It’s that time of year celebrated by sports fans around the country. NFL football camps have opened – and that means the NFL season is on its way, and games will soon return to your television screens. However, there are still a few weeks before preseason hits, so in the meantime, check out the summer series offerings and the concert tours before we head to the busy fall season.

If you’re on the East Coast, we hope you stay cool, as temps are expected to normalize for a moment. If you, like President Obama, weren’t invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding this weekend, well, you’ll be okay. Check our list to see what’s going on around your way instead.

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Friday, July 30

“Russell Simmons Presents Standup At the El Rey,”  11 p.m. on Comedy Central

Simmons takes his comedy line-up over to Comedy Central, hosted by JB Smoove.

Saturday, July 31

“Remember the Titans,” 8 p.m. on BET

Denzel Washington plays a football coach that must unite a racially divided team in the 2000 dramatization of a real-life story.

“The Boondocks,” 11 p.m. on Cartoon Network

When Riley’s chain is stolen, he goes to great lengths to get it back.


Sunday, August 1

“Love and Basketball,” 9 p.m. on ABC Family

Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan play the star-crossed basketball couple of the movie’s title in this now classic movie.


“Charlie St. Cloud,” starring Zac Efron, Kim Basinger (PG-13)

Efron fans get a sentimental tearjerker about a young man who grieves his brother but must sacrifice for true love.

“Dinner For Schmucks,” Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Larry Whitmore (PG-13)

A guy has the interesting “talent” of ruining the lives of anyone who spends a few minutes with him, but given the comic talents of the cast, hilarity is sure to ensue.



“One Flight Up” by Susan Fales-Hill. Upscale author pens novel about the romantic misadventures of four high-society women in New York City.

“Confessions” by Sasha Campbell. A new author with a sexy style creates a story about two marriages in trouble.



Friday, July 30

Friday Night Comedy Jam, with Lavell Crawford, Dominique and Joe Clair

Uptown Theater

9 p.m.

A TJMS PICK: When these comedians take the stage, you know there’s going to be a funny night ahead. Check out some of the funniest guys around as they spark up a great Friday night in K.C.


Friday, July 30 through Sunday, August 1

John Witherspoon

Addison Improv

8 and 10:30 p.m.


Friday, July 30

Boyz II Men and En Vogue

Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO

8 p.m.


Saturday, July 31

J. Anthony Brown and Friends

Township Auditorium

7 p.m.

A TJMS PICK: Our own J. Anthony Brown returns to his hometown with some of his funniest friends. You listen to “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” so you know how crazy Brown and his music “recreations” can be, among his other comic moments. Sybil will be there too, along with Myra J., George Wallace and more. If you’re in the South Carolina area, you can’t miss this show!


Saturday, July 31

Charlie Wilson and Chrisette Michele

Chene Park

8 p.m.


Sunday, August 1

Teena Marie


7:30 p.m.

Macy’s Music Festival 

July 30 &31st at Paul Brown Staudium

Jaheim Frankie Beverly & Maze, Cameo, K’Jon, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Teena Marie & More…..

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