The Pulse of Entertainment:
The NAACP Theatre Awards Honors the Next Wave of Industry Icons
"We are very very honored that the NAACP is here to say you did a good job," said Ricardo Khan at the 27th
NAACP Theatre Awards where he was nominated for "Best Director," "Best Playwright" and "Best Production"
for the play "Fly." "It's about the Tuskegee airmen. Dr. Roscoe Brown was our main advisor. He was one of the
original members." Khan, founder of the Tony Award winning Crossroads Theatre Company in New Jersey,
was one of many actors, playwrights, producers, designers, chirographers and directors honored at the NAACP Theatre Awards
held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was hosted by Wendy Raquel Robinson ("The Game") with performances
by Ledisi, harpist Mariea Antoinette, Brandon Berry and Sybil Harris. Jenifer Lewis ("Black-ish") received the "Lifetime
Achievement Award," Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog) received the "Trailblazer Award," and Brandon
Victor ("Power") received the "Spirit Award." "It's amazing. Millions of people
never get to live their dreams and I get to do what I dreamed of as a child...what I still dream of to this day," said
Wallace DeMarria ("LA Forensics"), an actor, playwright and producer whose play "The Mask We Wear" was
nominated in 6 categories - "Best Leading Actor," "Best Supporting Actor," Best Leading Actress,"
"Best Supporting Actress," "Best Director" and "Best Playwright." "I've done film...I want
to be in Black Panther 2...but this is where it started for me. If I was in Black Panther you can still catch me on Broadway,
off-Broadway or right here. Denzel and Pacino are two of my favorite actors and they still...Read
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Iconic Snoop Dogg to Release New Album 'Bible
of Love' on March 16, 2018
TN) - RCA Inspiration, in association with All The Time Entertainment, announced
the release of the iconic Snoop Dogg's newest album "Bible of Love" on March 16, 2018. "Bible of Love"
will be the 16th album and first ever Gospel project from legendary, award-winning Hip-Hop artist. He and co-executive producer
Lonny Bereal handpicked some of Snoop's personal favorites from Gospel and R&B that includes B. Slade, Faith Evans, Rance
Allen, The Clark Sisters and Tye Tribbett.
The Paramount Network Premieres 'I Am MLK, JR' Documentary
Film April 4, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
NY) - Paramount Network and award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray have joined
forces for a new, original documentary film, "I Am MLK, JR" on the life and legacy of our country's legendary statesman,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. premiering, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (9:00-10:30pm ET/PT). "I Am MLK Jr" celebrates the
life of this American icon from an engaging contemporary perspective structured around seminal events of the Civil Rights
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Pulse of Entertainment covered the red carpet arrivals for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards and interviews winners and
nominees like Hawthorne James (above) who was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in the play "No
Place to Be Somebody". Watch the red carpet arrivalsand interviews below!
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(Nashville, TN) - Multiple award-winner, best-selling recording artist VaShawn Mitchell signs a new deal for his
VMAN Entertainment music with Fair Trade Services, in partnership with Tyscot Records. Mitchell's VMAN Entertainment will
bring high-level talent and creativity by offering relevant and contemporary urban worship music.
VMAN Entertainment also inked a deal with long-time marketing executive, Larry Blackwell
and Blackwell Legacy LLC who will work along with Fair Trade and Tyscot to deliver the upcoming project.
Mitchell's first offering, "You Took The Nails," is a compelling new song
just in time and perfectly suited for the Easter season. "You Took The Nails" is impressive, moving, and impassioned
song that matches the power of the holiday. The single is available tomorrow on all digital sales and streaming platforms
and precedes Mitchell's new digital EP, CROSS MUSIC available everywhere on March 9.
"Fair Trade and Tyscot are excited to work together with VaShawn," said Jeff Moseley, Fair Trade Services
President, and Founder. "Each company brings their unique strengths to the partnership and VaShawn is a hugely talented
artist who has delivered a strong project that we are excited about."
President of Tyscot Records, Bryant Scott, added: "VaShawn began his recording career with Tyscot, and we are
excited to work with him in this new season."
The Nails," is available tomorrow everywhere music is streamed and sold. Mitchell also will helm The Gospel Heritage
Foundation's International Worship & Arts Summit which kicks off today, through Saturday in Nashville, TN.