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Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

The new film Top Five is a hilarious comedy that was written, directed by and starring comedian Chris Roc.  It examines what goes on behind the scenes in show business, politics and of being black and famous, but all in […]

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 Soul Train History Book: Minnie Riperton

What makes a singer truly stand out is their distinctive voice, which distinguishes them from others. Over the years, when you heard Gladys, you knew

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Breakin’’

In the seventies, the art of breakdancing began to sweep the United States. It began as a form of street dancing that originated among African-American

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Classic Soul Album: ‘Marvin Gaye Live!’

Remember the days when one would attend a concert and expect the artist to sing every song and every note live, knowing the artist would

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Q&A: Ron Weisner

Ron Weisner is one of the most renown music managers in the entertainment industry. A veteran in the business for four decades, he has managed

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Erika Guillory White

Who is that girl on Soul Train who wears the chain from her nose? That talented and sexy lady is none other than Erika Guillory

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In Memoriam: Jimmy Ruffin

One of the most underrated and prolific soul singers ever, Jimmy Ruffin, passed away on November 17, 2014. He was 78 years old. Ruffin was born

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Soul Train History Book: The Fresh Prince Goes on Soul Train

One of the funniest episodes of the classic nineties television sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air revolved around a plot of how Uncle Phil proposed

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Abby’

Forty years ago, the horror movie The Exorcist had many moviegoers running and screaming out of movie theaters and making appointments to see psychiatrists. I’m

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Classic Soul Album Spotlight: Eddie Kendricks’ ‘Boogie Down’

Former Temptations member Eddie Kendricks struck out on his own in 1971 and recorded two albums with very good material.  Still, he just could



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