R & B 2017 festival unveils partial roster of artists

February 16, 2017 in Entertainment, News

By Jackie Hampton Publisher The 2017 Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival is set to celebrate Jackson’s culture and rich musical heritage August 18 and 19. Festival organizers released the first […]

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

February 13, 2017 in Entertainment, Obituaries

By LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing […]

At $250M, Los Angeles home most expensive listed in US

February 7, 2017 in Entertainment

By AMANDA LEE MYERS LOS ANGELES (AP) — At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed […]

Actress Mary Tyler Moore dead at age 80

January 27, 2017 in Entertainment, Obituaries

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of two of TV’s best-loved sitcoms, has died. Her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, says Moore died with her husband and friends nearby. […]

Founder of popular, ‘R-rated,’ hip-hop website dies at 43

January 25, 2017 in Entertainment

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lee O’Denat, who founded the popular, “R-rated,” website WorldStarHipHop.com, has died in San Diego. He was 43. O’Denat was at a local business on Monday when […]

After 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close forever in May

January 15, 2017 in Entertainment

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told […]

Medgar Evers’ home designated a national historic landmark

January 13, 2017 in Entertainment, News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers is being designated a national historic landmark. It is one […]

In Times Square, 2017 arrives with ball drop, goofy hats, tight security

January 2, 2017 in Entertainment

NEW YORK — An estimated 1 million people ushered in the new year in New York City’s Times Square, screaming and kissing as the glittering crystal ball dropped. New Year’s […]