LIFESTYLE: GBN Picks for September 2015

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by Lesa Lakin GBN Lifestyle Editor
Lesa Lakin, GBN Lifestyle

I’ve always had this sort of love/hate relationship with the month of September. Part of me feels like September is just a pushy month with attitude. It represents the end of summer fun with a blaring nudge toward back to business, back to school… back to get up and get stuff done!

But if I’m going to keep it positive, September also represents the beginning of beautiful, new and exciting things… and hopefully if you’re in a hot state – some cooler weather. Here are few fun, interesting things happening this month.  Enjoy!

CINEMA

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THE PERFECT GUY
September 14; PG-13
Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy & Morris Chestnut star in “The Perfect Guy”

Picking the right partner is tough and when a budding relationship ends the “perfect guy” becomes enraged with the woman that ended it – setting his sights on the perfect revenge.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CikoxQ4ytI4

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THE CAPTIVE
September 18; PG-13
David Oyelowo and Kate Mara star in “The Captive” based on an inspiring true story.

A hostage (Kate Mara) uses Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life” to convince her desperate captor (David Oyelowo) to put his life on the path to redemption. Watch the trailer here: http://www.captivethemovie.com

MUSIC/PERFORMANCES/EVENTS

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AUDRA MCDONALD & AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
September 1 & September 3
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA

http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/american-classics-audra-mcdonald- american-ballet-theatre/2015-09-03

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KEVIN HART
September 17
Honda Center, Anaheim , CA

September 18
L.A. Forum, Inglewood, CA

Check here for more cities and dates available: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kevin-Hart-tickets/artist/1057637

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LENNY KRAVITZ
September 11
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theater
For more tour dates and cities check here: http://www.lennykravitz.com/tour/

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ICE CUBE & Friends
September 4
Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, CA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/ice-cube-friends-long-beach-california-09-12- 2015/event/09004F05C1A12C03

PATTI LABELLE & CHAKA KHAN

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September 6 (Patti LaBelle)
Washington, PA
The Meadows Casino http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Meadows-Casino-tickets- Washington/venue/180939

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KANYE WEST
September 25
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

September 18

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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JANET JACKSON
September 11 Kicks off US Tour (Currently tour dates in Canada) Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI
For more information, cities and tour dates click here: http://www.janetjackson.com/tour#.VeW1_ni4mi4

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KDAY’s FRESH FEST
September 25
Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall
Los Angeles, CA
Featuring: Too Short, Mystikal, Kurupt of the Dogg Pound, Juvenille, Twista. Ja Rule, Yo Yo and special guests
http://www.shrineauditorium.com

New Releases

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ANDRA DAY
Available now
When you’ve got Stevie Wonder behind you… you know you’ve got the chops to deliver an amazing album. That is exactly what Andra Day has done. She is soulfully delicious. This debut album is getting amazing reviews. http://andraday.com/CheersToTheFall

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RIHANNA- coming this month
It may be a rumored rollout but it’s looking good that Rihanna’s much anticipated eighth studio album “R8” is on its way to the masses this month.

TELEVISION

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THE FAB LIFE
September 14 (ABC)
Daytime TV has got some new players in town. Tyra Banks Executive Produces and leads her crew of stylists – Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley as they bring the audience into their world and serve up expert tips and tricks and lots of laughter. Looks like a great team… I’ll check it out for sure.

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BLACKISH
September 23 (ABC)
The successful sitcom is back for Season 2

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September 23 (FOX)
It’s Cookie time again. Back for another season the record breaking “Empire” promises to deliver.

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HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
September 24 (ABC)
If you’ve been waiting for this thriller you’re in luck. Fall brings the return of Viola Davis and her legal team.

SEPTEMBER ISSUES

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September issues are a big deal so it’s only fitting that Queen Bee graces this years Vogue cover.

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Ciara shows of her fit bod on the cover of Shape magazine.

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Willow Smith graces the cover of I-D coming of age September issue.

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Misty Copeland poses for the this beautiful cover for Essence Magazine

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Dez Bryant appears on the NFL issue of RollingStone

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Kerry Washington graces the cover of Self looking just perfect

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Even though it says August I’ve got to give it up to this fierce cover of Serena Williams for New York Magazine.

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Gorgeous Amandla Stenberg poses for Dazed… just stunning.

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