat King Cole) . 


The Dionne Warwick movie is finally happening. Actress Singer Teyanna Taylor is playing the Legendary Singer. 


Vivica A. Fox keeps a gig. She is going to be hosting a food competition show where families compete with their recipes. 10 thousand dollars is up for grabs. 


Actor Anthony Anderson and Marsai Martin from Black ish fame are joining forces with Oscar Winner Viola Davis for the Thriller G20. The is about Terrorist who take over the G20 Summitt and Davis plays the President of the United States. 


Rapper/Actor Ludacris is coming to BET Plus he’s going to star in a dramedy about his life. 


Actor Jaleel White (Urkel Family Matters) has a new game show. Flipside will air on CBS stations. The game show is about whoever has the best Intuition on Human Behavior. 




The Wiz is returning to Broadway. Singer Avery Wilson who was season 3 of the Voice will be laying the scarecrow. Singer Deborah Cox is playing Glenda the good Witch and Wayne Brady is playing oz. Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is producing the show along with her husband Todd. Singer Nichelle Lewis a Singer and Songwriter from Virginia will be playing Dorothy. She was discovered on Tik Tok. The revival hits Broadway next Spring. 



I am now part of the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. My bronze plague is on Broad Street. Broad and Pine in front of The University of The Arts. 



Judge Greg Mathis is joining The Byron Allen TV Network with a new court show Judge Mathis debuts this Fall. 


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