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4:29 AM / Tuesday January 21, 2020

29 Dec 2018

Dionne Warwick is among the honorees to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Recording Academy

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December 29, 2018 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Dionne Warwick   (Photo: Lev Radin / Shutterstock)

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By Florence Anthony

Over the past two weeks the pervading British royal story has been about “tension” between the two royal couples, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and his brother Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, according to Vogue.com. And on December 21, the Palace issued a rare denial after The Sun ran a story about an alleged fight between Kate and Meghan. Kate, meanwhile, said how excited she was for Harry and Meghan’s new baby during a recent appearance. And now, there is confirmation that the Cambridges and Sussexes will be together for the holidays, showing a united front……….

Dionne Warwick is among the honorees to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from the recording academy. The awards are issued to performers “who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.” Warwick, Donny Hathaway and George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic are among the honorees to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Recording Academy’s annual Special Merit Awards………

The ex-husband of Trina Braxton, Gabe Solis, has died of cancer. According to reports, he lost his battle with the disease on December 20 at age 43. Trina posted on Instagram: “On December 20, 2018, a chapter permanently closed for my sons and I. For over 16 years, Gabe Solis was an essential part of our lives. Like all families, there are good and bad moments that are endured, but those moments, good or bad still made us who we are in the present.” Solis and Trina wed in 2003 and divorced in 2015……………

 The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, Presents Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night on Saturday, December 29 for two performances. The 7:30 pm show will feature a special tribute to the late Ntozake Shange with appearances by Sonia Sanchez, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and others. This concert is part of Holidays at the Apollo, which includes programs that celebrate culture, music, and community during the festive season. Kwanzaa is an annual celebration that honors African heritage in African-American culture and is observed from December 26 – January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principals (Nguzo Soba). It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966-67……..

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