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In His Safety: Gospel Singer Lecresia Campbell Has Died

Back in the 1990’s, I was a teenager in high school with aspirations of working in the entertainment industry. At that time, I was cutting my teeth in gospel music and volunteering for a Washington, DC area production company called HawKings Productions. I helped them organize the Youth & Young Adult portion of their annual […]

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A People’s Journey: Inside The National Museum of African American History & Culture

In an age where people get their news and information from social media headlines and online memes, it’s been both refreshing and heartwarming seeing the international excitement and anticipation over the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). AlwaysAList.com attended a private preview of the NMAAHC with museum […]

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Viral Victory: NotKarltonBanks Launches New Emoji Line

Viral video sensation Karlton Humes—known by his more than a half-million Instagram followers as NotKarltonBanks—has launched a line of emojis. The virtual entertainer has landed a groundbreaking deal with Eboticon for the NotKarltonBanks Emoji Pack, an exclusive line of emoji icons based on the characters and gestures Humes uses on his social media platform. “It […]

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Whoopi Goldberg: She’s Leaving “The View” – Details On When

Whoopi Goldberg has revealed she plans to leave ABC’s long-running talk show “The View” after season 20. The Emmy-winning talk show host told Wendy Williams during an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” to promote her new reality show, “Strut,” that her time on the flagship panel show will end after the summer of 2017. […]

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Gabourey Sidibe: Shows Off New Weight Loss

Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe has been showing off her new weight loss on social media. The actress, who took Hollywood by storm with her breakout role in the critically acclaimed 2009 film “Precious,” hasn’t revealed exactly how she lost weight or how many pounds she’s lost. But Sidibe is noticeably slimmer in several images and […]


 
 

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Back In Stride: Yolanda Adams’ Morning Show Returning To Radio

Posted  September 13, 2016  by  jmurray

After a brief hiatus following Radio One ending its nine-year run, “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” is returning to radio this October. Yolanda Adams’ show will air on Houston’s Amazing 102.5 FM with hopes of returning to national syndication in 2017. (There’s buzz iHeart Media, which also syndicates “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” has interest […]

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Hot Wheels: Nissan Heats Up Kickoff Of Miami Auto Show

Posted  September 12, 2016  by  jmurray

The Miami International Auto Show just kicked off in South Beach and AlwaysAList.com was on hand thanks to Nissan. The opening night of the auto show rolled out in grand fashion with its star attraction, the 2017 Nissan Rogue. The compact crossover – Nissan’s second best-selling model in the United States – gets super-sized enhancements […]

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T.D. Jakes: Premieres New Talk Show, Addresses Preachers Using Social Media

Posted  September 12, 2016  by  jmurray

Bishop T.D. Jakes premieres his long talked about nationally syndicated talk show “The T.D. Jakes Show” on September 12, 2016. The show is produced and carried nationally by TEGNA Media (formerly known as Gannett Broadcasting) and will air in second showing on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. The one-hour series had a test run last summer […]

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Road Trip: Headed South In The 2016 Nissan 370Z

Posted  August 23, 2016  by  jmurray

When my friend and Grammy-nominated Gospel artist Travis Greene invited me down to Columbia, South Carolina for the opening of his ministry, Forward City Church, I decided to make a road trip out of it. Now, I’m often game for a good road trip between Washington, DC and New York City or sometimes south to […]

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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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Soledad O’Brien: Hosting Revamped Political News Series

Posted  August 18, 2016  by  jmurray

Just as America heads into the finale months of the 2016 Presidential Election, Hearst Television is re-launching its weekly political half-hour series, “Matter of Fact.” The show, which made its debut last year, will return for a second season with new host, veteran news journalist Soledad O’Brien. The former CNN anchor is replacing original host […]

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Sisterhood Salute: Café Mocha Radio Honors Iyanla Vanzant, Kim Kimble, Wanda Durant & more

Posted  August 17, 2016  by  jmurray

As part of their ongoing awards series, Café Mocha Radio will hold their next Salute Her: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards in Washington, DC on August 25, 2016 as part of the Ubiquitous Beauty Hair Health Expo. The ceremony will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 11am. The syndicated radio show—hosted […]

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Both Sides Now: Chaka Khan Out Of Rehab & In The Studio

Posted  August 17, 2016  by  jmurray

R&B veteran Chaka Khan has resumed her concert dates following a stint in rehab. The 10-time Grammy winner announced in early July she had checked into a rehabilitation facility for an addiction to prescription pain medication. Khan left the rehab on August 1 and is not only back to performing, but she’s headed back into […]

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Todrick Hall: YouTube Superstar Takes Turn In “Kinky Boots”

Posted  August 16, 2016  by  jmurray

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 Lola in the Tony Award®-winning musical “Kinky Boots” starting November 1, 2016. Hall will follow […]

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Radio Revamp: New Comedian Tapped To Replace Doug Banks

Posted  August 11, 2016  by  jmurray

In June, it was announced by American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) that comedian Rudy Rush would replace the late Doug Banks in his afternoon drive radio time slot. Banks died after a long battle with Diabetes this past April. Rush, the former host of “Showtime at the Apollo,” had worked with Banks for eight years […]

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Road To Rio: Nissan Drives Us Into The Olympic Games

Posted  August 9, 2016  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com traveled with Nissan for five days to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Opening Ceremony and several kickoff events at the 2016 Olympic Games. We stayed at the rebranded Arena Hotel in Copacabana—the auto company redecorated the property on Copacabana Beach and renamed it the Nissan Kicks Hotel and it will remain that way throughout […]

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