Sandra Matthews-Sims

Journalist, Voice Talent, and Author

Sandra Matthews-Sims Bio

Sandra Matthews-Sims has experience as a journalist specializing in entertainment (music/film/tv), fashion, legal, government and education-related stories. Sandra is also an iHeartRadio podcaster for Entertainment News Break-room. Sandra has published stories with Beverly Hills Courier, Huffington Post, Daily Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. Sandra has also worked as part of the news assignment desk and production team for KTLA News, as well as an Intern for Variety where she covered live events including celebrity interviews for movie premieres, Oscar events, and other film and music-related special programs.

Entertainment News Break-room

Host Sandra Sims provides the latest entertainment news updates in quick bites that are easy to listen to in between your breaks from work, school, or anytime you need to catch up with the latest in film, television, streaming services, music, and fashion.

Sandra Matthews-Sims, Writer and Photographer

Beverly Hills Courier
Lula Washington Dance Theatre Celebrates 40th Anniversary at The Wallis

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Posted Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 5:20 pm By Sandra Sims The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will showcase the Lula Washington Dance Theatre's 40th anniversary with three performances from Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.

Entertainment News Break
'The Burial of Kojo' - a Cinematic Work of Art

Photo Credit:ARRAY "The Burial of Kojo" is a cinematic portrait of beauty, intrigue, and visual storytelling. The film, directed by Samuel "Blitz" Bazawule, had its Netflix debut on March 31, 2019 and can also be viewed in select theaters in various cities including Los Angeles and New York.

Director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd Debuts with 'The Counter: 1960'

"The Counter: 1960" is the directorial debut short film of veteran casting director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd. Byrd is best known for casting such notable films as "Fruitvale Station" and "Southside With You." I had the pleasure of interviewing Twinkie Byrd on the set during the filming of "The Counter:1960."

DeVon Franklin Offers Guidance to Overcome Diversity and Find Success

DeVon Franklin knows a lot about overcoming diversity, not just in terms of being an African American man in Hollywood, but also being a man of faith who does not compromise his beliefs just to get ahead. DeVon Franklin is a bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox.

The Huffington Post
Rotana: A Songstress with Passion and Purpose

Hollywood was on fire Wednesday night at the Hotel Cafe when singer/songwriter Rotana took to the stage and moved the crowd like a force of nature. Delivering music with compelling lyrics and conquering a live performance that had the audience joining in with handclaps and non-stop applause, the Saudi Arabian born singer shared how her music represented freedom.

The Huffington Post
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay's Oscar-Nominated Documentary '13th' Is A Wake-up Call

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, best known for the critically-acclaimed film "Selma" about the equal voting rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., brings another thought-provoking medium to audiences in the form of the Oscar-nominated Netflix Original Documentary entitled "13th."

The Huffington Post
Legendary Singer Smokey Robinson Surprise Performance at Los Angeles Middle School and Music...

Legendary singer, song writer, and music producer Smokey Robinson continues to dazzle fans of all ages with his great performances. On Tuesday, January 18, 2017, Smokey Robinson surprised students at Pio Pico Middle School in Los Angeles, CA when he joined them in a performance of one of his greatest hits originally performed by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles entitled, "You've Really Got a Hold on Me."