All posts by garadf

  • Serena Williams Rebounds After Rogers Cup Loss; Sloane Stephens Storms into Round of 16

    Aug 20, 15 by Gerald Radford Leave a comment


    *Serena Williams took to Center Court for the first time on Wednesday in 2nd round action at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.  She was up against Bulgarian, Tsvetana Pironkova. After losing in the semifinals in Toronto at Rogers Cup, the defending Cincy champion was likely eager to gauge where she is with her […]

  • Why Serena Williams’ Toronto Semi Loss was A Win

    Aug 19, 15 by Gerald Radford 3 Comments


    *Cincinnati, OH – Just like pressure building in a pressure cooker, at some point it has to blow. And though she may not admit it, in like fashion the pressure that had been building in Serena Williams (already notorious for her tempestuous emotions) had to blow at some point. And what better time than at […]

  • Western and Southern Open Underway; Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova Withdraw

    Aug 19, 15 by Gerald Radford Leave a comment


    *Cincinnati, OH – Many of the top level ATP and WTA tennis players have descended upon Cincinnati, OH this week for two reasons: one, because it’s mandatory to do so and, two, in order to take advantage of the final opportunity to work out the kinks in their hard court games before the year’s final […]

  • ‘Married to Medicine’s’ Lisa Nicole Cloud on Glass-Throwing Brawl with Quad

    Jul 20, 15 by Gerald Radford 1 Comment


    *Debuting in March of 2013, Bravo reality series “Married to Medicine“ was initially poised to distinguish itself from some of the preexisting drama-filled reality shows on the air by showcasing a professional group of women either whom are in the medical field themselves or married to someone who is. But, as par for the Reality […]

  • Lalah Hathaway Records First Live CD at LA’s Historic Troubadour

    Apr 17, 15 by Gerald Radford 3 Comments


    *Just as Morris Day taught us that gigolos get lonely, too, the incomparable Lalah Hathaway recently taught me that amazing singers get nervous, too. That’s just one of the things I learned about the daughter of the legendary Donny Hathaway during an interview I conducted with her regarding her sure-to-make-your-ears-tingle “what’s next.” To make sense of […]

  • The Second Time Around: Jody Watley ‘Reloads’ Shalamar

    Apr 17, 15 by Gerald Radford 46 Comments


    *Connecting with artists, legends and newbies alike, is always exciting for me. I’m a sucker for talented people and love hearing their stories – especially if I’m a fan. Excitement doesn’t always mean I’m in store for a good experience, though. Sometimes I go in wide-eyed, but end up bitterly disappointed by the experience … […]