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Patti Labelle doesn't call herself a diva these days because "all these little heifers who can't sing are called divas," but the soul singer/pie maker/American Horror Story alum is back to reclaim the title in VH1’s latest installment of Divas.
Along with goddaughter Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Vanessa Williams and Pharrell protégé Teyana Taylor, Patti -- we go by divas’ first names here -- will bring the divadom during VH1's benefit concert for the Save the Music Foundation, a special holiday-themed edition called Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night. (The show premieres Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. Et.)
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When the concert series first launched in 1998, the lineup was the stuff of dreams. Mariah, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain and Aretha Franklin with special guest Carole King embodied every meaning of the word diva in lauded performance after performance. During its 11 iterations »
Time for people of a certain age to start feeling old. It’s been a quarter of a century since director Alan Parker introduced us to an unlikely soul combo whose legacy still lives on via a hit stage show and countless concerts. So while their onscreen fortunes turned out to be mixed, The Commitments place in popular culture is absolutely assured.
Opening with a bustling Dublin street market with second hand goods, fiddle players and horses, this marks itself out from the blockbusters of the time as a gritty take on Roddy Doyle‘s source novel. Fast-talking wannabe music mogul Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) has a simple idea: reasoning that the oppressed Irish are “the blacks of Europe”, he wants to assemble a world class soul outfit from local talent. But like the best band stories the road to success is paved with false starts, egos and copious amounts of drink and swears. »
- Steve Palace
The blind auditions continue with rivalry between judges and an unlimited amount of talent. The opening performance, Tamar Davis, used to be in the all-girl group, Girls Tyme, that eventually turned into Destiny’s Child. She sings, “Chain of Fools” and chooses to be a part of Christina Aguilera’s team. ‘The Voice’ Season 10 Episode 4 […]
- Caitlyn McAloon
Are we 100 percent certain that Christina Aguilera isn’t the newest and most dangerous protagonist in the X-Men universe?
When the reigning queen of NBC’s The Voice opens her mouth to sing, she possesses the brute power of Colossus, the heat of Pyro and the fantastical flourishes of Storm conjuring up a monsoon — without so much as the slightest wobble in pitch or pocket.
Yes, only the woman who brought us classics as disparate as “Fighter,” “Genie in a Bottle,” “Beautiful »
4 items from 2016
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