This week, tours kick off with Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Maze, the hardest working group in show business, all on the road in the next week. Terrence Howard plays a badass in his latest movie “Dead Man Down” with Colin Farell and if you have kids or you’re a big kid yourself, you should enjoy the brand new “Oz” prequel in 3D out this weekened. Whatever you get into, be safe. Here’s what’s happening around your way.
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Friday, March 8
BET, 7:30 “Harlem Nights” Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx team up for this period comedy caper set in Harlem.
Saturday, March 9
HBO, 9:30 p.m. “Boxing: Cloud vs. Hopkins” Bernard Hopkins faces off against Tavaris Cloud from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Sunday, March 10
OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER
Chelsea Handler discusses life and love.
9 p.m., Lifetime Singer/actress Ashanti stars in the new season of “Army Wives” which kicks off tonight
“The Man In 3B” By Carl Weber Popular author releases latest novel about a man who affects the lives of several people in his Queens apartment building before he’s mysteriously murdered.
OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
“Oz The Great and Powerful”
The “prequel” to “The Wizard of Oz” starring Mila Kunis and James Franco Critics say you’ll enjoy a solid family film, but not a classic that trumps the original
DOWN BY LAW
Terrence Howard plays a dangerous drug lord who does the cat and mouse with Colin Ferrell’s character who’s out for revenge. R If the trailer is any indication, expect lot of gunfights and explosions
Friday, March 8
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Buku Music Festival
Hip-hop singer Big Freedia (FREE’-duh) and an entourage of “bounce” dancers are using a Mardi Gras float for a stage. The concert takes place at a huge studio and warehouse on the bank of the Mississippi River where Carnival floats are made. The lineup includes Ohio rapper Kid Cudi, the British electronic music trio Nero, 1980s rap group Public Enemy and dozens of other acts.
“Standing in the Shadows of Motown with Peabo Bryson and Leela James”
Howard Theater 8 p.m.
Motown is celebrated in this tribute show to the history-making record label that launched so many timeless stars.
Mardi Gras Celebration 2013
The Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Presents: Mardi Gras Celebration 2013 W/The SOS Band.
10 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Saturday, March 9
Allstate Gospel Superfest with Byron Cage, Lady Tramaine Hawkins Dorinda Clark and more hosted by Wendy Raquel Robinson
Georgia International Convention Center
Gospel superfest draws biggest stars of gospel to the South.
Harriet Tubman Theater in the Freedom Center
join Jeri Tolliver in the live discussion,“Women and their Stories”, based on Civil Rights Activist, Marion Spencer and journalist, Majorie Parham.
Frankie Beverly and Maze
Albany Civic Center
Maze still rockin’ after four decades in the business.
Sunday, March 10
Alicia Keys Set the World on Fire Tour (with Miguel)
Grammy winner kicks off tout to support her latest CD
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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