” Waissman adds, “For a number of years, I had been intrigued with the idea of recreating the glamorous and exotic world of Josephine Baker in a stage musical. She was a larger than life African-American expatriate who transcended her color, her gender and her times. Her exotic looks, fabulous gowns and feathered headdresses, her obsession with her royal lover and her life-risking exploits in the French underground during WWII provide the sex, romance and intrigue of this original new musical.” Cox is a Broadway veteran; she’s been cast as Aida and as Lucy in the 2013 revival of Jekyll & Hyde. (singersroom)
Brownstone singer dies. The singer with the group Brownstone, Charmayne Maxwell, has died. Charmayne died as a result of complications, following a recent fall. She was 46. Brownstone were a Grammy-nominated band, who were best known for their 1995 hit single, ‘If You Love Me’. Charmayne later released a solo single entitled ‘When I Look Into Your Eyes’ in 2000. She was a member of Brownstone between 1994 until 1998, later rejoining the group between 2007 and 2015) Charmayne was married to the Danish producer Soulshock.
Playlist for Sunday 5-3-2015
Al Wilson - Show & Tell
Anita Baker - Angel
Sam Rucker - Before I Let Go
Charlie Wilson - I Still Have You
Prince - This Could Be Us
Conscious Plat - Black Pharaohs
Calvin Richardson - We Gon' Love Tonite
Omar/Angie Stone - Be Thankful
Patti Labelle - If Only I Knew
Teddy Pendergrass - When Somebody..
1 Have You Seen Her 2 Running Around
3 Homely Girl
Blue Zone - Big Thing
Faith Evans - Good Life
Michael Cooper - Steppin'
Justin Timberlake - Worthy Of
Sunburst Band - Everyday
Dramatics - Key To The World
Dante - 7 Days A Week
Kashif - Help Yourself To My Love