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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.

“B.A.P.S.”

See Halle Berry play against type in this romp about ghetto girls in Hollywood

 Saturday, April 6

THE GREATEST

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.

 READ IT: 

“Friends and Foes” by RaShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray

Best-selling authors bring together their two favorite characters.

SEE IT:

BAD COMPANY

“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

R

DEAD UP

“Evil Dead”

The remake of the 1991 cult horror film is, according to critics, as bloody and gory as the first but with a better plot

R

 IN CONCERT/EVENTS: 

 Friday, April 5

NEW ORLEANS, LA.

Eddie Griffin

Harrah’s

7 and 9:30 p.m.

Popular comic heads to the Big Easy 

BIRMINGHAM, AL 

“Legends and Leaders Basketball Festival” 

FairPark Arena

6 p.m.

Civil rights leaders play ball to celebrate Birmingham’s rich history of civil rights

WASHINGTON, DC 

Shawn and Marlon Wayans

D.C. Comedy Improv

(through April 7, various times)

Sibling rivalry is no issue with these comedy brothers 

MIAMI, FL

Tom Joyner Foundation

“Art and Hors D’Oeuvres Reception” to benefit Florida Memorial University

Purvis Museum

6 p.m.

Help The Tom Joyner Foundation support a Florida HBCU

BROOKLYN, NY

Alicia Keys Set the World on Fire Tour

Barclays Arena

8 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Alicia continues to set the U.S. on fire with Miguel opening up 

ST. LOUIS, MO

Brandy

Lumiere Place

7 p.m.

B Rocka heads around the country in support of her latest project, “Two Eleven”

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.

Anthony Hamilton

House of Blues Myrtle Beach

8:30 p.m.

Charlotte native Hamilton head across the state line to S.C. 

 Saturday, April 6

ORLANDO, FL

Funk Fest 2013: Anthony Hamilton, BBD, El Debarge

Dru Hill

Tinker Field

5 p.m.

Soul music at its finest combines for festival in sunny Orlando

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Keyshia Cole and Chrisette Michele

Music Box at the Borgata

9 p.m.

Powerful vocalists combine talents in A.C. 

DURHAM, NC

Lalah Hathaway with Nicholas Cole

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

7:30 p.m.

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

(Through Sunday)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C.

“Love Lies”

Warner Theater

3 p.m.

Brian McKnight stars in gospel play about what happens when a bigamist is found out after his death

UPPER DARBY, PA

Keyshia Cole and Chrisette Michele

Tower Theater

8 p.m.

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