Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

R.I.P. David Peaston

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R&B singer David Peaston passed yesterday of complications from diabetes. Peaston came to national recognition in the late ’80’s when he won The Apollo’s amateur night several weeks in a row singing “God Bless The Child.” The St. Louis native came from a musical family that included a mother who was a member of The Clara Ward singers and his sister Fontella Bass, who had a hit with “Rescue Me” in 1965. Peaston recorded three albums with the last one being 2006’s Song Book: Songs of Soul & Inspiration. He had six hit singles and won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist in 1990. In recent years he toured with various theatrical productions and became a double amputee because of his illness. Peaston did not become a huge star but his voice was unforgettable and another addition to the sturdy vocal aesthetic of the ’80’s and ’90’s that seemed to have lost its commercial relevance by the 2000’s.

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Esperanza Spalding-Black Gold Feat. Algebra Blessett

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This is Esperanza Spalding’s video for “Black Gold” from the forthcoming Radio Music Society.

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SomeOthaShip Announces Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib Single “Seeds” To Be Released On Clear 7″ Vinyl on Valentine’s Day

SomeOthaShip Connect is releasing 7″ vinyl copies of the Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow collboration “Seeds” on Valentine’s Day.The full-length Seeds album comes out March 27th and is produced entirely by Madlib.

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Black History Month Gala Honors Tre Armstrong


Choreographer, Actress, Dancer and Mentor, Tre Armstrong will receive the prestigious “Success, Engagement, Empowerment Award” at the 3rd Annual Black History Month Gala, Saturday, February 4, 2012, in Ottawa. This prestigious award is given to those who reach out and make a difference in communities around the world and at home. Ms. Armstrong epitomizes these values. The “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” Judge works tirelessly through the Tre Armstrong Give Back Foundation, teaching youth through dance and workshops the importance of feeling good about themselves, not letting the past hold them hostage, but allowing the future to set them free. Tre’s vision, spirit and strength are a guiding light to those around her, at home and abroad. Ms. Armstrong is deeply honored and humbled to receive this award. Other guests will include the 27th Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Michaelle Jean, Mr. Jean- Daniel Lafond and his Royal Highness, Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso of Lesotho. The always-busy Ms. Armstrong, will return to the nations capital to take part in Fashion Week. (Feb.17-19) Tre along with fellow celebrities will walk the runway for a special fashion show, Sunday, February 19th, 2012, in support of Fashion Week’s charitable partner, UNICEFF CANADA. The event, Organized and co Hosted by Kevin Carroll of allasseccwithkevin.com will take place in the Confederation Ball Room of Ottawa’s Westin Hotel.

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Rhonda Thomas-Just Us Featuring Avery Sunshine

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The two splendidly soulful voices of Rhonda Thomas and Avery Sunshine combined to do a rendition of “Just Us” that was originally made famous by The Weather Girls. This version is on Thomas’ Listen album.

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