Rapper J Cole‘s What Dreams May Come tour kicks off in just a few days. With the tour getting ready to start, the emcee has released a trailer. Even though there are no words spoken in the video, the visuals tell a story.
The tour, which features fellow emcee Wale, begins on Sept. 10 in Miami, Florida.
For more information on the tour and J. Cole, visit his official website.
Check out the What Dreams May Come tour dates below:
Sept. 10 — Miami, FL — James L. Knight Center
Sept. 12 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live
Sept. 13 — Tampa, FL — David A. Straz Performing Arts Center
Sept. 14 — Jacksonville, FL — Moran Theater
Sept. 15 — Augusta, GA — William B. Bell Auditorium
Sept. 17 — Charlotte, NC — Halton Arena @ UNC Charlotte
Sept. 19 — St. Louis, MO — Fabulous Fox Theatre
Sept. 21 — Chicago, IL — Arie Crown Theatre
Sept. 24 — Boston, MA — Agganis Arena @ Boston University
Sept. 25 — Philadelphia, PA — The MANN
Sept. 27 — Cleveland, OH — State Theatre
Sept. 29 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
Oct. 2 — Norfolk, VA — Chrysler Hall
Oct. 4 — Atlanta, GA — The Fox Theatre Atlanta
Oct. 8 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hall
Oct. 10 — Detroit, MI — Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct. 12 — Milwaukee, WI — Eagles Ballroom
Oct. 13 — St. Paul, MN — Myth
Oct. 15 — Kansas City, MO — The Midland by AMC
Oct. 17 — New Orleans, LA — Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
Oct. 18 — Houston, TX — Reliant Arena
Oct. 19 — Austin, TX — Austin Music Hall
Oct. 20 — Grand Prairie, TX — Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Oct. 22 — Broomfield, CO — 1st Bank Center
Oct. 25 — Las Vegas, NV — The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Oct. 27 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield Theatre
Oct. 30 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theatre
Adriana de Moura Calls for Lolita’s Freedom From the Miami Seaquarium
Real Housewives of Miami star Adriana de Moura stars in a provocative new ad for PETA that asks, “Could You Live in a Bathtub for 40 Years?”
The meaning behind the ad is to bring light to the orca Lolita, who has been imprisoned in a small tank at the Miami Seaquarium since being captured from the wild in 1970.
In addition to starring in the print ad, de Moura chatted with PETA and urged fellow parents not to take their children to marine-mammal parks such as the Seaquarium. “When you take your children to a park where an animal is being kept for years in confined quarters .… in this age, where we’re supposed to be so enlightened—equality for everybody—it’s a hypocrisy,” she says. “You’re sending a message to your children that it’s OK to dominate, it’s OK to confine.”
In response to a petition filed by PETA and others to get Lolita her independence, the National Marine Fisheries Service recently announced that it’s considering affording Lolita the same protection that her wild family has under the Endangered Species Act. She could return to Puget Sound in a controlled release, where she will join her 82-year-old mom.
For more information, visit PETA.org.
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The ladies of Basketball Wives Miami are ready to strike a pose.
The official promo photos for season 5 of VH1’s Basketball Wives has been released. The cast looks rather small this year due to the firing of Royce Reed, Jennifer Williams and Keisha Nichols. Instead, they have added one new member, Tasha Marbury (wife of Stephon Marbury).
Basketball Wives Miami premieres August 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Check out the promo photos of the ladies below.
Toni Braxton isn’t quite done with music yet.
The “Let It Flow” singer did announce she was retiring from recording albums, but she did insist that she would still perform and tour. And it seems like Braxton is staying true to her word.
The songstress has release a list of North America tour dates. Ms. Braxton will kick-off her tour on Aug 9 in Las Vegas, and will wrap things up on August 31 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Braxton is currently working on a duets album with Babyface, so who knows; he just might make an appearance at one of her shows.
August 9 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl—Palms Concert Theatre
August 10 – Coquitlam, BC – Red Robinson Theatre
August 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer Concert Series
August 14 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
August 16 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
August 17 – Detroit, MI – Chene Park – Classic Soul Series
August 18 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
August 21 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
August 23 – Lincoln, RI – Twin River Casino
August 24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Taj Mahal—Mark G Etess Arena
August 25 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
August 28 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
August 29 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
August 31 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
The year is half-way done and Justin Timberlake is untouchable when it comes to album sales.
This week, Timberlake‘s third studio album, The 20/20 Experience became the first album to sell two-million copies in 2013.
Tracks “Suit & Tie,” and “Mirrors” have both been well-received by fans, with them both peaking No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
The 20/20 Experience officially debuted on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 968,000 copies sold in its first week, becoming the singer’s ‘s second number-one album as a solo artist.
Timberlake will be releasing the follow-up to The 20/20 Experience in September.
NBA champ LeBron James covers the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.
This is James’ 20th time gracing the cover of the magazine.
Riding high off his NBA win, James thought winning his first title would be the hardest thing he’d ever do, but he was wrong. Miami’s repeat took every ounce of energy from the best player alive, according to SI.
“I want to be the greatest of all time,” James declared to a group of reporters at All-Star Weekend in Houston. “As my talent continued to grow, as I continued to know about the game, appreciate the game, continued to get better, I felt like I had the drive, first of all, the passion, the commitment to the game to place myself as the greatest of all time, the best of all time, however you want to categorize it. I don’t do it to say I’m better than this guy or that guy. I do it for my own inspiration. I inspire myself. When I go out on the floor, I want to be the best of all time. That’s how I help myself each and every night.”
Read more from James and when he had his ‘Michael Jordan’ moment here, or pick up this issue of Sports illustrated.