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!
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
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
AUDRA MCDONALD & AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
September 1 & September 3
Los Angeles, CA
Honda Center, Anaheim , CA
L.A. Forum, Inglewood, CA
Check here for more cities and dates available: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kevin-Hart-tickets/artist/1057637
Los Angeles, CA
For more tour dates and cities check here: http://www.lennykravitz.com/tour/
ICE CUBE & Friends
Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, CA
PATTI LABELLE & CHAKA KHAN
September 4 (Patti LaBelle & Chaka Khan)
Los Angeles County Fair http://www.ticketmaster.com/patti-labelle-chaka-khan-pomona-california-09-04- 2015/event/09004ED6E4885731?artistid=735480&majorcatid=10001&minorcati d=202&tm_link=artist_msg-0_09004ED6E4885731
September 6 (Patti LaBelle)
The Meadows Casino http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Meadows-Casino-tickets- Washington/venue/180939
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
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
KDAY’s FRESH FEST
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
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
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.
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.
September 23 (ABC)
The successful sitcom is back for Season 2
It’s Cookie time again. Back for another season the record breaking “Empire” promises to deliver.
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 are a big deal so it’s only fitting that Queen Bee graces this years Vogue cover.
Ciara shows of her fit bod on the cover of Shape magazine.
Willow Smith graces the cover of I-D coming of age September issue.
Misty Copeland poses for the this beautiful cover for Essence Magazine
Dez Bryant appears on the NFL issue of RollingStone
Kerry Washington graces the cover of Self looking just perfect
Even though it says August I’ve got to give it up to this fierce cover of Serena Williams for New York Magazine.
Gorgeous Amandla Stenberg poses for Dazed… just stunning.