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Teena Marie Lady T
Hot irons in the fire!  Fiery classic soul.  Lady T., Teena Marie didn’t have to take a backseat to anyone.  I was lucky enough to see her perform live one time. It was in a large Philadelphia arena.  The size of the crowd did not distract from the intimate punch Lady T. hammered home that night...

Stephanie Mills In The House
Stephanie Mills, Kingsley Smith (King from Powerhouse Radio), and Diane Prior. It’s 1980, we are in the studio of WAYV-FM, Atlantic City, NJ. Diane, our evening dj, went on to WKTU-FM in New York City, and me to 4 different FM stations in Philadelphia, PA.

Sparkle Then and Now
Whitney Houston’s “Celebrate,” a nice uptempo duet with Jordin Sparks of American Idol fame was recorded in early February, 2012. The latest “Sparkle” movie was released in August, 2012. The original film from 1976 starred Irene Cara. “Celebrate” is included in the soundtrack.

Nile Rodgers Chic Le Freak
Nile Rodgers, the surviving founder of Chic, chronicles the rise of his group in “Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny.” Co-founder Bernard Edwards died in Tokyo, Japan in 1996. The distinctive production style of Rodgers was responsible for hits by Diana Ross, David Bow...

Whitney Houston So Emotional
From Newark, New Jersey to Beverly Hills.  Whitney Houston: born August 9, 1963 in Newark.  Died: February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills. Celebrate her life with this “So Emotional” wallpaper from Picture Sleeve Pop.

Donna Summer Remembered
LaDonna Adrian Gaines was born on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1948. She grew up in Boston with her parents and two sisters.  By the time she was 12, she was singing Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick songs. On her approach to singing as an adult, Donna says in her autobiography “to this day I will a...

Chris Brown to Make Appearance on Hit TV Show ‘Black-ish’
Chris Brown is getting some TV time. The Grammy-winning R&B singer will appear on next week’s episode of Black-ish. The post Chris Brown to Make Appearance on Hit TV Show ‘Black-ish’ appeared first on

Jack Daniel’s Teams Up With K. Michelle For New Southern Peach Flavor
After recently unveiling her Atlanta-based restaurant, K. Michelle gets to celebrate the launch of Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails’ newest flavor, Southern Peach. The post Jack Daniel’s Teams Up With K. Michelle For New Southern Peach Flavor appeared first on

LeToya Luckett Teases Video Sequel
As it turns out, there will be two more parts to round off a three-part series about the roller coaster relationship with her leading man, played by former NFL star Thomas Jones. The post LeToya Luckett Teases Video Sequel appeared first on

Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking
Much like his previous release "Unholy War," “Chainsmoking" features both vintage and modern element in sound; Banks' vocal delivery provides the vintage soul while the track offers modern electric sounds. The post Jacob Banks – Chainsmoking appeared first on

Teenear – Goosebumps (Travis Scott Cover)
Directed by Rob Portal, the video takes the viewer on a fun journey through the city of Miami. The post Teenear – Goosebumps (Travis Scott Cover) appeared first on

‘Power’ Actress Naturi Naughton Pregnant With First Child
R&B singer and ‘Power’ actress Naturi Naughton is expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Ben, and she’s very thankful for her pending bundle of joy. “It’s been a little surreal, but I feel really good, healthy and strong,” Naturi, 32, tells PEOPLE. “I feel like being pregnant and ente...


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