Art & Entertainment

Ruben Studdard Pays Tribute to Luther Vandross with His Latest Album ‘Ruben Sings Luther’

When it comes to African American music legends, I think many people will agree with me when I say Luther Vandross is one of the greats. Luther’s music is timeless, and he will forever be one of my favorite singers. Thanks to my parents’ great love for R&B and Soul music, Luther Vandross was introduced to me… Read More Ruben Studdard Pays Tribute to Luther Vandross with His Latest Album ‘Ruben Sings Luther’

Art & Entertainment, Motherhood

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot

By Allison Kugel     Same Jersey Shore cast (sans ex-castmate Sammi Giancola), same nickname… new outlook on life. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi started off our conversation by letting me know that she prefers to be called Nicole. The thirty-year-old married mom of Lorenzo, 5, and Giovanna, 3, was also quick to clarify that a duality… Read More Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot

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Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

By Jolie O’Rourke     Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever. In the U.S. over the weekend, sales bumped the total domestic box-office ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently… Read More Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Vivica A. Fox is Hotter Than Ever, and Disarmingly Real

By Allison Kugel   Kind, conscientious, courageous and refreshingly candid, Ms. Vivica A. Fox has proven that as Hollywood careers go, second acts are often the sweetest. The multi-hyphenate actress-director- beauty entrepreneur-author is embracing life and not looking back, except to pull from her well of wisdom for her new memoir, Every Day I’m Hustling.… Read More Vivica A. Fox is Hotter Than Ever, and Disarmingly Real

Art & Entertainment, Family Life, Feature Story

Dr. Drew Pinsky Talks Mental Health and Gun Violence in America

By Allison Kugel   Dr. Drew Pinsky’s long-running call-in show Loveline, with Adam Carolla, aired on MTV for 32 years and pioneered a pop culture adaptation of relationship and safe sex education. The show, featuring an assortment of celebrity guest hosts, served as a lifeline to multiple generations. Dr. Drew’s Teen Mom franchise, also an… Read More Dr. Drew Pinsky Talks Mental Health and Gun Violence in America

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Lecy Goranson, Tiya Sircar, and Anne Dudek: Women of Spring TV’s Lineup

By Allison Kugel   This Spring, women are ruling the medium of television. They’re portraying layered, complex characters on sitcoms that range from vintage reboots to progressive family dynamics, and the dark yet humorous things we do to succeed in the workplace. Three standouts include actress Lecy Goranson, who steps back into her role as… Read More Lecy Goranson, Tiya Sircar, and Anne Dudek: Women of Spring TV’s Lineup

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Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

The Soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time Set to Release on March 9th! Are you excited for the new movie A Wrinkle in Time?! My kids and I are reading the novel right now and we can’t wait to go see the movie when it comes out. Last week, I was looking through my Twitter… Read More Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

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9 Questions with Country Music Singer Jason Hawk Harris

Hey, guys! Today on the blog, I’m sharing an interview with Los Angeles-based country music singer Jason Hawk Harris. If you’re a big fan of country or folksy music, then I think you will really love Jason’s sound. In our interview, Jason shares which country music legends inspire his music, how he incorporates classic literature… Read More 9 Questions with Country Music Singer Jason Hawk Harris

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

David Arquette Takes on American Justice with Survivor’s Guide to Prison

  By Allison Kugel   The Arquette family are a band of actors, artists, provocateurs, and activists. With the image that David Arquette has crafted for himself as the family’s resident goofball, his newest film, a documentary titled, Survivor’s Guide to Prison, is a departure from the David Arquette persona people have come to know.… Read More David Arquette Takes on American Justice with Survivor’s Guide to Prison

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Chris Jericho Is EVERYWHERE! Can the WWE Legend Become an Industry?

By Allison Kugel   Listed by Sports Illustrated as one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE history, few wrestlers, or entertainers for that matter, have done more to brand their name than Chris Jericho. From the eponymous List of Jericho, a bit he made famous on the WWE stage, to his rock n’ roll persona… Read More Chris Jericho Is EVERYWHERE! Can the WWE Legend Become an Industry?

Art & Entertainment, Paid Sponsored Post

How I Incorporate Real Places into My Novels

Experience Detroit Vintage Coffee and Tea House in My New Novel Ex-Ray If you are a reader of fiction, you may be one who enjoys entering a fantasy world where everything in the story is derived purely from the writer’s imagination. Alternatively, you might love being transported into someone else’s world and becoming a fly on… Read More How I Incorporate Real Places into My Novels

Art & Entertainment, Community

Let’s Change the African American Storyline to Reflect More Positive Aspects of the Community

Clayling Woods has a story to tell and she wants to share it with all who are willing to hear. The Detroit native is a playwright who loves creating stories for the theater which reflect the African American community. “We need true stories,” she told me during our interview. “That’s what my endeavor is: to tell… Read More Let’s Change the African American Storyline to Reflect More Positive Aspects of the Community

Art & Entertainment

How Gospel Recording Artist Tasha Page-Lockhart Inspired My Entrepreneurial Journey

Today’s post is a guest contribution from Angel Livas, Founder & Board Chair for The Woman Behind the Business. Angel shares her experience at The Woman Behind the Business Bahamas Retreat where gospel recording artist Tasha Page-Lockhart performed and also shared her personal life journey with other female entrepreneurs.      A “Different” Retreat For… Read More How Gospel Recording Artist Tasha Page-Lockhart Inspired My Entrepreneurial Journey

Art & Entertainment

MUST-SEE: 10-Minute Documentary The Monolith Beautifully Captures the Art of Gwyneth Leech

When I first watched The Monolith, I was completely amazed. Speechless, really. The 10-minute documentary is a film by Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. (The Woman Who Wasn’t There) and it documents New York City artist Gwyneth Leech’s art series of The Monolith— a large city building which was built right in front of her art studio.… Read More MUST-SEE: 10-Minute Documentary The Monolith Beautifully Captures the Art of Gwyneth Leech

Art & Entertainment

13-time Grammy Award Winner Emmylou Harris Talks About Her Dog Rescue Bonaparte’s Retreat and Performing on getTV’s “A Nashville Christmas”

Do you like to watch Christmas TV specials during the holidays? I think what makes the holidays so much fun is there are so many festive activities and events for you to attend. From attending holiday craft shows to viewing Christmas lights in the city, there is always something to do to celebrate the holidays.… Read More 13-time Grammy Award Winner Emmylou Harris Talks About Her Dog Rescue Bonaparte’s Retreat and Performing on getTV’s “A Nashville Christmas”

Art & Entertainment, Interviews

The Beaches: There’s Something Empowering About Seeing An All-Female Band Perform

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Hey, friends!  How was your weekend? I had a pretty laid back weekend. Mainly, resting on Saturday and Sunday and getting caught up on some writing projects. I did get the chance to get out Friday night and catch the Death from Above show featuring… Read More The Beaches: There’s Something Empowering About Seeing An All-Female Band Perform

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Nadia Fezzani Reveals the Truth Behind Real Life Super Heroes

It’s no secret that our culture is fascinated with superheroes. From Spider-man to Wonderwoman, you can find superhero comic books, movies, and TV shows everywhere. “Heroes with extraordinary powers have fascinated people throughout history,” says investigative journalist Nadia Fezzani. “People see injustice and pain in the world and long for the idea of someone being… Read More Nadia Fezzani Reveals the Truth Behind Real Life Super Heroes

Art & Entertainment, Artist Spotlight, Interviews

Getting to Know Apropos— Detroit’s Up-and-Coming Solo Artist

    When I arrived at the Basement Burger Bar in Downtown Detroit, Apropos– Detroit-based singer and songwriter– greeted me with a hug. It was my first time meeting the singer, but it was like we had been longtime friends. He was friendly and eager to share with me his story about his new solo… Read More Getting to Know Apropos— Detroit’s Up-and-Coming Solo Artist