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Bombshell Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Yvonna Russell | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

Sophia Loren believes, "Sex appeal is 50 percent what you've got and 50 percent what people think you've got." Salli Richardson Whitfield, one of th...

Salli Richardson-Whitfield's Quest To Play Lena Horne On Broadway

Black Film | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

With five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald (Porgy & Bess) currently captivating audiences on Broadway in her portrayal of legendary singer Billie...

PHOTOS: 10 Black Hollywood Stars Who Conquered Broadway

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

After years of toiling on TV shows, films, and recording studios, many acclaimed actors and musicians venture off to the Great White Way to lend their...

PHOTOS: 15 Stars Who Started Their Careers At The Apollo

Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

The world famous Apollo Theater is an iconic landmark that has been credited with launching a plethora of black entertainers' careers through the year...

Harry Belafonte Waxes Historic at the First Time Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.03.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just when you thought the world had enough film festivals! But in addition to discovering new talent, the First Time Film Festival celebrates the old in a unique way.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

Facebook Serendipity, a Christmas Album and More, Much More

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

I recently Facebook-friended Josh Mills, who reciprocated right away -- because, I assumed, he remembered me fondly from many years ago when we were both music journalists.

PHOTOS: Easter Sunday Style

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

"Now they stroll up and down the aisles of the church, stars of splendor, beauty beyond measurement. Black ladies in hats," Maya Angelou writes in Cro...

The Night Lena Horne Rescued the Joffrey Ballet: A Birthday Tribute

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Lena Horne would've turned 94 on June 30, and it's been more than a year since the world lost this ground-breaking singer. But when I think of Ms. Horne, I remember her as the unflappable diva who rescued the Joffrey Ballet.

Worst. Oscars. Ever.

Ken Gruberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Gruberman

I've even worked on a few Academy Awards shows and I've watched the show every year since 1958, so I can say, with a certain degree of authority, that this was the worst show EVER.

Live-blogging the 2011 Oscar telecast

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Kathryn Bigelow, Rick Baker, Prince, Eminem, Scarlett Johansson, Lord of the Rings, Country Strong, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, Marilyn Monroe, Jeff Bridges, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, Steven Spielberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mandy Moore, David Fincher, Eli Wallach, Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Arthur, David Seidler, As Time Goes By, Florence and the Machine, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hope, Smile, In a Better World, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar, Black Swan, Tim Burton, Lena Horne, Tangled, Francis Ford Coppola, Banksy, Russell Brand, Clint Eastwood, Marshall Fine, Toy Story 3, Celine Dion, Robert Downey Jr., Warren Beatty, Marky Mark, Hilary Swank, Inside Job, Javier Bardem, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Auto-Tune, Cat Stevens, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Colin Firth, Biutiful, James Franco, Jack Nicholson, Charlie Sheen, Billy Crystal, Josh Brolin, Australia, A.r. Rahman, Kirk Douglas, Susanne Bier, President Obama, Trent Reznor, Dicky Eklund, Citizen Kane, Alec Baldwin, Marisa Tomei, Helen Mirren, Mila Kunis, Jean-Luc Godard, Guthrie Theater, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Incendies, Christian Bale, Elton John, Phil Collins, Harry Potter, Marshall Fine Commentary, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dancing With the Stars, Geoffrey Rush, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Charles Ferguson, Sandra Bullock, Twilight, Stella Artois, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hanks, Alice in Wonderland, Jude Law, Paddy Chayefsky, Inception, Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Aaron Sorkin, Randy Newman, Melissa Leo, Grapes of Wrath, Adrien Brody, Tom Hooper, Raging Bull, Pixar, Kevin Brownlow, Bruce Springsteen, Entertainment News
Marshall Fine

8:39PM EST Off to a good start with the hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, inserted into scenes from several of the Oscar nominees, on an Incept...

The 2011 Academy Awards: It Gets a C-Plus at Best

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

You know the writers are in trouble when they have to rely upon Hathaway's mother and Franco's grandmother to help out in the audience. All in all the show was mediocre, but not a disaster.

Lena Horne's NYC Apartment Artifacts To Be Sold

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An auction of 200 items that once filled the home of jazz singer and actress Lena Horne sold Wednesday for $316,000, more than double...

Dead Folks 2010: Everyone's Pushing Up Roses

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy New Year, darlings. All of you reading this piece have something in common: you survived 2010. Not everyone was so lucky, and a lot of people, as always, took the off-ramp from Life.

IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Iconic Arts Figures Who Passed in 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Whether cut short or lived to the fullest, the end of the calendar year provides a somber moment of reflection to honor the lives of artists who've pa...

What Smart People Wear

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Watching to see what chic people wear is fascinating. One mightn't think it has anything whatsoever to do with styles from the past, but of cou...

Abbey Lincoln and Herman Leonard: Truthtellers in Jazz

James Gavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Gavin

Within two days last week we lost two jazz greats, both of whom gave us much more than entertainment.

Lena Horne's Funeral Draws Thousands

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Lena Horne, whose signature song was "Stormy Weather," was remembered at her funeral on Friday as a shy girl from Brooklyn who fought...

Lena Horne Dead: Singer Dies At 92

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her plaintive, signature song "Stormy Weather" and for her triumph over ...

A Shining Star in Stormy Weather: Farewell to Lena Horne

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

To me, Lena Horne was one of the world's all-time class acts, a freedom fighter, an original, a radiant beauty, an enduring icon, a brave civil rights advocate and a great lady of standards.

Tour Time in Harlem!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

New restaurants like the discretely-posh, delicious 5 & Diamond abound in today's Uptown. But the Cotton Club of Lena Horne, the Savoy Ballroom, Lafayette Theatre, Small's Paradise are gone.

Protecting the House Where Lena Lived!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Never again in our history will citizens be forced to live segregated lives, not according to race at any rate. Yet once, not so long ago, this reality was a difficult to oppose matter of course.

Week In Photos: Graduation, More Scares & A Farewell

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers were on edge this week, with multiple bomb scares and false alarms, but the city didn't slow down. President Obama visited briefly, the Ro...

Lena Horne Was More Than Skin-Deep

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Monroe

Lena Horne discovered her light-skinned complexion opened doors for her. But once she got through she faced other racial problems, the biggest one being her light-skinned complexion.

It's Raining All The Time: A Tribute To The Incomparable Lena Horne

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Remember the artistry and beauty of the late Lena Horne (1917-2010) through the photography collections of The New York Public Library for the Perform...