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It's not the Mahalia Jackson film that Euzhan Palcy was all set to direct, with Fantasia Barrino starring - a project that I'd say is likely dead, after Jackson's family reportedly had second thoughts about Fantasia playing the part. This Mahalia Jackson project comes from screenwriter/director and college professor at Columbia College in Chicago, Vaun Monroe and Chicago filmmaker Ruth L Ratny, for Joyful Noise, LLC.Further details based on the information I received, in brief...It'll be based on Mahalia’s seminal biography, Just Mahalia, Baby, which is the source for most of the information publicly available about the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
King's 'I have a dream' speech has gone down in history. But this excellent documentary showed that on the day it was just an afterthought – and that even the great man referred to black people as 'negroes'
History is seldom remembered as it actually happened. Even – or maybe, especially – when you have lived through it. Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of one of the key moments in American civil rights and Martin Luther King and the March on Washington (BBC2) was a more-than-handy corrective for faulty memories. Over time, the march has become inextricably linked with Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech and his voice and delivery still send shivers through the listener. Yet it turned out that the most quoted part of the speech was something of an afterthought. King had been talking for some time when Mahalia Jackson whispered in his ear: "Tell them about your dream. »
- John Crace
With movie music nights having become de rigueur at concert halls and amphitheaters across the land — not to mention recently sprung festival showcases — it might be important to note the event that started it all. Fifty years ago next month, an extraordinary collection of film composers gathered to celebrate the great songs and scores of Hollywood history.
It was Sept. 25, 1963, at the Hollywood Bowl, and although it was a hot night in the middle of the week, an estimated 10,000 gathered to listen to the movies’ greatest hits as conducted by the men who originally wrote them.
Elmer Bernstein opened with “The Magnificent Seven.” Henry Mancini, who would become a Bowl regular in years to come, made only his second appearance there, conducting “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Peter Gunn.” Alfred Newman brought the house down with his rousing “How the West Was Won” overture.
- Jon Burlingame
Is that Kermit the Frog…or Miley Cyrus? Don't let the buttoned-up green shirt and buggy, round glasses fool you: It's Miley, y'all! The "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" singer tweeted a pic of her adorably eclectic ensemble (note the gold chains and leopard head-wrap) while she was working Wednesday. "Studio with @Pharrell & StacyBarthe," she wrote, admitting she "swaggajacked her sickkkk glasses." Liam Hemsworth's love also threw in #Mahalia and #praisethelawd hashtags, presumably in homage to late gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Does this mean Miley girl's new album is taking from inspiration from religion? Maybe? If so, go tell it on the mountain, »
The star showed off a sexy black dress and a flirty pastel frock while celebrating the Super Bowl — but which dress do you like best on the star? Vote!
Nina Dobrev, 24, attended a slew of Super Bowl events in New Orleans leading up to the big game — and she seized the opportunity to flaunt her stellar style sense! The brown-haired, brown-eyed beauty looked simply stunning in two totally different dresses — but they had one thing in common. Both feminine frocks definitely had us doing a double take!
The Canadian starlet attended the 2013 NFL Honors Awards at Mahalia Jackson Theater on Feb. 3 showcasing a Zuhair Murad frock from the Spring 2013 collection. Her pretty pastel dress had a fun and flirty vibe, thanks to the lace overlay on the bodice and a geometric, floral pattern of the full skirt. The Vampire Diaries star finished off her sweet red carpet look with a »
- HL Intern
Great minds think alike! Chrissy Teigen and Hilaria Thomas had people seeing double at the 2013 NFL Honors on Saturday, Feb. 2, when they showed up at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans, La., wearing the same turquoise dress. The frock in question was strapless, with origami-like folds along the neckline and across the hip. Both women kept the accessories to a minimum and wore their dark hair down around their shoulders. There were a few differences in their styling, however. Teigen, 27, a presenter at the [...] »
- Allie Takeda
NFL Honors 2013 Saturday on CBS salutes the best players and plays from the 2012 NFL season, including the Associated Press awards for Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, and the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Below is the press release from the NFL: Alec Baldwin returns as host of NFL Honors, an awards show saluting the best players and plays from the 2012 season, featuring luminaries from football and entertainment at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans. CBS airs the show on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9pm Et [...] »
- Ryan Berenz
7 items from 2013
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