The DMV – that’s DC, Maryland and Virginia to you – is awash with the sounds of jazz this weekend as two major festivals are going on. The DC Jazz Fest boasts a performance by The Roots while the Capital Jazz Fest celebrates the 25 year anniversary of jazz crooner Will Downing. Soul music has it’s way as well as Babyface, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton and Tamia all hit the road this weekend. If sports is your thing, Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the defending champs, The Miami Heat, is played Saturday night and Serena Williams gears up for what could be a historic French Open title live from Paris on Saturday morning. Here’s the rest of the best in store this weekend.
HOT ON TV:
All Times Eastern
Friday, June 7
OWN, 8 p.m.
Watch the whole season from the beginning as actress Kym Whitley unexpectedly becomes a mother
Saturday, June 8
“French Open Women’s Final”
NBC, 9 a.m.
Live from Paris, Serena Williams and rival Maria Sharapova duke it out for the second Grand Slam title of the year
Sunday, June 9
ABC, 9 p.m.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat go for the repeat vs. the San Antonio Spurs in the second game of the NBA Finals
“Oprah’s Next Chapter”
OWN, 9 p.m.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen talk about cheating allegations
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are forced to intern at Google with predictably hilarious results
LICENSE TO KILL
Life’s good in America, because one night a year, you can commit any crime you like without fear of arrest or punishment
Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey
Friday, June 7
Capitol Jazz Fest f/ Will Downing 25th anniversary concert and special guests; performers include Ledisi, Kindred the Family Soul, Lalah Hathaway, Marcus Miller, Eric Roberson and more (through June 9)
Meriweather Post Pavilion
DC Jazz Festival w/Paquito D’Rivera, Teri Lyne Carrington, The Roots, Cyrus Chestnut, Nicholas Payton and more (through the 16th)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
What In The Weekend With Nikki Woods: All That Jazz was originally published on blackamericaweb.com