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WINNER OF THE WEEK: Denzel Washington. At a time when not even Will Smith or Johnny Depp can guarantee box office success, 58-year-old Washington remains about as close to a sure thing as Hollywood has. Aside from his specialty drama The Great Debaters, Washington’s 2 Guns marks the actor’s 11th straight opening above $20 million. In fact, at an estimated $27.4 million, this weekend’s top movie is also the fifth-best opening of his career. Continue reading
Peace Folks I danced on Soul Train in late 75-78 and here’s a piece I wrote about it. I also did record promos for Soul Train records and SOLAR. I have blogs and vlogs online about it since 2008. If you want any other info let me know. Love, Peace and Soooool
I’m attaching my poem as well as a then photo and now.
Once upon a 1970′s groove time in the City of Angels, there was talk of a some dance and play from around the way via Chicago.
The lines were knee deep of those waiting for a chance to take a ride on the Soul Train.
Lil Joe was big on the show and invited my older sister Choisette to party-ticipate.
Toward the track hoofed her stallion stack, dressing each carbon thigh boot, and red natural hair in a pink hot pants suit. Continue reading
We can only hope for a return of The Dog Pound from Arsenio Hall — and we might get it with the comedian making a light-night television comeback this September.
Coming off a 19-year hiatus, Hall expects to grab a mix of demographics with his new CBS-owned show—the nationally syndicated Arsenio Hall Show will play across a variety of stations, depending on the market—knowing some former viewers, likely into their 40s by now, will simply want to see where his life has led, while the younger generation will want to tune in for his take on music and comedy culture. Continue reading