Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Supreme Radiating - Legend-Trailblazer-Icon Mother-Producer-Singer-Actress-Divine-Class Royalty all things that easily define the dynamic Diana Ross. Currently on tour and Headlining this years Essence Festival in New Orleans. The mother of five with a Net worth of over 300 million dollars. This class act, shows NO signs of slowing down. Paving the way for girl groups like The Emotions, En Vogue, Destiny's Child, SWV, Xscape, The Jones Girls, Three Degrees, Wild Orchid. and female singers like Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera, Erykah Badu and countless others.
Diane Ernestine Earle Ross was born March 26, 1944. Ross was raised in Detroit, Michigan, and rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act, and is to this day the United States' most successful vocal group, as well as one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Ross' success as lead singer of The Supremes made it possible for future African-American R&B and soul acts to find mainstream success. The group released a record-setting twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "Love Child", and "Someday We'll Be Together".
After going solo in 1970, Ross went on to solo success and film acclaim starring in the Billie Holiday story 'Lady Sings The Blues' which earned her an academy award nomination for Best Actress
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Untimely - Within a blinking of an eye, the life of Selena, Aaliyah and Lisa 'Left-Eye' Lopes. The untimely tragic passing of these three young ladies, whose star was on the rise. So much promise, so much hard work and dedication. Their smiles, beauty, laughter, brought us all to tears when the news hit of their tragic ending, a young life interrupted.
I often wonder if they were still here ... if Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles and Nicki Minaj would be the mega stars that they are today. Clearly that absence open doors. Talk about Super Nova's lights that shine so brightly, the wattage, bound to fizzle out. The grace that they left us with, continues to live on, in our hearts ,minds, and memories.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Classy, Hot or Tainted - American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Miranda Lambert, which one do you find to be either. Underwood has beauty and powerful vocals. Taylor Swift is a singing songwriter dynamo and Miranda Lambert is Country America's sweetheart, especially with The world witnessing her heartbreak and divorce from Blake Shelton. All three ladies have found their niche and are competing in the same market places. All are competing to be the 'it' factor country/pop singer. Their audiences are loyal, radio seems to adore all three. Seemingly are are media darlings, some loving the attention more than others, when it's all said and done who is the Classy one, The Hot one and the Tainted one???
Monday, June 5, 2017
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
THIEVES in the TEMPLE. She never knew law like this before. The Grammy winning R&B star Stephanie Mills has ended her working relationship with music mogul Hiram Hicks, citing financial discrepancies as the reason.
The 60-year-old vocalist, who headlined a sold-out Mother’s Day concert at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, tells us Hicks was fired the following day.
“Often times when this happens to an artist, they're embarrassed and don't want anyone to know,” Mills told Confidential. But according to Mills, as a single mother raising a special needs son, she feels a need to show strength where she feels that she's been wronged. She says she's disappointed because she'd "trusted" Hicks.
Hicks, the former president of Island Black Music, had been managing the singer for 3 1/2 years. Mills says Universal Attractions will oversee all of her performance dates and concert bookings for the time being. The Brooklyn native tells us she’s weighing her legal options against Hicks and plans to use this opportunity to teach younger artists about the industry. “I decided to come forward to share this because I want to empower other artists to pay attention to their business affairs,” she said. She says she's grateful that her own business acumen led her to suspect that there were problems in her dealings with Hicks, which led to the severance.
Mills became a household name over 40 years ago, originating the role of Dorothy in the original Broadway production of “The Wiz,” in which she sang the show’s anthem, “Home.” Her yellow-brick road came full circle in 2015 when she was cast as Aunt Em, opposite Shanice Williams' Dorothy in NBC's live version of “The Wiz.”Hicks denies the story."Your information is incorrect," he wrote in an email. "Ms. Mills and I have an ongoing working relationship". GUESS the old Goat didn't get the MEMO ... Hicks YOU'RE FIRED!!! Mills doesn't play when it comes to her coins.