What in the Weekend? Cowboys and ‘Avengers’

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  • The brotherhood of New Edition continues their tour, heading down South this weekend. Anita Baker makes a rare appearance in New York City, so if you’re in or near the area it may be worth trying to get some tickets to see the “Sweet Love” singer. (Remember Mother’s Day is coming soon.)

    Soulman Anthony Hamilton heads out as well, in support of his album “Back To Love.” If a concert is not in your plans this weekend, there are a few good movies on TV and on Comedy Central, The Comedy Awards, airs on Sunday. Catch Tom Joyner at this year’s Cowboys of Color Rodeo in Oklahoma City. If racing is your thing, the annual Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday with the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul”, Mary J. Blige, singing the National Anthem. And of course, the anxiously awaited Marvel superhero dream team “The Avengers” flies into theaters in the wake of some great reviews and word-of-mouth so get your tickets early. Read on for more goings on this weekend near you.

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

    ON TV
    All Times Eastern

    Friday May 4

    “Who Do You Think You Are?” at 8 p.m. on NBC
    Quincy Jones’ actress daughter Rashida Jones traces her roots back to Ireland

    Saturday May 5

    “Motives” on BET at 9:30 p].m.
    Shemar Moore and Vivica A. Fox play a married couple with dangerous secrets

    Sunday. May 6

    The Comedy Awards on Comedy Central at 9 p.m.
    Tracy Morgan, Key and Peele and more appear at The Comedy Awards

    ONSCREEN

    “Marvel’s The Avengers”
    The superhero dream team heads to theaters with great reviews
    Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johanssen
    PG-13

    “Mother’s Day”
    Rebecca DeMornay stars as a sadistic mother intent on keeping her grown children in their home despite losing it to foreclosure and the new tenants living in it
    R

    ON SHELVES

    “The Gift of Fire/On The Head of A Pin”
    Mystery writer Walter Mosely offers two novella in his latest release

    Friday, May 4

    ALEXANDRIA, VA
    Mint Condition
    The Birchmere

    NASHVILLE, TN
    Anthony Hamilton
    Ryman Auditorium
    8 p.m.

    Saturday, May 5

    TJMS PICK
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
    Cowboys of Color Rodeo
    Tom Joyner attends the annual event; admission is free
    Fairgrounds at State Fair Park
    3001 General Pershing Boulevard
    9 a.m.-10 p.m.

    PHILADELPHIA, PA
    “Phenomenally U: Three Candid Conversations with Mothers and Daughters about Sex, Self-Respect and Success in the Reality TV Era”
    The Free Library
    1901 Vine Street Room 108
    9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    WASHINGTON, DC
    Chaka Khan
    Howard Theater
    8 p.m.

    CORAL GABLES, FL
    New Edition
    BankUnited Center
    8 p.m.

    LOUISVILLE, KY
    T.I.’s Celebrity Kentucky Derby Gala
    Kentucky Expo Center
    10 p.m.

    Sunday, May 6

    COLUMBIA, SC
    New Edition
    Colonial Life Arena
    7 p.m.

    NEW YORK, NY
    Anita Baker
    Radio City Music Hall
    8 p.m.

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