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Cassandra Wilson honored with Blues marker

January 24, 2010

“Blues is an essential component of jazz. It’s like one of the building blocks. It’s what we use in order to navigate changes. You always have to keep close ties to that original sound and feeling,” Wilson said last Thursday after a blues marker was unveiled in her honor at a school she attended as a child.

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The Best (and Worst) Black Books of 2009:

January 7, 2010

11. Shooting Stars

by LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger

 

12. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

by Steve Harvey


13. Daughters of Men: Portraits of African American Women and Their Fathers

Edited by Rachel Vassel…

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Up in the Air– mile-high sitcom stars George Clooney as peripatetic hatchet man

January 7, 2010

Ryan Bingham’s (George Clooney) services have been very much in demand during these dire economic times marked by downsizing and the outsourcing of jobs overseas. Although he euphemistically refers to his line of work as career transition counseling, what he actually does for a living is fire people for companies that don’t have the guts to terminate their own employees…

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The 10 Worst Films of 2009

January 6, 2010

To land on this 10 Worst List, a movie has to be more than merely disappointing. No, it must be walk-out bad, except that my job as a film critic is to sit there and watch it anyway, and simply be subjected to the torture…

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Keys’ newest flows well, but still average

December 30, 2009

On Alicia Keys’ previous CDs, the gifted singer-songwriter-pianist presented songs that were epic and impeccable _ moreso than her actual albums. Tunes like “Fallin’,’’ “If I Ain’t Got You’’ and “Like You’ll Never See Me Again’’ are timeless grooves that helped make the R&B singer a global, Grammy-winning superstar…

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Music giant Mary J. Blige ‘Stronger with Each Tear’ December 21st

December 30, 2009

PR newswire

SANTA MONICA, CA–Matriarch Entertainment and Geffen Records announced the release of Stronger withEach Tear, Mary J. Blige’s ninth studio album on Monday, December 21st. The first single from the album is titled “I Am” and was produced by Stargate while the video for the song was directed by famed lensman, Anthony Mandler.

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