Category Archives: Music

  • Keith David Resumes ‘Paul Robeson’ at Ebony Repertory Theatre for Three More Performances (Video)

    Apr 15, 14 by DeBorah B. Pryor Leave a comment


    Keith David is clearly one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood. So why is it that upon seeing his picture you may find yourself saying, “That’s his name?” If this is you, you wouldn’t be alone. Though he has hordes of fans around the world, many people I spoke with – this writer included […]

  • Pharrell Leads a Star-Studded Show at Coachella Music Festival (Watch)

    Apr 15, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *So many stars, so much fun! Pharrell Williams had quite the show at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival. And if Williams wasn’t enough, his show featured many superstar guest appearances. Skateboard P performed many of his new hits from, “G I R L” — including “Hunter,” “Brand New” and “Come Get it Babe.” But his […]

  • Leslie Uggams Frightened Southern States With Her 1960s NBC Gig (Watch)

    Apr 15, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *The fourth season of PBS’ “Pioneers of Television” will include a “Breaking Barriers” episode dedicated to the actors who changed the racial landscape of the small screen…often against improbable odds. “The network was trying to get rid of me because the South would not carry the show,” says Leslie Uggams, discussing her first TV gig […]

  • Steven Ivory: Remember the Record Store?

    Apr 15, 14 by blueolive Comments Off


    *The first record I ever bought was the 1967 45-inch single, “The Rain, The Park and Other Things” (often referred to as “The Flower Girl Song”),  by the family group, the Cowsills.  I was 12. I loved harmony groups—I have the Beatles to thank for that—and the Cowsills,  inspiration for the fictional TV pop group […]

  • Erica Campbell to Host McDonald’s Celebration Gospel Tour

    Apr 15, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Back for its eighth year, the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour sets out May 22 and runs through July 25 with Erica Campbell and comedian Jonathan Slocumb serving as hosts. Also on the roster are three-time 2014 Stellar Award-winners Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, the renowned Mississippi Mass Choir, gospel’s latest hip-hop sensation Uncle Reece, […]

  • Ice Cube Responds to Outrage Over Paul Walker ‘Sympathy Vote’ Comment

    Apr 15, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    *Ice Cube is firing back at folks who took issue with his comments about losing a category to Paul Walker at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. As previously reported, he said he bounced from the ceremony after learning that he and his “Ride Along” co-star Kevin Hart had lost the Best Onscreen Duo category to Vin […]