The Pulse of Entertainment: Nickelodeon
Premiers New Sit-com ‘Cousins for Life' and Will Downing's ‘The Promise,' Featuring Kirk Whalum and Regina Belle,
On Saturday January 5, 2019 Nickelodeon premiered a new sit-com, "Cousins for Life," starring Dallas
Dupree Young (HBO's "The Good Place") as Stuart and Scarlet Sofia Spencer (Netflix's "Bright") as Ivy,
cousins forced to live under one roof. "Cousins for Life" airs on Nickelodeon Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
"I watch so many Nickelodeon shows when I heard I was in the car going to acting class. I was screaming in the car,"
said Dallas about when he found out he got the lead role in a Nickelodeon comedy series. "I felt so bad for the people
in the car with me." Young is not new to acting even though he started in 2016. His credits already
include the HBO series "The Good Place" from 2016 -2017, ABC's series "The Mayor" (2017), The Steven Spielberg
director and Warner Bros Pictures presentation of Ready Player One (2018) and ABC Family's "The Fosters" (2018).
"My mom told me to bring my phone to her and she started recording me," Scarlet said about..Read
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Will Downing recently released his first full Gospel album simply titled "The
Promise" (Shanachie Entertainment). Downing and Randy Bowland produced the project that features saxophone support
from Grammy Award winning Kirk Whalum and vocal support from Grammy Award winning Regina Belle. It is an amazing piece of
work, thanks to the heart-felt vocals of Downing, the lyrical messages Downing and Bowland provide as songwriters, the exquisite
harmony the background vocalists give and the cherry on this spiriting cake is the power Kirk and Regina bring.
Offering 10 selections "The Promise" gives a Jazz twist to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My favorite selections on
the album include #1 "Take it to the Cross," which features Kirk Whalum, just for that reason it puts a Jazz twist
to Gospel and uses the old spiritual phrase "take it to the cross." "Take it to the cross" means give
your problems to Jesus and don't worry about them - he got you. I also love the Praise and Worship feel Will Downing brings
to "Take it to the Cross" as he takes the role of...Read
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Chaka Khan Returns New Album, 'Hello Happiness'
(New York, NY) - Chaka Khan, the Queen
of Funk, makes a phenomenal return with her latest single ‘Like Sugar'. The single is from the 10-time Grammy Award
winner's new album ‘Hello Happiness,' to be released on February 15, 2019 (Diary Records / Island Records).
Urban One Premiers 'Just Eats With Chef JJ' January 19, 2019 on CLEO
(New York, NY) - Urban One, formerly Radio
One, owned CLEO TV to premier "Just Eats With Chef JJ" January 19, 2019 at 12noon with an encore at 10pm. CLEO TV,
is an aspirational lifestyle and entertainment network targeting women of color. The network will be broadly distributed on
Comcast Xfinity."Just Eats With Chef JJ' viewers get to hang out with celebrity Chef JJ Johnson, one of Harlem's finest.
"Journey to Love" by Eunice Moseley now Available at Barnes and Nobles.
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
Pulse of Entertainment covered the red carpet arrivals at the 27th "Living Legends Awards Gala" and intervieweed
Grammy nominated Eddie LaVert (The OJays) pictured with his wife Raquel, Sylvia Rhone President of Epic Records, Dave "Hurricane"
Smith Radio One Atlanta's VP of Programming and Operations) and more. Watch coverage below!
(New York, NY) - Grammy Award winning artist Estelle presents the "Estelle
Experience" tour beginning in New York on February 6, 2019 and continuing onto Philadelphia, Virginia, Atlanta and Nashville,
with more cities to be announced later.
The Estelle Experience will give fans a chance to hear the story behind
"Lovers Rock" from Estelle herself. Inspired by her parents love story, the album "Lovers Rock" was released
last September and features songs "Love Like Ours" featuring Tarrus Riley, "Better", "Lights Out",
"Meet Up" featuring Maleek Berry and "So Easy" featuring Luke James, which has been climbing the Urban
AC Charts, currently sitting at 26. Attendees can also expect special surprise guest performers at select shows.
Prior to the East Coast run, Estelle will also hit Montego Bay, Jamaica at the end of
January. On January 30th, she will perform a set at a special live concert at Usain Bolt Tracks and Records, Montego Bay will
be held to launch the 40th anniversary of VP Records and celebrate the annual series. The concert will also include performances
by Alborosie, Beenie Man, Christopher Martin, Shenseea, Teejay, and Raging Fyah as well as guest appearances from some of
Reggae music's biggest stars. "Strictly the Best Live" will be a one of a kind multimedia album launch promotion
which includes RETV, TVJ and FAME FM in Jamaica, Radio link ups globally, live streaming on YouTube and watch parties in Ocho
Rios, Kingston, New York, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. On the following night, January 31st, she will do a solo show with
a full live band at the Coral Cliff Gaming & Entertainment Center.
-- TOUR DATES
February 6th Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY
February 7th The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia. PA