Aretha Franklin wore the same dress she wore to the Tony awards Sunday night to the Apollo Theater Awards Monday night. She accessorized with the same necklace, boa, and shoes, but changed her hair. This is awesome, because honestly, wearing the same thing two nights in a row is not some freakish thing — who hasn’t worn the same thing they wore on a Friday out again on Saturday because they were going out with different people and the outfit happened not to smell too badly of cigarette smoke and sweat? Divas can get away with almost anything.
The Network Journal will honor the Grammy Award winning Maya Azucena, at the annual “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards Dinner today. She’s been selected for her outstanding achievement in the corporate and underserved communities around the world. Maya Azucena has been a musical force to reckoned with – from her 2nd show when she opened for the incredible Gladys Knight, to her debut CD “Maya Who?!” in 2003, where she sold the CD at her shows, website www.MayaAzucena.com and record label Purpose Records. Recently, she signed with the world-renowned global brand management company, Blue Note. Here, Ms. Azucena reflects on auditioning, the arts and achievement. Continue reading
The iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem inducted Aretha Franklin and the late Michael Jackson into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame on its special 2010 Benefit Concert and Awards Ceremony.
The Apollo Theater, one of the nation’s greatest cultural treasures, has announced plans for its 2010 Benefit Concert and Awards Ceremony, to be held at the historic Theater on Monday, June 14, 2010. Continue reading
Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater is starting a walk of fame on 125th Street.
Plaques for Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Little Richard, and Ella Fitzgerald are being installed in the inaugural ceremony. Continue reading
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Historic Theater to Induct King of Pop Michael Jackson and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame and Honor Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony with the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Arts & Humanitarian Award. Hosted by Comedian and Actor Jamie Foxx. Continue reading
Not many people, taking a weekend break in that manic, maddening metropolis that makes up Manhattan, ever make it quite so far north as Spanish Harlem. Huddled in the northeast corner of the isle, abutting the Harlem River and en route to the infamous Bronx, that’s not to say it hasn’t featured prominently in collective consciousness.
“There is a rose in Spanish Harlem,” sang Ben E. King, The Mamas and the Papas and Aretha Franklin.
“Maria Maria . . . growing up in Spanish Harlem,” crooned Santana.
“Then we rode that Black Mariah, through the streets of Spanish Harlem,” penned Paul Simon.
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It’s overcast outside, I’m feeling that old school rush…
…check out Aretha’s easy, breezy (not Chris Brown) style.
That was Aretha’s year, when she scored some of her biggest hits with ‘Respect’, ‘Chain of Fools’ and ‘(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman’, which all get an airing in this funky black and…
…white Swedish TV broadcast recorded at a concert held that year in Stockholm. She’s on stonkingly good form. Not just a little bit, just a little bit…
From the Guardian.com on www.youtube.com on Open Culture