EXCLUSIVE! Dionne Warwick Talks New Christmas Album

It’s been a banner year for fans of Dionne Warwick. Last spring, Warwick released her first studio album in over five years, the critically acclaimed She’s Back. She’s in the middle of a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and she’s just been awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. And just in time to […]

Born For This Is Good But A Bit Off Key: A Book Review

Hot on the heels of Bebe Winans’ exceptional new album, the multiple Grammy Award-winner has written his second book, Born For This: My Story In Music. It’s a good read for the casual Winans follower, while falling a bit short of the great one for which long time fans might hope. Reading it reminded me […]

Oprah: “I’ve Always Loved Nutritious, Flavorful Food.” Her Pizzas Are Great!

After decades of mounting a no-holes-barred battle of the bulge, Oprah Winfrey partnered with Weight Watchers in 2015 and seemed to finally get that belly of hers under control. Winfrey’s next salvo is her recently-launched “O, That’s Good!” line of processed foods that can be found at your neighborhood grocery store. (“O, That’s Good”…Winfrey’s name […]

EXCLUSIVE! Wendy Moten Preps New Traditional Country Album and Has A Word For Women: “Anything Is Possible!”

Wendy Moten may not come immediately to mind when you think of singers with exceptional vocal talent.   But it should.  It really should.   Moten burst onto the contemporary music scene with a major record deal and great promise. Her 1992 eponymous debut pop / R & B album featured her almost prodigious, multi-octave […]

EXCLUSIVE! Cedric The Entertainer Talks Nipsey Hussle, Gentrification, Upcoming Modesto Show

Cedric The Entertainer knew at a very early age that he’d perform on stages all over the world, making people laugh. He just didn’t know what he’d be talking about! “I’m not one to have a bunch of loaded up jokes ready to go at any given time,” Cedric told me during a conversation that […]

EXCLUSIVE! Dionne Warwick Talks Whitney Hologram Tour

Just a couple of weeks ago, the estate of Whitney Houston announced plans to launch a hologram tour featuring a live band and dancers, along with a computer-generated hologram of the late singer, “performing” all of her hits. I’ve already shared what I think about that. “Houston deserves better than a creepy hologram tour” pretty […]