Performance

Race Matters in the Many Mistresses of MLK

March 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Stage Review Sparking dialogue about race is a tricky dilemma for any playwright.  Andrew Dolan’s “The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King” succeeds in hitting all the right buttons in regards to this always controversial topic. As the country searches its racial-conscious soul in the wake of the callous shooting […]

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Don Cornelius Leaves Soul Train Behind

February 1 Dennis J. Freeman 0

The hearty baritone voice of the late Don CorneiIus is now silent.  Cornelius, the man responsible for bringing Soul Train to the nation’s living rooms, is one of pioneering African Americans that people around the world have come to celebrate, particularly during Black History Month. His vision to put a […]

Performance

Beatles’ George Harrison on Display

October 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

It’s been a decade since Beatles guitarist George Harrison passed away from cancer. But his memory and his music are very much alive today. Harrison’s influence on the music world and his philanthropic contributions to humanity resonate inside as well as outside of the entertainment industry. Alicia Keys is holding […]

Performance

Johnny Gill is “Still Winning”

September 26 Dennis J. Freeman 1

Los Angeles- Soul singer Johnny Gill still knows how to rub his fans the right way. Gill came to the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles last week to tout his new album, sing a couple of songs and do a quick Q&A with the audience of about 200 people. […]

Performance

BET’s Kelly G Producing All the Right Beats

By Dennis J. Freeman It’s all about the music for Black Entertainment Television (BET) executive Kelly “Kelly G” Griffin.  Having an ear for trending music is Griffin’s expertise. Finding new artists who can produce great music is his playground. One day, you might see Griffin at a hot nightclub in […]

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Prince Brings His Purple Reign to Inglewood, California

April 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Inglewood, CA-Seeing Prince perform live is like watching great artists execute their greatness while others bask in the glow of their creative mastery. During his heyday as the reigning Purple Majesty of pop/rock/funk, Prince could throw down a concert like it was nobody’s business. At the […]

Performance

Freda Payne Does Ella Fitzgerald and Makes it Work

November 15 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Hollywood, CA-No one does Ella Fitzgerald quite like Freda Payne. Payne, the illustrious sultry soul singer with the big band voice, is the closest thing that you’re going to get outside of ever seeing the late, great jazz singer herself.  If you haven’t seen Payne perform […]

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Singer El DeBarge Making the Best of Second Chance

October 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Beverly Hills, CA-He’s back. This time around El DeBarge isn’t taking things for granted. The charismatic R & B crooner is on the comeback trail. And he plans to make the most out of it. The former lead singer of the sibling group-DeBarge-El DeBarge is looking […]

Performance

Fishburne Delivers in “Thurgood”

 By Dennis J. Freeman  Westwood-To get an full appreciation of Lawrence Fishburne’s creative skills as one of the premier actors of this generation, it is a must to see him in “Thurgood,” a bicoastal stage play on the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Created by George Stevens and directed […]