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2012-10-01 10:24:31

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASPiRE, the television network from Magic Johnson Enterprises, today announced its fall line-up of hosted weekly prime time program blocks featuring the best African-American films, music and comedy. Two new weekly features, "Groundbreaking Movies," hosted by Oscar® nominee and acclaimed actor Laurence Fishburne, and "Groundbreaking Music," hosted by Grammy(®)-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding, will premiere during the week of October 1. The...

2012-06-27 14:21:48

ATLANTA, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASPiRE, the new television network from Magic Johnson Enterprises, debuts today, Wednesday, June 27 at 8:00 pm EDT with a unique mix of original and groundbreaking programming aimed at African-American viewers. The network will launch with inaugural distribution partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable. At launch, ASPiRE will be available in approximately seven million homes and in 16 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Atlanta,...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

Esperanza Spalding, a 23-year-old bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Ore., is so wildly talented that when her publicity material announces that she "might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music," it seems like a reasonable proposition. But Spalding, whose new album, "Esperanza," is a sprawling collage of jazz fusion, Brazilian and even a touch of hip-hop, doesn't want to be categorized just yet. "I guess you have to be in some genre because people have to...