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Run On: Will “Underground” Return On WGN For Season Two?

WGN America has renewed its record-breaking series “Underground” for a second season. The critically-acclaimed drama that focuses on the Underground Railroad has been a hit with viewers, drawing three-million viewers on Wednesday nights. “Underground” has been the highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. “Underground” was also the number one original scripted […]

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Erica Campbell: Replacing Yolanda Adams With New Morning Radio Show

On the heels of AlwaysAList.com breaking the news that “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” had been canceled by Reach Media/Radio One, the company has formally announced the show that will replace the syndicated Gospel radio program. Starting on May 10, Reach Media/Radio One will premiere “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell,” a new daily radio […]

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Yolanda Adams: Morning Radio Show Comes To An End

Reach Media, the syndication arm of Radio One, has decided to end “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” after more than nine years. AlwaysAList.com learned on Thursday that Yolanda Adams and her co-hosts, comedian Marcus D. Wiley and minister Anthony “A.V.” Valary, were made aware that the very successful radio program was being canceled after their broadcast […]

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BeBe Winans: Celebrity Friends Come See Musical About His Life

BeBe Winans has premiered his debut musical, “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story” at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. The production, which BeBe is producing alongside “Motown The Musical” director Charles Randolph-Wright, is a “hilarious and heart-warming journey toward self-discovery.” The musical is a bio piece, showcasing the rise of siblings BeBe & CeCe Winans […]

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HOT SHOTS: Usher, Kandi Burruss, Godfrey, Bevy Smith, Flo Rida, Arthel Neville, Slick Rick & more

R&B superstar Usher is among the U.S. delegation of cultural leaders and artists part of a four-day artistic exchange with Cuba. This week, the 37-year-old entertainer arrived in Havana, Cuba with a 33-person cultural delegation. The U.S. talent visited Cuba’s famous University of the Arts, where he and fellow musicians performed a concert with classical […]


 
 

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Silent Treatment: Radio One Bans All K.Michelle Music

Posted  April 14, 2016  by  jmurray

R&B singer K.Michelle released her third album, “More Issues Than Vogue” (Atlantic Records) on Feb. 19 and the CD’s title may have been a foretelling of what was to come. The Memphis-bred artist—whose birth name is Kimberly Michelle Pate—has a big issue now in real life because the broadcast conglomerate Radio One owned by media […]

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Tee Marie Hanible: “American Grit” Star Talks John Cena, Foster Care & “Real Housewives of Atlanta”

Posted  April 14, 2016  by  jmurray

She’s a decorated Gunnery Sergeant of the United States Marines, a mother, a philanthropist and an entrepreneur. But starting on Thursday, April 14, Tee Marie Hanible (full name: Tawanda “Tee” Marie Hanible) is one-fourth of “The Cadre,” the group of mentors assisting contestants on Fox’s new competition series, “American Grit.” Hosted by WWE wrestling superstar […]

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TV STILL -- DO NOT PURGE -- EMPIRE: (L-R): Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Taraji Henson as Cookie Lyon, Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon and Trai Byers as Andre Lyon. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX
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Life After: “Empire” Finds Second Residence On TV One

Posted  April 13, 2016  by  jmurray

TV One has exclusively acquired the cable rights for Fox’s record-breaking drama, “Empire.” The series, created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, premiered Jan. 7, 2015 and stars Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray and Trai Byers. In a deal with Twentieth Television, the African-American cable channel will air both the […]

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Back For More: “Motown The Musical” Returning To Broadway

Posted  April 13, 2016  by  jmurray

If you missed “Motown The Musical” during its first run on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for nearly two years from March 2013 until January 2015, you can catch the popular show again in New York City starting in July. The musical is making its triumphant return to The Great White Way after a year […]

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Casting Conversation: Hurricane Katrina To Follow O.J. Simpson Story – Our Top Choice For Mayor

Posted  April 12, 2016  by  jmurray

Since Feb. 2, TV fans have been dedicated and fascinated each Tuesday night with FX Network’s critically-acclaimed mini-series “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson.”  Unfortunately, the last episode of the series aired on April 5. The highly-rated drama focused on Simpson’s trial of the century and all the key players involved.  Now, there’s […]

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Final Chapter: Has OWN Canceled “Raising Whitley?”

Posted  April 12, 2016  by  jmurray

On the heels of the Wall Street Journal announcing that Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network is the “most-watched network for African-American women,” the channel has decided to cancel a series considered one of the three shows that, in the words of Winfrey, helped OWN “turn the corner” towards success. AlwaysAList.com has learned that OWN will not […]

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HOT SHOTS: Cedric The Entertainer, Ciara, Ludacris, Queen Latifah, Floetry, D’Angelo, Garcelle Beauvais & more

Posted  April 11, 2016  by  jmurray

The cast of “Barbershop: The Next Cut” have been in a full public relations blitz promoting the third installment of the film. Cedric The Entertainer was on “Live with Kelly and Michael” to talk to the show’s hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about the upcoming April 15 release of the movie. (Check out the […]

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Doug Banks: Syndicated Radio Veteran Dead At 57

Posted  April 11, 2016  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com is saddened to report that syndicated radio host Doug Banks has passed after a long battle with Diabetes. The 57-year-old talent was in Miami when he passed. A radio veteran; the married, father of two daughters had continued to host his national afternoon drive show despite serious health setbacks over the last year. Banks […]

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Daisy Lewellyn: “Blood, Sweat & Heels” Star Dead At 36

Posted  April 8, 2016  by  jmurray

Daisy Lewellyn, who starred for two seasons on Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat & Heels,” has died from cancer, the network confirmed in a statement on Friday. “We are devastated to learn that Daisy Lewellyn has passed away this morning after a battle with a rare form of cancer. Daisy passed on in peace and filled with […]

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La’Porsha Power: “American Idol” Runner-Up Signed To Legendary Record Label

Posted  April 8, 2016  by  jmurray

Many fans of “American Idol” were disappointed season 15 favorite La’Porsha Renae didn’t take home the top prize when the Fox competition aired its final episode on Thursday, April 7. Renae placed second to country singer Trent Harmon, who won “American Idol” in an upset victory. Despite her loss, “American Idol” has secured a recording […]

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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color Purple”

Posted  April 8, 2016  by  jmurray

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White Way on May 10, Headley has signed on to “Push Da Button” as the sultry […]

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