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Save The Date: BET Experience Take Over

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Summer fun is here, but before the Fourth of July BBQ’s and beach getaways, BET is taking over Los Angeles this upcoming weekend with a series of arts and entertainment events.

During June 27-29, 2014, The BET Experience will offer events that will lead up to the always-exciting BET Awards. This year the show host is actor, comedian Chris Rock, and will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday June 29, 2014 at 8pm EST. Scheduled to appear are Nicki Minaj, John Legend, and August Alsina.

If you can’t make it to the red carpet event, other events include:
ComicView Live! With Sommore, at Club Nokia, Fri. June 27

Concert series with Maxwell and Jill Scott at STAPLES Center, Fri. June 27

Indie Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, Sat. June 28 (Free Admission/RSVP required)

Concert series with Outkast, A$AP Rocky at STAPLES Center, Sat. June 28

Concert series with Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, and Jennifer Hudson, at STAPLES Center, Sun. June 29

In addition, BET will hold contest and panels including:

H.I.S. BET AND EBONY MAGAZINE PRESENT: “MY BROTHER'S KEEPER”: DISSOLVING THE PRISON PIPELINE
This panel, presented by H.I.S BET and Ebony Magazine, will address the statistics which reveal that a disproportionate number of young men of color are involved with the prison system. “My Brother’s Keeper”: Dissolving the Prison Pipeline will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (PT) at the BET Experience at L.A. Live.

Panelists include Van Jones (Founder, #YesWeCode and President of Rebuild The Dream), Dr. Robert Ross (President and CEO of The California Endowment), Touré Roberts (Pastor, One Church International) and M.C. Hammer (Entertainer and Technology Activist). The conversation will be a constructive dialogue focused on the resources and support required to keep young men on track to pursue their dreams. TV personality Kevin Frazier (Anchor of “The Insider”) will moderate this panel.

For taping information email: audience106@BET.com for tickets.

For a full list of events, visit BET.com

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