The Pulse of Entertainment: Jamaica's
Dale Elliott is Sharp in Sprinter, in Theatres June 14, 2019 and The Philippe Saisse Trio Re-Release of ‘The
Body and Soul Sessions' is Sweet
"He is in high school," said actor Dale Elliott
about Akeem Sharp, the character he is playing in the FilmRise presentation of Sprinter. Sprinter arrives
in theatres June 14, 2019 and is co-executive produced by Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment and Jamaican
attorney Robert A. Maylor's Mental Telepathy Pictures. About how he obtained the role Dale said, "A Jamaican film director
saw one of my videos and there were similarities in his character in Sprinter and me. That's how I got the role." Akeem Sharp is a very popular Rastafarian track and field star in Jamaica who has a plan to live with his mother
who is illegally living in the United States by qualifying for a national track and field world youth championship team. He
is fueled by the desired to get away from his unstable father and unruly older brother.
Sweet is the sound of Grammy Award nominated Philippe Saisse Trio's
re-mastered June 21, 2019 re-release of "The Body and Soul Sessions" (Bandar-Log Music). The trio also includes
David Finck on bass and Scooter Warner on drums. "The Body and Soul Sessions" project is re-mastered by multi-Grammy
Award winning engineer Colin Leonard (Jay Z, Justin Bieber and Khalid).
"The collaboration with Rogers for a new Chic record," Philippe Saisse said was the
reason behind the re-release of the "The Body and Soul Sessions" project on vinyl also. "They sent me a copy
of the whole Chic CD and it came with a vinyl. I was thinking how great it would be to give a vinyl away for Christmas. I
didn't even have a turn table...but set up a listening station in my home. In listening to old vinyls I hadn't played in 20
years the experience was over whelming. The sound was so ...Read
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Paul Blackthorne Stars as Tom Hackett in NBC's New Paranormal
Drama 'The InBetween'
(New York, NY) - The British born actor, director, producer and
philanthropist who most recently starred as Capt. Quentin Lance in the hit series "Arrow" will star in the NBC Universal
paranormal drama "The InBetween." Early in his career, Blackthorne
starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Lagaan" as the villainous Capt. Russell. Blackthorne also portrayed Stephen
Saunders in season three of "24". Other U.S. TV work includes "Deadwood," "ER," "Necessary Roughness," "Monk,"
"Burn Notice," "CSI," "CSI Miami," "Medium" and the Steven Spielberg-produced paranormal
thriller "The River." Film credits include "Dumb and Dumber to," "Four Corners of Suburbia,"
"Special," "A Christmas Carol" and "Daisy Winters."
Regina Belle Releases New Single, 'Freedom'
(New York, NY) - R&B's
Grammy Award winning Regina Belle will headline the 2020 Soul Train Cruise and is currently promoting the release of her new
single "Freedom." Regina released the Inspirational, "Freedom" (featuring Iyanla Vanzant, Bishop Kenneth
W. Paramore and a full choir) earlier this year and performed it at the Stellar Awards. Known for her award-winning work
in R&B, Jazz and Gospel, Regina's hits include "A Whole New World" (with Peabo Bryson), "Make It Like It
Was," "If I Could," "Baby Come To Me" and "This is Love." She has also garnered an Academy
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
Pulse of Entertainment covered the 3rd annual "Imagination Lunchbox International Children's Film Festival" held
recently at the Baltimore Shake & Bake Family Fun Center and Our Lady of Victory Catholic School. ILICFF was hosted by
Doresa Harvey (Magic 95.9fm), pictured above with Cenera Davis winner of the ILICFF "Film Festival Choice" for 'The
Hungry Hedgehodg (USA) and ILICFF founder multi-award winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs! Watch coverage below!
(Detroit, MI - R&B Artist
Vina Mills debuts with a Black girl anthem titled "Serena Williams," She's not your cookie cutter artist, this Detroit
native is devoted to sharing her gift with the world one stage at a time. The ability to entertain is what keeps this songstress
thriving. She has performed alongside artists like Fantasia, Mary J. Blige, Raheem Devaughn and J. Holiday.
Mills know that with hard work and
dedication she too will be a staple in the genre of Pop and R&B. Vina describes Electric Soul as the music you can dance
to and dance music you can feel. This record represents Black excellence, which is exactly what Serena Williams is to Vina.
You can't help but feel that natural power and beauty we're all born with. Her goal for this record is to leave the listener
with confidence, enlightenment and an urge to pay it forward to the culture.(Photo credits: Christopher Payne)