Monday, July 28, 2014

Wendy Williams

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Is Las Vegas ready for Wendy Williams? The daytime talk queen will be performing live July 11 at The Venetian as part of the Lipshtick Comedy Series in the Sands Showroom.

JOE MORTON

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As the devious Rowan Pope on the ABC drama “Scandal,” Joe Morton is one the most visible African-American men on network television.

MOTHER, MOTHER

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With a hit series on the OWN, Kym Whitley offers a glimpse into her unexpected journey to single parenthood.

REMEMBERING MANDELA

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One of only a few journalists given the opportunity to spend personal time with Mandela on more than one occasion, BET and Sirius XM personality Ed Gordon recently returned from covering the funeral of the man he interviewed three times. In an exclusive interview, Gordon shares his unique perspective on a towering figure who, like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, now belongs to the ages.

JAMES PICKENS JR. – LIFETIME OF EXCELLENCE

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For a decade, James Pickens Jr. has captivated audiences as the formidable Dr. Richard Webber on the hit ABC drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” When he’s not on camera, he puts considerable focus on the James Pickens Jr. Foundation, which works to improve the lives of families and children in underserved communities. In a conversation with Black Image, Pickens shared his story and revealed why a particular passion leads him to Las Vegas each year.

TICHINA ARNOLD

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Tichina Arnold is a successful actress and dedicated philanthropist, but let us never overlook her rather substantial contribution to the American pop culture lexicon.

ANGELA BASSETT

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Already a certified Hollywood icon for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the classic biopic “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” Academy Award nominated actress Angela Bassett has risen steadily to stratospheric stardom.

Having captivated global audiences with roles in films such as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Malcolm X,” “The Rosa Parks Story” and “Waiting To Exhale,” Bassett will now join the cast of the popular FX series “American Horror Story,” beginning with its third season premiere Oct. 9.

ARSENIO HALL

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Arsenio Hall is poised to reclaim his throne in the realm of late-night television.
On Sept. 9, “The Arsenio Hall Show” returns to rule late night. Set to air weeknights at 10 p.m. on The CW Las Vegas.

CHAKA KHAN

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With a career that has spanned over 40 years in the entertainment industry, the legendary singer Chaka Khan is the embodiment of successful longevity.
Las Vegas Black Image Magazine caught up with the committed humanitarian, who will soon release her highly anticipated CD “The iKhan Project,” shortly after she received a special award in her hometown of Chicago. In a candid discussion, she reflected on her career, black womanhood and current events.

MARLON & SHAWN WAYANS

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One of the most dynamic duos in comedy, Shawn and Marlon Wayans first entered the pop cultural consciousness with small parts in “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” their brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature directorial debut.
Now they are bringing their act to the stage, set to perform together live July 27 at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms casino resort.