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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Sheila “The Diva” Lewis

One of the most popular regulars in Soul Train’s history was Sheila Lewis, who was bestowed the nickname “The Diva” due to all of the elaborate outfits she wore during her fourteen-year run as a dancer on the show. She […]

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Soul Train History Book: Soul Train Makes a Wish Come True

One of the most moving and heartfelt moments in Soul Train’s history had nothing to do with music or a recording artist, but with

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Classic Soul Cinema: The 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’

One of the most impactful films ever is the thought-provoking and powerful Do the Right Thing. Directed, written, produced by and starring acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee,

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Q&A: Kathy Sledge

Kathy Sledge has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in her over 40 year career in the entertainment industry. Hailing from a musical family in

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Classic Soul Album: Stephanie Mills ‘What’cha Gonna Do with My Lovin’ ’

One of the most unsung singers in music history is without a doubt the powerhouse vocalist Stephanie Mills. She can hold her own alongside any


Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

OWWWWW! Do you want to see a movie that will have you hollering “I Feel Good?” Do you want to see a movie that will

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Thyais Walsh

Thyais Walsh, that “pretty girl with the model looks and pretty smile,” was one of the most often seen faces on Soul Train in the

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Q&A: The Cast of ‘Get on Up’

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New York City’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel was the backdrop for the recent press conference for

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Soul Train History Book: The Ohio Players

Funk music was at its zenith in the seventies, and one group that epitomized funk was The Ohio Players. Hailing from Dayton, OH, the group—comprised at


Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Purple Rain’

Thirty years ago in the summer of 1984, when Walter Mondale, Ronald Reagan and Rev. Jesse Jackson battled it out in the presidential campaign; the

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