It’s star time as the Hollywood Walk of Fame has announced who will be joining their esteemed list of stars in 2019.
Some of the lucky few named include Tyler Perry, Lupita Nyong’o, Terrence Howard, Robert DeNiro, Cypress Hill, Lucy Liu, Teddy Riley, Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Craig, P!nk, Mandy Moore, Idina Menzel and Cedric “The Entertainer.”
Legendary R&B performer Jackie Wilson and culinary giant Julia Child will be honored posthumously.
Actual dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies but they are usually announced 10 days prior to dedication on the official website: www.walkoffame.com.
A DISC SUPREME?: A 55-year-old studio session considered the most important jazz discovery in recent memory is finally seeing the light of day with the release of “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album” on Impulse! Records.
On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet — McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones — recorded an entire studio album at New Jersey’s legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which featured unheard originals, only survived as a reference tape that Coltrane brought to the home in Queens that he shared with his wife, Naima.
With the consent of his family, this holy grail of jazz, found to be in excellent condition, is no longer the stuff of legend.
On this album, there are two completely unknown and never-before-heard originals, both featuring Coltrane on soprano saxophone. In addition, “One Up, One Down” – released previously only on a bootleg recording from Birdland – is heard here as a studio recording for the first and only time.
The historic session resulted in 14 tracks in total. On the standard edition CD and LP, there are seven takes chosen by son Ravi Coltrane, a noted saxophonist in his own right. The rest of the takes exist on the second disc of the deluxe set, which also is available on all digital streaming platforms.
As the legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins so rightly puts it, “This is like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid.”
HITCHING POST: As Lifetime kicks off its Real Love Tuesday night programming block with the seventh season premiere of the break-out hit docuseries, “Married at First Sight,” the network is celebrating matrimony in a larger-than-life way — by covering the costs of courthouse weddings or marriage licenses for 70 couples in seven cities taking place on the day of the show’s two-hour premiere July 10.
Real life couples are invited to join in the nationwide “I Do’s” in Dallas, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Atlanta and Los Angeles (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office, 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk). For inquiries about the local events, please contact Hayley.Strichman@civic-us.com.
MOVIE WATCH: In honor of the 58th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s independence, the riveting documentary “This Is Congo” is being released in theatres on June 30. It is an immersive and unfiltered look into Africa’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it by following a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor.
TASTY QUIP: “I was told over and over again that this was not abuse. This was just a joke. This was just horseplay. But I can say one man’s horseplay is another man’s humiliation.” – TERRY CREWS on his own victimization by a Hollywood agent before the Senate Judiciary Committee
CLIPPETTES: Pioneering punk rock group Fishbone will perform at a free concert June 29 as part of the Levitt Pavilion summer series in MacArthur Park …
In casting news, Gloria Estefan is guesting on the third season of Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” reboot and Nicole Ari Parker’s Giselle Barker becomes a regular during the fifth season of Fox’s “Empire” …
Smokey Robinson brings his voice and tremendous songbook to the Greek Theatre June 30. Also that evening, Marie Daulne, the songstress aka Zap Mama, performs as part of the Broad Museum’s Summer Happenings; and Kym Whitley, Lewis Dix and others headline the Guy Black Comedy Show at Culver’s Club. While over at the Long Beach Convention Center, Lil Yachty, Lecrae, Denzel Curry, Yung Lean and more take the stage of Agenda Festival …
July 1 is Reggae Night XVII at the Hollywood Bowl with Beres Hammond, Alpha Blondy and Protoje. Earlier, singer Kenny Lattimore, saxophonist Keschia Potter and “Unsung” group Switch are slated to entertain at Jazz! at St. Andrews Recreation Center …
Yolanda Adams, MC Lyte, Stephanie Mills, Avery Sunshine and Iyanla Vanzant are joining forces for the Sisters United: It’s Our Time tour beginning in September. Tasty Clips will report area dates as they are announced.
TC ON TV: June 30 – “Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s House Remix” (DIY): The rapper turned home flipper is tailed with his construction crew while doing business in his beloved Seattle hometown.
July 1 – “Reclaiming History: A Movement for Equality” (CBS): Looks at the role of faith in the lives of African-American women and the way it invigorates the fight for justice in black communities. After its initial airing, it may be viewed again at www.cbsnews.com/religion-and-culture. “Story of Cool” (MSNBC): LL Cool J is executive producer and host of this three-part docuseries that takes a look back at what Americans have considered hip throughout the decades. Interviews include Ice Cube, James Corden, DMC, Maverick Carter, Malcolm Gladwell, with more adding to the discussion. “Power” (Starz): With the fifth season premiere, the network is offering free trials to hook you. “Kandy Koated Nights” (Bravo): Kandi Burruss of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” transfers her hit relationships podcast to the network. “Unsung” (TV1): Cheryl Pepsii Riley
July 2 – “Mostly 4 Millennials” (Adult Swim): Canadian comic/writer Derrick Beckles hosts this quarter-hour live-action show deciphering a generation. “In The Cut” (Bounce): Dorien Wilson, Kelita Smith, Ken Lawson and John Marshall Jones return for a fourth season of the hit barbershop/salon sitcom. Guest stars will include Michael Jai White, Kyla Pratt, Angie Stone, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Vanessa Simmons and Flex Alexander. “The Rape of Recy Taylor” (Starz): It’s the cable premiere of Tasty Clips and Oprah Winfrey’s favorite 2017 documentary. Prepared to be moved!
July 4 – “The Bernie Mac Show” (Aspire): All-day marathon of the late comic’s sitcom from episodes airing 2001-06. “A Capitol Fourth” (PBS): CeCe Winans, the Temptations, Chita Rivera, Pentatonix and “The Voice” finalist Kyla Jade are among the performers broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular” (NBC): Ricky Martin, Kelly Clarkson
July 5 – “The Match Game” (ABC): Michael Ealy, Laverne Cox
TASTY QUIP: “It’s not like I wake up and think, ‘Ok, I have to put some consciousness into my sound,’ but being the son of an immigrant, there’s always going to be a political undertone. Just looking at the statistics, I wasn’t supposed to make it. It’s never too blatant, but I hope I’m inspiring others who came to America looking to find that American dream for themselves.” – WYCLEF JEAN to Ebony
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