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[05/27/15 - 01:53 PM]
TV One's Returing Series Lexus "Verses and Flow" Announces Season 5 Performers
Filmed over four, star-studded nights in Los Angeles filled with performances by internationally renowned recording and leading spoken word artists.

[via press release from TV One]

TV ONE'S LEXUS VERSES AND FLOW SEASON 5 PERFORMERS TO INCLUDE AVERY SUNSHINE, CHARLIE WILSON, CHRISETTE MICHELLE, ESTELLE, JAZMINE SULLIVAN, JUSSIE SMOLLETT, LEELA JAMES, MELANIE FIONA, RAEKWON THE CHIEF FEATURING ASSASSIN AND SEVYN STREETER FEATURING B.o.B.

Silver Spring MD, (May 27, 2015) - TV One brings back the message and the melody to performance art with season five of Lexus Verses And Flow premiering on TV One on Thursday, July 30th at 10PM. Filmed over four, star-studded nights in Los Angeles filled with performances by internationally renowned recording and leading spoken word artists. This season's musical guests include Avery Sunshine, Charlie Wilson, Chrisette Michelle, Estelle, Jazmine Sullivan, Jussie Smollett, Leela James, Melanie Fiona, Raekwon The Chief, Assassin, Sevyn Streeter and B.o.B. Sure to be one of the most electrifying seasons to date, viewers will be presented with distinct, lavish episodes of spoken word and song, setting the tone for shows curated to delight the senses.

Host
Laz Alonzo

PERFORMERS
Avery Sunshine
Charlie Wilson
Melanie Fiona and Raekwon The Chef featuring Assassin
Estelle
Jazmine Sullivan
Chrisette Michelle & Leela James
Jussie Smollett
Sevyn Streeter & B.o.B.

CELEBRITY GUESTS
Taraji P Henson (Actress / Empire - FOX)
Amber Riley (actress / Glee FOX)
Sinqua Walls (Actor /Power - STARZ)
August Alsina (recording artist)
Trinidad James (|Recording Artist)
Safaree Samuels (recording artist)
Garcelle Beauvais (Actress/ Girlfriends' Getaway TV One)
Kenny Lattimore (Recording Artist)
Elise Neal (Actress/Hollywood Divas TV One)
Shanice (Recording Artist / Flex & Shanice - OWN)
Malaysia Pargo (Basketball Wives VH1)
AJ Johnson (Actress/ Fitness Expert)
Jackie Christie (Basketball Wives LA - VH1)
Gloria Govan (former cast member of Basketball Wives LA - VH1)
Shamicka Lawrence (Hollywood Exes - VH1)

Lexus Verses and Flow is the NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show blends electrifying musical and soul-stirring spoken word performances from mega-watt music stars alongside more than 25 of the best up-and-coming poets in the U.S. Actor/personality Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) hosts. Previous performers have included Maxwell, Ledisi, and Jill Scott, among others. For a look at the Lexus Verses And Flow experience, check out the sizzle reel

The fifth season of Lexus Verses and Flow also brings the return of the Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship. Presented in partnership with ten of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, two students per institution will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship in recognition of their community leadership and academic excellence.

ABOUT LEXUS:

Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and one F performance model. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 235 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.

ABOUT TV ONE:

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.





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