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“Luv” Starring Common Playing Now Through Feb. 7 at Harlem’s MIST Cinema

Luv - Poster

Luv – Poster

“Luv” Starring Common Playing Now Through Feb. 7 at Harlem’s MIST Cinema

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46 West 116th Street (between 5th & Lenox)

“Luv” is the independent film produced by Common, which also stars Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, and Meagan Good.

”Luv” follows a day in the life of William “Woody” Watson (played by Michael Rainey Jr.), a shy and somewhat timid 11-year old in search of a family and a better life. With his mother in rehab and his father out of the picture lives with his grandmother (Lonette McKee) in suburban Baltimore and longs for his family to be reunited. His charismatic Uncle Vincent (Common) has recently returned home after eight years in prison, determined to straighten out his life by opening a high-end crab shack that will establish him as a solid citizen with a legitimate future. Soon Vincent finds himself pulled back into the violent world he is trying to escape- and Woody has to decide whether to follow his hero- or become his own man.”

Luv - Danny Glover and Common

Luv – Danny Glover and Common

During the span of 24 hours, he is taught valuable lessons in manhood on the streets of Baltimore as his Uncle Vincent attempts to turn his life around and start a new business.  Instead, his past catches up to him and they run into circumstances that involve guns, drugs, theft and bloodshed. The film sheds a light on inmates who come out of the prison system and want to do right but are not giving a fair chance so they are thrust back into a life of crime.

This is Common’s first movie as a producer and appeared the Sundance Film Festival 2012.

Luv - Cast Members

Luv – Cast Members

“Luv” is now playing at MIST Cinema in Harlem

46 West 116th Street (between 5th & Lenox)

Show Time:

Friday, Feb. 1                  1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Saturday, Feb. 2         1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Sunday, Feb. 3                  1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Monday, Feb. 4                  1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Tuesday Feb. 5                  1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Wednesday, Feb. 6         1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Thursday, Feb. 7         1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Admission:

$13

No rating, 95 minutes.

D’Angelo Returns to TV With New Track at BET Awards

D’Angelo at BET Awards 2012

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D’Angelo Returns to TV With New Track at BET Awards

At Sunday night’s BET Awards、D’Angelo played his first television performance in 12 years. The R&B singer kicked off the performance with his hit “Untilted (How Does It Feel)” before joining his band behind the keys and jumping on to a new track, the funky “Sugar Daddy.” Stars including Common and Beyonce clapped along to D’Angelo’s spirited “Sugar Daddy” as the singer leaped, kicked and screamed.

D’Angelo is set to perform on July 6th at New Orleans’ Essence Music Festival, and he will play Jay-Z’s Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. Questlove recently revealed D’Angelo has recorded around 30 new tracks over the past few years, and he hope the singer will release the new material soon.

Frankie Beverly featuring Maze were honored with the lifetime achievement award, and they were serenaded with performances by Tyrese, Faith Evans and Joe.

Kanye & Jay Z

2012 BET Awards: Beyonce, Chris Brown, Kanye West and Jay-Z take home trophies; Whitney Houston’s mother gives emotional tribute

West, who was up for seven awards, was the top nominee. Beyonce was the second most nominated act with six. She won video director of the year (along with Alan Ferguson) and best female R&B artist and thanked the genre and her female influences.

“I fell in love with music by listening to R&B. It’s the core of who I am,” she said, giving special thanks to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and “Whitney Houston, my angel.”

When she lost video of the year to Jay-Z and West, she playfully hit her husband and laughed. The joking continued: Moments later, as West was giving his acceptance speech, Jay-Z interrupted him and said: “Excuse me Kanye, I’m gonna let you continue, but …,” and the audience erupted with laughter, recalling West’s infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards speech a few years back.

Chris Brown was also a double winner. Kevin Hart — who hosted the awards last year — also won for best actor, Big Sean was named best new artist and Wale and Miguel’s smooth hit “Lotus Flower Bomb” won best collaboration.

The tone of the night fluctuated frequently, as the show shifted from hotly anticipated performances to solemn moments to irreverence. Usher performed his groove “Climax,” and Nicki Minaj sported a blonde wig with pink tips as she performed the songs “Champion” and “Beez In the Trap,” which featured 2 Chainz.

Cissy Houston’s tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of the BET Awards.

Mariah Carey opened the tribute with memories of her friend. She was followed by a moving number by Monica. Brandy, heavily influenced by Houston, sang two of the late singer’s hits. Chaka Khan blazed the stage with “I’m Every Woman,” which Houston remade. Gary Houston, Whitney’s brother, also performed.

Whitney Houston‘s mother gave a rousing performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” that left the crowd in tears, including Beyonce and Melanie Fiona.

The live broadcast featured some of the biggest stars in the music world, including Jay-Z and Beyonce (who won best female R&B artist), Nicki Minaj (the recipient of the best female hip-hop artist award), and Usher.

BET Awards 2012

Harlem R&b Chart – January 2012

Harlem R&B Chart – January, 2012

Mary J. Blige

1 Mr. Wrong                                     Mary J Blige

2 Woo                                                 Anthony Hamilton

3 Celebration                                   Common

4 Love On Top                                  Beyonce

5 Wrong Side Of A Love Song    Melanie Fiona

6 4 evermore                                    Anthony David f/Algebera

7 Think Like A Man                        Jennifer Hudson/Rick Ross

8 Be Out                                              Ciara

9 Ain’t Leavin Without You        Jahiem

10 Stay                                                Tyrese

Glory                                                        Jay Z feat. B.I.C.

(January Special Bonus Song)