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Remembering Carmen McRae and Her (Nearly Forgotten) Masterpiece

Joseph Vella | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph Vella

Carmen's career spanned from the late 1930s to the early 1990s. She is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. She sang with big bands yet her greatest artistic showcase, in my opinion, was captured in a small group setting.

Ginsburg: 'In My Dreams, I Can Be A Great Diva'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

While recently discussing her passion for the opera, Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted she's not as great at singing as she is at law. But even a Suprem...

Martha Wash: A True Diva! (VIDEO)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Wayne Anderson

Martha Wash is everything a diva should be. During a time when sass often outweighs substance, it's surprising when a musician actually lives up to their billing, let alone one who stays both grounded and grateful.

Opera As Team Sport

Kim Witman | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Kim Witman

We are currently producing an opera with 12 soloists. As our director said, that's at least eight or nine more than any opera needs.

WATCH: 'Glee' Takes On Beyonce

Posted 02.03.2013 | TV

It truly is Beyonce Bowl. In a new sneak peek video from the upcoming episode of "Glee," New Directions takes on Bey's hit song "Diva" -- not to me...

Cher's Single Leaks, Angering Singer

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.22.2012 | Entertainment

A Michigan club got its hands on Cher's new single "Woman's World" and she isn't pleased about it. The singer took to Twitter this weekend to shar...

What You Need to Know about Naomi Wolf and Vagina

Jane Czyzselska | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Jane Czyzselska

Since Naomi Wolf released Vagina: A New Biography, we've seen an endless number of personal attacks masquerading as critique and a denigration of the author's work, mental health and intelligence -- critiques no man would dare to make, lest he be accused of misogyny.

Who's Really on Top? Rihanna, Nicki, Britney or Lady Gaga? (Slideshow)

Steve Harmon | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

2012-07-11-Screenshot20120711at8.33.36AM.pngWith so many pop divas strutting their feathers, wearing and saying outrageous things, it's time to strip away the noise and focus on the one thing that matters: the music.

Dream Girls and Dream Makers

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 06.16.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Since the beginning of time, mankind has longed to interpret dreams. Wars have been waged in fulfillment of dreams. This thing we call dreams has created opportunities, jobs, and careers for modern day man.

Silent Film's Most Sizzling Starlets

Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts

In the age of silent cinema, emotions were dramatized and expressed using the face and body as vehicles. Though today the acting style of earl...

A-Sides With Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Some Funk and Soul Food for Your Ears

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with Jones backstage before her sold-out show last month at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester, and spoke to her about her evolution and her anticipation of joining other "divas" on stage for a VH1 special.

A Maniac and His Muse

Jan Herman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

Susan Fleet's new killer thriller, Diva, is subtitled "a novel of psychological suspense." That's an understatement.

10 Signs She'll Be a High Maintenance Girlfriend

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

The Cosmo is a fruity martini enjoyed by women stuck in the 90s, Katy Perry aficionados, and those that thought Legally Blonde wasn't a movie, but a documentary about their college sorority lives.

OPERA: Rufus Wainwright's 'Prima Donna' On Display In Pieces

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Metropolitan Opera reportedly didn't want it. Critics in Britain were mixed about it. Still, Rufus Wainwright seems determined to bring his opera,...

DIVERSE ART: Summerscape Festival

bloomberg.com | Zinta Lundborg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Head up the Hudson Valley to Bard College for Odon von Horvath's "Judgment Day." First seen in 1937 and not much since, the play shows a town ripped ...

Dine Out With a Deal -- And Respect Yourself in the Morning

Divya Gugnani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Divya Gugnani

No need to feel ashamed if you're taking a deal to dine out. You're not a compulsive coupon clipper, so you don't have to act like one. Here is the Cl...

Christmas Trees And 'Guiding Light' Memories

Tina Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

Usually about Thanksgiving, soap opera actors and actresses start decorating their trees on the set of their house at the studio and usually there is something dramatic occurring 'round that tree.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

I have decided to coin a phrase: Palin-Bachmann Syndrome™, defined as the psychological imbalance produced by a toxic mix of right-wing identity politics and diva training.

The Anti-Diva List

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Shawn Amos

No Maybelline sponsorships. No sequins. No gowns. These anti-divas derive strength from the power of their musical prowess. They don't employ stylists -- just guitar techs.

Jeremy Piven: The Un-American Cop-Out

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Piven's abrupt departure from Speed the Plow was a low in the history of Broadway. Every actor who ever uttered the edict "the show must go on" rolled his eyes, or rolled over in his grave.

Toil and Trouble
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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

NOTE: After you click a link, click the title of the item to get the full text or video. This week finds our war hero, on Old Hallow's Eve, having fi...