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Oh How We Love the FUNK of Shonda Rhimes

Oh How We Love the FUNK of Shonda Rhimes

On the day after Eric Holder announces the results of the Federal Investigation on Ferguson…  Shonda Rhimes incorporates the essence of current events on “Scandal,” presenting the horror of the Michael Brown case and addressing the issue of “illegal immigrants”, via “Olivia Pope” ala Kerry Washington.

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“GET ON UP” – The James Brown Movie

“GET ON UP” – The James Brown Movie

Chadwick Boseman, the star of the movie “42” based on the life of Jackie Robinson, has taken on the role of James Brown for the biopic “Get On Up.”  The film chronicles Brown’s life from poverty to his rise to mega success, as he became one of the most influential musicians in history.  World renown as “The Godfather of Soul”, Brown is unequivocally “The Pioneer of FUNK.”

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BILL DUKE — The Man Behind “DARK GIRLS” on OWN

BILL DUKE — The Man Behind “DARK GIRLS” on OWN

BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!  That used to be a popular phrase.  One that still holds true for me, it doesn’t for a multitude of people… from the land where the black man — the first man — began.  Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry are the directors of “Dark Girls.”  Airing on OWN, it premiered last night, I don’t see any future air dates — but you can get all the details and see portions of the film on it’s official site: http://officialdarkgirlsmovie.com

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FUNKED UP! The Music of SOUL 2 – Seal and Heidi’s Split

FUNKED UP! The Music of SOUL 2 – Seal and Heidi’s Split

Seal’s new CD “SOUL 2” is in stores.  A follow-up to his “SOUL” release, it’s a collection of covers by some of music’s greatest performers.  Although Seal has a new album out, he’s singing a different tune in regards to his marriage to fashion icon Heidi Klum.  Klium and Seal were a power couple!  Two accomplished people in their respective fields that came together by way of commonalities in their lifestyles, they had a tremendous presence.

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The Queen of Soul – Aretha is Home for the Holidays!

The Queen of Soul – Aretha is Home for the Holidays!

 
Earlier this week, Aretha Franklin was discharged from a Detroit hospital after undergoing surgery that her doctors deemed highly successful! The Queen of Soul is in great spirits and very happy to be home where she will be resting in anticipation of spending the upcoming holiday season with her family.”

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Funkin’ It Up With Millie – The Millie Jackson Interview

Funkin’ It Up With Millie – The Millie Jackson Interview

When I had the fortune to interview Millie Jackson, she spoke to me about her endeavors from the Apollo Theatre to Broadway. We laughed a lot, as she was very candid with me about her unique style and the ups and downs of her career.

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Funk In The Movies

Funk In The Movies

 
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.

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