There’s more than just slot machines and showgirls this weekend in Vegas if you happy to be lucky enough to be there. Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo come through on their Liberation Tour. It’s a good weekend for soul music overall as Fantasia, Boyz II Men and Anthony Hamilton and Estelle are playing in various cities. If you’d rather just chill out at home you can get your music needs served up to you via the MTV Video Music Awards which will replay this weekend. And while we’re talking about serving, this is the last weekend of tennis’ U.S. Open, which means Serena Williams may yet have another championship in her.

ON TV
All Times Eastern

Friday, September 7

“U.S. Open Women’s Semifinals” on CBS at 12:30 p.m.
Serena Williams continues her dominance at this year’s U.S. Tennis Open, today’s match against a virtual unknown will determine who makes the finals. Her rival Maria Sharapova plays today, too.

Stand Up to Cancer
Alicia Keys and Samuel Jackson are just two of the many celebrities a part of this fundraiser that airs on all four major networks and HBO, SHOWTIME, and TBS tonight.

Saturday, September 8

“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s: An Extra Slice ” at 9 p.m. on OWN
Expanded episodes of the popular OWN reality series show Robbie Montgomery planning to expand her family soul food business

"To Love and To Cherish" at 8 p.m. on GMC
The film stars Mel Jackson.

CLICK HERE to listen to Nikki Woods interview with Mel Jackson

Sunday, September 9

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” at 9 p.m. on OWN
Oprah interviews Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia four years after Julia’s estranged ex killed three members of their family

ONSCREEN
“The Words”
Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper star in a movie about a writer who goes great lengths to be successful

“Bachelorette”
Three bridesmaids kick up a little fun in New York City on the eve of their friend’s wedding

ON SHELVES

“If I Can’t Have You” by Mary B. Morrison
A successful entrepreneur falls for a construction worker, but when things don’t work he becomes threatening

Friday, September 7

ARLINGTON, TX
Paul Mooney
Comedian/activist/writer/actor Paul Mooney heads to Texas this weekend for shows at the Arlington Improv. The comedian, who famously once wrote for Richard Pryor has seen it all and he’s going to tell you about it, with no holds barred. Mooney continues to be one of America’s most preeminent comedians and a living legend. He’s at the Improv through Sunday night.

WASHINGTON, DC
Boys II Men
Howard Theater
8 p.m.

TUSCALOOSA, FL
Charlie Wilson
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
7:30 p.m.

LAS VEGAS, NV
Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
8 p.m.

Saturday, September 8

COLUMBIA, SC
Anthony Hamilton and Estelle Back to Love Tour
Township Auditorium
8 p.m.

BILOXI, MS
Fantasia
IP Resort and Casino
8 p.m.

Kansas City Urban Film Festival
It showcases short films including The Chicago 8" based on actual court transcripts of 8 anti-war protesters on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Sunday, September 9

MACON, GA
Charlie Wilson with the S.O.S. Band and Brick
Macon Metroplex Coliseum
5 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE, FL
Anthony Hamilton and Estelle
Times Union Center Performing Arts Moran Theater
7:30 p.m.
 

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