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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...

Kehlani Announces 2017 ‘SWEETSEXYSAVAGE’ Headlining World Tour
The latest announcement from the Bay Area R&B artist is her first headlining world tour, set to start in 2017. The upcoming 'SWEETSEXYSAVAGE' trek will make stops in a number of major U.S. cities including Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto and more. The post Kehlani Announces 2017...

Kelly Rowland to Debut First Book ‘Whoa, Baby!’
Kelly Rowland is adding author to her lengthy resume. The multi-talented R&B artist, actress, and executive producer will release her first book 'Whoa, Baby!,' on March 28th. The post Kelly Rowland to Debut First Book ‘Whoa, Baby!’ appeared first on

John Legend – Overload Ft. Miguel
Shortly after the release of his fifth studio album, Darkness and Light, John Legend feeds R&B fans with "Overload," a standout track from the LP, featuring fellow crooner Miguel. The post John Legend – Overload Ft. Miguel appeared first on

Sevyn Streeter – Before I Do
Sevyn Streeter continues to heighten anticipation around her forthcoming debut album, Girl Disrupted, with the release of the new record, ‘Before I Do.’ The post Sevyn Streeter – Before I Do appeared first on

Chris “Big Dog” Davis – Deck the Halls
Grammy-nominated producer Chris "Big Dog" Davis (Gerald Albright's keyboardist) recently dropped his first solo project entitled Christmas in Connecticut. This is Big Dog’s introduction of hip-hop combined with opera to create a Christmas “HipOpera." The post Chris “Big Dog” Davis – Deck the H...

Motown R&B Artist Kevin Ross’ Long-Awaited EP ‘Long Song Away’ To Arrive On De...
Motown R&B artist Kevin Ross' long-awaited EP, Long Song Away, hits stores next Friday, December 9. The four-song EP combines classic soul with contemporary R&B. The post Motown R&B Artist Kevin Ross’ Long-Awaited EP ‘Long Song Away’ To Arrive On December 9 appeared first on


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