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#ThrowbackThursday for #BlackMusicMonth “Ruler of My Heart” by The Incomparable Lisa Fischer

The movie “That Night” (1992) was such a beautiful movie about the loss of innocence and teenage love. Its soundtrack only augmented that sentiment. This song has been one of my favorite songs (the I can identify with all too well these days). Lisa Fischer is a true vocalist and an artist in her craft. ENJOY!

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#TalentedTuesday for #BlackMusicMonth Starring Solange in “Losing You” and Diana Ross in “Upside Down”

In honor of the LAST #TalentedTuesday for #BlackMusicMonth (and Ms. Knowles’ Birthday), here is Solange’s beautifully crafted music video set in South Africa and an equally fabulous legend , “The Boss”, Ms. Diana Ross in her disco classic “Upside Down”

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REVIEW: Holler If Ya Hear Me: Tupac Shakur on Broadway

As a Tupac fan and lover of QUALITY Hip Hop, I am so excited about this production!

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The first thing people are likely to notice when they walk into the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where the new Tupac Shakur musical Holler If Ya Hear Me has just opened, is a lot of empty seats. Most of the orchestra section has been cleared out, and a new tier of stadium-style seating erected just above it, connecting with the mezzanine to make a smaller, more intimate theater space. But what about those unused seats? A refuge, I wondered, for the old-fogy theatergoers who might wander in by mistake and get driven out by the rough language, the rap music, the hard-edged ghetto ambience, the N-word?

Rap music and Broadway have had only passing encounters over the past two decades. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning In the Heights used rap music as a narrative device and a few off-Broadway shows — like the Shakespeare send-up The Bomb-itty of Errors and Matt Sax’s…

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#ThrowbackThursday #TBT #BlackMusicMonth “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross (1981)

Before there was Babyface, Tyrese, Tank, Ginuwine, Usher, Jason Derulo, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Jon B., Rico Love, Sebastin Mikael, Chris Brown . . . there . . . . was . . . . LUTHER who wrote his songs and had an ear for conducting amazing harmonies in his backup singers!

P.S. The street fashion in this video alone is worthy of a #ThrowbackThursday shoutout! 😉