By Bill Vaughan
“Get It Up!” Morris Day & The Time will receive the ‘Legend’ award at “Soul Train Awards” 2022.
With solo and group hits “Oak Tree,” “Fishnets,” “Jungle Love,” “The Bird,” “Cool,” “777-9311” and more, the Prince “Minneapolis Sound” crew’s successful music career spans four decades.
Ari Lennox, Chanté Moore, Muni Long, SiR, Tank, and BET Amplified stage artists Coco Jones and Q are set to perform at the show hosted by Deon Cole (“black-ish”) premiering Nov. 27 on BET and BET Her.
“They say the way you start is the way you finish, and being that I’m retiring end of next year, it’s only fitting that I return to the place that helped start it all,” said Day, who has released his final album entitled “Last Call,” with an eye on retiring at the end of 2023. “Our first major TV appearance was in 1981 on Soul Train with [founder] Don Cornelius. And 41 years later, to be honored with the Soul Train Awards Legend Award is what we call full circle. Truly amazing!”
Alex Vaughn, Durand Bernarr, Muni Long and Tasha Cobbs Leonard are set to blend harmonies for this year’s Soul Cypher. Renowned DJ and music producer D-Nice will take command of the turntables.
Morris Day & The Time will receive their flowers along with R&B supergroup Xscape, who will receive the Lady of Soul honor at “Soul Train Awards” 2022.
Beyonce and Mary J. Blige lead “Soul Train Awards” 2022 nominations with an impressive seven nominations each. Lennox garnered the second-highest number with six nominations. Lizzo and Chris Brown are tied with five each, followed by Burna Boy, Muni Long and Steve Lacy with four nominations.
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, PJ Morton and Tems each received three nominations.
FESTIVAL FILE: Ledisi and Nnenna Freelon and many more are gracing the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival to be held Nov. 11–13 at the city’s Convention Center.
Walt Disney Concert Hall presents An Evening with Meshell Ndegeocello featuring the music of “Queen Sugar” as part of their Rock My Soul Festival on Nov. 16. The program is curated by Mercedes Cooper, senior vice president of programming for Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY.
The next evening, the festival will screen Two Films by Barbara McCullough, the legendary L.A. Rebellion filmmaker of 1979’s “Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification” and 1981’s “Shopping Bag Spirits and Freeway Fetishes: Reflections on Ritual Space.”
CLIPPETTES: Stevie Wonder was announced as headliner of Tom Joyner’s Ultimate Party with a Purpose sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Cozumel, Cayman Islands and Jamaica, May 20–27, 2023. For info on the HBCU fundraiser, visit www.FantasticVoyage2023.com…
Megan Thee Stallion performs an exclusive Apple Music Live concert in L.A. available for streams globally on Nov. 11. Also, Steve Lacy is at The Greek; while Tech N9ne with King Iso are at The Novo …
Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Tour with Roddy Ricch comes to the Forum on Nov. 13, moving to Crypto.ComArena for Nov. 15 and16. …
David Ryan Harris & Scary Goldings featuring John Scofield are at Echoplex Nov. 16 …
GZA is in the house Nov. 17 at 1720.
TASTY QUIP: “It is my hope that the last two years at MSNBC have been disruptive and transformative, changing how politics are discussed and making policy more digestible. It was the opportunity of a lifetime to create a show the culture would be proud to keep trending every weekend.” – TIFFANY CROSS of the suddenly axed weekend show “Cross Connection”
TC ON TV: Nov. 11 – “Is That Black Enough For You?!?” (Netflix): Film critic and author Elvis Mitchell makes his directorial debut with this documentary on the influence of Black filmmakers and film of the 1970s. Harry Belafonte, Samuel L. Jackson, Billy Dee Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne and Zenday aprovide insights. Mitchell is coming to the CAAM’s Nov. 14 screening of the film at the Netflix Tudum Theater. “La Caida” (“Dive”) (Prime Video): Karla Souza (“How To Get Away With Murder,” “Day Shift”) produces and stars in this drama about sexual abuse in the world of Olympic high board diving.
Nov. 12 – “Lil Rel Howery: I Said It. Y’all Thinking It” (HBO): Returning to his hometown of Chicago, the actor and comedian brings his signature storytelling style and spot-on impressions to topics such as fame, fatherhood and therapy — and performs sharp satirical takes on prominent figures in pop culture and beyond. “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Dave Chappelle hosts with the reunited Black Star (Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def & Talib Kweli) as musical guests?
Nov. 13 – “Tulsa King” (Paramount+): Sylvester Stallone portrays a New York mafia capo released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Oklahoma in a series from Taylor Sheridan (“Yellowstone”) and Terence Winter (“The Sopranos”). “2022 MTV EMAs” (MTV): Hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi from Germany. “The Equalizer” (CBS): Malik Yoba and Donal Logue (“Gotham”) guest star.
Nov. 14 – “All American” (CW): Directed by Michael Schultz (“Car Wash,” “Cooley High”).
Nov. 15 – “Deon Cole: Charleen’s Boy” (Netflix): The comic/actor ponders romance, racist hotel showers, post-coital bedtime prayers and why he loves women of a certain age in his stand-up special.
Nov. 16 – “Master of Light” (HBO): An award-winning documentary on George Anthony Morton, a classical painter who after 10 years in federal prison travels to his hometown to paint family members. “The Wonder” (Netflix): Frances Pugh (“Marvel’s Black Widow”) stars as an English nurse who investigates an Irish girl who has reportedly lived for months without eating. “Martha Cooks” (Roku): Martha Stewart prepares dishes from her home in this new series. “If We’re Being Honest withLaverne Cox” (E!): “LGBTQ+ Trailblazers”
Nov. 17 – “First Wives Club” (BET+): Season three of the series starring Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau, RonReaco Lee and Ryan Michelle Bathe. “Gangs of London” (AMC+): The much anticipated second season of the critically acclaimed, award-winning gangster drama featuring a breakout performance by Sope Dìrísù (“Mr. Malcolm’s List”) as an ex-undercover cop now being forced to work for the criminals. “Leopard Skin” (Peacock): Carla Gugino (“Jet”) and Margot Bingham (“The Walking Dead,” “Boardwalk Empire“) are leads in this dark and humorous series. “Christmas Party Crashers” (BET+): Skye Townsend, Jaime M. Callica, and Cocoa Brown are featured in this comedy about a couple of grifters. “Cribs” (MTV): Dennis Rodman, Whitney Cummings, Don Benjamin & Liane, Yung Bleu, Charo “Hip Hop Homicides” (WE): Magnolia Shorty “Pickled” (CBS): A celebrity introduction to the growing sport of pickleball for charity with Sugar Ray Leonard, Kelly Rowland, Luis Guzman, Jimmie Allen, Aisha Tyler, Stephen Colbert, Emma Watson, Kenny Loggins and others. “Best of All The Smoke with Matt Barnes & Stephen Jackson” (SHO): Common
END QUOTE: “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. To me, defeat in anything is merely temporary, and its punishment is but an urge for me to greater effort to achieve my goals.” – BRUCE LEE
As featured in the Los Angeles Wave and Independent, Tasty Clips is one of the leading entertainment columns in the nation, serving nearly one million weekly readers. Bill Vaughan may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, via Twitter @tastyclips, or Instagram @tasty_clips.