What in the Weekend? The Jacksons Hit the Road

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  • 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.

    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

    ON SHELVES

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

    Friday, June 22

    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.

    PLAY AUDIO

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