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TV One Announces New Season Of Award-Winning 'Unsung' (Dates, Lineup Of Episodes, Promo)

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  • October 14, 2013 1:55 PM
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TV One has announced that it will premiere the new season of its acclaimed popular music biography series Unsung on Wednesday, October 30 at 8PM/ET, with a profile of hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz. Known for its thorough portraits of singers and music acts whose success or legacy in the industry was cut short due to personal crises and transformative circumstances, Unsung will highlight the rise-and-fall stories of a new group of artists in each one-hour episode, this season.“A truly unique documentary experience, this series continues to profile wildly gifted acts of the last 30 years, revisiting their career trajectories and unveiling the reasons for their apparent withdrawal from the public eye,” said D’Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One. “With highly personal eyewitness accounts from the artists’ families, friends and colleagues, as well as commentary from music industry insiders, we ensure that their stories do not gounsung.”

Black Women Will Feature Prominently In The Next 2 Episodes Of Marvel’s 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 14, 2013 12:49 PM
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Three episodes into the new season (the show's first), and I've already begun to lose interest in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

'American Horror Story: Coven' Premieres Tonight - Catch Up On What's Been Teased Thus Far

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 9, 2013 12:27 PM
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Well, tonight's the night, after countless teasers and posters released over the last month. And if you missed any of them, or just want something to get you excited for tonight's return of American Horror Story: Coven on FX, I've embedded most of them at the bottom of this post.Angela Bassett plays Marie Laveau, a practioner of Voodoo who lived in the 1800s, who was called "the Voodoo queen of New Orleans," and is indeed credited with being a unifying force in helping Voodoo penetrate New Orleans culture.We'll have to wait to find out just how involved Bassett's Laveau character will be in Coven's main plot, when the new season premieres tonight, October 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX.

Preview Clips From New Series About An NGO In Kenya That Does A Whole Lot Of Nothing!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 7, 2013 4:18 PM
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Hah! When I received notification of this a year ago, without even reading the contents and watching the promo, I laughed. Why? Well, if you're familiar with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations - a broad term that is often used to describe usually non-profit organizations that are in business - whether operational or advocacy - often to further the political or social goals of their members), you'll be familiar with the many criticisms leveled against them, despite their best intentions.

First Trailer For PBS' Jimi Hendrix Documentary 'Hear My Train A Comin'' (Coming In Nov.)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 4, 2013 3:07 PM
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Maybe just in time for the world premiere of Andre Benjamin's biopic All Is By My Side, at TIFF last month, a new two-hour documentary on the life of Jimi Hendrix, titled Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin, will be broadcast on PBS on November 5, at 9pm, as part of its American Masters series on the same day that the DVD version will also be released.

'She Done Mess With The Wrong Witch' - New Promo For 'Coven' Featuring Angela Bassett

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 4, 2013 10:36 AM
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Had enough of all the American Horror Story: Coven teasers yet?Too bad! Here's one more, although, unlike all the previous promos, this one actually features Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau, a practioner of Voodoo who lived in the 1800s, who was called "the Voodoo queen of New Orleans," and is indeed credited with being a unifying force in helping Voodoo penetrate New Orleans culture.We'll have to wait to find out just how involved Bassett's Laveau character will be in Coven's main plot, when the new season arrives on October 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX - a week away.

Go 'Inside The Coven' For Voodoo In New Orleans, Ahead Of 'American Horror Story' Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2013 6:24 PM
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References to Voodoo in popular culture are plenty, especially here in the West. From pin-filled/punctured dolls, to witch doctors, possession and animal sacrifice, these are likely some of what many would immediately think of, if asked to describe what Voodoo is. Some might also attribute it to a specific place - usually the countries of the Caribbean, like Haiti and Jamaica, or the southeastern United States, especially New Orleans. And while some of these beliefs are indeed tangentially related, others are stereotypes that have little or nothing to do with Voodoo itself, even though seemingly embraced by the zeitgeist, thanks in part to Hollywood schooling.Voodoo, as we know it, and that will be of some significance during the upcoming 3rd season of FX's American Horror Story (Coven), set in the aforementioned New Orleans, can trace its origins to a slavery-era coalescing of the assortment of beliefs and practices brought over from different parts of primarily Western Africa.

New Promo For VH1's 'Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story' Brings The Drama

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  • October 1, 2013 1:47 PM
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Here's a new promo for VH1's Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, which stars Keke Palmer as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Drew Sidora as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Lil' Mama as the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

Watch 3 New Clips From 'Scandal' Ahead Of This Thursday's Season 3 Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 1, 2013 10:47 AM
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In case you're one of the few Gladiators who doesn't already have the date marked on all your different calendars, Scandal returns to ABC this Thursday, October 3, for season #3. Excited? Sure you are! You wouldn't be a Gladiator otherwise.I'll spare you anymore words, and just present the clips - all 3 embedded below:

PBS Announces 'American Pharaoh' - Doc On Egyptian National Soccer Team & Its American Coach

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 12:25 PM
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PBS today announced it will air the one-hour documentary American Pharaoh, which goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team - the "Pharaohs" - and its American coach, Bob Bradley.