Monthly Archives January 2011

The FUNK of RAPHAEL SAADIQ

The FUNK of RAPHAEL SAADIQ

 
 
According to his publicist Press Here Publicity, Raphael Saadiq has announced dates for his upcoming US tour. Kicking off this spring, the tour will include performances at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival and Austin’s SXSW Music + Film Interactive Festival before wrapping in Tampa, Florida, Memorial Day weekend.

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Cult Knockoff Thrillers From Manila

Cult Knockoff Thrillers From Manila

In the 1970s, it was a filmmakers’ paradise — exotic locales, cheap labour and enterprising directors willing to try almost anything to turn a buck. Though located thousands of miles from Hollywood, the Philippines had one of the busiest film industries in the world from the 1960s until the mid-1980s, producing a run of delirious action, horror and blaxploitation films that spawned cult hits like The One-Armed Executioner, The Impossible Kid and Women in Cages.

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2011 State Of The Union Address

2011 State Of The Union Address

January 25, 2011
President Obama
State Of The Union Address
Winning The Future
9:12 P.M. EST

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The Teddy Pendergrass Interview – Part One

The Teddy Pendergrass Interview – Part One

Teddy Pendergrass was unquestionably one of the greatest male vocalists in the genre of R&B. Initially the drummer for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, his voice is featured on their hits “Bad Luck,” “Where Are All My Friends,” “Be For Real” and “Wake Up Everybody.

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Halle’s Not FUNKIN’ Doing Aretha/ FUNKIN’ Portman Doin’ it w/ Halle

Halle’s Not FUNKIN’ Doing Aretha/ FUNKIN’ Portman Doin’ it w/ Halle

 
 
According to dime wars.com, Halle Berry is not doing the role of Aretha Franklin. On the site it reads: Halle Berry was recently named as a contender for playing the lead in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic. However, it seems that Halle Berry is not interested in the role.

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The Latest with Ted Williams

The Latest with Ted Williams

 
The events in the life of Ted Williams have been taking on new dynamics for the past three weeks. According to the newser.com, after a televised session with Dr. Phil, he has decided to check into a private, inpatient rehab facility to try to rid himself of dependencies on drugs and alcohol.

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More FUNKIN’ 3-D – New from Ang Lee

More FUNKIN’ 3-D – New from Ang Lee

 
 
 
 
Now as happy as I am to see a new film coming from Ang Lee, does it have to be in 3-D? When I saw the face of Irfan Khan in the border on Facebook I was intrigued. Recognizing him from this past season of HBO’s “In Treatment,” reading the article, I realized I loved his performance in “Slumdog Millionaire.” My favorite delivery from Khan however, is his tour de force in Nair’s “The Namesake.” 

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Keeping Up with Ted Williams

Keeping Up with Ted Williams

 
This time last Sunday Ted Williams was living behind an abandoned gas station with several other homeless men. Now, just seven days later, his “golden voice” will be heard all across America tonight when Kraft Foods uses Ted in a nationally-televised commercial. He’ll do the voice-over for a Kraft Macaroni & Cheese advertisement. The spot will be featured during tonight’s Fight Hunger Bowl, when Boston College plays Nevada.

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The FUNKIN’ Good Fortune of “Going Viral” – The Legendary Hank Spann

The FUNKIN’ Good Fortune of “Going Viral” – The Legendary Hank Spann

 
“The video went viral, now he’s huge and getting job offers,” my wife Kim said to me, “the Cavaliers offered him a job and a house.” I’m talking about the now famous Ted Williams. A homeless man — originally from Brooklyn — encountered by a news reporter on the streets of Columbus Ohio, is the country’s new “celebrity.”

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The FUNK n’ Soul of Al Green – The Al Green Interview

The FUNK n’ Soul of Al Green – The Al Green Interview

I actually had the fortune to have met Al Green, the first time I interviewed him. As it was in the latter 90s when I conducted it, the living legend was already extremely accomplished by that time. He reflected on his beginnings in music and spoke of his early days in the studio with Willie Mitchell.

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