National NewsNational News RSS

    Steven Ivory: Joe Sample is Now Free As the Wind

    *I’ve long fantasized celebrated musicians having the ability, when they leave this dimension, to somehow miraculously will their musical chops to the living.   If that were somehow possible, the great keyboardist, composer, arranger and bandleader Joe Sample, who passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on September 12 at age 75, would still be […]

    Alvester Martin Climbs into the Music Industry (Pt. 1)

    *A wise person once said that no threshold holds a man’s final limits, but the one he has made for himself.  This is true in life, in sport and in career. In life, a baby is not born walking, or even sitting up, but no baby stays content long before he or she is pushing […]

    Carolina Panthers Use ‘Exempt List’ to Bench Greg Hardy

    *Hours after the Minnesota Vikings put Adrian Peterson on the NFL’s commissioner exempt list until his child abuse case is resolved, the Carolina Panthers made the same move with their defensive end Greg Hardy over his pending domestic violence case. The designation means Hardy can be around the team but can’t participate in practice. Hardy […]

    Iggy Azalea Sues Ex Jefe Wine to Stop Alleged Sex Tape, Old Tracks

    *Iggy Azalea is striking back against her ex-boyfriend/manager Jefe Wine who is planning to sell their sex tape to Vivid Entertainment boss Steven Hirsch for seven-figures and claims he has the legal authority to do so because she signed her rights away to him in a 2009 contract. Iggy signed the contract – giving him […]

    Why Barbra Streisand Passed on Directing Beyonce in ‘A Star Is Born’

    *Barbra Streisand says she was the first choice to direct a planned remake of “A Star is Born” with Beyonce in the title role, which Streisand herself played in the famous 1976 remake of the 1937 original starring Fredric March and Janet Gaynor. Streisand enjoyed success as the director of 1983′s “Yentl” and the 1996 romantic […]