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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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Nearly Bankrupt & Headed For Divorce: Ginuwine Addresses Troubled Times

Posted November 11, 2014 by jmurray

R&B singer Ginuwine is dealing with some troubled times.  According to court documents, the singer (real name Elgin Baylor Lumpkin) owes the government $300,000 in back income taxes.  His attorney said he’s close to filing bankruptcy. Ginuwine’s financial status was disclosed as part of a pretrial hearing because of a lawsuit filed by the executive […]

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Fab Five: New Gospel Super Group Formed

Posted September 29, 2014 by jmurray

Four Gospel artists and an R&B veteran have formed a new all-star group called Five (V) Men. The quintet includes R&B star Christopher Williams and Gospel singers Melvin and Doug Williams of The Williams Brothers, Shawn McLemore and Wess Morgan. The group aims to fuse traditional and contemporary Gospel music with mainstream R&B sounds. Five […]

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Jacob Latimore: Teenage Star Turns Leading Man In “Black Nativity”

Posted November 27, 2013 by jmurray

He’s an R&B superstar in the making and just may be a household name after audiences see him in the film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity.” Jacob Latimore is only 17-years-old, but on screen he possesses the skill and delivery of an industry pro. In the Kasi Lemmons-directed film, Latimore plays Langston, a troubled […]

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Jennifer Hudson: Back To Her Beginnings In “Black Nativity”

Posted November 25, 2013 by jmurray

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson hits the big screen again on November 27 in the holiday musical, “Black Nativity.” A contemporary film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated Christmas play, Hudson stars as Naima in the film, the young mother of Langston (played by Jacob Latimore). Directed by Kasi Lemmons, “Black Nativity” also stars Forest Whitaker, […]

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Hot Shots: James Fortune, Wendy Williams, Tyrese, Kandi Burruss, Laz Alonso & more

Posted May 15, 2013 by jmurray

Season six of BET’s “Sunday Best” is currently shooting in Atlanta and a who’s who of gospel luminaries will be performing on the popular competition series. This week, some of gospel’s younger superstars were on hand to tape appearances on the show, which will premiere in July. Gospel artists James Fortune, Jonathan Nelson, Kierra Sheard, […]

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Soul Train Awards: Paying Tribute To Iconic Soul Train Dancers

Posted November 21, 2012 by jmurray

Nothing says “Soul Train” like the iconic Soul Train Dancers. Actress Rosie Perez, former Shalamar singers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel, and the late actor, Fred Berry Jr. are all stars who got their start as a Soul Train Dancer. Watley was on hand for the taping of the 2012 Soul Train Awards at Planet […]

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Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank: Trio To Drop TGT Album Next Year

Posted September 24, 2012 by jmurray

After appearing at the 2012 BET Awards together and disclosing they intended to work as a collective again, Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank have solidified their plans for a TGT project and just inked a deal with a record company to release it. Tyrese revealed on Twitter that TGT has signed a recording contract with Atlantic […]

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