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The NBA Finals will soon be underway and first-timers the Oklahoma City Thunder are in. The French Open is going on as well, though it will be without Serena Williams, who was upset early.  We don’t know much about “Prometheus” with Idris Elba and Charlize Theron, but did we mention Idris Elba is in it? That’s all you need to know.

New Edition continues their nationwide tour, dropping in on the Midwest this weekend. For those of you who want to lay by the pool with a good book, best-selling author Francis Ray’s latest “When Morning Comes” has just been released. And for you theater fans, the Tony Awards air Sunday night. Whatever you do this weekend, be safe.

Click here to hear Nikki Woods' "What in the Weekend?" segment.


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Friday, June 8

“35 and Ticking” at 8 p.m. on BET

Nicole Ari Parker, Tamala Jones and Kevin Hart star in this look at a group of 30-something and their struggles getting older.

Saturday, June 9

“Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns”

Angela Bassett is a single mother who moves down South after her father’s funeral.

“Hannah’s Law” at 8 p.m. on the Hallmark Movie Channel

A film about a frontier town fueled by crime and corruption which features the first female, African-American mail carrier Mary Fields.

Stars Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise.

Sunday, June 10

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” at 9 p.m. on OWN

Paris Jackson talks about how she is coping after the death of her father, Michael Jackson. Rapper 50 Cent is also featured.

“The Tony Awards” at 8 p.m. on CBS

Neal Patrick Harris hosts the 66th annual Tony Awards that honor the best in theater

The latest revival of “Porgy and Bess” is up for 10 awards.

“Mob Wives Chicago” at 8 p.m. on VH1

Original “Mob” Wife Renee Graziano has some advice for the ladies of the new Chicago cast.  (Click here to hear Nikki Wood's interview with Renee Graziano)

Nikki Woods interviews Tyler James Williams, star of the new Disney original movie “Let It Shine.” Premieres June 15.


TJMS Pick: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, Ben Stiller and David Schwimmer.

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple.


Idris Elba stars in this sci-fi movie that takes place somewhere in the distant universe. While the trailers don’t tell you much – and that’s a good thing – Ridley Scott of “Alien” film directed so you can figure he’s got the spooky, spacy, alternate universe thing down to a science. The acting talent includes Elba, Charlize Theron and hot Brit Michael Fassbender so there must be some storyline going along with all the action. And the movie is rated “R” so there must be some truly scary parts. Sounds like a great date movie to us.


“When Morning Comes” by Francis Ray

A Texas neurosurgeon finds success in medicine, but longs to find the birth mother who abandoned him. Instead, he finds love but will it come at too high a price?

Friday, June 8


2012 Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival

Attucks Theater


Bootsy Collins

House of Blues Boston

7 p.m.


Earth, Wind and Fire

Meadow Brook Music Festival

8 p.m.


New Edition

US Cellular Arena

7 p.m.

Saturday, June 9


Monica and Lloyd

Baton Rouge River Center Arena

8 p.m.


2012 Soul Food Music Festival

Genoa Park

4 p.m.-midnight


2nd Annual High School Seniors Access to Life Event

Mattie Nash Myrtle Davis Rec Center

3710 North Hampton Road

7 p.m.-10 p.m.


Sunday, June 10


106th Annual National Baptist Congress Conference


301 Civic Center


New Edition

UIC Pavilion

7 p.m.


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