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Bruno Mars Dominates Soul Train Awards 2017: Complete Winners List

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Bruno Mars Dominates Soul Train Awards 2017: Complete Winners List
Bruno Mars dominated the 2017 Soul Train Awards on Sunday. The pop star won five prizes, including best male R&B/soul artist, song of the year (“That’s What I Like”), as well as best video, album/mixtape and dance performance for “24k Magic.” Toni Braxton accepted the Don Cornelius Legend Award and performed a medley of her hits during the show, hosted by Erykah Badu at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. And Swv accepted the Lady of Soul Award. The complete list of winners follows, in bold. Also Read: Bruno Mars Leads American Music Awards With 8 Nominations Best New Artist H.
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Soul Train Awards: Erykah Badu Returns to Host

For the third consecutive year, Erykah Badu returns as host of Bet’s Soul Train Awards. Special honorees Toni Braxton and Swv are also among the first wave of performers announced for the fete, which will be filmed on Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Bet Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will then air on Bet and Bet Her on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Et.

As reported earlier, Braxton will receive the Don Cornelius Legend Award, while female trio Swv will be presented with...
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Solange and Bruno Mars Lead 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominations

Solange and Bruno Mars Lead 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominations
Solange is the artist to beat at the 2017 Soul Train Awards. The singer-songwriter leads this year's list of honorees with seven total nominations, followed by Bruno Mars with six total nominations. Bet Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will be filmed Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and will later air on Bet and Bet Her Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Here is the complete list of nominations (and two winners): Don Cornelius Legend Award Toni Braxton Lady of Soul Award Swv Best New Artist 6lack H.E.R. Kevin Ross Khalid Sza Best R&B/Soul Male Artist Bruno Mars Bryson Tiller Chris...
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Soul Train: Bet Buys Classic Music Series and Specials

Soul Train is coming to Bet. The Wrap reports the network has bought the rights to the long-running music and dance series.

Created and hosted by Don Cornelius, Soul Train began in 1971 as a showcase for soul, R&B, disco, jazz, and gospel music. The series lasted until 2006, broadening its scope to hip hop and other genres in later years.

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Bet Acquires ‘Soul Train’ Franchise From InterMedia Partners, Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa

Bet Acquires ‘Soul Train’ Franchise From InterMedia Partners, Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa
Bet Networks has acquired the “Soul Train” franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies.

The deal includes more than 1,000 vintage episodes from the music and dance show that aired from 1971 through 2006. Bet has aired the Soul Train Awards since 2009 and has aired older episodes of the show on Bet and Centric in the past.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “Soul Train” creator and host Don Cornelius was a pioneering African-American media entrepreneur who controlled all aspects of the franchise and was its on-air face until 1993. He sold Don Cornelius Productions in 2008 and died four years later.

“Bet Networks is honored to have acquired a brand with such a rich history and unique content that is forever relevant to all segments of our audience,” commented Richard Gay, exec VP of strategy and operations for Bet Networks. “With a Broadway play and a concert tour as
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Bet Networks Buys ‘Soul Train’

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Bet Networks Buys ‘Soul Train’
Bet Networks bought “Soul Train” from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies, parent company Viacom announced on Monday. The deal marries the African American-focused network, which relaunched the South Train Awards in 2009, to one of the longest-standing brands in soul and R&B music. Don Cornelius was the longtime host of “Soul Train,” a weekly music and dance show that aired in syndication for 35 years before going off the air in 2006. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Also Read: Viacom Shares Slip on Key Analyst Downgrade With the deal, Viacom’s Bet acquired the variety show’s library
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Are There Stories That Should Only Be Told By Black Filmmakers?

It continues to be a point of contention, even among black people. Who gets to tell *our* stories? It's a guaranteed debate starter - new film or TV project is announced with black protagonist(s), but non-black creator (writer and director specifically; white a lot of the time). There have been countless instances since cinema's dawn, several in the last couple of years alone; for example, there was Spike Lee being replaced by Tate Taylor to direct Brian Grazer's James Brown biopic, and all the ire that the news was met with within the black community (not all of us, of course). And just yesterday, it was announced that Don Cornelius' story will be scripted by...
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Don Cornelius' 'Soul Train' Story Is Heading to Broadway as a Musical. 'CSI' Creator Will Write

Long in the works, in 2012, it was announced that there was renewed interest in exploiting the "Soul Train" franchise - likely thanks in some part, at the time, to Don Cornelius' death (February 1, 2012). The news then was that Soul Train Holdings was working with Wme to find ways to exploit and grow the brand, which would include a film, a stage musical And a TV show. "Certainly we want to proceed in a way that will highlight the contribution of Don to the creation of the brand and its subsequent impact on American culture," said Kenard Gibbs, CEO of Soul Train Holdings. However, there were some rights...
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‘CSI’ Creator Anthony Zuiker to Write ‘Soul Train’ Musical for Broadway

‘CSI’ Creator Anthony Zuiker to Write ‘Soul Train’ Musical for Broadway
The brewing Broadway musical version of “Soul Train” has found its conductor, and it’s Anthony Zuiker, the creator of the “CSI” franchise.

TV procedural maven Zuiker, who wrote the two-hour series finale that wrapped up the 15-year run of the original “CSI” on Sunday, may not seem an obvious match for the “Soul Train” property. But Zuiker wears his love for soul music on his sleeve, and earlier this year demonstrated his enthusiasm in a closed industry presentation in New York, where he energetically pitched his take on the musical in a black velour track suit and gold high-tops.

“My parents would play soul music all night long,” Zuiker, who was raised in Las Vegas, said in a recent interview. “In the showroom at the Riviera Hotel where my mother worked, they had Bill Withers, the 5th Dimension. I grew up listening to this music.”

Zuiker was tapped for
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Songs on Screen: 'Streets of Fire's Lost Masterpiece 'I Can Dream About You'

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Songs on Screen: 'Streets of Fire's Lost Masterpiece 'I Can Dream About You'
Songs On Screen: All week HitFix will be featuring tributes by writers to their favorite musical moments from TV and film. Check out all the entries in the series here. When we talk about underrated directors, it's hard not to mention Walter Hill. Hill is an underrated director, the way Michael Ritchie and Peter Yates were underrated directors, the way Roger Donaldson, Joe Dante, and Fred Schepisi are underrated directors. They’re all underrated because it’s only when you look at their filmographies that the numbers start to total up and you realize, boy, he directed a lot of really good movies. In Hill’s case, that list includes "The Warriors," "48 Hours," "The Long Riders," "Southern Comfort,: "Hard Times," "Trespass," and "Wild Bill." Some great. Some solid. (My personal favorite of those is Hard Times, a pulpy film about bare-knuckle boxers in the Great Depression.) There were clunkers
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Wendy Williams to Host Soul Train Awards (Video)

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Wendy Williams to Host Soul Train Awards (Video)
Wendy Williams will host the 2014 Soul Train Awards, the talk show host announced to her audience on Monday. Singer Dionne Warwick and Tony Cornelius, the son of “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius, stopped by the “Wendy Williams Show” to help deliver the news. Also read: Don Cornelius, ‘Soul Train’ Host, Dead of Gunshot Wound “My father always thought highly of you. He always thought you were aggressive, and you could make it happen,” Cornelius said during the segment (above). “And now you've become this media personality.” The Soul Train Awards will be held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Nov.
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Dance Dance Revolution: Nelson George on 'Soul Train'

Dance Dance Revolution: Nelson George on 'Soul Train'
For a generation of kids, Saturday morning at 11am was appointment-television time. You put away your cereal bowl and switched from cartoons or pro-wrestling to a channel a little further down the dial. After a minute or two, you'd finally see that signature animated train — a funky, pulsing engine grooving down inner-city elevated tracks (and later, around the world), puffing out rainbow-colored smoke. Then a high-pitched voice screamed out the words you'd waited all week to hear: "It's the Sooooouuullll Traaaaaiiiiiinnnn!"

12 Mind-Blowing 'Soul Train' Performances

From 1971 to 1993, dapper
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Don Cornelius & His 'Soul Train' Are Heading To Broadway As A Musical From 'Rock Of Ages' Producer

In 2012, it was announced that there was renewed interest in exploiting the Soul Train franchise - likely thanks in some part, at the time, to Don Cornelius' death (February 1, 2012). The news then was that Soul Train Holdings was working with Wme to find ways to exploit and grow the brand, which would include a film, a stage musical And a TV show. "Certainly we want to proceed in a way that will highlight the contribution of Don to the creation of the brand and its subsequent impact on American culture," said Kenard Gibbs, CEO of Soul Train Holdings. However, there were some rights issues that they'd have to deal with, notably the music used in each...
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Rock Of Ages Producer Matthew Weaver Planning Broadway Stage Adaptation of Variety Show Soul Train

Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver Rock of Ages of MediaWeaver Entertainment - a movie, TV and stage production company - has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the trailblazing musical variety television series Soul Train. Created in 1970 by visionary Don Cornelius, Soul Train famously introduced the world to generations of new music and a whole new series of dance moves and styles on a weekly basis. Weaver acquired the rights from Soul Train Holdings, LLC. Weaver is now in talks with theater and film notables to come on board as the creative team for the Broadway production.
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'Soul Train' Boarding for Broadway

'Soul Train' Boarding for Broadway
New York -- Ready to dance the Soul Train line again? Following in the footsteps of last season's popular box office draw, Motown: The Musical, producer Matthew Weaver has acquired first-class theatrical rights to the long-running television variety show launched by Don Cornelius in 1970. Weaver is in talks to assemble a creative team to develop the property as a musical for Broadway. During its 35-year lifespan in national syndication, which ended in 2006, the show introduced multiple generations of Americans to new music styles and dance moves each week, from R&B, soul, funk, pop and disco through hip

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Paul Walker -- Small, Private Funeral Held By Family and Friends

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Paul Walker's family and friends gathered today for his funeral in Los Angeles -- exactly two weeks after his fatal car crash.Walker's ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills Saturday morning ... and we're told the ceremony was brief.As we previously reported ... the family is planning to hold another memorial in the near future ... this time for more people that were close to Paul.Gene Autry, Don Cornelius,
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James Brown Biopic Titled Get On Up, Will Be Released Next Year

Now that the James Brown biopic has found its lead actor it looks like Universal is finally committing to get the movie made. Earlier this week we reported that 42 star Chadwick Boseman has been cast to play the Godfather of Soul in the movie, and now not only does the project have a new release date it even has a title. According to Variety, Universal Pictures has officially named the film Get on Up and will have the biopic in theaters on Friday October 17, 2014. Anyone even slightly familiar with Brown's music should immediately recognize the title from one of the artist's most popular songs, "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" (which I guess the studio just couldn't see working well on a theater marquee). You can watch a 1973 Soul Train performance of the song below, complete with an introduction from host Don Cornelius. With the 2014 release calendar
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Nick Cannon: Don Cornelius' 'Soul Train' reboot is 'my passion project'

Nick Cannon is eager to put "Soul Train" back on track.

The singer, host of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and husband of Mariah Carey aims to put a reboot of the late Don Cornelius' iconic 1971-2006 music show into production by the end of the year. And Cannon's own entertainment history has given him an appreciation of the program from the inside looking out.

"That's my passion project right now, the thing that I'm the most excited about," he tells Zap2it. "It's been under wraps for the past couple of years -- I don't know how it got out there -- but it's really exciting to be able to be a part of something that's such an amazing legacy for our culture.

"A lot of people don't know it, but at the age of 15, I was a 'Soul Train' dancer. That was the first time I was ever on national television.
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Whitney Houston, Jennie Rivera and more of 2012's Gone but Not Forgotten

As a new year dawns, a tribute to those we've lost in the year now ending is merited ... and in 2012, those sad milestones have encompassed some of the most popular personalities in television history.

Andy Griffith: The actor-producer who put Mayberry on the map forever will be remembered as one of television's most genial personalities, also extending to his run as wily lawyer Matlock.

Dick Clark: The number of music stars who owe at least part of their success to the "American Bandstand" maestro is incalculable. Thanks to him, people also enjoy "New Year's Rockin' Eve," receive American Music Awards and have a greater appreciation of bloopers. Here's a "so long" salute to you, Dick.

Larry Hagman: The truly unfortunate irony of the veteran actor's recent death is that he was just starting his second round of "Dallas" success as master schemer J.R. Ewing. He'll also
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Top 12 Music Stories of 2012

Top 12 Music Stories of 2012
It seems more music personalities died in 2012 than ever before -- from Whitney Houston to Dick Clark, Don Cornelius to Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, Adam Yauch, Davy Jones, Hal David, Ravi Shankar, David Brubeck, the list (sadly) goes on and on. But it was also a year of great births: from the gene-advantaged baby Blue Ivy to the global explosion of “Gangnam Style.” Read on for The Hollywood Reporter’s picks of the 12 most talked about music stories of 2012… 1. Whitney Houston Dies The troubled life of an iconic R&B legend came to a tragic, early end

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