This weekend it’s ladies first – Alicia Keys continues her “Set the World On Fire” tour which is criss-crossing the U.S. as we speak. Keyshia Cole, trust and believe us, is working hard as well, heading to a city near you with Chrisette Michele. Erykah Badu is popping up all over the place lately; from playing her classic CD’s on the road to joining other funky artists this weekend at the Las Vegas Soul Fest. On TV, you can catch Halle Berry in a rare comic role in “B.A.P.S.” and BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” debuts this weekend with all your favorite gospel artists and Anita Baker as well. Read on for what else is happening around your way this weekend.
HOT ON TV:
All Times Eastern
Friday, March 5
THAT PRINCESS LIFE
BET, 10 p.m.
See Halle Berry play against type in this romp about ghetto girls in Hollywood
Saturday, April 6
Starz, 8:30 p.m.
It’s all Will on Saturday night as the actor stars in his Oscar nominated turn as Muhammad Ali
WILL I AM
TNT, 10:30 p.m.
“I Am Legend”
Will Smith stars in the futuristic saga of a man left alone in the world except for some pesky zombies
Sunday, March 7
ALL PRAISES DUE
BET, 8 p.m.
“Celebration of Gospel”
The annual showcase of gospel artists. Anita Baker, Dorinda Clark and Dr. Bobby Jones appear.
“Friends and Foes” by RaShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray
Best-selling authors bring together their two favorite characters.
“The Company You Keep”
Robert Redford plays a 60’s activist who goes on the run after he’s outed by a journalist played by Shia LaBeouf
The remake of the 1991 cult horror film is, according to critics, as bloody and gory as the first but with a better plot
Friday, April 5
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
7 and 9:30 p.m.
Popular comic heads to the Big Easy
Civil rights leaders play ball to celebrate Birmingham’s rich history of civil rights
D.C. Comedy Improv
(through April 7, various times)
Sibling rivalry is no issue with these comedy brothers
Tom Joyner Foundation
“Art and Hors D’Oeuvres Reception” to benefit Florida Memorial University
Help The Tom Joyner Foundation support a Florida HBCU
Singer/songwriter Alicia continues to set the U.S. on fire with Miguel opening up
ST. LOUIS, MO
B Rocka heads around the country in support of her latest project, “Two Eleven”
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.
House of Blues Myrtle Beach
Charlotte native Hamilton head across the state line to S.C.
Saturday, April 6
Soul music at its finest combines for festival in sunny Orlando
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Music Box at the Borgata
Powerful vocalists combine talents in A.C.
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Donny’s daughter heads to N.C.
LAS VEGAS, NV
Las Vegas Soul Festival with Erykah Badu, Joe, SWV, Kindred the Family Soul, Mary Mary and more
Thomas and Mack Center
7:15 p.m. both days
Several popular headliners go to Vegas for a weekend of soulful shows
Sunday, April 7
Brian McKnight stars in gospel play about what happens when a bigamist is found out after his death
UPPER DARBY, PA