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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On Tour

Posted August 18, 2016 by jmurray

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, and Raheem DeVaughn in a hybrid concert and theatrical presentation. The night will […]

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Blessed & Highly Favored: The Clark Sisters To Be Honored At 2016 Essence Festival

Posted March 22, 2016 by jmurray

The Clark Sisters will be saluted during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 3. Twinkie Clark, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Jackie Clark Chisholm will be honored during Essence’s All-Star Gospel Tribute on the Empowerment Experience Stage. Essence has assembled some great entertainers to pay homage to the famed Gospel […]

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D’Angelo: Finally Readying Album After 14-Year Delay?

Posted June 25, 2014 by jmurray

Is D’Angelo finally readying his new music? According to his manager Kevin Liles, the CD could finally hit stores this year. In an interview with Billboard, Liles claims that D’Angelo will drop his album “sooner than later.”  Though he couldn’t give a specific date or a working title of the album, he did assure that […]

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Essence Festival: TV One Out, MSNBC In

Posted May 22, 2013 by jmurray

Don’t look for the “TV One Night Only: Live From The Essence Festival” this year on TV One. The annual music and cultural festival usually packages some of its main stage performances from the Essence Festival with backstage interviews for a two-hour television special for those unable to make it to New Orleans. After four […]

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BET Launches Festival: Should Essence Be Worried?

Posted February 14, 2013 by jmurray

Black Entertainment Television recently announced its inaugural BET Experience in Los Angeles—a three-day “music, entertainment and Black culture” festival nearly identical to the Essence Festival. The idea that BET would be expanding into the festival business doesn’t really raise eyebrows! Some wonder why they hadn’t tried their hand at it a long time ago. What […]

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Throwback Thursday: R. Kelly Talks Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson & Being Illiterate

Posted August 23, 2012 by jmurray

Grammy Award winning R&B star R. Kelly has more number hits in his catalog than tabloid sensation “Octomom” Nadya Suleman has children! The former member of the R&B group Public Announcement had breakout success with his 1993 solo debut, “12 Play,” which spawned the hits “Bump N’ Grind”, “Your Body’s Callin’” and “Sex Me.” He […]

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