This weekend, enjoy the summer months because they are all too short. Summertime should be full of barbeques, vacations and concerts, before the more serious winter months begin with the annual back to school preparation. New Edition is still on tour, and if you’re in the California area, you can come out and say congratulations to Bad Ass Bobby Brown, who just remarried last week. If you’re in Detroit, both the Jacksons and Aretha Franklin are in town and if you want to take the kiddies out for a movie date, “Brave,” the latest from Pixar, opens this weekend. Enjoy!

ON TV
All Times Eastern

Friday, June 22

“The Shawshank Redemption” at 8 p.m. on AMC
Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins stars as  inmates in the notorious Shawshank prison

Saturday, June 23

U.S. Olympic Trials: Track and Field at 8 p.m. on NBC
The nation’s Olympic hopefuls in track and field begin their competition to see who’ll make the 2012 Olympic team

Sunday, June 24

Fox 25th Anniversary Special at 8 p.m. on Fox
If you missed it the first time, you can catch up with your favorite stars from Fox shows like “In Living Color” “Married With Children” “American Idol” “24” and more as the network celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Jennifer Lopez, Keifer Sutherland and more appear.

The Glass House airs Sunday on ABC and features a group of people living in a house. Now the cool thing about this is we get to choose what they wear, where they sleep, what they eat, and who gets eliminated from the house.

The conclusion of the Kardashians interview is featured On Oprah’s Next Chapter. Kim talks about the humiliations she experienced following the sex tape. That’s on OWN. In a new episode of Snapped it’s the case of Marni Young who was charged in the murder of an ex-NFL player’s pregnant girlfriend and BET repeats Michael Jackson, the Life of an Icon as we commemorate the third anniversary of his death.

ONSCREEN

“Brave”
A rebellious royal daughter defies her family and instead of freedom finds a curse she must find a way to reverse (Animated)
Emma Thompson, Kelly McDonald
PG

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”
Who knew that our 16th president had a secret life as a vampire hunter? Apparently, Tim Burton did and this is his take on the president’s other occupation.
Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Benjamin Walker

Click here to listen to Nikki Woods interview with Anthony Mackie

ON SHELVES

“Just Want to Testify” by Pearl Cleage
Four supermodel sisters disturb the peaceful neighborhood of  Atlanta’s West End

Friday, June 22

MIAMI, FL
This weekend is the 16th annual American Black Film Festival, a four-day retreat for independent Black filmmakers featuring more than 30 films.

DETROIT, MI
Aretha Franklin
Fox Theater
8 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Bootsy Collins
Vogue Theater
9 p.m.

MERRILLVILLE, IN
The Jacksons: Unity Tour
Star Plaza Theater
8 p.m.

Saturday, June 23

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Jill Scott’s Block Party with Kem, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Eric Roberson
Mann Music Center
7 p.m.

DETROIT, MI
The Jacksons: Unity Tour
Fox Theater Detroit
8 p.m.

OAKLAND, CA
New Edition
Oracle Arena
8 p.m.

Sunday, June 24

LOS ANGELES, CA
New Edition
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
8 p.m.

And for the family, it’s the 6TH annual "Detroit River Days Festival," three days of kid friendly activities and live concerts beginning today.

Tomorrow is National Pink Day and Let it Go Day.

 

 

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