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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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Oscars Add Color: African-Americans Among New Presenters & Performers

Posted February 20, 2013 by jmurray

As the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony closes in, new presenters and performers have been added to Hollywood’s biggest night in film. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry and Octavia Spencer have been named as presenters, as have Oscar nominee Queen Latifah, who will present along with “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Renée Zellweger and […]

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Hot Shots: John Legend, Aretha Franklin, Chris Brown, Travie McCoy, Eric Benet & more

Posted October 12, 2012 by jmurray

Over 400 celebrities, industry influencers and socialites attended the US Launch of The Macallan Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition at New York City’s Bowery Hotel. The star-studded event showcased famed photographer Annie Leibovitz’s images shot in and around New York City. Guests sipped on The Macallan Scotch, hobnobbed, played pool and indulged in the […]

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Bettye LaVette: Memoir Offers Sexual Escapades With Soul Icons & Diva Dish On Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin & Tina Turner

Posted September 28, 2012 by jmurray

I fell in love with Bettye LaVette in an instant! I was watching the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008 and this woman who I had never seen before walked across the stage, stood in front of the microphone and delivered a soul-wrenching rendition of the 1973 song “Love, Reign o’er Me” in tribute to Roger […]

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