What in the Weekend? The Dark Knight, More Summer Heat

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  • Remember that Kool and the Gang song “Too Hot”? Well, heat is the way across most of the country. If you have any elderly or shut-in folks, please be neighborly and check on them if the mercury is registering temps in your area of 90 degrees and above. And that’s certainly likely as the U.S. is experiencing the hottest year on record thus far. Fortunately things are heating up on the entertainment front as well. The last of “The Dark Knight” movies heads into theaters in a week, and several acts including Eric Benet and Ledisi and Maze, Patti Labelle and the O’Jays are still on the road. Check out what’s happening around your way this weekend but whatever you do, stay cool.

    Click here to hear Nikki Woods' "What in the Weekend?" segment.

    ON TV

    All Times Eastern

    Friday July 13

    “Any Given Sunday” at 9 p.m. on CMT

    Jamie Foxx, Al Pacino and LL Cool J star in Oliver Stone’s look at professional football

    Saturday July 14

    “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s: An Extra Slice” at 9 p.m. on OWN

    A all-new remixed version of previous episodes adds some additional content for OWN’s most popular show

    Sunday July 15

    ESPY Awards at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2

    A re-air of the annual sports awards features honoree Pat Summit, the longtime coach of Tennessee women’s basketball

    "Black Dynamite" animated series at 9 p.m. on Adult Swim.

    Everyone's favorite big screen bad-ass is getting ready to hit the small screen in his own animated show. Voices by Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and J. B. Smoove.

    ONSCREEN

    “Ice Age: Continental Drift”

    G

    The voices of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and John Leguiziamo are featured in the latest edition of the animated series

    “Red Lights”

    Robert DeNiro plays a psychic who may or may not be the real thing in this psychological thriller

    R

    Cilian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver

    ON SHELVES

    “The Secret She Kept” by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    Lance Kingston has married his dream woman and now the two are expecting. But as his wife’s behavior becomes more and more erratic, he wonders if he’s made a serious mistake

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    Friday, July 13

    ATLANTA, GA

    J. Anthony Brown debuts his new clothing line "What in the TUX"

    Cobb Galleria Atlanta

    CLARKSTON, MI

    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti Labelle and The O’Jays

    6:30 p.m.

    DTE Energy Music Theater

    ST. LOUIS, MO

    Ledisi and Eric Benet

    The Pageant

    8 p.m.

    GRAND PRAIRIE, TX

    The Jacksons

    Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie

    8 p.m.

    ATLANTA, GA

    "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" stage play featuring Phylicia Rashad and directed by Kenny Leon.

    Georgia State's Rialto Center

    CHICAGO, IL

    Taste of Chicago

    Millenium Park

    Saturday, July 14

    WASHINGTON, DC

    Angie Stone and Rashaan Patterson

    Carter Barron Ampitheater

    7:30 p.m.

    MEMPHIS, TN

    Ledisi and Eric Benet

    The Orpheum Theater Memphis

    8  p.m.

    LAS VEGAS, NV

    Uptown Vegas presents Marsha Ambrosius and Tamia

    Mandalay Bay Resort

    9 p.m.

    Sunday, July 15

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO

    Summer Music Festival with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti Labelle and the O’Jays

    Verizon Wireless Ampitheater St. Louis

    6 p.m.

     

    Click here to find out more about TJMS Senior Producer Nikki Woods. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nikkiwoods.

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