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[07/23/15 - 09:17 AM]
TV One Presents Season Five of "Lexus Verses and Flow," Thursday, July 30 at 10PM/ET, With Returning Host Laz Alonso
This season's poets will deliver original pieces covering a wide spectrum of topics ranging from discovering a first crush, to an almost unnatural love of bacon, to surveys of the social climate in the nation surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

[via press release from TV One]

TV ONE PRESENTS SEASON FIVE OF "LEXUS VERSES AND FLOW," THURSDAY, JULY 30 AT 10PM/ET, WITH RETURNING HOST LAZ ALONSO

Electrifying Performances by Avery Sunshine, Charlie Wilson, Chrisette Michele, Estelle, Jazmine Sullivan, Jussie Smollett, Leela James, Melanie Fiona, Raekwon The Chef Featuring Assassin, Sevyn Streeter with B.o.B., and Leading Spoken Word Artists

SILVER SPRING, Md. - (July 23, 2015) - TV One's show-stopping series Lexus Verses And Flow sets the tone this summer with its fifth season premiere on Thursday, July 30 at 10p.m. EDT. Actor Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) returns to host the NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show that blends electrifying musical performances from chart-topping music stars alongside more than 28 talented poets offering soul-stirring spoken word pieces. This season will showcase performances by legendary and emerging artists alike including Avery Sunshine, Charlie Wilson, Chrisette Michele, Jazmine Sullivan, Jussie Smolett of Fox's Empire, Leela James, Melanie Fiona, Raekwon the Chef featuring Assassin, Sevyn Streeter and B.o.B. This season's poets will deliver original pieces covering a wide spectrum of topics ranging from discovering a first crush, to an almost unnatural love of bacon, to surveys of the social climate in the nation surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

Prepare to be captivated by this season's lineup, premiering every Thursday at 10p.m. EDT:

July 30: Charlie Wilson with spoken word artists The Poet Puff Girls, Hieu Minh Nguyen and Rob Gibsun

August 6: Leela James and Chrisette Michele with spoken word artists Thomas "Tom Cat" Hill & Malachi Byrd, Denice Frohman and Pages Matam

August 13: Estelle with spoken word artists The Saint, Marquesha Babers and Carvens Lissaint with Joshua Bennett

August 20: Melanie Fiona and Raekwon featuring Assassin with spoken word artists Tre G, Will Cat, and SaeLah

August 27: Avery Sunshine with spoken word artists Nikki Blak Jesse, Parent and Rob Gibsun returns

September 3: Jazmine Sullivan with spoken word artists Morgan "Momo" Butler & Malachi Byrd, Amin "Drew" Law and Ed Mabrey

September 10: Sevyn Streeter and B.o.B with spoken word artists Megan Falley & Olivia Gatwood, Ethan Walker Smith and Prentice Powell

September 17: Jussie Smollett with spoken word artists Jamila Lyiscott, Tyson Swanson and Michael 'Chief' Peterson, Prentice Powell and Black Ice join forces

The fifth season of Lexus Verses and Flow also brings the return of the Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship. Presented in partnership with 10 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. The deadline for scholarship entries is Sept. 4. For more information visit http://www.luxuryawaits.com/versesandflow/season-5/lexus-hbcu-scholarship/

Exclusive series content will be available at www.tvone.tv and at the Lexus site for Black consumer content, Luxury Awaits, www.luxuryawaits.com. Viewers can interact with Verses and Flow via its own website at www.versesandflow.com, Facebook at Facebook.com/versesandflow, Twitter/Instagram handle @versesandflow, and Tumbler using versesandflow.tumblr.com.

Verses and Flow is produced by McMann, Tate & Stephens for Walton Isaacson. Executive Producers from Lexus are Mariko Kusumoto, MaryJane Kroll and Stacy Henderson along with Executive Producers from McMann, Tate & Stephens Aaron Walton, Cory Isaacson and Ayiko Broyard. Lamar Chase is Executive In Charge of Production for TV One. D'Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming for the network.

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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