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Global Music Icon Janet Jackson Returns to Las Vegas for Epic Residency

(Photos by Farrenton Grigsby/Getty Images for JJ) by Derrel Johnson Global music icon Janet Jackson made her performance debut at MGM Casino in Las Vegas, at the tender age of 7. Some 46 years later, Jackson is back at MGM and she returns replete with her massive catalog of hits and an army of dancers. The singer …

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Brian McKnight Celebrates Love, Prince, and Whitney Houston in Las Vegas Concert

by Derrel Johnson Singer, producer, songwriter and musician Brian McKnight took his audience on a journey through his 27-year career of creating beautiful music while also paying homage to some of the greatest performers of all time during his recent concert at the 1,500-seat Encore Theater at Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. Performing songs from his 1992 …

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Today’s Hip Hop: Sports TV Station Ownership and Leadership

By Mashari Grissom Photo: Ice Cube and LL Cool J taken by Dylan Buell (Getty Images) Thank you for Hip Hop—was the comment that resonated the most on social media after LL Cool J and Ice Cube’s recent business venture was announced. The two legendary Rappers stapled in Hip Hop history, are in the process …

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Travis Scott Performing at Superbowl Only if NFL Donates To A Charity of His Choice

by Mashari Grissom Despite the controversy around NFL, the Rapper and Producer Travis Scott will be performing at the Super Bowl LIII. It was announced in early January that Scott will headline Pepsi’s Super Bowl weekend party at Planet Pepsi in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, Feb. 1. The performance will be held days before the …

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Brings Great Entertainment Back to South New Jersey

by Derrel Jazz Johnson Since opening June 2018, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has reinvigorated the city with top-notch entertainment in its first six months of existence. With some of the biggest names in entertainment stepping through the doors of the Hard Rock, including Drake, Janet Jackson, Pitbull and Kevin Hart to name …

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A Queen, Mother Among Women: The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin 1942-2018

“Look at what you done for me… you make me feel so good inside “flowed as effortlessly as honey from a knife from a diva whose signature voice moved generations of people. Listening to Aretha Franklin’s breathtaking performance at the Kennedy Center before President Barack Obama was an exemplar of how a woman, grown gracefully …

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BlacKkKlansman: An Oscar-Worthy Classic Delivered by Spike Lee

by Derrel Jazz Johnson Spike  Lee’s newest film Blackkklansman is an instant classic deserving of Academy Award consideration. Set in the  1970s and based on a  true story, the film stars John David  Washington (son of Denzel and Pauletta Washington) as Ron  Stallworth, a Colorado Springs police officer working in a racist force. While reading a …

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Meek Mill’s Lawyer ‘very optimistic’ Hip-Hop Star Will Soon Be Free

by Derrel Jazz Johnson Hip-Hop artist Meek Mill has been incarcerated since late 2017 for parole violation. But with allegations of falsifying information against the arresting officer in the original 2007 drug possession arrest, there is hope that the hip-hop star will soon be free. Since the new developments, the legal team of Meek Mill …

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Letitia Wright and Black Panther Show How Success and Science Can Go Hand-in-hand

by Derrel Jazz Johnson   Last month, we discussed the ultimate gift of Black Panther, the film that has grossed well over $1 billion worldwide, being the number of children who will be inspired to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) because of the character Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. In a recent interview …

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Can new Mom Serena Williams regain the crown in women’s tennis? By Derrel Jazz Johnson

Serena Williams has returned to singles action in tennis, but is she capable of returning to the dominant form that won her 23 Grand Slam titles? I was on hand for Serena’s return to singles action at Madison Square Garden in New York City earlier this month in the Tie Break Tens tournament. Williams defeated Marion Bartoli in …

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