Click here to listen to Nikki Woods' full weekend update.

If you’re in the South, this is a great weekend for you if you like music. R. Kelly and several other acts are touring throughout the South this weekend. Sci-fi fans can check out Walter Mosley’s latest and if you’re into hip-hop, The BET Hip-Hop Awards repeats this weekend. Football is on the horizon on any given fall Sunday and this Sunday the Pack and the Texas battle it out. Director Lee Daniels is controversial once again in “The Paperboy" and director Ava Duvernay’s “Middle of Nowhere” hits theaters as well, both in limited release. Check out what else  is happening this weekend.


All Times Eastern

Friday, October 12

“Baby Boy” on BET at BET at 9 p.m.

John Singleton directs Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese in this insta-classic

Saturday, October 13

BET Hip-Hop Awards at 10 p.m. on BET

The ever-popular 2 Chainz and the rest of the hip-hop industry converge on Atlanta for a night of hip-hop award granting and performances.

Sunday, October 14

“Football Night In America: Packers at Texans” on NBC at 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Aaron Rodgers goes up against Texans QB Matt Schaub who burned the Pack for 414 yards passing in a 2008 victory.




Lee Daniels direct yet another controversial story about a group of low-rent characters set in 1969 Florida. Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron play brothers Ward and Jack Jensen, who are roped into investigating the wrongful conviction of Charlotte Bless’ (Nicole Kidman) incarcerated fiancé. Kidman apparently uses her sexual wiles to keep everyone in line and things go predictably bad. If you thought Daniels was too into black pathology in “Precious” reviewers, mostly mixed on the movie, said this one gives white pathology equal time.

“Middle of Nowhere”

The first black female to ever scorea win at Sundance, Ava Duvernay releases her second film “Middle of Nowhere” about a med students who faces tough choices when her man is incarcerated. Check out for trailer, info and theaters

Click here to listen to Nikki Woods' interview with Omari Hardwick about "Middle of Nowhere."


Ben Affleck directs this true story of six Americans hiding out during the Iran hostage crisis and the creative way a plan is worked out to rescue them. With Bryan Cranston and Adam Arkin


“Seven Psychopaths”

Marty is a struggling screenwriter with friends willing to provide him inspiration by any means necessary in this comedy caper

With Christopher Walken and Colin Farrell



“Merge/Disciple: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion”

By Walter Mosley

Better known for his detective novels, Mosely heads into the sci-fi market with a new work of two novellas.

Friday, October 12


Erykah Badu

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

7:30 p.m.


Charlie Wilson

Baton Rouge River Center Arena

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 13


R. Kelly on the Single Ladies Tour (with Tamia)

Township Arena

8 p.m.

Sunday, October 14



Me’Shell Ndege Ocello Tribute to Nina Simone

Howard Theater

8 p.m.


R. Kelly – Single Ladies Tour

BJCC Concert Hall

7:30 p.m.



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