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Gospel

Gone Gospel: Gladys Knight Readying New CD

Posted  August 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight is no stranger to Gospel music. With more than 40 recorded albums under her belt, Knight has previously released two gospel CDs — “Many Different Roads” (1998) and “One Voice” (2005). Now Knight, who appeared on season 14 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” is gearing up for her third Gospel [...]

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Exclusive

Bright Balance: Avery Sunshine Mirrors Aretha Franklin Model For Marrying Soul & Gospel

Posted  August 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Aretha Franklin did it! So did Al Green! Candi Staton did and Ann Nesby, Dave Hollister and Kelly Price continue to as well! Now, Avery Sunshine is the latest song stylist to bridge the gap between the sacred and secular worlds by recording music that has cultivated her a fan base in both mainstream music [...]

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Michael Jackson & Alvester Martin
Music

Michael Jackson: New Music Video Stars Alvester Martin

Posted  August 14, 2014  by  jmurray

A new music video for the second posthumous single from Michael Jackson has been released. Epic Records unveiled the video for ‘A Place with No Name’ last night on Twitter, after offering an official sneak peak on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” on Wednesday night. ‘A Place with No Name’ is featured on [...]

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TV

Casting Color: “Dancing With The Star” Adds African Dancer To Professionals

Posted  August 13, 2014  by  jmurray

“Dancing with the Stars” gets some color this fall when South African born dancer Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe joins their lineup of professionals. The first professional dancer of color of the ABC competition series, Motsepe joins the hit series after working on the British version of the show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2013. Earlier this year, [...]

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Rickey Smiley, Porsha Williams & Claudia Jordan
Radio

Diva Divide: Rickey Smiley Hires Two New Co-Hosts To Replace Ebony Steele

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

Rickey Smiley has hired two ladies to replace the exiting Ebony Steele. It was announced earlier this summer that Steele would be leaving the show that she has co-hosted with Smiley, HeadKrack and Gary With Da Tea after seven years.  Apparently, the radio personality did not choose to leave the show on her own. Smiley [...]

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Steve Harvey
Lifestyle

The Right Move: Steve Harvey’s Ford Neighborhood Awards Makes Atlanta Debut

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

It’s a party with a purpose and one that celebrates the community, this year the Ford Neighborhood Awards held its 12th award show weekend for the first time in Atlanta.  Formerly called The Hoodie Awards, the weekend was previously held in Las Vegas. Moving the Ford Neighborhood Awards to Atlanta increased attendance for the weekend, [...]

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Patti LaBelle & Dule Hill in After Midnight
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Theater

Patti LaBelle: Praying Angels Will Save Broadway’s “After Midnight”

Posted  June 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Earlier this month news broke that “After Midnight” would close on June 29 after having played 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The Tony Award-nominated musical revue originally starred actor Dulé Hill and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino when it opened to critical acclaim on Nov. 3, 2013. Despite having previously announced that Grammy [...]

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Morris Chestnut, Alton Glass & Jocelyn K. Allen
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Movies

The Winners Are: Top Prizes Awarded At American Black Film Festival

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Film Life’s 18th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced the winners of their independent film awards in the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on Sunday, June 22. AlwaysAList.com attended the award ceremony with premier sponsor Cadillac and Jocelyn K. Allen, Director of General Motors Global Marketing Operations, presented a top prize alongside ABFF [...]

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Kevin Hart, Terrence Jenkins, Romany Malco & Will Packer
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Move To Manhattan: American Black Film Festival Drove Into NYC With Cadillac

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Film Life’s 18th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) concluded on Sunday, June 22 after five days of film screenings, industry panels, celebrity interviews, master classes, talent showcases, symposiums, and soirees presented by its corporate sponsors. This year the festival, founded by Jeff Friday, had actors Morris Chestnut and Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike [...]

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D’Angelo: Finally Readying Album After 14-Year Delay?

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Is D’Angelo finally readying his new music? According to his manager Kevin Liles, the CD could finally hit stores this year. In an interview with Billboard, Liles claims that D’Angelo will drop his album “sooner than later.”  Though he couldn’t give a specific date or a working title of the album, he did assure that [...]

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Audra McDonald in Lady Day
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Theater

Audra McDonald: Marvels As Billie Holliday In “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Want know why Audra McDonald is the most-celebrate performer in Tony Awards history? Well, just go see “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” and you will understand why! The six-time Tony Award winner is transfixing as Billie Holliday in the musical set in a seedy joint in North Philadelphia where the ‘God Bless the [...]

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Phaedra Parks
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Multitasking: Phaedra Parks Hosts Infomercial & Signs New Book

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  jmurray

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks recently hosted an infomercial for the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute – a Washington, DC-based Med-Spa service, skin care and cosmetic surgery facility servicing the District of Columbia and patients who fly in from all over the world.  The infomercial was taped at Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute’s Fairfax, Virginia [...]

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Lifestyle

Call Log: Cricket Wireless Dials Queen Latifah & Offers Tickets To BET Awards

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  jmurray

Talk show host Queen Latifah has partnered with Cricket Wireless. The Oscar nominee and her syndicated daytime talk show have signed on to help Cricket Wireless promote its simple, affordable nationwide no-annual contract wireless phone service. “I’m personally selective about the brands I associate with, and I couldn’t be more excited about Cricket’s goal to [...]

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Merry Clayton: “Twenty Feet From Stardom” Star Injured In Auto Accident

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  jmurray

Power vocalist Merry Clayton, who was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” was recently injured in a serious car accident in Los Angeles. The 65-year-old singer, whose voice is featured on songs by Rolling Stones to Ray Charles, suffered severe injuries according to the artist’s official website. The full statement read: “It [...]

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Movies

Secret Crushes: Ladies Of “Think Like A Man Too” Talk Blow-Up Bachelors & Bell Biv DeVoe

Posted  June 20, 2014  by  jmurray

In the anticipated sequel to its money-making predecessor, “Think Like A Man Too” is back on June 20 with all of the original cast members. Kevin Hart, Terrence Jenkins, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Meagan Good, and Jenifer Lewis all return with help from a [...]

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Keke Palmer: Youngest TV Talk Show Host In U.S. History

Posted  June 19, 2014  by  jmurray

Former child star Keke Palmer will debut her talk show, “Just Keke” on Monday, June 30 on BET. The daytime talk show will air at 5pm ET five days a week in an initial four week test run. The Harvey, Illi.-bred talent’s chat show will combine social issues, pop culture, fashion, relationships, celebrity interviews and [...]

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