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Kem & Babyface on Tour

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Making a grand and long-awaited return to the road, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum R&B icon KEM will embark on ‘THE FULL CIRCLE TOUR’ this spring with 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winning legend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. It promises to be KEM’s biggest, most dynamic North American tour to date, and actress, comedian, author, EMMY® Award-winning host and television personality Sherri Shepherd joins as the evening’s host.

“The Full Circle Tour” launches on March 30 at VSU Center in Petersburg, VA, and will captivate and entertain audiences as it rolls through arenas across the continent, concluding at Oakland Arena on May 15, 2022. The tour is in support of KEM’S upcoming FULL CIRCLE EP featuring the explosive single “STUCK ON YOU.”

This notably marks the first tour between KEM and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, uniting two R&B titans for one unforgettable run.

General on sale begins Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10am local time. A Special Pre-Sale goes live on Wednesday, January 26 at 10am local time.

Check out the full confirmed tour dates below. Fans are encouraged to get tickets soon — these shows will sell out!

This will be the first official tour since the release of KEM’s sixth full-length album, Love Always Wins [Motown Records]—available HERE.  Racking up tens of millions of streams, the record boasts fan favorites such as ‘Lie To Me,’ ‘Not Before You,’ ‘Live Out Your Love’ [with Toni Braxton], and many more.

Receiving widespread critical praise, Rolling Stone applauded how “‘Not Before You’ arrives as a pleasant jolt on KEM’s latest album, Love Always Wins – a traditional ballad enlivened by unexpected, enticing choices,” and Billboard attested, “He proceeded to defy the odds.

Get ready for more from KEM in 2022.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds‘ smooth and sexy style has enlightened the souls and touched the hearts of audiences around the world for over five decades. He has released three consecutive multi-platinum albums: Tender Lover (1989), featuring the #1 “Tender Lover” single, For the Cool in You (1993), and The Day (1996) featuring ”Every Time I Close My Eyes.” The prolific music icon, songwriter, producer and recording artist is credited for more than 200 top 10 R&B singles and over 50 top 10 pop hits (including 16 No. 1’s).  He has contributed to over 800 million records sold and over a billion streams and sales worldwide, forever changing popular music.

 TOUR DATES:

3/30      Petersburg, VA                                  VSU Center

3/31      Baltimore, MD                                   Chesapeake Employers Ins. Center

4/1        Springfield, MA                                  Mass Mutual Center

4/2        Philadelphia, PA                                Liacouras Center

4/7        New Orleans, LA                                Lakefront Arena

4/8        Atlanta, GA                                         Fox Theater

 4/10     Orlando, FL                                       Addition Arena

4/14      Columbus, GA *                                Civic Center

4/15      Jackson, MS *                                    Coliseum

4/16      Houston, TX                                       NRG Arena

4/17      Grand Prairie, TX                               Texas Trust CU Theater

4/21      New York, NY                                     Hulu Theater at MSG

4/22      Norfolk, VA                                        Chartway Arena

4/23      National Harbor, MD                        The Theater at MGM National Harbor

4/24      National Harbor, MD                        The Theater at MGM National Harbor

4/27      Detroit, MI                                         Fox Theater

4/29      Chicago, IL                                         Wintrust Arena

4/30      St. Louis, MO                                     Chaifetz Arena

5/1        Nashville, TN                                      Municipal Auditorium

5/5        Greensboro, NC *                             Special Events Center

5/6        Charlotte, NC *                                 Bojangles Coliseum

5/7        Macon, GA *                                     Coliseum

5/8        Southaven, MS *                               Landers Center

5/13      Las Vegas, NV                                    Theater at Virgin Hotel

5/14      Los Angeles, CA                                Microsoft Theater

5/15      Oakland, CA                                       Oakland Arena

* Sherri Shepherd not scheduled to perform

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All-new episodes of TV One’s original docu-series, “UNSUNG” and “UNCENSORED” debut Sunday, September 25. “UNSUNG” leads with R&B legend Tony Terry at 9 p.m. ET/8C followed by “UNCENSORED” featuring award-winning actor and entertainer Kadeem Hardison at 10 p.m. ET/9C. Each episode will be published on TV One’s website TVOne.tv. “UNSUNG,” one of the network’s longest-running and seven-time NAACP Image Award-winning series, highlights the careers and explores the personal lives of some of the most talented and influential Black artists, performers and musicians in history. On this season’s premiere episode, singer Tony Terry shares the journey of his early success, experiencing longevity in the entertainment industry and clears the air in his own words. 

The season also includes: 

“Women Take The Mic” Sunday, October 2 

Reggae Revolutions Sunday, October 9 

Jean Carn Sunday, October 16 

Warryn Campbell Sunday, October 23 

Norman Conners Sunday, October 30 

Solar Records Sunday, November 6 

“UNSUNG” is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is executive produced by Frank Sinton and Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland, Kysha Mounia and Jamecia Blount also serve as Executive Producers. For TV One, Austyn Biggers is the SVP of Programming and Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production. 

Directly following “UNSUNG” is the return of the hit, autobiographical series “UNCENSORED,” which explores the lives of popular celebrities and personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their successes and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. The premiere episode highlights award-winning actor Kadeem Hardison. While best known for his iconic role as Dwayne Wayne in the classic “A Different World,” Kadeem transparently and authentically shares the story of his nearly four-decade career. 

This season also includes:  

Keshia Knight Pulliam Sunday, October 2

Tyson Beckford Sunday, October 9

Garcelle Beauvais Sunday, October 16 

KeKe Wyatt Sunday, October 23 

Mario Van Peebles Sunday, October 30 

Deon Cole Sunday, November 6 

“UNCENSORED” is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, and James Seppelfrick (Executive Producers), Jay Allen and Nikki Byles (Co-Executive Producers), and Rachel Valley (Producer) of Swirl Films. For TV One, Austyn Biggers is the SVP of Programming and Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production. 

For more information on “UNCENSORED” and “UNSUNG,” visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on http://www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) Be sure to follow “UNCENSORED” & “UNSUNG” on Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) using the hashtag #UncensoredTVOne and #UNSUNG. 

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Blacks Win Big

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This year at the 2022 Emmy Awards black actors and writers made their presence known. It was an extraordinary night at the Emmys with wins for the history books in major categories. Abbott Elementary and cast members walked away with Emmys including Quinta Brunson, Writing for a Comedy Series and Cheryl Lee Ralph who picked up her first-ever Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Abbott Elementary). Ralph portrays Mrs. Howard, a tough but loving kindergarten teacher.

Actress Zendaya won her second Emmy for her role in HBO’s hit “Euphoria.” She made history because at age 26 she became the youngest to win two Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. (Her first Emmy was won in 2020 in the same category for her portrayal of troubled teen Rue Bennett.) Lizzo’s “Watch Out for the Big Grrls” won in the Competition Program category, and Jerrod Carmichael won his first Emmy for Writing for a Variety Special Rothaniel.

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The 39th Annual Jazz’SAlive

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – The City of San Antonio’s Official Jazz Music Festival is ensuring Jazz Is Alive in San Antonio! The San Antonio Parks Foundation, in partnership with The City of San Antonio and Michelob Ultra, present the 39th Annual Jazz’SAlive Festival on September 23 and 24 in downtown San Antonio. In addition to stages in historic Travis Park, for the second consecutive year, festival organizers will program a stage at Legacy Park. The San Antonio Parks Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization providing improvements to parks and the park experience to the area’s 250+ parks and over 150 miles of walking and biking trails.

Jazz’SAlive General Admission is free, all ages, and open to the public! No outside food or beverage is allowed. Tickets are available for premium seating and VIP areas.

Jazz’SAlive offers a limited number of premium Patron Seats at the main stage for those who want to upgrade their viewing experience and leave the lawn chairs at home. Patron Seats are sold as single-day tickets. Fans who wish to have a Patron Seat on both Friday and Saturday will need to purchase a ticket for each day. Each ticket includes 1 priority seat the main stage in Travis Park with access to a cash bar and cocktail service.

For more information visit https://saparksfoundation.org/event/jazzsalive/,

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