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

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 […]

Soledad TV

Soledad O’Brien: Hosting Revamped Political News Series

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 […]

Salute her honorees Radio

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

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 […]

Chaka Khan Music

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

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 […]

Todrick Hall in Kinky Boots Theater

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


 
 

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Staged: BeBe Winans’ “Born For This” Opens In DC

Posted  July 11, 2016  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com was invited to opening night of “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story” at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. “Born for This” is an engaging musical that gives insight into the journey of Benjamin “BeBe” Winans and Priscilla “CeCe” Winans. The singing siblings, who come from Gospel Music’s Winans dynasty, became breakout stars on […]

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Road Reunion: Ford Focused On Families During Essence Festival Weekend

Posted  July 5, 2016  by  jmurray

In 2009, following the exit of Chevrolet, Ford drove into New Orleans and became a premiere brand sponsor of the Essence Festival.  Seven years later, they’re going strong as a partner of what’s now become one the largest consumer live events in America. This year, the company known for vehicles like the Taurus, Fiesta, Expedition, […]

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Chastity Garner, Sherri Shepherd & CeCe Olisa
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Fully Fierce: The Curvy Con Redefines The Look Of Fashion

Posted  June 21, 2016  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com had the chance to attend The Curvy Con, a two-day fashion expo and empowerment seminar in New York City aimed at bringing together plus-sized style brands, celebrities, full-figured fashionistas, influencers, models, shopaholics, fashion media and bloggers. An immaculately-produced event, The Curvy Con is surprisingly only in its second year and attracted upwards of 500-plus […]

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Formation: Shaun Robinson Developing Girls To Run The World

Posted  June 21, 2016  by  jmurray

Almost a year to the date that she announced she was leaving “Access Hollywood,” Emmy Award-winning journalist and TV Host, Shaun Robinson has announced the formation of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls. The non-profit organization will work to empower young women in five areas derived from Robinson’s name: (S)tem, (H)ealth (A)arts (U)nity and (N)eighborhoods. “I […]

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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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HOT SHOTS: Common, Fantasia, Soulja Boy, The O’Jays, Xavier Woods, Ruben Studdard, Case & more

Posted  June 16, 2016  by  jmurray

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. During the event, held in the South Side community of Chicago, the prolific hip-hop star […]

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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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Roxanne Shante: Forest Whitaker Producing Film About Female Rap Star

Posted  June 15, 2016  by  jmurray

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker has signed on to produce a feature film about the legendary Roxanne hip-hop wars that occurred in the music industry back in the 1980s. According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz411.com, the film is titled “Roxanne, Roxanne” and is about 14-year-old lyricist Roxanne Shante—born Lolita Shante Gooden—who become the first female star […]

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Deal Done: Ebony Magazine & Jet Website Sold To New Owners

Posted  June 15, 2016  by  jmurray

After 71 years in the media business, the iconic Johnson Publishing is getting out of publishing. The financially-strapped business founded by the late media mogul, John H. Johnson has sold its iconic magazine Ebony and its digital-only publication Jet magazine to an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, Clear View Group. The deal was finalized in […]

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No Laughing Matter: Kevin Hart’s Robbed For $500K

Posted  June 14, 2016  by  jmurray

While Kevin Hart has been on a whirlwind promotional tour promoting his upcoming film, “Central Intelligence” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his home was burglarized. The Hollywood funnyman returned home from Miami on Monday to discover that the backdoor to his home in Tarzana, Calif. had been pried open over the weekend while his family […]

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Model Behavior: Sheree Whitfield’s Son Releases Shirtless Model Shots

Posted  June 14, 2016  by  jmurray

Kairo Whitfield, son of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Sheree Whitfield and former NFL star Bob Whitfield, is embarking on a modeling career. The 19-year-old (he’ll turn 20 in July) aspiring model has released some images from a recent professional shoot. Kairo—who is six-foot, six inches tall—shocked viewers and cast members alike when he appeared […]

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