Morning Soul: Soon This Old World Will Seem Brand New

  • Lauryn Hill announced she will perform two concerts this month at New York's Bowery Ballroom, her first shows since serving time for tax evasion. [HHDX]
  • TV One renewed R&B Divas Atlanta but Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert and LaTocha Scott won't be a part of the upcoming season. [AA]
  • R. Kelly admitted he did attend and perform at a show last month in Louisiana and while he "looked like a jerk," there was no impersonator at the show. [THR]
  • Raphael Saadiq served as executive music director for Black Nativity and shared exclusive behind the scenes footage from the reinterpretation of Langston Hughes' play. [BB]
  • A screening of a documentary featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard was canceled after his widow claimed Dirty: Platinum Edition was made without her knowledge. [AHH]
  • VH1 denied that CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story is 100% accurate, releasing a statement claiming the film is "a fictionalized portrayal told from the perspective of the members." [VIBE]
  • Kanye West lectured a group of students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, cautioning them to "hone your craft, and not be lazy about creation." [USAT]

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