VH1 To Air K.Michelle Special

VH1 will feature R&B star artist K.Michelle in a new special K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul-The Musical, the network said Wednesday.

The musical event, directed by actor Idris Elba, will feature nine songs from the artist’s recently released Rebellious Soul album. The hip hopera will tell the tale of a woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance, according to network officials.

VH1 and VH1 Soul will also premiere K.Michelle’s music video for the Love and Hip Hop star’s single Damn on Aug 16, said the network.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.