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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 early to mid-seventies. She was one of several dancers who comprised the “Pasadena Crew,” a  […]

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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

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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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Q&A: Martha High

“Goddess of Soul” Martha High was the longest-running female vocalist in James Brown’s band—36 years to be exact—but she had a career in

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Classic Soul Album: ‘Teddy Pendergrass’

When Marvin Gaye cooled off for a while after his huge 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up,” a new soul prince took over the

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Q&A: Joe

Grammy-nominated singer Joe is back with his new album Bridges, which was released on June 23. The album features his sultry duet with Kelly Rowland,

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Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing:’ 25th Anniversary Block Party

The street block where the iconic film Do the Right Thing was filmed turned into a festive party atmosphere on Saturday, June 28th. The occasion was

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In Memory of Michael Jackson: The King of Pop’s Top Songs of All Time

Michael Jackson’s death left a huge void in millions of his fans around the world and in the music industry at large. Jackson left a

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Carole Creekmore

In the mid-seventies, there was a stylishly dressed and effervescent young lady on Soul Train by the name of Carole Creekmore. She and her dance



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