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British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Posted February 8, 2016 by jmurray

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” on London’s West End. Riley’s transatlantic stage debut was first revealed by Daily Mail […]

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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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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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