Football’s on tap this weekend as the AFC and NFC are playing the championship games that determine who goes to the Super Bowl.
We don’t have a dog in that race, we just want to see Beyonce! Oprah gets a confession from Lance Armstrong….or not, Halle Berry is on the small screen and your favorite soul singers are hitting the stage in Detroit. Here’s what’s happening this weekend.
MLK WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
MLK Dream Weekend Community Day of Service
Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
AALG (African-American Leadership Greenville), in conjunction with volunteers from The Urban League’s The Upstate Network, will be providing their signature volunteer program for Upstate children, AALG Speed Mentoring
National Constitution Center Museum
Monday, January 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be live music, trivia, service projects, interactive exhibits and more. Also listen to local actors and college students read the powerful I Have a Dream speech. There will also be a live-feed of the President Barack Obama’s inauguration on televisions throughout the building.
BOYNE FALLS, MI
2013 MLK Ski Weekend
Boyne Mountain Ski Resort
Friday, January 18-Monday, January 21
This is the 17th year for this incredible event. Sponsored by Patron Spirits. Snowboarding, skiing, tubing, drinking, entertainment, snow and partying.
For more volunteer activities in your community, go to MLKDay.gov.
HOT ON TV
All Times Eastern
Friday, January 18
OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER – Lance Armstrong Fesses Up
OWN, 9 p.m. Part 2
Disgraced 7-time Tour De France admits doping
“I would say he did not come clean in the manner I expected. It was surprising to me,” Winfrey said Tuesday. “I would say that for myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.”
Saturday, January 19
HALLE BERRY in “Queen”
BET 8:30 p.m.
Alex Haley’s “Queen” is a wonderful piece of American cinema and history to be treasured by people of all skin colors. It was also released to DVD in 2008. So this Black History month gather around, hold back the tears as the poignant musical score slowly bores a hole in your heart and watch the movie that helped introduce Halle Berry’s acting talents to the small screen. (PJsandamovie.blogspot.com review)
Sunday, January 20
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP “Ravens at Patriots”
CBS, 6:30 p.m.
Go hard or go home because the winner goes to the Super Bowl. The Ravens hard defense goes up against 3-time Super Bowl champ Tom Brady in what could be defensive star Ray Lewis’ last game.
AT THE MOVIES
Mark Wahlberg plays yet another cop type (he’s an ex-cop turned PI here) but we’re not hating. He does them pretty well. Russell Crowe is the shady mayor who hires him to find out if he’s being cheated on. Review consensus: You’ve seen it before but if you like movies like this, it’s cool.
Common plays a former enforcer who gives his nephew an unexpected education on the streets of Baltimore in one fateful day. With Dennis Haysbert and Danny Glover.
Review consensus: Script has some credibility issues, but Common rocks.
ON DVD THIS WEEK
“Taken 2” – Liam Neeson
“Won’t Back Down” – Viola Davis
“Home” by Toni Morrison
A World War 2 veteran heads to Georgia to see about his sister, Cee, a fragile soul who is now in trouble. Review consensus: One of Morrison’s more accessible books. Read an excerpt:
Friday, January 18
Jazzy diva and legend daughter comes to the DMV
Get more tour dates here.
Up Close and Personal with Smokey Robinson
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
Motown legend shares stories of love, life and music on the road in intimate concert
Saturday, January 19
British alt-soul rocker is on U.S.
tour, watch her video for “Next to Me”.
Sunday, January 20
A Night of Neo-Soul with Leelah James, Lalah Hathaway, RaheemDeVaughn and Rashaan Patterson
Detroit Opera House
A rare grouping of contemporary soul artists on a one-night stand in Detroit
JUST FOR LAUGHS
Mike Epps – Friday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm, Progress Energy Center
Tommy Davidson, Friday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm, Wilbur Theater
Jerry Seinfeld- Saturday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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