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Poolside In Paradise: Why Los Cabos, Mexico Is The Perfect ...

I celebrated this past New Year’s Eve in a way like I had never done before – traveling abroad! I brought in 2018 in Los Cabos, Mexico with my friends Loni Love, Sherri Shepherd and Alex Hill and we had a ...
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Todrick Hall: YouTube Superstar Takes Turn In “Kinky Boots”

Internet sensation and theater star Todrick Hall is headed back to the Great White Way. The 31-year-old entertainer, who became a breakout star in the entertainment industry with his flash mob pop-ups and viral music videos, will take over as ...
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HOT SHOTS: Deon Cole, Sherri Shepherd, MAJOR., Shirley Murdock, Joel ...

R&B songstylist MAJOR. just dropped his anticipated EP, “I Am MAJOR” via B.O.E./Empire Music. MAJOR. kicked off the release of his nine-song, three interlude opus with a celebration party in Los Angeles where people like Niecy Nash (“Scream Queens”), Cornelius ...
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HOT SHOTS: Common, Fantasia, Soulja Boy, The O’Jays, Xavier Woods, ...

Oscar and Grammy Award winning superstar Common was in his hometown of Chicago to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service at Chicago’s Washington Park. The event was part of the National Park Foundation’s Find Your Park movement. ...
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Rickey Smith: “American Idol” Favorite Dead At 36

Former “American Idol” finalist Rickey Smith has died in a car accident. The singer was 36 and would have turned 37 on his birthday May 10. Smith, who appeared on season two of the long-running Fox competition series, was killed ...
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La’Porsha Power: “American Idol” Runner-Up Signed To Legendary Record Label

Many fans of “American Idol” were disappointed season 15 favorite La’Porsha Renae didn’t take home the top prize when the Fox competition aired its final episode on Thursday, April 7. Renae placed second to country singer Trent Harmon, who won ...
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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color ...

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White ...
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His Harmony: Singer ABIAH Talks “American Idol,” Jussie Smollett, Mariah ...

One named-crooner ABIAH doesn’t just sing for his supper, he also teaches other vocalists how to master the craft of singing for there’s. The Rochester, New York-bred singer boats a five-and-a-half octave range, which gives his enchanting tenor tone the ...
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Truth Awards: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Karamo Brown, Rolonda Watts, B.Slade, ...

Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA)—an organization founded by Scott Hamilton and Vincent Holmes to provide spaces for members of the Black LGBTQ community to network, socialize and be better at life, love and community—recently presented their 2nd Annual Truth Awards ...
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All Aboard: “After Midnight” Prepares To Set Sail

The critically acclaimed Broadway production “After Midnight” has inked a partnership with the Norwegian Cruise Line. The show, which originally starred actor Dulé Hill and singer Fantasia Barrino, will debut on the cruise line’s newest and largest ship, the Norwegian ...