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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On Tour

Posted August 18, 2016 by jmurray

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, and Raheem DeVaughn in a hybrid concert and theatrical presentation. The night will […]

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Montell Jordan: Releases New Memoir & Returns To Performing R&B

Posted June 20, 2016 by jmurray

Former R&B superstar Montell Jordan has released a new book, “Becoming Unfamous: The Journey of ‘How We Do It’ To How He Do It.” The “This Is How We Do It” singer stepped away from his career in mainstream music in 2010 to become a Worship Minister at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia. Jordan, […]

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Iyanla Vanzant: “Fix My Life” Star Talks Donald Trump, Lamar Odom, Prince & Essence Festival

Posted June 16, 2016 by jmurray

Motivational speaker and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant is preparing to deliver a keynote address on the Empowerment Stage during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, July 2. “I’ve done it for 14 years and I consider it an honor to be asked back. I consider it a service to the community,” […]

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Muhammad Ali: My Two Unforgettable Encounters With “The Greatest of All Time”

Posted June 4, 2016 by jmurray

More than a decade ago, I was driving down Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, California in a red Cadillac on loan from General Motors. I had the windows down, as it was a beautiful sunny day in L.A., and I was blasting my Syleena Johnson CD, “Chapter 2: The Voice.”  I was on my way […]

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Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

Posted June 2, 2016 by jmurray

He’s church-reared and classically-trained; young maestro Damien Sneed gets to marry the best of both worlds on “The Abyssinian Mass,” a musical opus recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that features Sneed alongside his mentor Wynton Marsalis and his acclaimed choir, Chorale Le Chateau. Combining elements of gospel music, classical and jazz, this […]

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Rolonda Watts: Talks New Novel & Rumored Romances With Al B. Sure, Henry Simmons & James Brown

Posted June 2, 2016 by jmurray

She’s a beloved talk show host, actress, voiceover goddess and radio personality. But now, Rolonda Watts can add author to her multi-hyphenated list of titles. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina native, who was one of the hosts of “Inside Edition” before landing her own talk show, “The Rolonda Show” in 1994, can now be heard as […]

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Silent Treatment: Radio One Bans All K.Michelle Music

Posted April 14, 2016 by jmurray

R&B singer K.Michelle released her third album, “More Issues Than Vogue” (Atlantic Records) on Feb. 19 and the CD’s title may have been a foretelling of what was to come. The Memphis-bred artist—whose birth name is Kimberly Michelle Pate—has a big issue now in real life because the broadcast conglomerate Radio One owned by media […]

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Tee Marie Hanible: “American Grit” Star Talks John Cena, Foster Care & “Real Housewives of Atlanta”

Posted April 14, 2016 by jmurray

She’s a decorated Gunnery Sergeant of the United States Marines, a mother, a philanthropist and an entrepreneur. But starting on Thursday, April 14, Tee Marie Hanible (full name: Tawanda “Tee” Marie Hanible) is one-fourth of “The Cadre,” the group of mentors assisting contestants on Fox’s new competition series, “American Grit.” Hosted by WWE wrestling superstar […]

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Final Chapter: Has OWN Canceled “Raising Whitley?”

Posted April 12, 2016 by jmurray

On the heels of the Wall Street Journal announcing that Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network is the “most-watched network for African-American women,” the channel has decided to cancel a series considered one of the three shows that, in the words of Winfrey, helped OWN “turn the corner” towards success. AlwaysAList.com has learned that OWN will not […]

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In Recovery: “SWV Reunited” Star Cory Taylor Rehabbing After Stroke

Posted April 7, 2016 by jmurray

Entertainment executive Cory Taylor is recovering after having a stroke back in February. The 42-year-old talent manager, a featured personality on WE TV’s “SWV Reunited” during his time managing the R&B trio SWV, told AlwaysAList.com that the health crisis was the result of unnecessary stress. Taylor had been planning the kickoff of season seven of […]

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