July 2019

TV One’s New Summer Original Programming: LOVE, LIES & MURDER

– TV One brings chills and thrills every Sunday night this July with four original movie premieres themed LOVE, LIES & MURDER. Inspired by true crime events, the network that brought viewers “WHEN LOVE KILLS” and the popular true crime series “FATAL ATTRACTION,” delivers a series of stories that explore the dark side of love including deceit, betrayal, obsession and …

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Stars From “The Lion King” & Special Guests Attend World Premiere in LA

Filmmakers, talent and special guests celebrated Disney’s “The Lion King” tonight in Hollywood. The movie, which opens on July 19, 2019, welcomes beloved characters back to the big screen in a whole new way. Check out images from the world premiere featuring a new clip featuring “Circle of Life.” Download the clip HERE.  Attending the event were …

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25th Essence Festival Draws Over Half A Million

(New York, NY) July 8, 2019 — The 2019 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola® attracted more than half a million attendees to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend (July 4-7) for an historic 25th anniversary celebration representing one of the largest gatherings in the event’s history. Forever First Lady Michelle Obama commanded the main stage at the …

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Photo Scoop: Voices of “The Lion King” New Cast Photo

Check out the voice talent from Disney’s “The Lion King” together for the first time in a new cast photo. Pictured are Billy Eichner (Timon), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala), JD McCrary (Young Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Florence Kasumba (Shenzi), Donald Glover (Simba), Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Nala), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Oliver (Zazu), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari) and Eric André (Azizi). Disney’s “The Lion King,” directed by …

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Photos: ESSENCE Festival Welcomes Stars from “The Lion King”

JD McCrary (voice of Young Simba), Shahadi Wright Joseph (voice of Young Nala) from Disney’s “The Lion King” were on hand at ESSENCE Festival 2019 this weekend  at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The young actors celebrated the movie’s upcoming opening by singing “Can’t Wait to be King” on the ESSENCE Centerstage. Additionally, the Great …

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This Sure Don’t Feel Like Church: OWN Megachurch Drama Series “Greenleaf” Releases Season 4 Trailer

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that the highly anticipated fourth season of the hit megachurch drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/executive producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”), and executive producers Clement Virgo (“Empire”), Kriss Turner Towner (“The Romanoffs”) and Oprah Winfrey will premiere on its new night Tuesday, September 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. …

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Black Panther Stars, Sterling K. Brown, Letitia Wright & Winston Duke Invited to Join Motion Picture Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 842 new members in their annual effort to bring in new blood to the organization that hands out the Oscars. This number is slightly down from the 928 members invited last year, but 50% of this year’s number are women, inching closer to the goal of creating balance …

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3rd Annual San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival: It doesn’t get any smoother

There’s no denying that beautiful San Diego, is one of the best cities to host an outdoor music festival.  Especially when the location is at Embarcadero Marina Park North. Surrounded by picturesque views of Coronado Island and bridge, stunning views of the waterfront, watching the sailboats drift away is the breathtaking venue where the third …

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Essence Fest: Five Leading Democratic Contenders; Harris, Booker and Warren Hit Power Stage

July 1, 2019 (New York, NY) – Today ESSENCE Communications, Inc. announced that the 2019 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola will host exclusive keynote conversations with five of the leading Democratic contenders in the 2020 Presidential race, including Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, Former Representative Beto O’Rourke and Senator Elizabeth Warren.  These live ‘Presidential …

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