Arts & Entertainment

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class spotlights a broad range of pop, R&B, and Country, and a moment to celebrate 50 years of Hip-Hop. This year’s inductees include Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine, and The Spinners. The founding father of Hip-Hop, DJ Kool […]

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A new episode of the 'Secrets of Playboy' docuseries on A&E featured former Playboy “bunny mother” P.J. Masten making allegations that 'Soul Train' creator, the late Don Cornelius, sexually assaulted two Playboy bunnies decades ago.

Don Cornelius was the creator of Soul Train and he also hosted it for years. Now, his son Tony Cornelius is the producer of BET’s American Soul which tells the story of Soul Train. Tony says that the show is doing well and people are loving it, “especially with us.” When you turn things to […]

Sinqua Walls plays the legendary Don Cornelius in BET’s American Soul that airs on Tuesday nights. Cornelius hosted the legendary Soul Train and Walls prepared for the part for a while studying his ‘ life and talking to his family. The show is both factual and entertaining. Walls says that the “parts about Don are 75% factual.” […]

Actor Sinqua Walls was last seen as the ill-fated Shawn, Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) disappointing son on Power. But he’s risen again as Don Cornelius on the upcoming BET show American Soul which looks behind the scenes at the Soul Train show and its founder. Other actors already cast include Bobby Brown as Rufus […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The groundbreaking song-and-dance show “Soul Train” is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create “Rock of Ages,” has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday he’s hoping to repeat his success by turning “Soul Train” into a show that attracts both […]

Love, peace and soul was the ‘Soul Train’ mantra and writer Nelson George has put all of the above into his new book, Soul Train: The Hippest Trip In America. George, a cultural critic who’s written over 15 books, says that he wrote the book to tell the accurate story of the show’s history as […]

Today Don Cornelius would have turned 77 years old. Check out photos of fans paying homage to the man and his legacy “Soul Train.” Also, check out today’s Little Known Black History Fact, Don Cornelius.

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Today, the father of Soul Train, Don Cornelius, would have been 77 years old. A new voice out of school, Cornelius started his career by filling in for DJ’s on Chicago’s WVON radio. In 1968, he served as host of the sports program “A Black’s View of the News” on WCIU. The broadcasting entrepreneur started […]

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Sadly, many of this year’s entertainment stories dealt with loss. From the very beginning of the year, death would set the tone for 2012. In this year we lost some legends. There was one definite high note for the year, though, in President Obama’s reelection. Here were some of the most talked about entertainment stories […]

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Magic Johnson is a businessman with intentions to grow. The former NBA star purchased the rights to “Soul Train,” and is now ready to make it happen with a Don Cornelius biopic. “We’re talking about a movie of Don Cornelius, a movie of his life,” Johnson shared as a guest on ”The Wendy Williams Show” […]