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2:33 PM / Thursday April 2, 2020

15 Jul 2012

Valerie Pettiford will release her second solo album “Velvet Sky”

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July 15, 2012 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

By Florence Anthony

 

According to US Weekly, despite being divorced from his mother, Tameka Foster Raymond, Usher was close with his stepson, Kyle Glover. And the tragic jet ski accident last week that left the 11 year-old brain dead has caused the Grammy winning singer much grief. Says a source: “He grew close to Kyle and, of course, that has nothing to do with the situation with Tameka. He loves Kyle. This is a terrible, awful tragedy. Usher is torn up.” The source continued that Usher practically raised Kyle as his own. He’s known him for seven years. Our prayers go out to Tameka and Usher in this trying time.

 

Derek Handspike, CEO of Down South Entertainment Empire, Xtra Point Films and EntertainmentRWe.com and Dexter Tucker, founder and CEO of “Off Glenwood Productions” have joined forces to produce the hilarious new comedy “The Comedy Club” starring “The Player’s Club’s” Chrystale Wilson, Shae Johnson, Comedian Honey Bunz, and a host of other all-star local Atlanta and national comedians. The movie catapults comedy into the new era and is sure to add itself alongside other great classic comedy movies such as Friday and the House Party trilogies.

 

On Thursday, September 18, 2012, actress Valerie Pettiford will release her second solo album, “Velvet Sky,” a collection of original lullabies. Valerie is a rare breed. The ageless beauty is a Fosse-trained dancer and a fabulous actress who starred in the sitcom “Half and Half” and wowed audiences as Aunt Geneva in “Jumping The Broom.”

 

Sony Pictures and Myspace.com are hosting a Sparkle Singing Challenge, this Saturday, July 14 in 15 cities across the nation including New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Los Angeles and Miami. The local winners will receive $500 in cash and a chance to compete for the National Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will win an appearance on BET’s “106 & Park,” a recording session with the Punch Monkeys producer and writing team, and a Myspace homepage feature. Amateur singers between the ages of 13 and 40 will be asked to sing a 60 second a capella version of one two songs: “Celebrate” or “Something He Can Feel.” “Sparkle,” starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green, opens August 17 in theatres everywhere.

 

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Check out some hot theatre up in Harlem, New York, on July 13. Diane Kirksey-Floyd is directing a stage reading of Diane J. Harris’ comedy “Why Old Ladies Cry At Weddings” at 8 PM at El Museo Del Barrio’s Cafe Theatre, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street. The reading features the fabulous talent of two of my favorite ladies, Dhonna Goodale and Phynjuar.

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