They can sing a joyful noise. In pitch-perfect harmony. Never missing a beat. Yet they rarely take center stage. Why? Background singers, are the unsung heroes of music.
As someone who's had the pleasure of working on the show for more than a decade now, I know a very important part of that story came down on the big shoulders of GRAMMY telecast host LL Cool J.
Beyonce has been under attack for her performance at the President's Inaugural Ceremony. Questioned is whether or not she lip synced her version of "T...
The Oprah Winfrey Network is not only about Oprah, but she is the foundation. When a foundation does not do what it is designed to do -- provide support and structure -- the house can not stand.
All performance pics courtesy of the Aspen Museum of Art Who? 2012. I assume most of us go into a new year dreaming of our triumphs and not a...
Alas, 2012 has come and gone, and we can't help but get a little nostalgic. After all, it was a great year -- especially in the hotel industry. But what really rocked our world this past year were the numerous (and we mean numerous) celebrity scandals that went down behind closed hotel doors.
As Dionne Warwick approaches 72, she is still filled with vitality and looks ahead to new challenges. She holds to the advice her grandfather gave her when she was 6 years old: "If you can think it, you can do it."
Meron and Zadan's partnership initially took shape in New York City at the Public Theater, where, working for producer Joe Papp, they adopted the legendary producer's forward-looking ethos of color-blind casting and championing minority writers.
Not exactly fireworks but definitely a lot of sparkle. With the exception of some unanswered questions it generates during the film, I thought Sparkle was pretty good.
With Sparkle and "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," Whitney Houston may not have regained her voice, but she reclaimed her gospel youth, her class and an appearance of pained but persistent dignity.
It's no real surprise that The Expendables 2 opened with about 18 percent less this weekend ($28.75 million) than the first Expendables on this weekend in 2010 ($34 million).
So, how is "Sparkle?" So many years have passed since I saw the original, that the story seems fairly fresh-- well, as fresh as anything can be based on material that is thirtysomething years old.
What I found so incredibly fascinating, indeed appealing about Whitney was her ability to be America's girl-next-door while also being our around-the-way-homegirl.
This week we review music by Wilco, Whitney Houston, Sonny Sharrock, Count Basie, Gene Kelly, Joe Jackson and more.
We're best friends, beyond being married we enjoy being together. He inspires me as an artist, plus he's sexy on top of it! I think that the challenge is balancing life together.