Posts made in July 2022

NYC POINT GODS Red Carpet Highlights

RE Classics honored Basketball Legends last night at the Red Carpet premiere. The Legends came celebrating the premiere screening of the upcoming documentary NYC POINT GODS, which premieres this Friday, July 29 on SHOWTIME.

From, Mark Jackson, Kenny Smith, Kevin Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman’s Boardroom, NYC POINT GODS is a fascinating look at the history and cultural impact of New York City point guards who honed their craft and taste for showmanship on the city’s iconic playgrounds and high school gyms of the 1980’s and 90’s, orchestrating offenses with flair and style.

The red carpet event took place at The Midnight Theatre and included the likes of:

  • Kenny Anderson
  • Rafer Alston
  • Mark Jackson
  • God Shammgod
  • Rod Strickland
  • Kevin Durant
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Paul Pierce
  • Tracy McGrady
  • Stephen Jackson
  • Metta Sandiford-Artest
  • Nancy Lieberman
  • Smush Parker
  • Niesha Butler
  • Sabrina Ionescu

Keep checking back for a RE Classics Video re-cap of the Red Carpet event.


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Premieres Sunday, August 21st at 9/8c on TV One

Watch The Official Trailer Here

About Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story

Chaz Lamar Shepherd (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”, “The Game”) will star as Marvin Sapp with Ambre Anderson (“Power Book II” “Manifest Evil”) joining him as Sapp’s wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp. The biopic chronicles the prominent gospel music artist and preacher’s Michigan upbringing, battle against teenage alcohol abuse, love for MaLinda Prince, rise in the music industry, and growth in his faith. Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story premieres Sunday, August 21st at 9/8c on TV One.

Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story is directed by Russ Parr and produced for TV One by Swirl Films, with Eric F. Tomosunas, James Seppelfrick, and Keith Neal serving as Executive Producers. Additionally, Marvin Sapp and Phil Thornton are Executive Producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is the Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Susan Henry is the Senior Director of Original Programming and Production.



Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story Trailer



Outside Venue Space – 15th and Madison Streets NW

After Five
Shopping/Book Signing

Tickets are free and will be available on the webpage beginning Friday, July 22.

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, our museum is hosting a block party on August 13. The day-long event will feature performances by local and national talent, presentations, and activities to explore hip-hop music and culture’s origins, elements, and influences.

The block party will feature performance during a daytime program and the evening. The daytime program will be hosted by Vic Jagger of Majic 102.3The artists include the Alphabet Rockers, DMV Showcase curated by DJ Heat (featuring O-Slice, Phuzz, and YungManny), Mumu Fresh, and a live mixtape with J. Period and guests.

The evening program performers include The Halluci Nation and D. Smoke. There will be a dance party following the performance with a mix by DJ Spinderella.

The Halluci Nation, Highlighted Performer                            

D. Smoke Media Photo
D. Smoke, Headlining Performer

J. Period
J.Period, Daytime DJ

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DJ Spinderella, Evening DJ

Vic Jagger, Daytime Host

General admission tickets will be made available on July 22, 2022.

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Headshot (Credit Erik Voake)

Martin Lawrence joins the cast of AMC’s upcoming new series Demascus as a recurring guest star in three of the first season’s six episodes as Demascus’ irascible Uncle Forty, a man who has seen better days. Despite his failing health, Uncle Forty is eager to be acknowledged as the (currently self-proclaimed) patriarch of the family.  Lawrence is repped by UTA, Artists First and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown and Passman. 

Demascus is a half-hour series created by accomplished writer and playwright, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm (Boomerang) and executive produced by Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad). Kirk Moore (American Crime, For Life) and Chisholm serve as co-showrunners. Myki Bajaj of Gran Via is also a producer. Solvan “Slick” Naim (61st Street, Power) directs and executive produces the series’ first two episodes. 

From AMC Studios, the series will include six episodes debuting next year on AMC+ and AMC.

  • Okieriete Onaodowan (Jack Ryan, Station 19) stars as Demascus a 33-year-old Black man who goes on a journey of self-discovery using an innovative new technology that allows him to experience different versions of his own life.

  • Additional series regulars include: 

    • Janet Hubert (Love Life, Pose, The Last OG) as Dr. Bonnetville, a psychotherapist with a quick wit and a smart mouth; she uses her patented blend of apathy and cutting edge technology to aid her patients on their quests for personal growth.

    • Caleb Eberhardt  (Judas & The Black Messiah, Betty) as Redd, Demascus’ Bohemian artist best friend who is a reformed reprobate stumbling into adulthood, and he’s determined to take Demascus with him.

    • Shakira Ja’nai Paye (All Day and a Night, House Party) as Naomi, an alluring performer who captures Demascus’ heart and imagination during a chance meeting; she’s a haunting missed connection and he can’t stop wondering: “what if?”

Bounce’s Hit Series “Johnson” Returns with All-New Episodes Sunday, July 10th 8/7c

ATLANTA, GA (July 7, 2022) – Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, is heating things up this summer with the return of its hit original series “Johnson,” premiering with two new episodes back-to-back Sunday, July 10th 8/7c. 

Ahead of its season two premiere, Bounce will air a binge-viewing marathon of the first season of the popular dramedy Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The Johnson men are back together…well, almost. A couple of months have passed since the fellas had the fallout at the art gallery. This season you will see more dating adventures of four best friends and the challenges they face while confronting and finding humor in the most current controversial social issues from the Black man’s perspective, ranging from love and marriage to business, politics, and religion. 

The ensemble cast is led by Deji LaRay (“Bosch”, “Greenleaf”), Thomas G. Jones (“P. Valley”, “Luke Cage”), Philip Smithey (“Switched at Birth”, “The Rookie”), and Derrex Brady (“NCIS”, “First”) with D.L. Hughley. Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”, “All of Us”) joins the show for season two.

The series is produced in partnership with Cedric the Entertainer and Eric C. Rhone’s A Bird & A Bear Entertainment, LaRay, and Jones’ Midnight Train Productions. LaRay and Jones serve as showrunners and executive producers, with Rhone, Cedric the Entertainer, and Reesha L. Archibald serving as executive producers.

Viewers can also catch up on “Johnson” and all Bounce original series anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s subscription video-on-demand service. Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Comcast Xfinity X1, Amazon Prime Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, and web browsers via Visit for more information.

About Bounce

Bounce (@bouncetv) features a programming mix of original series and movies, theatrical motion pictures, off-network series, specials, and events designed for African American audiences. Bounce is available to 98% of U.S. television homes free and over the air with a digital antenna, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over the top on Roku and Apple TV, and on mobile devices via the Bounce app; and on the web via Bounce XL, Scripps Networks’ newest free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel, is available on Samsung TV Plus, Pluto TV Sling, and Xumo. 

Bounce and Brown Sugar are part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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