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23 Apr. 2015

BRANDY singing for Easter Seals, dancing on Broadway!

Easter Seals Bay Area (ESBA) hosts their yearly fundraising event with musical performance by Grammy-award winner and TV star, Brandy Norwood, who leaves San Francisco headed to Broadway for her star turn as “Roxie Hart” in the long-running hit, Chicago the Musical. The Easter Seals Spring Gala (April 25) is the local organization’s signature black-tie […]

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22 Apr. 2015

Russell Crowe, this time calling the shots

Russell Crowe is a hero to many and not just in blockbuster films. Recently in Los Angeles to discuss his starring role and directorial debut of the new film, THE WATER DIVINER, the bearded face leading man entered our interview suite carrying baseball-styled caps from the Australian rugby team he owns and helped win their […]

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21 Apr. 2015

HEAD OF PASSES, faith and then some

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney on his stirring HEAD OF PASSES Imagine the powerful prose of Lorraine Hansberry, the genteel tenacity of August Wilson and the intellectual prowess of James Baldwin all reincarnated in the body of a contemporary African American playwright, hailed creative genius before his 30th birthday.  I describe the composite of Tarell Alvin […]

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16 Apr. 2015

City Year: Help for urban youth through education

A myriad of decisions swirl around and within the minds of young teens, principally, education remains at the forefront for them and their parents.  Choices are complex and solutions are not always within reach when it comes to opportunities for urban youth.   Recently, we became aware of City Year, an education organization fueled by […]

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15 Apr. 2015

Gospel According to Jazz IV, soothing inspiration

It’s as if he was born for this project and by every indication, the popularity of Kirk Whalum’s Gospel According to Jazz (GATJ) series–a compilation of traditional gospel favorites and original pieces–forever inspires.  Whalum, acclaimed world renowned saxophonist and recording artist, continues the GATJ tradition with an assemblage of complementary artists. This time around, Whalum […]

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09 Apr. 2015

Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, THANK YOU

Our Salute to Dr. Gardner C. Taylor June 18, 1918 to April 5, 2015   This content  is a reprint from our 2011 conversation  Dr. Gardner C. Taylor – Known throughout the nation as America’s preeminent preacher of the gospel, at the magnificent age of 93, this significant giant in our world continues to provide insight […]

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18 Mar. 2015

Jill Scott’s latest release “You Don’t Know”

Grammy® award-winner Jill Scott premiered her video for “You Don’t Know,” a new song from the singer’s highly anticipated fifth studio album. The captivating performance video—with guest appearance from The Roots drummer and member Questlove—was an artistic collaboration between Scott and director Nzingha Stewart, who recently teamed up on the top-rated Lifetime Original movie With […]

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17 Mar. 2015

Oscar in Common’s space

History teaches that truly great personalities “are so” because they maintain the common touch. Common is a global celebrity ensconced in a grounded aura each time I’ve interviewed the 43-year-old Chicago native, now recipient of a Best Original Song Academy Award for SELMA: deemed America’s reminder of courage in the face of fierce opposition. Lonnie […]

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17 Mar. 2015

Tribute to EMPIRE, season one

The first season of EMPIRE, one of Talk2SV’s favorite TV shows ends Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  For those wondering what will they do without Lucious, Cookie, Andre, Jamal and Hakeem Lyon as we wait for season two, Talk2SV compiled a few video links that should hold you over for a while, enjoy! Preview: Die But Once/Who […]

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12 Mar. 2015

Having fun, kicking butt on the run

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s true. Liam Neeson is cool. So says Common (Selma), Neeson’s Oscar-winning costar who described the 6’ 4” lead actor in the new action film, RUN ALL NIGHT thusly, “I was so excited to know that I was going to be in a film with Liam Neeson.  I find all of […]

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