What in the Weekend with Nikki Woods

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  • Music is in the air this weekend as Mary J. Blige and R. Kelly continue their tours, the 40th annual American Music Awards are happening and the Grammys pay tribute to Whitney on a special show Friday night. It’s like that may mean some family planning for who holds the remote, though, as the Steelers face the Ravens on Sunday Night football right during the awards broadcast. In theaters, “Lincoln” faces off against the conclusion of the “Twilight” saga. Here’s what’s happening around your way this weekend.

    ON TV
    All Times Eastern

     Friday, November 17
    “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston” at 10 p.m. on CBS
    Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Usher and Celine Dion pay tribute to the late singer.

    Saturday, November 18
    “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” at 8:30 p.m. on BET
    Martin Lawrence, Joy Bryant and and Cedric The Entertainer star in this funny family flick.

    Sunday, November 19
    The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on ABC at 8 p.m.
    Stevie Wonder, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and more are scheduled to perform on the 40th American Music Awards live from L.A.

    “Sunday Night Football: Steelers vs. Ravens” on NBC at 8:20 p.m.
    The AFC North matchup favors the Ravens who’ve won the last two meetings between them.

    ONSCREEN

    “Lincoln”
    The story of the President who preserved the Union during a devastating Civil War is reimagined by Steven Spielberg with Oscar winner Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln
    PG- 13

    “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”
    The last of the Twilight films hits theaters this weekend
    Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart
    PG-13

    ON SHELVES

    “Close Quarters” by Shamara Ray
    Roommates Malik and Melina are both involved in their careers and other people – but are they really just oblivious to their own chemistry?

    Friday, November 17

     TJMS PICK
     
    ARLINGTON, TX
    MIchael Colyar
    Funnyman Michael Colyar heads into the Arlington Improv this weekend for several shows in the Dallas area.  The veteran comic got his start at Venice Beach after leaving his Chicago hometown to pursue his fortune. It took some time – almost a decade – and some struggle but ultimately his efforts paid off and he’s been a staple on stage and screen ever since. If you can’t see him in person, you can always check out his new documentary, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: I Knocked on the Door and a Brother Answered.”
     
    WASHINGTON, D.C.
    Regina Belle
    Lincoln Theater
    8 p.m.

    NEW ORLEANS, LA
    The O’Jays with Stephanie Mills
    New Orleans Convention Center
    8 p.m.

    Saturday, November 18

    WASHINGTON, DC
    Aretha Franklin
    DAR Constitution Hall
    7:30 p.m.

    PORTSMOUTH, VA
    Brandy and Friends
    Willett Hall
    8 p.m.

    Sunday, November 19

    DETROIT, MI
    R. Kelly (with Tamia)
    Fox Theater
    8 p.m.

    DALLAS, TX
    Mary J. Blige
    American Airlines Arena
    7 p.m.

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