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Together Again: “A Different World” Cast Reuniting At A Black College

Posted March 28, 2016 by jmurray

Some principal cast members of “A Different World” will reunite at Norfolk State University in April to benefit the ACCESS College Foundation. The show’s stars Kadeem Hardison (Dwayne Cleophus Wayne), Jasmine Guy (Whitley Gilbert), Cree Summer (Winifred ‘Freddie’ Brooks), Charnele Brown (Kimberly Reese) and Darryl Bell (Ron Johnson) will come together to meet with college students, […]

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Made For TV: Miki Howard Movie Coming To TV One

Posted January 20, 2016 by jmurray

R&B veteran Miki Howard will have her story depicted in a made-for-TV movie set to air on TV One for Black Music Month. According to ABC News Radio correspondent Karu F. Daniels, the film with the working title “Unsung: The Miki Howard Story” will premiere on the network in June and star actress Teyonah Parrish […]

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Michelle Williams, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita NYoungo & Jennifer Hudson
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The Color Purple: Celebrities Flock To See The Broadway Revival

Posted January 19, 2016 by jmurray

It’s those types of reviews that have celebrities and theatergoers coming in masses to the Great White Way to see the revival of “The Color Purple” at New York’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The much-hyped Broadway musical — produced by Scott Sanders, Oprah Winfrey and others — stars breakout British actress Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar and […]

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Airborne: Aretha Franklin To Tackle Fear Of Flying

Posted January 11, 2016 by jmurray

The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is preparing to fly again after not having flown in an airplane since 1983. The 73-year-old music legend is preparing to conquer her phobia of traveling by air, which began after a bad experience on a flight over 30 years ago. During a recent interview with talk show host […]

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Melba Moore: From Welfare To Working More Than Ever Before

Posted June 1, 2015 by jmurray

Tony Award winner Melba Moore has seen highs and lows in her music career. She’s topped the charts, hosted TV shows and starred in films before seeing it all end at the hands of her husband, music producer Charles Huggins. Moore claimed Huggins sabotaged her career and took all of her money, resulting in her […]

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Alicia Keys: Making A Movie About Bettye LaVette

Posted March 24, 2015 by jmurray

In September of 2012, AlwaysAList.com wrote a story about soul singer Bettye LaVette’s riveting memoir, “A Woman Like Me” (Penguin Group). The spicy tome left no stone unturned, with juicy stories about LaVette’s fellow singers like Aretha Franklin (who she says was married to a pimp named Ted White who rightfully beat the Queen of […]

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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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Jennifer Holliday: Talks Health Challenges, Dream Duets & Broadway Revivals

Posted July 14, 2014 by jmurray

She’s Broadway royalty and Jennifer Holliday approaches the entertainment business on her own terms – recording when she wants to, how she wants to and whatever she wants to. Now, after a 23-year hiatus, this Tony Award-winning original member of the acclaimed musical “Dreamgirls” has released her first full-length mainstream CD, “The Song Is You.”  […]

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