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Deborah Cox: Makes Her Debut As Josephine Baker

Deborah Cox has started her run as the legendary Josephine Baker in the new musical “Josephine,” which opened at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Flor. on May 6 and will play through May 29. The long-in-the-works show about Baker explores the life of the twentieth-century’s first international black female sex symbol and how a […]

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Rush Hour: Comedian Rudy Rush Replacing Doug Banks

Comedian Rudy Rush has been tapped to replace the late Doug Banks on afternoon radio. AlwaysAList.com reported on April 11 that Banks died from after a long battle with Diabetes at age 57. Now Rush, the former host of “Showtime at the Apollo,” will take over the time period for the syndication company American Urban […]

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Jussie Smollett: Is Actor Really Leaving Lee Daniels’ “Empire?”

Is Jussie Smollett leaving Fox’s hit drama “Empire?” Sources close to the network tell AlwaysAList.com that “things aren’t as they seem,” when probed on the matter. On Wednesday’s episode of the Lee Daniels-produced series, Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon is shot by Freda Gatz in what was a bullet intended for his father, Lucious Lyon (Terrence […]

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NeNe Leakes: Shows Off Weight Loss In Sexy Swimsuits

NeNe Leakes is looking good and letting it all hang out for the world to see. The 48-year-old reality TV superstar took to social media this week to show off her new slimmer and toned body in a revealing swimsuit and a sexy bikini. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been working out and […]

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Miss Independent: Kierra Sheard Readying Solo Tour, Girl Band & New App

Grammy-nominated music artist Kierra Sheard is preparing hit the road this summer with her first solo tour and a new all-girl band. Kierra is currently scouting female band members for her “Kierra” tour through online auditions; in addition to finding female acts to open up her shows. Her tour run will kick off on July […]


 
 

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Media Massacre: Juicy, XXL, SLAM, Rides & Other Magazines Ending

Posted  May 3, 2016  by  jmurray

More than a dozen or so magazines just became casualties of the digital era, as Harris Publications abruptly announced it was closing last week. The latest digital disruption brings an end to urban print titles like Juicy, XXL, SLAM and Rides; as well as Celebrity Hairstyles, Guitar World, Revolver, Who’s Who in Baseball, and Guns […]

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Baby On Board: Kerry Washington Confirms She’s Pregnant

Posted  May 2, 2016  by  jmurray

Kerry Washington has confirmed she is pregnant. The Emmy-nominated star of “Scandal” is expecting her second child with her husband, former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The 39-year-old actress acknowledged her pregnancy on the red carpet of the Met Gala in New York City on Monday evening. Speculation that Washington was pregnant began weeks ago after […]

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Pastors’ Panel: Four Preachers Land Summer Talk Show Run

Posted  May 2, 2016  by  jmurray

Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr., Associate Pastor John Gray, Dr. Jamal Bryant and Pastor Orrick Quick will join forces for a new daytime talk show called “The Preachers.” Produced by Warner Bros. Television/Telepictures Productions and airing on Fox-owned television stations, “The Preachers” will get a three-week summer airing starting July 11. In an announcement by […]

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Her History: Tanya Hart First Woman & African-American To Head Prestigious Hollywood Caucus

Posted  April 29, 2016  by  jmurray

Emmy Award-winning producer and syndicated radio personality Tanya Hart has been elected as co-chair of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors (www.Caucus.org), making her the first African-American and first woman to head up the 40-year-old entertainment industry trade organization. The TV host and pop culture expert will co-chair alongside veteran television producer Robert Papazian […]

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Run On: Will “Underground” Return On WGN For Season Two?

Posted  April 26, 2016  by  jmurray

WGN America has renewed its record-breaking series “Underground” for a second season. The critically-acclaimed drama that focuses on the Underground Railroad has been a hit with viewers, drawing three-million viewers on Wednesday nights. “Underground” has been the highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. “Underground” was also the number one original scripted […]

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Erica Campbell: Replacing Yolanda Adams With New Morning Radio Show

Posted  April 25, 2016  by  jmurray

On the heels of AlwaysAList.com breaking the news that “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” had been canceled by Reach Media/Radio One, the company has formally announced the show that will replace the syndicated Gospel radio program. Starting on May 10, Reach Media/Radio One will premiere “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell,” a new daily radio […]

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Yolanda Adams: Morning Radio Show Comes To An End

Posted  April 22, 2016  by  jmurray

Reach Media, the syndication arm of Radio One, has decided to end “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” after more than nine years. AlwaysAList.com learned on Thursday that Yolanda Adams and her co-hosts, comedian Marcus D. Wiley and minister Anthony “A.V.” Valary, were made aware that the very successful radio program was being canceled after their broadcast […]

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BeBe Winans: Celebrity Friends Come See Musical About His Life

Posted  April 20, 2016  by  jmurray

BeBe Winans has premiered his debut musical, “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story” at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. The production, which BeBe is producing alongside “Motown The Musical” director Charles Randolph-Wright, is a “hilarious and heart-warming journey toward self-discovery.” The musical is a bio piece, showcasing the rise of siblings BeBe & CeCe Winans […]

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HOT SHOTS: Usher, Kandi Burruss, Godfrey, Bevy Smith, Flo Rida, Arthel Neville, Slick Rick & more

Posted  April 20, 2016  by  jmurray

R&B superstar Usher is among the U.S. delegation of cultural leaders and artists part of a four-day artistic exchange with Cuba. This week, the 37-year-old entertainer arrived in Havana, Cuba with a 33-person cultural delegation. The U.S. talent visited Cuba’s famous University of the Arts, where he and fellow musicians performed a concert with classical […]

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Capital Drama: Tyler Perry Developing Washington, DC-Based TV Series

Posted  April 19, 2016  by  jmurray

Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry is branching out from Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network and launching a new dramatic series for the TLC channel. TLC, like OWN, is owned by Discovery Networks. Perry’s new show has a working title of “Too Close To Home” and is set in Washington, DC. The show will center on a young woman […]

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Born Again: “The Color Purple” On Broadway Is Nostalgically New

Posted  April 19, 2016  by  jmurray

“The Color Purple” is back on Broadway and this revival is a refashioned, minimalized interpretation of its predecessor. Starring British import Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Shug Avery), “Orange is the New Black” star Danielle Brooks (Sofia), Isaiah Johnson (Mister), Kyle Scatliffe (Harpo) and Joaquina Kalukango (Nettie); the John Doyle-directed reimagined musical comes to Broadway after making […]

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