By Florence Anthony
Legendary actress Cicely Tyson’s triumphant return to Broadway after nearly three decades was marked by a 2013 Tony Award win for Best
Actress in the hit revival play, “A Trip to Bountiful.” Tyson was resplendent in a vibrant indigo-colored, hand-draped silk couture gown by her long-time
friend, celebrated American fashion designer to the stars, B. Michael. B. Michael’s eponymous b michael America label is among the most sought after by the
world’s most stylish women, includingBeyonce’, Halle Berry and Vanessa Williams.
Fresh off a turn in Tyler Perry’s “Peeples” Craig Robinson is back at it, playing himself in This Is The End
starring Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill. Robinson spoke about singing with superstar Rihanna, who appears in the
film, calling her sweet. To see the two duet on-screen, go see This Is The End starting June 12.
Join Yours Truly on Saturday, June 15 at noon for a four-hour trolley-bus tour “Motown to Def Jam Gallery Tour” on Black Art in America. I’ll be your tour
guide and we’ll celebrate African-American Music with visits to several Harlem art galleries, highlighting socially conscious music created by recording
artists from Chess Records, Stax Records, Motown, Philadelphia International Records and Def Jam. At the last gallery, Rio II Galleries, Broadway Housing
Communities, participants will be treated to dinner and a tuneful tribute to the legendary labels. For ticket information go to
wore a white suit jacket and a black shirt for his court appearance on June 11. The crooner appeared in court for a production review hearing – the Los
Angeles County D.A.’s office has been unhappy with Chris’ court-ordered community service.
It was another busy weekend for Beyonce. She and hubby Jay-Z took time out to help Kanye West celebrate
his 36th birthday at Miss Lily’s in New York City. Other guests at the soiree included magician David Blaine who did tricks for everyone
and Nas. Mrs. Carter also took some time out to take little Blue Ivy wearing a blue hair bow to the park in Brooklyn for
a ride on the swings.