Soul Queen Gladys Knight To Perform at the Hollywood Bowl
Aug07

Soul Queen Gladys Knight To Perform at the Hollywood Bowl

On top of preparing for a much anticipated performance at the Hollywood Bowl on August 8th and 9th, Gladys Knight has a few other tricks up her sleeve. The 70 year old “Empress of Soul” is getting ready to release a new album this September, and Where My Heart Belongs is not only meant to inspire faith in her fans, but to reestablish her connection with her gospel roots.

Amber Riley Trades TV for Stage with “Hair”
Aug07

Amber Riley Trades TV for Stage with “Hair”

Amber Riley, the California-born singer and SAG Award-winning actress, won over audiences across the nation with her starring role as the bombastic, confident crooner diva Mercedes Jones in Glee. But as Jones grew up and flew the nest of the fictional McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio, Riley is doing the same, and tackling her first live theatre stage debut on August 1st in Adam Shankman’s “Hair.”

In the musical, a result of the anxiety-ridden years of the Vietnam War and the revolution of the 60s, Riley will play Dionne opposite Frozen’s Kristen Bell and fellow Glee co-star Jenna Ushkowitz. The Bohemian music and earthy performances bring together a riveting remembrance of the political unrest before and during the Civil Rights Movement. The show will debut at the Hollywood Bowl.

Eye on Gospel
Aug07

Eye on Gospel

Hammond and McClurkin Team Up For Festival of Praise Tour

Two of gospel’s biggest stars are getting together for one power-packed national tour. Beginning September 18 in Dallas, gospel fans will be able to see multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-winning recording artists Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin on the same stage performing a series of duets right along with some of their biggest hits. “The Festival of Praise Tour was designed as a platform to uplift, motivate and encourage people,” says tour co-creator Ray Hammond.

Carmelo Anthony Invests in Tech-Savvy Kitchen Startup
Aug06

Carmelo Anthony Invests in Tech-Savvy Kitchen Startup

Fresh out of signing a $125 million contract with the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony is investing that money wisely, as he recently announced his stake in a smart kitchen startup company based out of San Francisco. The Orange Chef Company, which offers different technologically advanced tools to improve nutrition, features Internet-connected kitchen appliances like the Prep Pad, a wireless scale that calculates a certain food’s nutrition content, and the iPad Cutting Board, which offers a cutting surface that is equipped to mount an iPad for tutorials and recipes.

Housing Still Too Expensive For Many Angelinos
Aug05

Housing Still Too Expensive For Many Angelinos

Rent is becoming too expensive for many Angelenos—and could possibly explain the noticeable decline in rent growth this year.

The typical price for an apartment in Los Angeles County hit $1,471 in the second quarter, according to real estate data firms Reis Inc. And it is even higher in Orange County with rent prices reaching $1,611.

Laphonza Butler Becomes Power Force In Role As Head of SEIU
Aug05

Laphonza Butler Becomes Power Force In Role As Head of SEIU

Very few doubted Laphonza Butler would be reelected to her second term as the President of the Service Employees International Union: United Long Term Care Workers (SEIU ULTCW) in 2013, and her track record into her new second term suggests SEIU members were right to do so.

First Ladies High Tea
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