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August 6, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Last week, we brought you news that Robert Glasper, the wide-ranging jazz pianist, would release a new album by his band the Robert Glasper Experiment on Oct. 29. Now you can hear the album's lead single, "Calls," below. A luscious neo-soul cut with vocals by R&B singer Jill Scott, the track comes from Glasper's sequel to last year's "Black Radio," which won the Grammy Award for R&B album. In addition to Scott, "Black Radio 2" is to feature guest spots by singers and rappers including Anthony Hamilton, Snoop Dogg, Common and Faith Evans, as well as Patrick Stump of the emo-rock band Fall Out Boy. (That one should be interesting.)
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April 22, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Looks like Maxwell is ready to end his disappearing act. The revered R&B singer is set to kick off the 2014 BET Experience by headlining a show at Staples Center on June 27 alongside songstresses   Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover. But the gig is also part of a summer trek that the crooner will launch in June. The 37-date Summer Soulstice tour will take Maxwell across North America on his first major tour since 2010.   PHOTOS: 2013's year of controversial rap lyrics The tour launches Jun. 14 in Milwaukee and wraps Aug. 17 in Albuquerque.
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July 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The portrayal of black women in popular music and videos is too often degrading and the black community must find a way to change these images, said Grammy-winning R&B singer Jill Scott on Monday, at the Essence Music Festival's empowerment seminars that are part of the magazine's Take Back the Music campaign. "This is about choosing what we will allow in our lives," Scott said. "We can force things. We can change things. Challenge the music industry with your purchasing power."
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September 25, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES The Big Bang Theory In Leonard's (Johnny Galecki) absence, Sheldon and Penny (Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco) spend some quality time together in the two-episode season premiere. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS Parks and Recreation Leslie (Amy Poehler) heads for London with Ben, Andy, April and Ron (Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman)
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March 10, 2001 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Performers go on concert tours to stimulate record sales (among other reasons), and maybe it works. R&B singer Jill Scott headlined the Universal Amphitheatre Feb. 22 and, in the sales week ending March 4, her debut album, which is No. 19 nationally, moved back into the Southern California Top 10.
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December 8, 2001 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Jill Scott's 2000 album was one of the most promising debuts in ages--a work filled with the testimony and conviction of classic R&B that established her as a leader in the new, female-led brigade of neo-soul artists. The songs were richly crafted looks at the sweet and sour edges of relationships that conveyed the cool sophistication of Erykah Badu and the sassy candor of Macy Gray. More than 2 million people bought "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol.
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December 5, 2000 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Who is Jill Scott? That teasing question is posed in the title of her striking debut album, and it was most certainly on the minds of the sold-out crowd on hand Sunday for the Philadelphia singer-songwriter's formal Los Angeles debut at the House of Blues. What was apparent during her 75-minute performance, which opened a three-night engagement at the club, is that Scott is a valuable and legitimate new star, with all the charisma, confidence and talent implied by the term.
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December 17, 2000 | LYNELL GEORGE, Lynell George is a Times staff writer
In a former life, not so long ago, Jill Scott piped up with a radical notion. Briefly stumped by a high school student-teaching assignment in North Philadelphia, she sketched a plan in broad strokes to colleagues and friends. "I wanted to put color on the walls and floors. It was ugly and gray in there." Who, asked Scott, feels like learning in that kind of place? They told her she was young and idealistic. After a while that thinking felt old and defeatist. So she took her plan elsewhere.
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January 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Reigning Mrs. America Jill Scott is being investigated for welfare fraud by the San Diego County Department of Social Services. Scott, 32, who terminated her welfare payments Friday, was under investigation for allegedly cheating the state system. Scott denied through her attorney, Matthew Kremer, that she had deliberately cheated the system. Kremer said Scott applied for welfare shortly after filing for divorce from George E. Scott in July.
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July 23, 2000 | SOREN BAKER
*** Jill Scott, "Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1," Hidden Beach/Epic. With an earthy vibe and a fresh presentation of modern soul music, this Roots collaborator subtly sizzles on her debut album. Scott's gentle voice fluctuates between sensuous and sad as she details the satisfaction of love fulfilled and the messy heartbreak of failed relationships.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Last week, we brought you news that Robert Glasper, the wide-ranging jazz pianist, would release a new album by his band the Robert Glasper Experiment on Oct. 29. Now you can hear the album's lead single, "Calls," below. A luscious neo-soul cut with vocals by R&B singer Jill Scott, the track comes from Glasper's sequel to last year's "Black Radio," which won the Grammy Award for R&B album. In addition to Scott, "Black Radio 2" is to feature guest spots by singers and rappers including Anthony Hamilton, Snoop Dogg, Common and Faith Evans, as well as Patrick Stump of the emo-rock band Fall Out Boy. (That one should be interesting.)
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October 5, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There is no one compelling reason to remake Robert Harling's 1989 weeper "Steel Magnolias" with an all black cast, but there are six pretty good ones. The doomed but determined young woman plotline seems hopelessly (and medically) retro and the original tagline ("I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special") sentimentally absurd (if your doctor advises you to not get pregnant, honey, don't get pregnant). But in a world where roles for black women are few and far between, "Steel Magnolias" does offer the chance for half a dozen of our finest actors to work together without donning maids uniforms or the native garb of the "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
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August 24, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
We all know the statistics. The average American woman is a size 14. And yet most fashion brands refuse to respond, only cutting their clothes up to a size 10 or 12. But two women from Los Angeles, Aly Jill Scott and Roberta “Ro” Cysne, are setting their sights on bringing true democracy to fashion with their new line JilRo, which offers stylish designs, such as silk ruffle-front cocktail dresses, high-waisted pencil skirts and skinny riding...
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October 18, 2007 | Serena Kim, Special to The Times
Jill Scott pauses for a moment, takes a big swig from an imaginary drink and wipes her lip with emphasis. "It's just a metaphor for something I want more," she confides to the packed crowd Tuesday at the House of Blues. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that she's talking about sex. And she mentions it repeatedly throughout her highly erotic performance. Her ad libs and interludes are so risque, they can't be quoted in a family newspaper.
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October 7, 2007 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
Jill Scott appears in Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" and just completed filming in Botswana for Anthony Minghella's "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency." She'll be at the House of Blues Sunset Strip from Oct. 16 to 18; her new album, "The Real Thing," was just released. From Atlanta to Chicago for "Oprah," to L.A. for the Tyler Perry premiere -- how different is this from your regular life as a touring music person? I normally don't sing and fly on the same day.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
The Roots have long been one of the leading forces in the kind of forward-looking, eclectic hip-hop that often gets categorized as "progressive" or "alternative." Their 2006 release, "Game Theory," is up for best rap album at Sunday's Grammys. So it's a busy weekend, made still busier by a headlining concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre with the potent supporting bill of Jill Scott, Lupe Fiasco and Akon.
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November 10, 2005 | Robert Welkos
The agent for former beauty queen and 1991 Mrs. America Jill Scott confirmed Wednesday that he is in talks with Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and several other men's publications to produce and distribute a pornographic film starring Scott. Scott, 44, was stripped of her crown after she won the Mrs. America title for filing for divorce, which violated rules of the pageant, according to her agent David Hans Schmidt of Phoenix. In 1996, she married multimillionaire C.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2000
Jurassic 5, "Quality Control," Interscope. The rap sextet favors lighthearted, gun-free stories of life in Los Angeles. On its debut, Jurassic takes a decidedly fresh route with its lyrics and its music. (Soren Baker) Wiskey Biscuit, "Santa Ana River Delta Blues," Shipwrecords.com. This L.A. band has created an intriguing blend of Stones-y swagger, '60s country-rock, early punk and post-punk. More than your basic garage-rock. (Natalie Nichols) Jill Scott, "Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol.
NEWS
July 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The portrayal of black women in popular music and videos is too often degrading and the black community must find a way to change these images, said Grammy-winning R&B singer Jill Scott on Monday, at the Essence Music Festival's empowerment seminars that are part of the magazine's Take Back the Music campaign. "This is about choosing what we will allow in our lives," Scott said. "We can force things. We can change things. Challenge the music industry with your purchasing power."
NEWS
November 10, 2005 | Robert Welkos
The agent for former beauty queen and 1991 Mrs. America Jill Scott confirmed Wednesday that he is in talks with Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and several other men's publications to produce and distribute a pornographic film starring Scott. Scott, 44, was stripped of her crown after she won the Mrs. America title for filing for divorce, which violated rules of the pageant, according to her agent David Hans Schmidt of Phoenix. In 1996, she married multimillionaire C.
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