"Art is not for the cultivated taste. It's to cultivate tastes."
--Nikki Giovanni, poet, author, educator
Monday, November 30:
TV: The committed team of first-responders from San Francisco General is back in action on "Trauma." This week there is a batch of bad heroine, a wild goose chase and a new romance. Derek Luke plays the character Cameron Boone who contemplates his future. "Trauma" airs at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on NBC.
TV: "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" is a laugh riot and the perfect movie for the holiday season. Martin Lawrence, Mo'Nique, Cedric the Entertainer, Joy Bryant, Mike Epps, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery all keep you in stitches at this family union. "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" will be televised at 8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on HBO.
Tuesday, December 1:
Event: World AIDS Day is today. Over a million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS (46 percent are African-American) and 33 million worldwide. This pandemic is still a huge crisis in our community and awareness, fund raising, policy and research are still necessary. Go to AIDS.gov to see how you can participate in change using social networking and having heart.
Concert: Alicia Keys will perform at a sold-out concert in New York City. The concert is sponsored by American Express and will benefit her organization "Keep A Child Alive" which helps children living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. Alicia Keys performs at 8:00 p.m. at The Nokia Theater in Times Square.
TV: "Presidential Address" from Barack Obama. Tune-in and find out what the Head of State will be discussing with the American public. The "Presidential Address" will be on at 8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on ABC, NBC and CNN.
TV: On the sit-com "Sherri," Ms. Shepherd grapples with relationship issues on this week's episode. "Sherri" airs at 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on Lifetime.
Music: Grammy award winner R. Kelly releases his 10th studio album "Untitled" is already making noise. His duet with Keri Hilson "Number One" is Kelly's 35th Top Ten hit on the R&B/Hip Hop Charts and singles "One," "Echo" and "Religious" are climbing the charts. The R is also on his sold-out "Ladies Make Some Noise" concert tour. "Untitled" is available in stores and online today.
Wednesday, December 2:
TV: LL Cool J hosts the "Grammy Nominations Countdown Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night." The nominees for the 2009 Grammy Awards will be announced while artist like Maxwell and The Black Eyed Peas perform. Check out this live event at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on CBS.
TV: In "Remember the Titans," Denzel Washington plays a real life Virginia high school football coach who takes over a newly racially integrated team. "Remember the Titans" will be on at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on CMT (Country Music Television).
Thursday, December 3:
Friday, December 4:
*Plan a special evening for you and your partner. Make it a magical night.