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The One Thing Patti LaBelle Refuses To Do On 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices

Patti LaBelle’s guest appearance on the season one finale of “Empire” wasn't a one-time hit. Fans will be happy to know that the mu...

Patti LaBelle Raises Health Awareness During 'Vote 2 End HIV' Concert

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices

On Thursday night Patti LaBelle, award-winning rapper and actor Common and Reverend Al Sharpton partnered with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)&n...

It Takes More Than Movie Magic to Pull Off 'Disney Night' on ABC's Dancing with the Stars

Jim Hill | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how long does it take to add some Disney magic to Dancing with the Stars ? Would you believe 9 months?

Grammy-Winner Lisa Fischer: A Gay Man Changed the Way I Look at Myself

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

During our telephone interview, the Grammy Award-winning performer showed significant introspection talking about her work with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Tina Turner. Her gears were nearly audible as we discussed 20 Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-nominated documentary showcasing Fischer and others who've made careers of singing backup for music industry giants.

Meet Your New 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment

Legendary singer Patti LaBelle is about to dance it out on live TV. The musician is one of many to join the latest celebrity cast for Season 20 of "Da...

Robert Risko: The World's Greatest Celebrity Illustrator Opens Up As Never Before

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

It seems like there are more people to draw now than ever. There's an endless stream of people who want to claim icon status today and that's more difficult now because there are so many forums to be considered famous in.

Ex-West Point Cadet Loses Suit Against Patti LaBelle's Staff

Associated Press | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices

HOUSTON (AP) -- A former West Point cadet has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle's entourage whom he accus...

Attorney: Patti LaBelle Had Bodyguard Beat Cadet

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 09.24.2014 | Black Voices

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the...

The Great Songwriter And Producer Bob Crewe Dies At 82

Charles Alexander | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

Crewe, one of the most successful songwriters and producers in pop-music history, died on Thursday at 82 after a long illness. It's a personal loss for me, because I got to know Crewe a bit when I helped produce and write liner notes for a box set of Four Seasons' hits in 2007.

'AHS: Freak Show' Adds Legendary Diva

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment

Producers have already called "American Horror Story: Freak Show" the series' "best season" yet, and now it's getting even better. Music legend Pat...

R&B Diva Dishes On Broadway Blues, Reality TV, New Music & Aretha Franklin

Karu F. Daniels, | Posted 06.26.2014 | Black Voices

Veteran entertainment journalist Karu F. Daniels sat down with the outspoken Grammy Award winning music legend, currently wrapping up her latest Broad...

Shocking News For Broadway Musical

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem is dancing into history: It will play...

Major Music Legends Added To July 4 Concert

AP | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald and others will join headliner Frankie Valli at "A Capitol Fourth" concert. Organi...

Major Music Legends Added To Broadway Show

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The lineup of pop stars keeps coming for new Tony Award-nominated "After Midnight." Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Elli...

Aretha Franklin Reveals The Truth Behind Alleged Fight With Patti Labelle

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices

--Aretha Franklin responds to rumors regarding her alleged fist fight with Patti Labelle. (USA Today) More Notable/Quotables: ...

Obama Celebrates "Women Of Soul"

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled th...

'Women Of Soul' Sound Off At The White House

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 03.07.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled th...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Labelle to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of "Lady Marmalade" with Tour

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.03.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

"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 gro...

Patti LaBelle Slams Today's Divas As 'Little Heifers'

Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

Veteran singer Patti LaBelle may be one of the most celebrated performers in the business, but she is not is a diva. At least not anymore. "That wo...

Good News For Patti LaBelle's Bodyguard

AP | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

HOUSTON (AP) — Singer Patti LaBelle's bodyguard has been acquitted misdemeanor assault in a confrontation with a drunken West Point cadet at a Houst...

Patti Labelle Testifies At Bodyguard's Assault Trial

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

HOUSTON -- HOUSTON (AP) — Singer Patti LaBelle has testified that a man approached her at a Houston airport, swearing and calling her names, before ...

WATCH: Patti LaBelle Was The Original Lady Gaga

OWN | Posted 11.07.2013 | OWN

In 1962, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles made their debut performance at the famed Apollo Theater. The girl group eventually evolved into Labelle, th...

What Finally Ended Patti LaBelle And Diana Ross' Feud

OWN | Posted 11.05.2013 | OWN

For decades, rumors swirled that Patti LaBelle was feuding with Diana Ross. It all began after singer Cindy Birdsong left Patti LaBelle and the Bluebe...

And The Black Girls Rock Honorees Are...

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 10.17.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Patti Labelle is a known diva and Queen Latifah does not consider herself one, but both will be among those honored as par...

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."