Tag Archives: Jordin Sparks

Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Stevie Wonder is taking “Songs in the Key of Life” on the road!  He initially announced the tour about a year ago, but dates for the road trip, hit the Internet just last month.  I got the news via http://insideplaya.wordpress.com about a week or so ago!  I didn’t recall having heard about it before –  then I spoke to a fellow Wonder lovers, and they too said they hadn’t heard yet either.  I am generally the one to hear about major music events among my immediate family and friends — then our cousin Stevie told us that he wanted to write something for The Museum of UnCut Funk.  His inspiration, to talk about his memories connected to the album, made me begin to think of mine…

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THE FUNK AND FIRE OF ALICIA KEYS

THE FUNK AND FIRE OF ALICIA KEYS

Alicia Keys will be the first entertainer to perform three times at the Super Bowl.  The singer is doing the National Anthem at the game this year on February 3rd in New Orleans.

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AMAZING MIRACLES AND WONDERFUL MUSIC

AMAZING MIRACLES AND WONDERFUL MUSIC

This past June marked the third anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death.  As his birthday approaches I’m reminded that I still miss him.  He wasn’t a relative, but I grew up with him throughout my life.  I don’t believe you ever stop missing the ones you love, you just learn to live with it.

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Celebrate Video From Sparkle Soundtrack Honors Whitney

Celebrate Video From Sparkle Soundtrack Honors Whitney

Here is the official music video for Celebrate, Whitney’s last song recorded for the soundtrack of the upcoming remake of Sparkle.

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‘Sparkle’ Will Be Made Into Book Before Release, Then A Broadway Play

‘Sparkle’ Will Be Made Into Book Before Release, Then A Broadway Play

Sparkle, the remake of the 1976 film starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, will be novelized by Simon & Schuster and adapted for the Broadway stage with executive producer Howard Rosenman, the Hollywood Reporter confirms.

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FUNKY BIOPICS: Films on Black Superstars – Hendrix, Franklin and Jackson

FUNKY BIOPICS: Films on Black Superstars – Hendrix, Franklin and Jackson

 

 

It’s official, Andre 3000 of OutKast, real name Andre Benjamin has been cast to portray Jimi Hendrix in the biopic “All Is By My Side.”  Benjamin’s name was mentioned a few years ago about taking on the role, but rumors died after about a month or so.  “All Is By My Side” will be set in the 1960s just before the release of Jimi’s debut album “Are You Experienced.”

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Whitney Houston’s Sparkle Trailer and Last Songs

Whitney Houston’s Sparkle Trailer and Last Songs

I have been meaning to post the trailer for Whitney’s movie Sparkle, along with the poster. I was a little slow on this. So when Whitney’s last song Celebrate, recorded for the movie soundtrack, was released earlier today, I decided to post everything at once. I have also included a couple of interviews on the film. ENJOY!!!

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THE FUNKIEST TOP-20 SOUNDTRACKS OF ALL TIME – FUNKALICIOUS 105

THE FUNKIEST TOP-20 SOUNDTRACKS OF ALL TIME – FUNKALICIOUS 105

 

Since I hit 100 blogs without realizing it, I figured I do something special for blog #105.  The following list of LPs/ CDs are the FUNKIEST Soundtracks of all time according to www.funkaliciousblog.com – while all albums may not be comprised of all FUNK music, they are unquestionably FUNKY!  Now, put on your favorite soundtrack, go ahead put it on…  Let’s take a ride down memory lane and reminisce about what made you feel good when you heard any of these musical FUNKY gems.

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Whitney Houston’s posthumous turn: As star of Sparkle

Whitney Houston’s posthumous turn: As star of Sparkle

The death of Whitney Houston at the age of 48 is a deep loss for the music world. But it also has reverberations in another artistic realm–the movies.

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Whitney Houston Sought For ‘Sparkle’ Remake

Whitney Houston Sought For ‘Sparkle’ Remake

The 1976 musical drama “Sparkle” is getting an update, and Whitney Houston is in talks to star as Jordin Sparks’ mother.

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