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Ben Vereen On His Decision To Promote Arts Education At The DNC

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home

“Life, itself, is an art form,” according to actor Ben Vereen. This belief is why the legendary entertainer wants to help preserve the country’s...

Original 'Roots' Actor Reveals Emotional Visit To Island Named For Miniseries Character

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home

Forty years after the original "Roots" debuted on television, the miniseries reboot is once again spotlighting a shameful part of history. But, accord...

Ben Vereen Opens Up About Sammy Davis, Jr., Modern Technology and Re-Educating Himself | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.07.2016 | Home
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Almost 50 years since launching his versatile career in entertainment, Ben Vereen chats with veteran entertainment journalist Karu F. Daniels and shar...

Mack, Mable, Phil and Jerry: A Weird and Wonderful Quartet

Myra Chanin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Home
Myra Chanin

Kelli Rabke was pertly blue collar in Look What Happened to Mabel. Lee Roy Reams archly punched out Hundreds of Girls, Donna Vivino aptly expressed her fury in Wherever He Ain't. Emily Skinner tore my heart out with Time Heals Everything, the quintessential smoldering torch song.

Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson in a Cinderella Story: Top Five

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.11.2015 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Remember in Pretty Woman when Richard Gere asks Julia Roberts what happens after the prince rescues Cinderella? Not missing a beat, she says, she resc...

The 'Fresh Prince' Deadbeat Dad Reflects On Heartbreaking Scene With Will Smith

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The scene is iconic, ingrained in the brains of all who grew up watching "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air": a young Will Smith, eager to jet off on a trip...

Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

Greg Archer | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Being raised in the entertainment business -- her parents were showbiz legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after all -- may have helped Arnaz hone her career path, but at 63, she is definitely her own woman -- creativity and all.

Tom Hanks Tears Up at the Theatre World Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Courtney P. Vance couldn't get over it. He was presenting a Theatre World Award to Tom Hanks, not only a two-time Oscar winner and beloved star of man...

Ben Vereen on Life After Diabetes Diagnosis

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Home
Bryan Cain-Jackson

We all know it to be a debilitating disease. In a recent conversation with the legendary actor, he was good enough to share his words of wisdom and remind us that it doesn't have to be life changing.

Theatrical Icon Ben Vereen's Weird but Wonderful Life's Journey

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Myra Chanin

So what delights can you expect on from Ben's new show at 54 Below, the hot new frequently-completely-p.m., and on Friday & Saturday nights July 13 and 14, also at 11 p.m.? Just watching him talk, smile and sing is enchanting!

Ben Vereen's Remarkable Journey Of Love And Loss

Laura Rowley | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Laura Rowley

If "The Ben Vereen Story" were a Hollywood screenplay, no studio would buy it. The triumphs and tragedies are too incredible to be believed, the comeback from professional banishment and near-death too melodramatic to be plausible. But it's based on a true story.

Ben Vereen: Usher's Godfather Continues to Evolve

Greg Archer | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

It's hard to stop the fiery tour de force that is Ben Vereen. In a candid interview, he opens up about some of his own life challenges, chats about being Usher's godfather, and reveals the key to keeping one's spirits high.

Ben Vereen Reflects on His Career Before Playing the Town Hall

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Sims

It seems fitting that Ben Vereen's performance debut at New York's The Town Hall is taking place as lawmakers in Washington are debating the issue of federally funded arts programs.

Review: David Foster's Hit Man -- Star Gazing in the Recording Studio

Charles Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Alexander

Since Foster, unlike many musicians, never got into drugs, he actually remembers everything that happened. Example: what was Madonna doing lying on the floor of a recording booth moaning?