What in the Weekend with Nikki Woods

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  • The Olympics comes to an end this week. Seems like it all went so fast. Team USA has already racked up its fair share of medals, but there are still more to be awarded in track and field including both men’s and women’s relays, diving and more. There are a couple of cool black movies on this weekend, including the widely-considered classic of 90’s “Boys N The Hood.” Tours continues to criss-cross the country as New Edition and Frankie Beverly and Maze duke it out for hardest working men in show business this summer. Here’s more on the weekend near you.

    ON TV
    All Times Eastern

    Friday, August 10

    “Boyz In The Hood” at 7:30 p.m. on Fuse
    The tale of young men coming of age in South Central L.A. boosted the careers of Ice Cube, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

    Saturday, August 11

    “All About the Benjamins” at 8 p.m. on BET
    Ice Cube and Mike Epps play buddies trying to find fortune via a stash of diamonds and a winning lottery ticket.

    Sunday, August 12

    “Olympic Closing Ceremonies” at 7 p.m. on NBC
    The Games of the 30th Olympiad come to an end from London, England


    “The Bourne Legacy”
    Jeremy Renner stars as a spy in this fourth installment of the “Bourne” franchise. He steps in for Matt Damon, who declined another film.

    “The Campaign”
    Will Farrell plays a candidate who gets and unexpected challenger in this spoof of election campaigns.  Zach Galifianakis plays his surprisingly savvy opponent.

    “Red Hook Summer”
    Spike Lee’s latest movie takes place in his beloved Brooklyn as a young man from down South comes to the city to spend time with his preacher grandfather. Starring newcomer Jules Brown and “Wire” alum Clarke Peters.


    “Sparkle” by Denene Millner
    The novelization of the movie remake comes to bookshelves in both book and E-reader form.  The story of three sisters who form a girl group in the 60’s, the book is released in conjunction with the movie opening next Friday.

    Friday, August 10

    Bill Bellamy performs at the Arlington Improv
    Friday through August 12
    The comedian can also be seen this fall starring in the sitcom “Mr. Box Office” with Jon Lovitz, Gary Busey and Vivica A. Fox which will air in syndication.

    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti Labelle and the O’Jays
    Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
    6:30 p.m.
    Las Vegas Hotel
    8 p.m.

    Saturday, August 11

    Jagged Edge (with Jon B.)
    Howard Theatre
    8 p.m.

    Anthony Hamilton
    Robinson Center Music Hall
    8 p.m.

    Sunday, August 12

    Anthony Hamilton
    Chastain Park Amphitheater
    8 p.m.

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