Archive for February, 2012

Monday 27 February, 2012

Whitney, we look to you…

The diehard Whitney fans out there are still hurting from their loss. Still, I think it’s the musicians that will miss her in a special way. We asked songwriter Kimberly Basnight to to share what Whitney meant to her and her music career. See her thoughts below and check out her song, Unconditionally (You Love Me) […]

Yvonne Orji
Friday 24 February, 2012

Make ‘em say LOL!: Yvonne Orji’s Tips for Newbie Comediennes

You don’t need to be dirty, you don’t need to embarrass yourself, you don’t need to be like anyone else. Here, Yvonne Orji, host of New York’s Limmerick House “Momma I Made It!” open mic, breaks down these and other secrets to a great comic performance. But you don’t have to be a comedienne to […]

Thursday 16 February, 2012

Whitney’s Lasting Impression

I now have two new favorite stories about Whitney Houston. My roommate’s friend, a professional dancer, was at an event with Whitney when she said (in sultry Whitney tone I imagine): “Baby, go get me a ginger ale.” He said: “You want Seagram’s or Shweppe’s?” She said: “Surprise me sugar.” Recently, Steve Harvey shard that […]

Tuesday 07 February, 2012

When did you fall in love with punk?: Noah Sow on Afropunk Chanson, Freedom and Living Your Truth

You can bet there will always be a million pigeonholes people can’t wait to stuff you inside. As a black woman in the punk music scene, Noah Sow of Noiseaux, flips the bird to each and every one. When asked how it feels to be black, German and doing punk music, Noah replied: “I’m educated […]