Souleo: Labelle To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of “Lady Marmalade” With Tour

Nona Hendryx_Patti LaBelle_Sarah Dash of Labelle_Courtesy of Verve Records“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?”

It’s the French expression for “Do you want to sleep with me tonight?” In 1974 the phrase ascended music group, Labelle into the stratosphere of popular culture with their hit single “Lady Marmalade.” Continue Reading →

The Apollo Goes Global

James-Brown.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater may finally be realizing its potential. The storied music venue is transforming itself into a multidisciplinary performing-arts center with global reach that could rival such competitors as New York City Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Continue Reading →

45th NAACP Image Awards Announces Host, First Presenters

Pharrell-SlideThe NAACP and TV One announced today that Anthony Anderson will serve as host for the 45th NAACP Image Awards and the first group of presenters confirmed include Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Tony Goldwyn, Arsenio Hall, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer, Archie Panjabi, Dennis Haysbert, Rickey Smiley, Nicole Beharie, and Lou Gossett Jr. Continue Reading →

Behind-The-Scenes At The NY Expo 2013 With Eartha Watts-Hicks

Hosted by Sherwin XLAuthor of Love Changes and Harlem Writers Guild member Eartha Watts-Hicks takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the 1st Annual NY Black Expo kicked off on today at the Metropolitan Pavillion in NYC with the host with the most Sherwin XL. Continue Reading →

Diddy: Why I Care About the Next Generation…

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was born in Harlem, N.Y., worked a couple of newspaper routes as a kid, and climbed the corporate ladder rung by rung in the music business. Continue Reading →

Harlem Diddy B-Day Party With Cassie Continues…

diddy party continuesHarlem Bad Boy bossman Diddy celebrated his 42nd birthday earlier this month and it looks like the festivities carried over into the following week… Continue Reading →

Souleo: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross Find Meaning

oneWhen actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles’ new film, “Go For Sisters,” they immediately knew they wanted to be cast in it since they appreciated the script’s sensitivity in dealing with issues of sisterhood and race. Continue Reading →