VIA: New York Times There is a moment at the beginning of this latest revival of “Dreamgirls” when reality and fantasy mesh, when the actresses performing onstage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem are as excited and anxious about their chance at stardom as the fictional ’60s-era singers they portray. “You’re talking about it, but […]

VIA: People Charla Nash, the Stamford, Conn., woman mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee on Feb. 16, spoke out for the first time to show the world how she’s doing after that brutal attack. Saying she’s not in any pain, Nash told Oprah Winfrey for a show that aired Wednesday, “I don’t remember [The attack]. I […]

VIA: Singersroom.com The ex-wife of gospel recording star BeBe Winans is pleased with Oprah Winfrey’s decision to remove him from a several episode stint. Speaking with TMZ shortly after the decision was confirmed by Winfrey’s rep, Winans said the ban “further demonstrates the fact that Oprah continues to be a strong voice against domestic violence […]

VIA: Singersroom.com Donald Lawrence, Smokie Norful, Kierra Sheard, and Mary Mary are among those with leading nominations for the 25th Annual Stellar Awards. Lawrence, nominated for a multitude of awards, including Artist of the Year, is being recognized for his 2009 effort “The Law of Confession Part 1”. Up for eight nominations in total, “The […]

VIA: Houston Chronicle Houston rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys is finally unleashing his long-promised gospel-rap album. The video for the disc’s title track, Testimony of Redemption, was filmed in Houston and Los Angeles. It details Bill’s hard-knock life from Geto Boy to gunshot victim to gospel rapper. Check out the video below. The […]

VIA: AJC.com Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders endorsed Kasim Reed for mayor Wednesday, saying he was the best candidate to improve the city’s finances. Reed, a former state lawmaker, is in a Dec. 1 runoff with Councilwoman Mary Norwood. Borders, who finished third in last week’s general election for mayor, was courted by Norwood […]

VIA: AJC.com State officials said they have not received any leads to help find a man who set fire to the East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church. On Tuesday, the state released surveillance photos of the suspected arsonist. The state is offering up to $10,000 for information on the arson. “We consider anybody that […]

VIA: AJC.com The driver of the bus that crashed last month carrying Morehouse College band students apparently died of natural causes Tuesday after a wreck in southwest Atlanta. Ralph Marshall, 63, of Jonesboro died following a collision near Sylvan Road, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy performed Wednesday morning “shows no […]

VIA: AJC.com Atlanta West Pentecostal Church choir of Lithia Springs won the Verizon How Sweet the Sound gospel competition in Detroit Saturday and brought home not only the title, but $25,000 in cash for winning and $5,000 for being getting the most votes from the audience. A bit of icing on the cake is that […]