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[05/17/12 - 08:01 AM]
Centric Celebrates The Dynamic Legacy Of African-American Music With An Extraordinary Lineup Of Original Series And Specials For Black Music Month Beginning Saturday, June 2nd
Highlights include the documentary "Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, & Cultural Icon" on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00/10:00c.

[via press release from Centric]

Centric Celebrates The Dynamic Legacy Of African-American Music With An Extraordinary Lineup Of Original Series And Specials For Black Music Month Beginning Saturday, June 2nd

Centric Will Broadcast The First Original Posthumous Documentary On Soul Train Creator DON CORNELIUS: VISIONARY, TRAILBLAZER, & CULTURAL ICON On Saturday June 23rd at 11:00 P.M.*

New Episodes Of The Original Series, BEING, The Documentary HIP HOP CULTURAL ODYSSEY: KNOW YOUR HISTORY, And Four Music-Centered TAKEOVER WEEKENDS To Highlight Earth, Wind & Fire, The Legacy Of Hip Hop, The Soul Train Movement and R. Kelly Will Be Featured During Black Music Month

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 -- Centric commemorates June's Black Music Month by honoring the legendary history of African-American music with a series of specials and documentaries including an original documentary celebrating the life and legacy of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, an in-depth look into the coming of age story of Hip Hop in HIP HOP CULTURAL ODYSSEY: KNOW YOUR HISTORY, new episodes of BEING featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, Teena Marie, R.Kelly and Mary J. Blige and four music centered TAKEOVER WEEKENDS showcasing artists from the past and present who have greatly influenced music in America.

TAKEOVER WEEKENDS:

SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND BEGINNING AT 10:00 P.M.*

EARTH, WIND & FIRE TAKEOVER commemorates the 40th anniversary of Earth, Wind & Fire in never before seen interviews and superstars of today share memories of an old-school sound. EARTH, WIND & FIRE TAKEOVER also includes two concerts -- EARTH WIND & FIRE: LIVE FROM OAKLAND 1981 and SHINING STAR which re-visit some of the highest points in the band's career and an episode of BEING will debut a first-person narrative of the band's span of work, as they look forward to what's still to come.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH BEGINNING AT 10:00 P.M.*

HIP-HOP TAKEOVER kicks off the second TAKEOVER weekend with a one-hour special, HIP HOP CULTURAL ODYSSEY: KNOW YOUR HISTORY which will take a look at the history of the genre, through in-depth interviews, images and the music that defined a generation; a HOT 10 hosted by the iconic Chuck D celebrating original MCs with videos from Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane; CENTRIC HITS HIP HOP, a two-hour video block of the genre's latest and greatest with videos from Q-Tip, Common, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes and an encore presentation of LIFE OF HEAVY-D, the late great Heavy-D is memorialized by colleagues, artists, friends and family.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH BEGINNING AT 10:00 P.M.*

R.KELLY TAKEOVER kick starts with BEING: R.KELLY, a one-hour special commemorating the longevity and talent of legendary artist R. Kelly; a two-hour video block spanning from hits 12 Play to Love Letter; R. KELLY HOT 10 which will showcase a playlist of the Grammy-award winning artist's top hits, along with two live concert specials R. KELLY SINGS SAM COOKE and THE LOVE LETTER TOUR.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD BEGINNING AT 10:00 P.M.*

SOUL TRAIN TAKEOVER begins with the DON CORNELIUS: VISIONARY, TRAILBLAZER, & CULTURAL ICON, which tells the story of iconic Soul Train creator whose voice and soulful presence redefined television. And in the legend's own words, he will tell his own story, with the history, the music, the images, and the social change that was heralded in by the monumental series. And the party train continues with the HIPPEST TRIP IN AMERICA, which follows the story of Soul Train, a movement that brought an entire culture into homes across America; encores of the 2011 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS and some of the most classic Soul Train episodes of the past four decades featuring some of the most influential artists to grace the stage.

BEING:

To round out the month, Centric will premiere all-new episodes of its original series, BEING, which highlights the entire span of work from prolific artists whose contributions to Black music have stood the test of time including:

EARTH, WIND & FIRE - Saturday, June 2nd at 10:00 P.M.*

MARY J. BLIGE - Saturday, June 9th at 10:00 P.M.*

R. KELLY - Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 P.M.*

GLADYS KNIGHT - Saturday, June 23rd at 10:00 P.M.*

TEENA MARIE - Saturday, June 30th at 10:00 P.M.*

For additional information on Centric's Black Music Month, go to http://www.centrictv.com/. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to Centric's multiple social media platforms:

On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/CENTRICTV

On Twitter by using hashtag: #CentricBMM; and following us @CentricTV.

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*All times are ET/PT.

About CENTRIC

Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today's African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today's hottest artists. It is a unique mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All you. All day. All night.





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