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Fighting zombies is hard work, so we’re glad Brad PItt is up to the task in “World War Z” which opens this weekend. Now that the NBA Finals are settled, fill in the TV void until football starts up again witha a little soul – Memphis soul, that is on the premiere of the public television special taped at the White House. Mary J. Blige’s “Liberation” tour rolls on and Oprah interviews four Black Hollywood actresses in the latest edition of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN. Here’s what else is going on this weekend.


All Times Eastern 

 Friday, June 21

“In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul”

9 p.m., PBS

Justin Timberlake joins the Obamas, Alabama Shakes, Queen Latifah and more to pay tribute to Memphis soul

 Saturday, June 22

“Not Easily Broken”

10 p.m., Lifetime

Taraji P. Henson and Morris Chestnut star in a Bishop T.D. Jakes production about a married couple in crisis 

 Sunday, June 23

“Oprah’s Next Chapter: African-American Women in Hollywood”

OWN, 9 p.m.

Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Viola Davis and Alfre Woodward talk about the triumphs and challenges of their careers in Hollywood

“Dark Girls”

10 p.m., OWN

Bill Duke’s controversial documentary takes on the prevailing issue of skin color


“World War Z”

Brad Pitt fights zombies to save his family and the world


“Monsters University”

Monsters voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman go from enemies to friends



 “The House Girl” By Tara Conklin

The lives of two women 150 years apart are examined in this book that inspires a modern-day lawyer research her family’s past


 Friday, June 21


Mary J. Blige and Anthony Hamilton

Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

8 p.m.


Dave Chappelle

Berk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 22


Syleena Johnson 

7:30 p.m.

 Sunday, June 23


Mary j. Blige 

Blue Cross Arena

7:30 p.m.