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Black History Month: Star Love- Cheryl Lynn

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Many of Us Know Cheryl Lynn for her hit "Got to Be Real." This song has been featured all over the world.
  Cheryl Lynn was born in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1957.  In her youth she sang in her church choir. Her mom was the minister of music for their church.
  Her professional career soared in 1976 when she obtained a job singing background for the national tour of "The Wiz" later going on to play the role of The Wicked Witch of the West. Cheryl Lynn blew everyone away with her performance of Joe Cocker's You Are So Beautiful on the gong show. She won the competition.
Cheryl Lynn signed with Columbia Records and release her self titled album "Cheryl." This album featured her # 1 single and biggest hit "Got To Be Real." Success continued for Cheryl Lynn with such songs such as "Star Love," "Shake it up Tonight" "If This World Was Mine" with Luther Vandross, and "Encore." In 2005 "Got…

Song of the Week: I Will Always Love You RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON

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RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON

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What can we say about this angel, better known as Whitney Houston? Whitney Houston is responsible for such hits as "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "I Will Always Love You," (penned by Dolly Parton)  " The Greatest Love of All," and she set the mark in 1991 at SuperBowl XXV when she flat out sang "The Star Spangled Banner."
  She set out acting in movies such as "The Bodyguard," "The Preacher's Wife," and "Waiting to Exhale." Whitney did some awesome music including the soundtrack for "The Prince of Egypt." Whitney Houston was working on a remake of the hit movie "Sparkle" at the the time of her death.
  Whitney may have had her troubles in life, but she was on her way back. In 2010 Kim Burrell states that she believed in Whitney Houston  as she sang a tribute to her "I Believe in You and Me," on the BET Honors.
                        REST ON WHITNEY. WE SHALL MEET AGAIN!!!!



Song of the Week: Toni Braxton- Wardrobe

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Happy Friday 13th

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HAPPY FRIDAY 13th!!!! Many of us are probably wearing rabbit feet, garlic, crosses, and doing other things to make sure that we don't have bad luck on today.  However, I'm not superstitious. Never have been. I just don't believe in luck. 
   Whenever Friday 13th comes around I think about the "Friday the 13th" series of movies that deal with the possessed, hate filled, seemingly unkillable, slasher Jason Voorhees.
Jason was a kid who had special needs who was killed during a camping outfit at Camp Crystal Lake. As a revenge his mother stalks and kills teens, but is decapitated by one of the stalked counselors and Jason sees it and therefore begins his bloody revenge. Anyway, I don't think I'll be watching this anytime soon. I've watched it too much along with the 200 remake. 
Well again, Happy Bloody Friday 13th.

The Wiz - No Bad News - the Late Mabel King

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Many of you know that I am a Broadway and musical junky. My life is musical. Quite Frankly, the soundtrack of my life would include all the Clark Sisters' Hits as a group and solo projects, as well as the "Rent" Soundtrack, "Sound of Music," "The Wizard of Oz," and it's remake "The Wiz."
"The Wiz" is a Black version of the MGM version and Frank Baum book "The Wizard of Oz." However "The Wiz," stays true to the story book as Dorothy had silver, glass slippers, not Ruby Slippers.  In the original stage play Stephanie Mills, award winning singer and songstress of "Something in the Way You Make Me Feel," played as Dorothy along with Ted Ross as the Lion. Willia Brown wrote this adaptation and Charlie Smalls was responsible for the music.  In 1974 Diana Ross, the Late Nipsey Russell, and the late Michael Jackson,and Ted Ross, starred in a motion picture production with Quincy Jones on the music. The Late…

Gaga Channels Marilyn for Clinton

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Last Night,
Lady Gaga enjoyed her "first real Marylin Moment" with former President Bill Clinton on Saturday night. She joked,"I always wanted to have one, and I was hoping that it didn't involve pills and a strand of pearls."
   Gaga was one of several musicians slated to perform for the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Clinton's foundation.  "I thought, `My God. I get Lady Gaga and I will have a heart attack celebrating my 65th birthday," Clinton later said. Get into the Video below of Lady Gaga in her "Marylin Monroe Moment."