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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...

Stelle Amor – Spike’s Groove
Through purple and blue hues, the video crescendo as the song increases in bluesy intensity with Amor's emotive vocal delivery and instrumentation, and so does the interpretive dance vignette. The post Stelle Amor – Spike’s Groove appeared first on

Rihanna’s Fashion Trendsetting to Be Honored By Parsons School Of Design
The 69th Annual Parsons School of Design Benefit will honor superstar Rihanna (along with Eileen Fisher and Neiman Marcus) as a fashion trendsetter. The post Rihanna’s Fashion Trendsetting to Be Honored By Parsons School Of Design appeared first on

Kayla Brianna – Luck ft. Dreezy
The radio-friendly song's Young Cali feel is perfect for a kick back where flirtation is at an all-time high. The post Kayla Brianna – Luck ft. Dreezy appeared first on

[EXCLUSIVE] Emily Estefan Talks Musical Family, Debut Album, Labeling Her Mus...
Iconic Latin superstars Gloria and Emilio Estefan's daughter Emily Estefan is considered to be the yin to her parents' yang. She's making it known that she has her own identity despite her parent's reputation in music. The post [EXCLUSIVE] Emily Estefan Talks Musical Family, Debut Album, Labelin...

Seyi Shay – Yolo Yolo
Following her domination of the African R&B market over recent years, Seyi Shay releases her new record, "Yolo Yolo" to a global audience, bringing with it a fresh and vibrant myriad of flavors and colors. The post Seyi Shay – Yolo Yolo appeared first on

11:11 – Wanna Do
The song and visual (directed by Zecko J) depicts a very common situation in relationships: often women struggle to make that final decision between the current bad-guy she loves, and the new guy she knows is good for her. The post 11:11 – Wanna Do appeared first on


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