‘Ride Along’ rolls into No. 1 spot at box office

"Ride Along’’ arrived in first place at the box office last weekend. The question is does the film have enough gas to stay in that top spot for a second week?

Out & About in Atlanta (Jan. 17 - 23)

Jan. 30: Aaron Neville, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Cobb Energy Centre. 7:30 p.m.

Out and About in Atlanta (Jan. 10 - 16)

Feb. 14: Keith Sweat, Macon Centreplex Coliseum. 8 p.m.

‘12 Years a Slave’ dominates Southeastern Film Critics 2013 Poll Results

British director Steve McQueen’s unblinking look at America’s original sin, 12 Years a Slave, is this year’s best film, according to the Southeastern Film Critics Association’s 2013 poll of its members.

‘Ride Along’ in Atlanta with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart

“F--- tha police” was Ice Cube’s mantra back when he burst on the scene in the late 1980s as part of the controversial west coast rap group N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes).

Sasheer Zamata joins 'Saturday Night Live,' first African-American woman in 6 years

Sasheer Zamata will make her debut on the late-night comedy show on January 18, which is when hip-hop star Drake is scheduled to host, the rep said.

Out and About in Atlanta (Jan. 3 - 9)

Feb. 13: Buddy Guy. Atlanta Symphony Hall. 8 p.m.

James Avery, star of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' dies at 68

Actor James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died, his publicist said Wednesday. He was 68.

Yusef A. Lateef: The Late, Legendary Musician

Yusef Lateef, 93, died Monday morning at his home in Amherst, Mass.

Kanye West sued by former child star singer

The lead singer of a 1970 tune that is sampled on a new Kanye West song has filed suit, alleging the rapper used the snippet without his permission.

U.S. Winning the ‘War on Poverty’

Nearly 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty, a new report finds that robust social safety net programs are slowly leading the nation to victory.

Please Have A Seat “Beyoncé Think Pieces” This Is Grown Woman Music

The world, just like myself was taken into a music and PR frenzy when Beyoncé dropped her new album last week without any prior publicly or notification and sold over 800,000 digital only copies worldwide on iTunes.

Out & About in Atlanta (Dec. 20 - 26)

Feb. 15: Kem, El Debarge, Eric Benet, MC Lightfoot. Atlanta Civic Center. 8 p.m.

Beyonce's secret album set to debut at No. 1

Beyonce broke some ground with her straight-to-iTunes surprise album, and now she is also reaping the benefits of her strategy.

Out and About in Atlanta (Dec. 13 - Dec. 19)

Dec. 14: Pink/The Hives. Philips Arena. 8 p.m.