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All At Once: Showtime Developing Whitney Houston Documentary

Posted March 21, 2016 by jmurray

The life of Whitney Houston will be chronicled in a new documentary for Showtime. The cable channel has started production on a documentary film about the life of the late Grammy winner, who died a tragic death in 2012 at age 48. The not-yet-titled documentary is being produced, directed and narrated by Nick Broomfield. His […]

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Apollo Theater: Famed Venue Headlining Its Own Upcoming Film

Posted February 1, 2016 by jmurray

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels has signed on to direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The authorized documentary will capture the Apollo’s storied impact in shaping America’s music nationally; as well as being cultural landscape for New York. Born out of the Harlem Renaissance, […]

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Rochelle Brown (Powerhouse Productions), Melba Wilson (Melba's),
Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad (The Schomburg Center), Tren'ness Woods-Black (Sylvia's), 
Sonia Armstead (Powerhouse Productions, Gina D. Nisbeth (Citi)
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Foodie Film: New Documentary Captures Harlem Culinary History

Posted December 28, 2015 by jmurray

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Powerhouse Productions have partnered on a new documentary short film called, “Harlem on My Plate.” Presented by Citi, the movie was written, directed and produced by Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead of Powerhouse Productions. “Harlem on My Plate” explores the Great Migration of African-Americans from the […]

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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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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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Miss Cleo: TV Psychic Was Cut Off By Family Members After Coming Out

Posted May 8, 2014 by jmurray

TV psychic Miss Cleo hit the scene in the late 1990’s and quickly became a notorious pop culture personality because of her eccentric, Jamaican-themed psychic infomercials. From 1997 to 2003, Miss Cleo worked for the Psychic Readers Network and those interested in getting a glimpse into their future through her tarot card reading could call […]

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Darlene Love: Bio Film Headed To OWN Network

Posted February 11, 2014 by jmurray

Song stylist Darlene Love has seen a huge career resurgence after being the centerpiece of the Academy Award nominated film, “20 Feet From Stardom.” Now the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will see her life story played out in a film to air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. Love’s memoir, “My Name […]

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Documentary Divas: “20 Feet From Stardom’s” Game Day Spotlight

Posted December 10, 2013 by jmurray

As part of the promotional campaign leading into the 2014 award show season, RADiUS/The Weinstein Company is kicking the publicity campaign of its critically-acclaimed documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” into overdrive. The studio will have the film’s stars Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love sing the National Anthem at the 100th Rose […]

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