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Cindy Crawford On The First Time She Felt Judged For The Way She Looked

OWN | Posted 04.01.2014 | OWN

When supermodel and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford stepped foot into the first calculus class of her college career, she -- like her fellow students -- e...

The Grammy-Winning Album That Almost Never Happened

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

As the founder of Motown, Berry Gordy knows a hit when he hears one. The music legend has produced and released many Billboard chart-toppers and Gramm...

WATCH: How The Motown Empire Began With Just $800

OWN | Posted 07.02.2013 | OWN

By 1959, Berry Gordy had become known for his songwriting talent, helping churn out hit after hit for popular performer Jackie Wilson. But Gordy had h...

WATCH: A Rare Look Inside Motown's Private Meetings

OWN | Posted 06.18.2013 | OWN

As the legendary founder of Motown, Berry Gordy is the mastermind behind some of music's biggest names and hit records -- but he didn't do it all on h...

WATCH: Berry Gordy Describes Fateful Moment In Relationship With Diana Ross

OWN | Posted 06.15.2013 | OWN

Berry Gordy and Diana Ross appeared to be an unstoppable pairing during the Supremes' rise to fame through Gordy's legendary Motown record label. As R...

WATCH: The Secret Diahann Carroll Didn't Want Anyone Else To Know

OWN | Posted 06.15.2013 | OWN

Whether she was acting on the Broadway stage, appearing in film or starring in TV's "Dynasty," Diahann Carroll never seemed to shy away from the spotl...

WATCH: Berry Gordy On Signing Michael Jackson To Motown: 'I Couldn't Make Up My Mind'

OWN | Posted 06.13.2013 | OWN

As the legendary founder of Motown, Berry Gordy Jr. signed many now-iconic music stars to his 1960s record label -- Diana Ross and the Supremes, The T...

WATCH: Why Catholic-Raised Susan Sarandon Says Religion 'Didn't Make Sense'

OWN | Posted 06.08.2013 | OWN

Susan Sarandon, the oldest of nine children, was raised Catholic and attended Catholic grammar school as a child. Though she grew up with faith, Saran...

WATCH: Why Lenny Kravitz Was Afraid Of His Father

OWN | Posted 06.04.2013 | OWN

Long before he was a well-known rock star, Lenny Kravitz was just a boy growing up in New York with his two parents, Sy Kravitz and Roxie Roker. Thoug...

WATCH: Lenny Kravitz Is 'Best Friends' With Ex-Wife Lisa Bonet

OWN | Posted 06.01.2013 | OWN

Lenny Kravitz married "The Cosby Show" actress Lisa Bonet when the two eloped in Las Vegas in 1987, on Lisa's 20th birthday. In 1988, the young couple...

WATCH: Why Lenny Kravitz Didn't Like Being Called 'Black'

OWN | Posted 05.30.2013 | OWN

As a Grammy Award-winning musician, Lenny Kravitz seems to transcend genres to create an indescribably cool sound. Though his musical style may escape...

Alvin Ailey Comes to Town and You Shouldn't Miss It

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Danai P. Maraire

If you've never had the chance to experience this particular dance company, there is no time like the present to discover what I already know: There is nothing like it.

WATCH: Jane Fonda's 'Unforgivable' Mistake

OWN | Posted 04.02.2013 | OWN

Jane Fonda was always an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War. In 1972, the Academy Award-winning actress and activist traveled to North Vietnam and ...

WATCH: Why Stevie Nicks Married Her Best Friend's Husband

OWN | Posted 03.26.2013 | OWN

Many years ago, Stevie Nicks made a choice to never be married and never have children, saying that doing so would get in the way of her true calling....

The Power of Implementation

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

One of the frustrations of being a consultant is that one doesn't have control over the implementation of the plans you develop.

WATCH: What Cindy Crawford Vows Will NEVER Happen To Her

OWN | Posted 03.12.2013 | OWN

Before she became a supermodel, Cindy Crawford was a young girl growing up in the small town of DeKalb, Illinois. In this clip from the March 10 episo...

WATCH: Cindy Crawford's Surprising Comment About Models

OWN | Posted 03.06.2013 | OWN

The world knows Cindy Crawford as a supermodel who has graced the cover of countless magazines, but in an upcoming episode of “Oprah’s Master Clas...

Alicia Keys: 'I Was Running From Pimps And Prostitutes'

Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices

Alicia Keys' career is definitely on fire, following the release of her fifth studio opus aptly titled, “Girl On Fire.” In addition to being n...

Mastering Master Class

Judi Freedman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I hope Peter Spier's story inspires you to think differently about how you want to Master your own journey during your life after 50.

Anthonia Akitunde

14 Ways To Live Longer, Stronger And Happier | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty

"There are 40 million Americans 65 and older today; by 2050 that number is expected to double to 80 million. That's a lot of human potential that can be either wasted or realized."

Master Class

Howard Kissel | Posted 09.27.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Master Class is based, very roughly, on a series of master classes Maria Callas gave at Juilliard in the early '70s. McNally uses the device of Callas teaching young singers to delve into her understanding of her art.

To Preserve and Protect

George Heymont | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Many professional musicians who give of their time to conduct master classes for young opera singers have a vested interest in passing on the knowledge they have acquired in the course of their own performing careers.

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.