By Reve' Gipson
Hampton Jazz Festival began in 1968 as a one-time celebration of Hampton University's 100th Birthday on the campus at Armstrong Field. No one imagined then, that the event would become an annual tradition. Helping to celebrate 50 years of the Festival this year for their 16th appearance was Frankie Beverly and Maze. Opening for Maze was Jazz Legend Ramsey Lewis (who performed at the very first Festival) and the
Singsational Patti LaBelle -
What a Nite!! What a Show!!
Did You Know That -
Rihanna's real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty? Her Mezzo- Soprano voice has a range of three octaves. Her Believe Foundation helps terminally ill
children. Her estimated worth is $75 million dollars.
Good sources have said that Beyoncé has hired six nannies for her new twins, Sir and Rumi.
They work in eight hour
shifts, and two other nannies for Blue Ivy (one for day, and one for night) at a cost of $100,000 a pop!!
Stevie Wonder quietly put a ring on it and married his longtime girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy in a Star-Studded Wedding at the Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles. Among those performing at the reception were Babyface (He sang "Whip Appeal") John Legend, Pharrell Williams and Usher. If that wasn't enough!! Stevie also took the stage to serenade his new wife. In December of 2014 Wonder welcomed his ninth child and second with Bracey, a Girl named Nia. This is the third marriage for Stevie.
Actor Forest Whitaker is joining the Empire TV show cast in Season 4.
My BFF Deanna Brown loves the theme song for the new Will & Grace TV show, which is "I Got The Feeling" from her Father James Brown's catalog.
Terry Crews has lived many roles: Actor, Game Show Host, Courtroom Sketch Artist, Old Spice Pitchman, Security Guard, People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, NFL Defensive End, and now, a High-End Furniture Designer for New York-Based Bernhardt Design.
Lori Harvey (Steve's Step-Daughter) and Dutch Soccer Star, Memphis DePay are definitely an item and a really cute couple.
Until next time -
"Every time God's Children have thrown away fear in pursuit of honesty - Trying to communicate, understood or not - Miracles have happened!"
- Duke Ellington