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Oscar Diversity: The WIN – WIN!!! A Funky Prophecy

Oscar Diversity: The WIN – WIN!!! A Funky Prophecy

Last night was a historical one for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).  Headed by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to hold the position, diversity was exemplary at the Oscars.  Hosted by the Fabulous Ellen DeGeneres, the list of winners and nominees was multi-cultural as well as valid, in that they made poignant statements regarding sexual; age; gender; class; and racial discrimination.  This was the best thing about the winners and nominees of this year’s ceremony.

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THICKE & FUNKY — “Got To Give It Up” TO “Give It 2 U”

THICKE & FUNKY — “Got To Give It Up” TO “Give It 2 U”

My impression was that Robin Thicke’s big hit “Blurred Lines” was meant to be an awesome tribute to Marvin Gaye’s 70s smash “Got To Give It Up.”  Sampling and re-creating classic hits has been such a mainstay for the music industry for the past 30 years now, that I thought most people had probably stopped taken notice of it.  Not Marvin Gaye III, who it appears will be taking legal action against Thicke, who initiated a lawsuit against the Gaye family.

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FUNKY BROADWAY – “The Trip to Bountiful” w/ Cicely, Cuba and Vanessa!

FUNKY BROADWAY – “The Trip to Bountiful” w/ Cicely, Cuba and Vanessa!

Tom Hanks is making his Broadway debut this season in Nora Ephron’s final play “Lucky Guy.”  Bette Midler is even returning to the “Great White Way” for a one-woman-show in “I’ll Eat You Last,” where she’ll depict the life of Hollywood agent Sue Mengers.  Although shows with Tom and Bette are exciting, after a 30-year absence, acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson returns to the stage for “The Trip to Bountiful” – that’s entertainment!

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