What in the Weekend? Gather ‘Round, Football Fans

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  • If you haven’t caught up with them yet, New Edition continues to criss cross the country so check our update to see if they’re in your city this weekend. Kevin Hart is entertaining students in the Penn State area and if you just want to see what’s hot on TV, check on Brandy on “Behind the Music” where she talks about her marriage, her controversial car accident and more. NFL fans will likely want to catch the second and third rounds of the NFL draft this weekend, and if you’re heading to the movies, you’ve got either comedy or kid’s fare among the options.

    This weekend would also be a good time to explore summer camps. Our unique pick of the week is Spy Camp in Lake Como, Pennsylvania, Not to be confused with Secret Service Camp which was in Colombia. Campers receive training on surveillance techniques, code breaking, and undercover maneuvers. Check into scholarship opportunities for some of these camps. Read below for details of happenings around your way.

    Finally, this week marks the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King beating and L.A. Riots. Remember where you were when it happened?

    Click here to listen to TJMS’ Nikki Woods “What in the Weekend?” segment.

    ON TV
    All Times Eastern

    Friday April 27

    “NFL Draft: Rounds 2 and 3” at 7 p.m. on ESPN
    Diehard NFL fans if you want to see who’s going to potentially help your team to a Super Bowl, check out the latest rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.

    “Brandy: Behind the Music” at 9 p.m. on VH1
    Singer details her personal and professional turmoil as a teenage star.

    Saturday April 28

    “Stomp the Yard II: The Homecoming”
    “Scandal” star Columbus Short rejoins the cast for the second installment of the fraternity dance drama.

    Sunday. April 29

    “TV Land Awards” at 9 p.m. on TV Land
    Aretha Franklin, “In Living Color” “Laverne and Shirley” and “One Day at a Time” are honored in this year’s award ceremony hosted by Kelly Ripa.

    ONSCREEN

    “The Five-Year Engagement”
    Emily Blunt and Jason Segal try to get married but something always seems to get in the way.
    R

    “The Pirates: Band of Misfits”
    Hugh Grant is the lead pirate in his first animated movie, Salma Hayek is along for the fun
    PG

    ON SHELVES

    “Ada’s Rules: A Sexy Skinny Novel” by Alice Randall
    When Ada decides to lose weight it changes everything and everyone around her

    THINGS TO DO IN…

    Friday, April 27

    TOLEDO, OH
    New Edition
    Huntington Center
    8 p.m.

    LOS ANGELES, CA
    1st Annual “Females in Comedy” Convention
    Hosted by Hope Flood, one of America’s most successful women in comedy for 20 years.
    Check website for complete list of seminars and workshops.

    CAMBRIDGE, MA
    The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later Conference
    Features Grammy-winning rapper and producer David Banner speaking about the historic event
    Harvard University
    Thompson Room
    Barker Center
    10:30-11:30 a.m.

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    Click here to listen to TJMS’ Nikki Woods complete interview with Rodney King.


    AUGUSTA, GA
    Epochs of Courage: African American Golf Exhibit
    Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
    Exhibit runs through May 31, 2012

    Saturday, April 28

    RICHMOND, VA
    New Edition
    Richmond Coliseum
    8 p.m.

    MONROE, LA
    Deltafest with Charlie Wilson, Tank and Damon Williams
    Monroe Civic Center Arena

    ATLANTA, GA
    World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show
    Georgia International Convention Center
    Check website for complete list of event dates and times.

    CHICAGO, IL
    “Black American Princess – School of Charm” Inaugural High Tea
    Charles Hayes Center, 4859 S. Wabash
    11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
    Feature special guest speaker, Grammy Award Winning Artist and Actress Michelle Williams. Complimentary gift bags, refreshments, and much more.

    Sunday, April 29

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
    Kevin Hart
    Bryce Jordan Center
    8 p.m.

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