Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
LOS ANGELES — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests.
Music and video streaming service Apple Music has launched a new artist discovery program in Africa called Africa Rising.
The Philadelphia Theatre Company is hiring a resident artist to help deepen the diversity of its future programming.
Terell Stafford was once hailed by piano legend McCoy Tyner as “one of the great players of our time and a fabulous trumpet player.”
Reggae legend Ziggy Marley will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) 2020 Global Icon Achievement Award during the NNPA’s Annual Convention scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9.
The opening scenes of the filmed version of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which started streaming on Disney+ this Independence Day weekend, pull you back in time to two distinct periods. The people onstage, in their breeches and brass-buttoned coats, belong to the New York of 1776. That i…
The Museum of the American Revolution wants to give everyone a taste of what it’s like to be in the room where it happens in a special conversation with national “Hamilton” tour member, Paul Oakley Stovall.
Mark your calendars, beyhive: Beyoncé is blessing us with a new visual album next month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman," a song that would introduce her and tell her story to fans.
First Jimmy Fallon and now Jimmy Kimmel offers his apology for past blackface performances. Kimmel released a statement that began saying he was reluctant to apologize because it’s to the advantage of those who see apologies as weakness and root for racial division. Nonetheless, the ABC-TV l…
Spike Lee’s ‘Rodney King’ to stream on Netflix
NEW YORK — Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the contemplative chords of a piano, a violin sighs. Quietly, as if in disbelief, swells of voices emerge:
A teen gospel singer whose song protesting the killing of African Americans by police went viral has been signed by Warner Records.
NEW YORK — A never-before-heard solo version of the late Aretha Franklin's riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary J. Blige about faith and race, 2006's "Never Gonna Break My Faith," has arrived on Juneteenth.
His original ambition was to become an aeronautical engineer. But studying the piano from the age of 4, and raised in a household and church filled with music, soon changed Ehren Valme’s mind.
Tyler Perry is stepping up in these turbulent times. The filmmaker and studio mogul is paying for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks. Brooks, a 27-year-old husband and father of four, was killed by Atlanta police after their interaction over a suspected drinking and driving violation. Brooks was…
Former Eagle Jenkins joins CNN as contributor
This week is a busy one as businesses around the Delaware Valley start to reopen now that all of Pennsylvania’s counties are in the yellow or green phase as ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf. Though Pennsylvania as a whole was not as hard-hit as its neighboring states, COVID-19 remains a threat, so m…
For the second time in her illustrious career — a career highlighted by many awards and accolades — composer/flutist/teacher and Grammy-nominated Valerie Coleman has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra to premiere her “Seven O’Clock Shout.”
Beyoncé Knowles Carter and her husband Jay-Z are being accused of not giving a Jamaican artist credit for her contribution to their single "Black Effect."
NEW YORK — John Legend has formed a musical version of The Avengers to help his new album marvel.
Don Bryant’s second secular album in decades is like a lost Memphis soul treasure.