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Brandy Norwood: Razzle Dazzles Em In “Chicago” on Broadway

Posted July 16, 2015 by jmurray

Grammy winner Brandy Norwood made her Broadway debut in the long-running musical, “Chicago.” Originally launched on the Great White Way in 1975, the Fred Ebb and John Kander production directed by Bob Fosse holds the distinction of being the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the second longest-running […]

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Jesus Walks: Rapper Common Talks Putting Faith First

Posted April 3, 2015 by AlwaysAList.com

He’s an Oscar-winning music artist and a Hollywood actor, but rapper Common told AlwaysAList.com that without his faith, none of the accolades would mean anything. “I think that’s the foundation for me. That’s how I am able to exist in the industry,” he told us, during an interview at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New […]

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Road Trip: Tyler Perry Takes Madea On The Road

Posted March 3, 2015 by jmurray

Tyler Perry is returning to the genre that first made him successful – touring plays. The Hollywood mogul is gearing up to hit the road in a new play called “Madea On The Run.” Perry’s new production is only slated for a six week limited run initially. The theatrical tour will kick off in Columbus, […]

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Stellar Awards: 2015 Nominees & New Hosts Announced

Posted January 13, 2015 by jmurray

Central City Productions announced the nominees for the 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards and the hosts for this year’s ceremony, which will take place at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. eOne Entertainment’s Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard dominated the categories with 10 nominations each. Campbell, the WE TV […]

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Tika Sumpter: Playing Michelle Obama In Film About First Couple

Posted December 9, 2014 by jmurray

There’s a movie about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s romance headed to the big screen. Titled “Southside With You,” the love story will chronicle the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side. […]

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It’s No Joke: David Otunga Talks Comedy Debut, New Legal Venture & WWE Future

Posted December 8, 2014 by jmurray

David Otunga, 34, is a Harvard Law School graduate, a professional wrestler, motivational speaker and now, a standup comic. How’s that for an unconventional career path? The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, who made his comedy debut at the Chicago Improv on Friday, Dec. 5, said he’s always been in the business of making the […]

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Gossip Mag Gone: Sister 2 Sister To Stop Publishing

Posted October 29, 2014 by jmurray

After 26 years of being in business, Sister 2 Sister magazine will stop publishing and has filed for bankruptcy protection. In a story first broken by Richard Prince’s Journal-isms column, Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown confirmed that the monthly magazine would halt printing to focus on its website.  The move has shocked many […]

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Love Affair: Wedding Weekend For Hollywood Stars

Posted September 2, 2014 by jmurray

Love was in the air over Labor Day Weekend, as three Hollywood couples tied the knot. On Saturday, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union jumped the broom in a private ceremony in Miami. The “Being Mary Jane” star and the Miami Heat shooting guard both wore white and had a 1930s-themed reception. In an interview earlier […]

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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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Viva Las Vegas: Stellar Gospel Awards Finds A New Home

Posted May 23, 2014 by jmurray

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards is planning to move again. AlwaysAList.com has learned exclusively that the annual awards show that salutes the best in Black gospel music is headed to Las Vegas for its 30th anniversary. The Stellar Awards will be held in Vegas on March 28, 2015. The venue has not yet been finalized. […]

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One Night Only: Wendy Williams Headed To Vegas For Comedy Debut

Posted May 21, 2014 by jmurray

Talk show host Wendy Williams is trying her hand at standup comedy for one night only. As part of The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas’ “Lipshtick: The Perfect Shade of Stand Up” series, Williams will headline a 70 minute standup show on Friday, July 11 at 10pm. The 49-year-old former radio shock jock has never […]

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End Of An Era: Jet Magazine To Cease Publishing

Posted May 7, 2014 by jmurray

Whether you grew up on Jet magazine, subscribed to the weekly publication or only read it while in barbershops and hair salons, there’s sadness in learning that after 63 years the magazine will stop publishing its print version. Johnson Publishing Company, the magazine’s parent company, has announced that starting in June the Chicago-based magazine will […]

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Michelle Williams: Touring With Pop Powerhouses In “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Posted April 9, 2014 by jmurray

Michelle Williams has been cast as Mary Magdalene in the long-running global musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The Grammy-winning member of Destiny’s Child will hit the road this summer for an arena tour of the acclaimed show. Williams will tour alongside fellow musicians including N’Sync’s JC Chasez (Pontius Pilate); Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd (Judas Iscariot); […]

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Real Political: Reality Star Omarosa Is Running For Office

Posted February 18, 2014 by jmurray

Earlier this year, “American Idol” season two runner-up Clay Aiken announced he was running for political office. Now, Omarosa Manigault is the second reality TV superstar this year to reveal political pursuits. “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” star has formally announced that she is a candidate for the special election for Member of the Board […]

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Dr. Charles Hayes: Acclaimed Preacher & Gospel Artist Dead at 76

Posted February 12, 2014 by jmurray

Dr. Charles Hayes, senior pastor of the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer in Chicago, Illi. died on Wednesday, Feb. 12. In addition to leading his ministry at that the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer for more than 54 years, Father Hayes – as he was affectionately known – recorded more than 30 albums during his career. He […]

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