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Doc 'Ndiphilela Ukucula' Spotlights 3 Black University of Cape Town Opera School Rising Stars

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  • July 9, 2013 10:30 AM
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Coming to public media channel THIRTEEN is the feature documentary Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live To Sing, which spotlights rising stars of The University of Cape Town Opera School. It premieres on Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, July 18 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN. It'll also air on Sunday, July 21 at 11 p.m. on WLIW21; and Thursday, July 25 at 9 p.m. on NJTV.Directed by Julie Cohen and introduced by Grammy award-winning bass-baritone Eric Owens, the film follows three top opera school students through a year in the program, a once all-white opera school, nearly two decades after the end of apartheid in South Africa, as the nation struggles to fulfill the promise of a transformed society.
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Professor Kaiama Glover Joins Professor Tukufu Zuberi In Updated 'History Detectives' For PBS

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  • July 8, 2013 6:45 PM
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Mo'Nique In Production On New Pilot For BET - But What Could It Be?

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  • July 8, 2013 4:00 PM
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Aside from her recent 82-pound weight loss, there hasn't been any news about Mo'Nique for quite a while. That is until now.

'R&B Divas Atlanta' Helps TV One Post Highest Primetime Ratings of the Year in June

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  • July 8, 2013 12:56 PM
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Anika Noni Rose, David Alan Grier Star In 'Watsons Go To Birmingham' World Premiere Sept. 20

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  • July 8, 2013 12:28 PM
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Hallmark Channel has announced that The Watsons Go To Birmingham, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, will World Premiere on Friday, September 20 (8pm ET/PT, 7C).
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World Broadcast Premiere Of 'Imagine A Future' On BET Tonight (Watch Preview)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 5, 2013 11:28 AM
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Airing tonight, July 5, at 10pm ET/9pm CT on BET, and on Centric on July 6 at 9pm ET/8pm CT, is Cortés Films' latest producing project, Imagine A Future - a documentary directed by Lisa Cortés and Shola Lynch and executive produced by Beverly Bond.
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Solid Ratings Debut For BET's 'Being Mary Jane' - 4 Millions Viewers, Highest-Rating On Cable

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  • July 3, 2013 7:22 PM
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It's been quite a week for the BET network, starting with Sunday night's record-breaking broadcast of its flagship awards show, BET Awards 13, (which drew 7.8 million viewers and set some social media records), and now with this news, which I've been waiting to receive all day...

Drop-Off In 'Luther' Viewership After UK Debut. But Why Make USA Audiences Wait 2 Months?

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  • July 3, 2013 11:43 AM
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The highly-anticipated 3rd season return of Luther to BBC One in the UK last night, drew a healthy 5 million viewers.

Thoughts On 'Being Mary Jane' After Last Night's Pilot Movie Broadcast Premiere?

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  • July 3, 2013 10:53 AM
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ABC’s Reality Show 'Shark Tank' Looking For Minority Businesses

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  • July 2, 2013 11:24 PM
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The ABC Network and producer Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, have announced that they are starting measures to actively attract more minority and women-owned businesses to appear on their reality show Shark Tank.
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