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Fan Emily Leinster takes a moment to chat with Gloria Lynne
Jun.26.2011
The Black Star News
By Deardra Shuler The first annual tribute show celebrating the "Legends in Music" is in large part due to the dedication and efforts of founders Roz Nixon and partner Robb Sibarium.  The legendary Gloria Lynne kicked off the first annual “Celebrating Legends In Music” Awards Night.  However, it is the intention of the "Legends in Music"...
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Who's Momma's Baby, Who's Daddy's Child
Jun.20.2011
By Deardra Shuler Certain plays leave an impact, especially when it’s about children who find themselves wards of the foster care, adoption and children services system.  Caring couples, who take in foster children for more than the money, find fostering is just as much a gamble for the foster/adoptive parent as it is for the child being fostered or adopted...
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T-Vain as himself and as Michael Jackson
Jun.17.2011
The Black Star News
By Deardra Shuler   Sometimes it seems like the universe is rushing forward and timelines are collapsing.  It hardly seems two years have gone by since Michael Jackson left a world which oft-times crucified him. However, with Michael’s passing, the world can’t stop grieving.  Michael Jackson departed at 2:26 p.m., PST, on June 25 in his Holmby Hill,...
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Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento
Jun.15.2011
The Black Star News
By Deardra Shuler   Four-time Grammy Award winner, and international superstar, Milton Nascimento, is a brilliant songwriter, guitarist and singer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Well known within the Portuguese community, Milton is also world renowned.  On Friday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m., American audiences will get an opportunity to hear Nascimento’s spirited...
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Songstress Gloria Lynne
Jun.11.2011
The Black Star News
By Deardra Shuler Over the years, I have followed the legendary Gloria Lynne in her career. It has been her great strength of character and God given talent that has allowed her to consistently put on good shows and pack music houses. Gloria Lynne is an “icon” in the music business.  Throughout the years, I have covered her and even become her friend.  I have...
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May.30.2011
The Black Star News
            Life is like a circle, you end up where you started                                                                                                                                                                       If you end up where you started, ain’t no other side...
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Ensemble Cast of License to Dream
May.09.2011
The Black Star News
By Deardra Shuler   If you live in an area that does not offer much hope you often dream of being somewhere else.  Anywhere where the grass is greener and the beaches are cleaner.  “License to Dream” is a play featured at the Castillo Theatre, located at 543 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, which bring youngsters from East New York together with underpaid...
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The Legendary Johnny Mathis
May.06.2011
The Black Star News
By Deardra Shuler "Chances Are" your chances are awfully good if you are seeking tickets to the Johnny Mathis performance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West in the Bronx, on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00 p.m.  But don't wait too long as tickets are going fast. The very private legendary singer, Johnny...
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Deardra Shuler and Lonette McKee after her Oak Room Performance
Apr.15.2011
The Black Star News
By Deardra Shuler   Photo by Emily Leinster Tony nominated actress, composer, director and singer, Lonette McKee, is in New York appearing at the Oak Room in the Algonquin Hotel, located on West 44th Street in Manhattan.  Fighting a cold, McKee manages to keep the witty banter ongoing.  Her voice is as strong and lyrical as ever making her performance amusing...
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The Temptations' Review Featuring Dennis Edwards
Apr.03.2011
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By Deardra Shuler Excited fans will meet classic singers at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, on Saturday, April 9th at 8:00 p.m.  Dennis Edwards headlines with his Temptations’ Review and The Marvelettes; both groups reminding fans of the glory days of Motown. Audiences that remember Temptation songs like “Papa Was A Rolling Stone,” “Cloud Nine...