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Movies

Alicia Keys: Making A Movie About Bettye LaVette

In September of 2012, AlwaysAList.com wrote a story about soul singer Bettye LaVette’s riveting memoir, “A Woman Like Me” (Penguin Group). The spicy tome left no stone unturned, with juicy stories about LaVette’s fellow singers like Aretha Franklin (who she ...
Books

Bettye LaVette: Memoir Offers Sexual Escapades With Soul Icons & ...

I fell in love with Bettye LaVette in an instant! I was watching the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008 and this woman who I had never seen before walked across the stage, stood in front of the microphone and delivered ...
Exclusive

Throwback Thursday: Preacher’s Kid PJ Morton Sings About Love

PJ Morton is a Grammy Award-winning writer/producer, member of the pop band Maroon 5 and newly signed solo artist to Young Money Entertainment’s new R&B division, Soothe Your Soul Entertainment. The 31-year-old entertainer spent years developing a following as an ...
Music

Darlene Love: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Recovering From ...

Vocal powerhouse Darlene Love is recovering from a heart attack, her agent has Eric Stevens confirmed to The Associated Press. The 71-year-old singer, known as one of the best background singers of all time, experienced some discomfort prior to a ...
Lifestyle

Island Grooves: North Sea Jazz Festival in Curacao

North Sea Jazz Festival held its second music festival on the Caribbean island of Curacao over Labor Day weekend. North Sea Jazz Festival, which I call the Rolls Royce of international music festivals, lined up an all-star roster of performers ...