Comic actor Marlon Wayans’ next screen role could turn out to be portraying a real-life comedy icon.
Prince has done impromptu sets at clubs around the country, and I imagine the world, for years. Last night (8/19), his highness was chillin’ at The Groove in New York, just after midnight.
BELOW IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE GAP BAND’S PUBLICIST
Palmdale, California – August 16, 2010 – Robert Wilson, one third of sibiling funk trio, the GAP Band, passed away in Palmdale, California on Sunday, August 15, 2010, it was announced by his family. One of the funkiest bass players in R&B, Robert, together with his brothers, Ronnie and Charlie created some of the biggest R&B / funk hits in the ‘70s and ‘80s including “You Dropped a Bomb On Me,” “Outstanding,” “Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)” and “Oops Upside Your Head.”
“Grabbing Life by the Balls” and “Let’s Blow this Joint!” There’s beauty in simplicity. Every time I see these ads I can’t help but chuckle. So cheesy, so blatantly falic, they just make me laugh.
George Clinton’s “Horrorween” is in post-production. The King of Funk composed the soundtrack for the film and also has a cameo. When two students are working on a science project, they inadvertently create an inexpensive computer operating system and Internet browser that doesn’t crash.
If there’s some FUNKIER new MUSIC in stores right now, PLEASE, let a brother know. While browsing Best Buy recently, I came upon the new Black Keys CD “Brothers.” Priced at 10-dollars, I grabbed it based on the sonic fusion of soul, blues and rock of their last CD “Attack and Release.”
Rosalind Cash was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on December 31, 1938. As a young woman, she took off with only $20 in her pocket to seek her fame and fortune in New York City. At first things were difficult: “I had a cold-water one-room apartment in Harlem sharing a kitchen I didn’t dare use because of the rats,” she told The Guardian. But Cash attended the City College of New York, and managed to ferret out the first stirrings of independent black theater in the city. She made her stage debut in 1958 in a production at the Harlem YMCA, performing in a play by Langston Hughes called Soul Gone Home.
Born in 1927, Sidney Poitier grew up in the small village of Cat Island, Bahamas. His father, a tomato farmer, moved the family to the capital Nassau, when Poitier was eleven. It was there that he first encountered cinema.
Samuel R. “Chip” Delany won four Nebula Awards by the age of 26 and is arguably the best science fiction writer in the world. After his seventh novel, Empire Star (1966), Samuel Delany began publishing short fiction professionally with The Star Pit. It appeared in Worlds of Tomorrow and was turned into a popular two-hour radio play, broadcast annually over WBAI-FM for more than a decade.