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  • Author Ericka Blount Danois Dishes on the Untold History of ‘Soul Train’

    Mar 2, 15 by Deron Dalton 2 Comments


    *It’s been three years since Don Cornelius, founder of “Soul Train,” committed suicide. But author Ericka Blount Danois opened up recently to Jet Magazine about his impact and talked about her new book, “Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America’s Favorite Dance Show.”

  • The True Story of ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’

    Jan 11, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ 2 Comments


    *Los Angeles, CA. – Revisit the culture-defining legacy of one of America’s most brilliant minds when Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 3 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Directed by Primetime Emmy® Award winner Marina Zenovich* (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired), the sharp-witted documentary features unprecedented access to archival footage and […]

  • Don Cornelius Foundation Kicks Off Suicide Prevention Week Sept 7

    Aug 30, 14 by Submitted by Larry Buford 1 Comment


    *The Don Cornelius Foundation (DCF) is kicking off Suicide Prevention Week themed “I AM THE FACE,” with an afternoon of music and fellowship on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm at the popular Post & Beam restaurant. The DCF is a non-profit organization formed by the family of Donald “Don” C. Cornelius, creator of “Soul […]

  • ‘Soul Train’ Could Become a Broadway Musical

    Apr 15, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *“Soul Train” may soon become the hippest trip on Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create “Rock of Ages,” has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and says he’s hoping to turn it into a musical that attracts both die-hard Broadway fans and those who can’t stomach the theater. […]

  • Book Signing at Eso Won: ‘Soul Train’ by Music Critic Nelson George

    Apr 5, 14 by Larry Buford Leave a comment


    Longtime music critic Nelson George was on hand April 3rd to talk about and sign his new book “The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style” at Los Angeles’ Eso Won bookstore in Leimert Park. His guest was an original “Soul Train” dancer Marco De Santiago. The room was […]

  • ‘Love, Peace and Soul': Behind the Scenes of America’s Favorite Dance Show ‘Soul Train’

    Oct 25, 13 by garadf 2 Comments


    *”Love, Peace and Soul” author Ericka Blount Danois has always had an affinity for now-deceased entrepreneur Don Cornelius’ ‘Soul Train,’ but she certainly wasn’t alone. Soul Train, “The Hippest Trip in America,” was the first television show featuring and even celebrating black music and culture. It began from very humble beginnings – airing weekdays only […]