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Mothers, rejoice. Though hopefully we celebrate our mothers every day, this weekend is specifically set aside to give moms everywhere their just due.

If you can’t do anything lavish for Mother’s Day, remember that most of them appreciate a helping hand so if you can let them sit on the couch this weekend, that’s a great gift. Of course, there are plenty of Mother’s Day concert choices as well – Tyrese, New Edition and Anthony Hamilton are all on the road. But now some of y’all know you need to tone it down for the concerts. You know who you are. Enjoy yourself, but let’s not do anything we wouldn’t want to see on YouTube or Instagram.

Catch some laughs in Dallas as Tyler Perry stars in the new stage play “Madea Gets a Job” at the Verizon Theater. If you’re a self-proclaimed trainiac like actress Rosario Dawson, celebrate National Train Day tomorrow. And there will be many sighs of relief from mothers as they attend HBCU commencement exercises at Hampton, Taladeega and Howard University. The First Lady will bring the address at Virginia Tech today.

Click here to hear TJMS’ Nikki Woods interview Rosario Dawson.

Have a great day ladies, and if you do get to put your feet up or want to head out to a concert, here are your options this weekend.

Click here to hear TJMS’ Nikki Woods “What in the Weekend?” segment.


All Times Eastern

Friday May 11

“E! News Special: Bobby Brown Speaks” on E! at 9 p.m.

If you missed his “Today” show interview, you can see it here along with other clips of his life and career.

“Common Law” on USA at 9 p.m.

Heartthrob Michael Ealy stars in a new series about two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can’t stand each other.

Saturday May 12

“White Chicks” at 8 p.m. on Encore

Shawn and Marlon Wayans are undercover as “white chicks” in this socialite spoof

Sunday. May 13

“Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue” at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central

The “30 Rock” comic performs his standup from New York’s Apollo Theater


“God Bless America”

A down on his luck white guy takes aim – literally – at America’s obsession with reality TV celebrities

Joel Murray, Linda Page Anderson


“Dark Shadows”

Johnny Depp stars as a vampire come to life in the 70’s in his latest collaboration with Tim Burton.l Helena Bonham Carter comes along for the ride.


“Changing the Game”

An epic tale about a supremely intelligent young African-American male who rises from the ferocious and oppressive streets of North Philadelphia to being a shining star in the lucrative world of high finance at Wall Street’s most prestigious firm.

Irma P. Hall, Sticky Fingaz, Tony Todd



“Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge” by Etan Thomas

NBA player Etan Thomas grew up in a fatherless home so he didn’t want to see that same thing happen to his kids. He talks about his journey and gets Ice Cube, Isaiah Washington, Chuck D and others to give their perspective.

Friday, May 11


Boys II Men

Broward Convention Center

6 p.m.


Anthony Hamilton

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

8 p.m.


Mint Condition

House of Blues Cleveland

8 p.m.


Tyrese: Open Invitation Tour

Aerie Crown Theatre

8 p.m.

Saturday, May 12



Paragon Casino Resort

9 p.m.


Anthony Hamilton

BJCC Concert Hall

8 p.m.

Sunday, May 13


Keith Sweat

Caesars Atlantic City

4 p.m.


Anthony Hamilton and Maze f/Frankie Beverly

James Brown Arena

6 p.m.


Mother’s Day Concert with Monica and Betty Wright

James L. Knight Center

7 p.m.


New Edition

PNC Arena

7 p.m.

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