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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Bobby Brown: Wife Gives Ultimatum Following Birth Of 7th Child

Posted  June 13, 2016  by  jmurray

R&B singer Bobby Brown is in the midst of a whirlwind publicity tour to promote his new book, “Every Little Step: My Story: Bobby Brown.” The book is filled with some shocking and wild personal admissions about his own life and the life of his ex-wife Whitney Houston in the book, some of which are […]

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McHonors: McDonalds To Honor Toni Braxton & Charles Tillman At Essence Festival

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  jmurray

The 13th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards will take place on Friday, July 1, 2016 in New Orleans during the Essence Festival Weekend. The annual star-studded mid-day awards ceremony honors outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community. This year, the 365Black Awards will honor Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton; former Chicago Bears cornerback […]

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First 15: JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Record To Culminate Music Milestone

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  jmurray

Stellar Award winning Gospel star J.J. Hairston and his choir Youthful Praise recently culminated 15-years in gospel music with a live recording at City of Praise Ministries in Hyattsville, Maryland. Thousands were in attendance at the mid-week concert that featured J.J. and Youthful Praise revisiting classic songs like “Lord, You’re Mighty,” “Deliver,” “Awesome God,” “Resting […]

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Big Return: Ebony Steele Back On Radio & Lands New TV Show

Posted  June 6, 2016  by  jmurray

Ebony Steele is back on the radio as the co-host of the “The Doug Banks Show.” Steele’s full-time return to radio was first reported by Radio Facts. It was originally believed that the late Doug Banks’ last co-host Dee Dee Renee would be staying on to co-host with the show’s new host, comedian Rudy Rush. Instead, American Urban […]

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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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Nine Lives: “Cats” Returning To Broadway Starring “X Factor” Winner

Posted  June 3, 2016  by  jmurray

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical “Cats” is returning to the Great White Way in July and pop superstar Leona Lewis has been tapped to play the lead role. Lewis will star as the withered and worn lonely cat Grizabella in the Broadway revival, which will start in previews at New York City’s Neil Simon Theater […]

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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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LisaRaye McCoy: Her White Being Right Revelation

Posted  June 1, 2016  by  jmurray

For some, Memorial Day kicks off the season to officially wear white clothes and shoes. If you’re a person who defies traditional fashion rules and Hollywood actress LisaRaye McCoy, wearing white is a year-round thing. When AlwaysAList.com editor Jawn Murray interviewed LisaRaye back in 2010, she said that her affinity for white wasn’t something contrived, […]

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Hot Talk: Wendy Williams Readying Return To Radio

Posted  May 31, 2016  by  jmurray

Wendy Williams has desires to return to the genre that made her famous—and to some people, infamous! The 51-year-old host of “The Wendy Williams Show” has been in talks with radio syndication companies, as well as SiriusXM satellite radio, about a possible return to radio. Williams, who is inducted in the National Radio Hall of […]

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A-List Rides: New York Road Trip In Nissan Sentra

Posted  May 31, 2016  by  jmurray

So I had to take a road trip to New York City from Washington, DC; but the catch was I wanted a vehicle that could move around the city but could be easy to park when need be. Most folks are scared of driving in the Big Apple – clearly I’m not – but the […]

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