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Four Decades Later, image awards still entertain and inspire

For people who love to celebrate the arts, there seems to be no end to the number of televised award programs.  But even in the now, dense field of entertainment award shows, the NAACP’s Image Awards still manages to entertain and inspire.   Last month, the organization announced its nominees for the 44th annual show set to air February 1st   on NBC.  Some of the nominees are familiar faces (Denzel Washingt ...

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DreamCatchers for the Soul

Dreamcatchers for the Soul will be officially launching their nonprofit organization with the performances of some of south Florida most talented children as well as Jazz Musician Kim J ...

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Randy Corinthian contains traces of Jazz DNA

One such musician, Randy Corinthian, a South Florida native with roots in the Caribbean, is determined to create a following in South Florida that appreciates the original sounds of Jazz, and the many derivatives thereof. ...

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Ohio Players Frontman Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner Dead At 69

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner (pictured), who was the frontman for the R&B funkmeisters of the 70′s, the Ohio Players, passed away Saturday from undisclosed causes, reports the Rolling Stone. He was 69-years-old. The oldest of 14 children, Bonner ran away as a young teen from his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio to seek fame and fortune.  As a way to survive, the young musician played the harmonica for change on s ...

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Happy 59th Birthday, Oprah!

The queen of talk, mega-mogul, and humanitarian bar none, Oprah Winfrey has been an unending source of inspiration for all.  She has graced our homes and warmed our hearts with more than 25 years of lessons and enlightenment that we’ve gathered from her shows.  And now at 59 years young, the diva is still on a mission to help us achieve our “authentic selves” and ultimately “be the change you want to see in ...

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Black Filmmaker Wins Top Prize At Sundance Film Festival

Just one year after Ava DuVernay made history as the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Award at Sundance Film Festival for “Middle of Nowhere”, director Ryan Cooglercontinued the tradition of Black excellence by nabbing both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for his film “Fruitvale.”  According to Shadow and Act, only three other films have won both the Audience and Grand Jury Priz ...

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Gooding, Jr., Vanessa Williams join Cicely Tyson in Broadway’s ‘Bountiful’

Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad have signed on to join Cicely Tyson in the Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful, Horton Foote’s play about an elderly woman’s determination to make one final journey back to her childhood home in small-town Texas. ...

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Overtown Music Project

  Friends, Overtown Music Project's annual fundraiser will be at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach on Saturday, January 26, 2013, and will showcase a mash up of an 18-piece big band with hip hop, funk and soul. MASEO from De La Soul will be DJ'ing.   The event celebrates the connection between Overtown and the Fontainebleau, a hotel where Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Etta James once performed.The ev ...

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Beyonce Sings National Anthem at Obama Inauguration

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PRO-FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACK DAN MARINO TO HOST THE DAN MARINO FOUNDATION WALKABOUT AUTISM

on Saturday, January 26, 2013   FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – The Dan Marino Foundation has once again teamed up with local South Florida autism agencies to celebrate the Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism, brought to you by Walgreens.  This event will benefit the Autism Societies of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) and The Dan Marino Foundation. T ...

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