Story by Larry Buford
Ray Parker Jr.
*We’ve been hearing a lot from the man who made “Who you gonna call?” a global catch phrase. On March 6th, musician Ray (“Ghostbusters”) Parker Jr. received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Attended by the who’s who in the music and film industries, speakers at the ceremony included Bill Withers and Brian Holland (of Holland/Dozier/Holland fame).
Parker is the 2518th recipient of the Hollywood star in the Category of Recording. In addition to his blockbuster “Ghostbusters” – which along with other versions of the song sold over 35 million units – Parker and his band Raydio are also known for such hits as “Jack And Jill,” “You Can’t Change That,” “A woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do),” and “The Other Woman.” Parker’s star is located at 7065 Hollywood Blvd. next to fellow music giants Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, and The Funk Brothers. When his star was unveiled Parker exclaimed “Unreal!”
*OK, here’s a little Saturday afternoon/evening sumthin’ sumthin’ for ya.
It’s actor/singer Darius McCrary performing Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder music along with Corney Mims & TheKnowItAllz.
It was for a special tribute to legendary songwriters Holland, Dozier, Holland at Motown Monday in Beverly Hills, CA at H.O.M.E (House of Music and Entertainment) last Monday, March 3rd. Continue reading
*As a roving writer, I’ve found myself in many intriguing spaces and places, from the east to the west coast and various international destinations to boot. And as par for the course during my travels, given my hard-to-pin-down accent and sensibilities, I’m usually asked the question, “where are you from?”
I used to hesitate a touch before answering because in my mind I had previously never felt like I exactly hailed from the pride of our great country … Louisville, Kentucky. It was no New York, LA or Miami, etc. So, once I would manage to get it out, without fail, I’d receive the polite yet sympathetic, “oh … OK…” Continue reading
*NASHVILLE, TN – Award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune has created another inspired album of fresh music and stirring ministry, as the latest release from James Fortune & FIYA, Live Through It (FIYA World Music/Entertainment One Music), soars with a #1 debut on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart, and enters at #13 in top albums on the Billboard 200 chart, also marking a career-high for Fortune with his highest first week of sales in his career thus far. Continue reading
‘The Beast’ Speaks on Ali, Anderson Silva and Money Mayweather!
*Former Semi Pro Warsaw Eagles football player, fitness guru, GLORY World Series, k-1 Global Professional Kickboxer and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Pro, James “The Beast” Wilson joins the KOTC lineup airing live on MAVTV from San Manuel Casino in Highland, CA! (MAVTV - www.mavtv.com), DIRECTV’s testosterone driven television network reaching over 27 million viewers. (DIRECTV, Channel 214)
Though James is such a busy man preparing for his fight, EURweb associate, LaCora Stephens, caught up with “The Beast” at Savant Young’s Fight Academy in Pasadena.
Donnie McClurkin (background) and Kelly Price
*It was like being in church, y’all.
This past Friday, Friday February 28, Grammy Winner Donnie McClurkin spontaneously called up Grammy nominated R&B artist Kelly Price to sing at the “Gospel Goes to Hollywood” Pre-Oscar event.