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Solid Gold Soul

Feb. 25, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there!


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STUDY SAYS OBAMA IS ON COURSE

President Obama

President Obama

The New York Times says that President Obama is benefiting from remarkably high levels of optimism and confidence among Americans about his leadership, providing him with substantial political clout as he confronts the nation’s economic challenges and opposition from nearly all Republicans in Congress, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

A majority of people surveyed in both parties said Mr. Obama was striving to work in a bipartisan way, but most faulted Republicans for their response to the president, saying the party had objected to the $787 billion economic stimulus plan for political reasons.

The survey said most thought said Mr. Obama should pursue the priorities he campaigned on, the poll found, rather than seek middle ground with Republicans.

Tonight, President Obama will deliver his first address to Congress on against a backdrop of deep economic anxiety among the public, with worries spanning party, class and regional divides.

A majority of Americans, 55 percent, say they are just making ends meet, with more than 6 in 10 concerned that someone in their household might lose his job in the next year.

Americans are under no illusions that the country’s problems will be resolved quickly, but the poll suggested that they will be patient when it comes to the economy, with most saying it would be years before significant improvement.

A month into Mr. Obama’s term, with his first big accomplishments, setbacks and political battles behind him, more than three-quarters of the people polled said they were optimistic about the next four years with him as president. Similar percentages said that they thought he was bringing real change to the way things were done in Washington and that they had confidence in his ability to make the right decisions about the economy.

The aura of good will surrounding Mr. Obama at this stage of his presidency is similar to the one that benefited Ronald Reagan as he led the nation out of economic gloom.

With a job approval rating of 63 percent, Mr. Obama is in a strong position to sell his economic policies. Yet the poll also captured skepticism about how effective his plans will prove to be in addressing the deep recession, as well as a strain of populism that could test his ability to retain public support for efforts to prop up key sectors of the economy.

PRINCE PLAYS UP TO PENELOPE CRUZ

Prince

Prince

Shortly after 10 a.m. Monday in Los Angeles, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Penelope Cruz made her scheduled appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at LA’s Kodak Theater — after leaving an after party that ended just five hours earlier.

While she didn’t say which bash she attended, WENN reported Monday that Prince threw a midnight concert at Hollywood’s Avalon Ballroom that was dedicated to the Spanish actress.

“Fans and famous friends paid $100-a-head to join the ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker at his Sunday midnight party, which doubled as the launch for his new Web site LotusFlow3r.com,” WENN reported. Oscars attendees Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and nominee Taraji P. Henson were among the audience.

Prince reportedly performed a string of hits and covers from upcoming releases, including The Cars’ “Let’s Go” and “Crimson & Clover,” a chart-topper for Tommy James and the Shondells.

Announcing, “I’m the DJ tonight,” Prince also played covers of the Beatles’ “Come Together” and the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Woman” as well as The Time’s “Jungle Love” and “Play That Funky Music.” He ended the show with an encore of “I Feel For You” at almost 3.30 a.m.


NAACP CALLS FOR CARTOONIST’ FIRING

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In the continued fallout surrounding a New York Post cartoon that appeared to link President Obama with a chimpanzee, the NAACP has called for the firing of the cartoonist, while Rev. Al Sharpton is targeting the local media monopoly of the paper’s owner Rupert Murdoch.

Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of Sean Delonas, the Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it’s racist and encourages violence toward President Obama.

Speaking at the civil rights group’s annual meeting in New York, NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said that if Delonas is not fired, the group will call for protests of the paper and Fox television affiliates, which are owned by Post parent company News Corp.

“There is consensus that if the Post does not … get rid of the journalists who are responsible for this bit of hate speech seeing the light of day, that we will move this from a local, regional issue to a very national issue,” Jealous said. The group also called for the cartoonist’s editor to be fired.

On its Web site Thursday, the New York Post offered a qualified apology, saying it was “most certainly not our intent” to express racism, but also accusing some of jumping at a chance to attack a paper they already disliked. “To them, no apology is due,” the paper wrote. “Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon — even if the opportunists seek to make it something else.”

NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said that explanation rings hollow. “This is tastelessness taken to the extreme,” he said. “For the publication to suggest the only people who object to it are constant critics of the New York Post is beyond ridiculous. …This was an invitation to assassination of the president of the United States and anyone who was not offended by it doesn’t have any sensibilities.”

Rev. Sharpton, who has organized several protests in the wake of the cartoon, is currently circulating a petition aimed at punishing New York Post owner News Corp and its owner, Rupert Murdoch.

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Feb. 23, 1979: Frank E. Peterson Jr. named the first Black general in the Marine Corps.
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NFL Hall of Famer Ed “Too Tall” Jones is 59.

Former supermodel Veronica Webb is 44.

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Christ lives in me
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MADEA TOPS AT THE BOX OFFICE

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Solid Gold Soul

Feb. 24, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there!


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TYLER PERRY SCORES AGAIN!

Madea Goes to Jail

Madea Goes to Jail

Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail” dominated the weekend box office, opening with $41.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

It was the highest grossing film ever for both Perry and the film’s studio, Lionsgate, reports the Associated Press. Perry’s previous opening record was $30 million for 2005′s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”

Steve Rothenberg, president of distribution at Lionsgate said the debut of “Madea” was the studio’s best opening in its 14-year history. The studio’s previous top opening was the $33.6 million debut of 2006′s “Saw III.”

“You could argue that Madea is now the top female box office star in Hollywood,” said Rothenberg, whose studio has distributed all seven of Perry’s films, several of which were released straight to DVD. “The character is one of the great screen creations of the last decade.”

The following are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today.

1. “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail,” $41.1 million.
2. “Taken,” $11.4 million.
3. “Coraline,” $11 million.
4. “He’s Just Not That Into You,” $8.5 million.
5. “Slumdog Millionaire,” $8.1 million.
6. “Friday the 13th,” $7.8 million.
7. “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” $7 million.
8. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” $7 million.
9. “Fired Up,” $6 million.
10. “The International,” $4.5 million.

MJAC TO RELAUNCH CAREER IN LONDON

Michael

Michael

The Daily Mail is quoting a source who claims Michael Jackson is in serious talks with concert organizers for a comeback series of up to 30 live shows scheduled for later this year in London’s O2 arena.

The source, who requested anonymity, confirmed media reports that the 50-year-old “King of Pop” could be set to play his first major concerts since his 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges.

The O2 arena is reportedly competing with resort hotels in Las Vegas for the right to host the shows, which could net Jackson up to 150 million pounds, reports said.

“It will be the greatest comeback in the history of pop and there would be no problem selling out the O2 every night,” an unidentified source told the Daily Mail newspaper.

“No one is concerned about his reputation and people don’t feel it is a risk,” the source continued. “Organizers are confident people will come from all over the world to see him. There have been rumors about his health but that is not an issue.”

HEART SINGS IS INSPRIED WORK

RAMBO STARS IN A ONE-MAN BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION

Emmy Award Winner, T. Mychael Rambo is set to headline a Black History Month Event at Unity East Church in Woodbury, MN, Saturday, February 28th at 7pm. Rambo, a Twin City’s favorite and nationally known artist says the one man show is a total tribute to the African American experience. The event is entitled My Heart Sings So that My Spirit May Fly; Music, Poems, and Songs of African Americans.

Unity East, Woodbury, MN

Unity East, Woodbury, MN

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at www.unityeast.org other wise $20 at the door. The program will be emceed by Media Personality Freddie Bell.

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell


Unity East, led by Senior Minister Geoffrey Davis, says the event is a perfect way to close out Black History Month as it focuses on the Christ in every person. Unity East, a non-denominational church is located at 1890 Wooddale Drive, Suite 500 in Woodbury, MN. Call 651-731-5330 or visit our website www.unityeast.org for additional information. T. Mychael Rambo has performed principle roles with the Guthrie Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Minnesota Opera, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Hey City Theatre and Illusion Theatre. T. Mychael holds a number of feature credits under his belt and appears regularly in local and national television commercials, He has made his mark nationally and aboard; having performed at Carnegie Hall, with regional theatre companies, as a member of several national tours and throughout Europe, Africa, and South America.

T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo


Mr. Rambo is an affiliate professor for the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, as an arts educator and theatre professional T. Mychael has received numerous awards. Most recently he was awarded a 2008 Regional Emmy Award for narrating a project on Minnesota produced by the University of Minnesota Bell Museum and Twin Cities Public Television.

Volunteerism is one of his greatest passions whether it is locally throughout the twin cities, rural areas of south, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa or Tanzania he understands that one person, one small act can make a difference. He firmly believes that we are all powerful agents of change and that our voices, our bodies, our creativity…our life experiences empower each of us to be and create the change we want to see in the world.


NICOLE RICHIE ADDING TO FAMILY

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie and her boyfriend Joel Madden are expecting baby No. 2, according to an announcement on the Web site of Madden’s band Good Charlotte.

“What’s better than winning an Oscar? I am so happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to be a big sister!” Madden wrote in the posting. “God has truly blessed my family. Hope you’re all feeling as good as I am right now.”

The couple welcomed daughter Harlow on January 11, 2008. Richie, 27, and Madden, 29, have been together since December 2006.

FROM THE SLUMS TO THE TOP

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Slumdog Millionaire,” a rags-to-riches tale both on screen and off, was named best picture at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

The indie movie that fought an uphill battle to worldwide recognition took home eight awards, including best director honors for filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Sean Penn earned his second Oscar as best actor at the 81st Annual Academy Awards for his performance as gay activist Harvey Milk in the biopic “Milk.”

Kate Winslet, on her sixth nomination, finally copped an Oscar, winning the trophy for best actress.

“Slumdog Millionaire,” a rags-to-riches tale both on screen and off, earned Danny Boyle the best director prize.

Adding an emotional coda to a career that was cut down in its prime, the Academy saluted the late Heath Ledger as best supporting actor.

His posthumous award for “The Dark Knight” was accepted by his father, mother and sister.

Ledger, who died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 22, 2008, became only the second performer to win an Oscar posthumously, following in the steps of Peter Finch, who was posthumously named best actor more than 30 years ago for his performance in 1976′s “Network.”

Penelope Cruz took home the first Oscar of the evening as the 81st Annual Academy Awards got under way Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.

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Feb. 19, 1942: The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during World War II.
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Singer Smokey Robinson is 69.

Singer Bobby Rogers of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles is 69.

Singer Seal is 46.

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“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.” — Rabindranath Tagore


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WEAVE IS A LIFE SAVER

This is Freddie Bell. What you’re about to see is a true Weave Alert. A woman is in Kansas City is alive today because a weave stopped a bullet. Watch the following video. Freddie Bell

WEEKEND MUSIC TRIVIA TIME

CAN YOU NAME THE ARTIST THE TITLE FROM THE FOLLOWING THREE LYRIC SNIPPETS?


1.”….watching ladies go by.”

2.”….give yourself whatcha need.”

3.”….hangers and polls.”

EMMY WINNER RAMBO TO APPEAR

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Solid Gold Soul

Feb. 20, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there!


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CHIMP CARTOON DRAWS SHARPTON’S IRE

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Rev. Al Sharpton is on the warpath after taking offense to a cartoon in Wednesday’s New York Post that links President Barack Obama to the 200-pound chimp that was killed for attacking its owner’s friend.
The cartoon by Sean Delonas shows a dead chimp and two police officers, one with a smoking gun. The caption reads, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”
The cartoon refers to Travis the chimp, who was shot to death by police in Stamford, Conn., on Monday after it mauled a friend of its owner. It links the chimp to Obama, who signed his administration’s economic stimulus plan on Tuesday.

NY Post Editor-in-Chief Col Allan added:

“The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist.”

But Rafael Olmeda, president of Unity: Journalists of Color, told Journal-isms:

“It’s as politically insensitive and tone-deaf as anything I’ve ever seen. Any legitimate political point being made is erased by the racist imagery, whether intended or not.”

Rev. Sharpton, members of his National Action Network and other leaders will picket in front of the New York Post headquarters (1211 6th Ave between 47th and 48th Sts.) today at 12 noon.

TIGER WOODS ON THE PROWL

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is reportedly close to ending his long injury layoff and could decide within days where he will make his PGA Tour return, his caddie Steve Williams said Wednesday.

“It’s going to be anytime, shortly,” Williams told Television New Zealand, adding that Woods will come back to the tour mentally stronger than before. “He’s probably 95 percent of the way there. He was waiting for the birth of his second child which just came last week so he’s ready to go. He just needs a little bit more walking. He hasn’t been able to walk too well.

“Anytime in the next few weeks he’s going to tee it up. He definitely wants to play a couple of tournaments before Augusta so any day now he’s going to make a decision when he’s going to play.”

Woods has not played since reconstructive surgery on his left knee a week after winning the U.S. Open in June. There was talk over the past week that Woods would make his return at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson, Arizona starting Feb. 25. His wife, Elin, gave birth to their second child — a boy named Charlie Axel — earlier in the month.

Williams said Woods had remodeled his swing to accommodate his injured knee and had been refreshed mentally by his long break. “He’s just got a couple of little issues but when he tees it up that will be a sign to say ‘I’m ready to go’ because he won’t play unless he’s 100 percent. It’s getting closer,” Williams said.

BEYONCE NOT A FUN DRUNK

Beyonce

Beyonce

Pop superstar Beyonce admits she’s a lightweight when it comes to alcohol, but instead of instantly becoming the life of the party, the hard stuff makes her shut down and turn attention inward.

“I don’t drink often. But when I’m drunk, I’m very quiet and I observe and I go to sleep. I don’t think I’m much fun,” she tells the China Daily.

As for drugs, Beyonce has no intention of ever getting high, because she’s far from impressed by the behavior of drug users and abusers she has met.

She adds, “I always said I would never do it (drugs). I’ve never seen a person who was high and thought, ‘Wow, I want to do that!’ I’m like, ‘That’s cool for them, but no thank you. I’ll just have my wine.’”

RAMBO STARS IN A ONE-MAN BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION

Emmy Award Winner, T. Mychael Rambo is set to headline a Black History Month Event at Unity East Church in Woodbury, MN, Saturday, February 28th at 7pm. Rambo, a Twin City’s favorite and nationally known artist says the one man show is a total tribute to the African American experience. The event is entitled My Heart Sings So that My Spirit May Fly; Music, Poems, and Songs of African Americans.

Unity East, Woodbury, MN

Unity East, Woodbury, MN

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at www.unityeast.org other wise $20 at the door. The program will be emceed by Media Personality Freddie Bell. Unity East, led by Senior Minister Geoffrey Davis, says the event is a perfect way to close out Black History Month as it focuses on the Christ in every person. Unity East, a non-denominational church is located at 1890 Wooddale Drive, Suite 500 in Woodbury, MN. Call 651-731-5330 or visit our website www.unityeast.org for additional information. T. Mychael Rambo has performed principle roles with the Guthrie Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Minnesota Opera, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Hey City Theatre and Illusion Theatre. T. Mychael holds a number of feature credits under his belt and appears regularly in local and national television commercials, He has made his mark nationally and aboard; having performed at Carnegie Hall, with regional theatre companies, as a member of several national tours and throughout Europe, Africa, and South America.

T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo

Mr. Rambo is an affiliate professor for the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, as an arts educator and theatre professional T. Mychael has received numerous awards. Most recently he was awarded a 2008 Regional Emmy Award for narrating a project on Minnesota produced by the University of Minnesota Bell Museum and Twin Cities Public Television.

Volunteerism is one of his greatest passions whether it is locally throughout the twin cities, rural areas of south, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa or Tanzania he understands that one person, one small act can make a difference. He firmly believes that we are all powerful agents of change and that our voices, our bodies, our creativity…our life experiences empower each of us to be and create the change we want to see in the world.

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Feb. 19, 1942: The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during World War II.
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Singer Smokey Robinson is 69.

Singer Bobby Rogers of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles is 69.

Singer Seal is 46.

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HALLE BERRY NOW A THIEF

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Solid Gold Soul

Feb. 19, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there!


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ANN NESBY HEADLINES A MINNEAPOLIS MUSICAL

Ann Nesby

Ann Nesby

Community Fitness Today, Inc. is observing The Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS,
A National Program of the Balm In Gilead, Inc.
Featuring: Ann Nesby and the 20th Year Anniversary Choir, James “Big Jim Wright , Paris “Princess P” Bennett, James Grear & Company and Adrian Davis and the Shiloh Temple International Ministries,
“If I Can Help Somebody” Musical. It’s Sunnday, March 1st at 4:00 P.M. at Shiloh Temple International Ministries, 1201 West Broadway in Minneapolis. The event is a Community Fitness Today Inc., Shiloh Temple International Ministries, and Macedonia Baptist Church collaborative. For information call Community Fitness Today, Inc., 612-824-8610; Email: communityfitness@hotmail.com
Website: www.communityfitnesstoday.org

Ask about vendor tables and how to place an ad in our 20th year anniversary booklet !

RAMBO STARS IN A ONE-MAN BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION

Emmy Award Winner, T. Mychael Rambo is set to headline a Black History Month Event at Unity East Church in Woodbury, MN, Saturday, February 28th at 7pm. Rambo, a Twin City’s favorite and nationally known artist says the one man show is a total tribute to the African American experience. The event is entitled My Heart Sings So that My Spirit May Fly; Music, Poems, and Songs of African Americans.

Unity East, Woodbury, MN

Unity East, Woodbury, MN

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at http://www.unityeast.org other wise $20 at the door. The program will be emceed by Media Personality Freddie Bell. Unity East, led by Senior Minister Geoffrey Davis, says the event is a perfect way to close out Black History Month as it focuses on the Christ in every person. Unity East, a non-denominational church is located at 1890 Wooddale Drive, Suite 500 in Woodbury, MN. Call 651-731-5330 or visit our website www.unityeast.org for additional information. T. Mychael Rambo has performed principle roles with the Guthrie Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Minnesota Opera, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Hey City Theatre and Illusion Theatre. T. Mychael holds a number of feature credits under his belt and appears regularly in local and national television commercials, He has made his mark nationally and aboard; having performed at Carnegie Hall, with regional theatre companies, as a member of several national tours and throughout Europe, Africa, and South America.

T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo

Mr. Rambo is an affiliate professor for the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, as an arts educator and theatre professional T. Mychael has received numerous awards. Most recently he was awarded a 2008 Regional Emmy Award for narrating a project on Minnesota produced by the University of Minnesota Bell Museum and Twin Cities Public Television.

Volunteerism is one of his greatest passions whether it is locally throughout the twin cities, rural areas of south, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa or Tanzania he understands that one person, one small act can make a difference. He firmly believes that we are all powerful agents of change and that our voices, our bodies, our creativity…our life experiences empower each of us to be and create the change we want to see in the world.

GET A PIECE OF MIKE

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

In April, Michael Jackson is scheduled to auction off more than 2,000 personal belongings from his debt-ridden Neverland Ranch estate at the Julien’s Auctions sale in Beverly Hills.

Investors at the Sycamore Valley Ranch Co., a joint venture between Jackson and an affiliate of Colony Capital LLC, agreed to take over the singer’s $24.5 million debt on the property after he couldn’t keep up the $3 million-per-year operating costs and was forced to sell.

Items on the auction block include a glittering white glove covered in Swarovski crystals that Jackson wore for a stage performance of Billie Jean – estimated to sell for as much as $15,000; and the gates to the 120-acre ranch, which are expected to go for at least $20,000. Jackson’s 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph limo, decorated in 24-karat gold, is expected to fetch another $140,000.

Julien’s Auctions president Darren Julien tells the New York Post, “Michael Jackson was a collector of everything. We’ve never seen a collection that is as extensive and eccentric as his.”

Jackson plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the auction to MusiCares, a charity which aims to help musicians in need.

A preview of the auction items will be held from March 24 to 29 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York’s Times Square. The sale itself will take place from April 22 to 25 and will be broadcast on television.

HALLE BERRY TURNED THIEF

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Berry has signed on to star in “Who Is Doris Payne,” a film based on the true story of an international jewel thief whose career spanned five decades.

According to Variety, the project is being written by Eunetta Boone and developed by J2 partners Justin Berfield and Jason Felts.

The real Doris Payne, now 75, made her mark by stealing diamond jewelry from stores such as Neiman Marcus and Town and Country. “Her success was based purely on her good looks, incredible charm, and gorgeous clothes,” reports MTV’s Movies Blog. “She would simply ask to see trays upon trays of rings, earrings, or watches and try on so many that clerks would forget how many they had given her.

“She made thousand pawning the jewelry and even expanded her trade overseas to Switzerland and Monte Carlo, living the high life in between while raising her two children.”

After police finally caught up with Payne, she served no more than 5 years in jail, though she is currently back behind bars for stealing a ring from Neiman Marcus

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Feb. 18, 1896: H. Grenon patents razor stropping device
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Feb. 18, 2009

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Freddie Bell

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Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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UNITY EAST, WOODBURY SITE FOR RAMBO’S HEART

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Unity East, Woodbury, MN

Emmy Award Winner, T. Mychael Rambo is set to headline a Black History Month Event at Unity East Church in Woodbury, MN, Saturday, February 28th at 7pm. Rambo, a Twin City’s favorite and nationally known artist says the one man show is a total tribute to the African American experience. The event is entitled My Heart Sings So that My Spirit May Fly; Music, Poems, and Songs of African Americans.

T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo


The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at www.unityeast.org other wise $20 at the door. The program will be emceed by Media Personality Freddie Bell.
Unity East, led by Senior Minister Geoffrey Davis, says the event is a perfect way to close out Black History Month as it focuses on the Christ in every person. Unity East, a non-denominational church is located at 1890 Wooddale Drive, Suite 500 in Woodbury, MN. Call 651-731-5330 or visit our website www.unityeast.org for additional information. T. Mychael Rambo has performed principle roles with the Guthrie Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Minnesota Opera, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Hey City Theatre and Illusion Theatre. T. Mychael holds a number of feature credits under his belt and appears regularly in local and national television commercials, He has made his mark nationally and aboard; having performed at Carnegie Hall, with regional theatre companies, as a member of several national tours and throughout Europe, Africa, and South America.

Mr. Rambo is an affiliate professor for the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, as an arts educator and theatre professional T. Mychael has received numerous awards. Most recently he was awarded a 2008 Regional Emmy Award for narrating a project on Minnesota produced by the University of Minnesota Bell Museum and Twin Cities Public Television.

Volunteerism is one of his greatest passions whether it is locally throughout the twin cities, rural areas of south, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa or Tanzania he understands that one person, one small act can make a difference. He firmly believes that we are all powerful agents of change and that our voices, our bodies, our creativity…our life experiences empower each of us to be and create the change we want to see in the world.

WILLIE JOLLEY TURNING SETBACKS INTO COMEBACKS IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES

Willie Jolley, Turning Setbacks Into Comebacks!

Willie Jolley, Turning Setbacks Into Comebacks!

In a time where everybody is concerned about the economy, Willie’s message of ‘How To Turn Setbacks Into Comebacks’ is the absolute perfect message for these dire times. Not only do we think this is the perfect message, but PBS agrees and has created a new national television special featuring Willie, entitled “Turning Setback Into Comebacks”, scheduled for March release.

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OBAMAS CHOOSE TABLE 52

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The First Couple

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were back in Chicago over the weekend and spent Valentine’s Day at Table Fifty-Two, one of their favorite restaurants in the Windy City.

“I was honored and humbled that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama chose Table Fifty-Two as their Valentine’s dinner retreat,” said chef and co-owner Art Smith, according to People.com.

“I have cooked for many former presidents and Hollywood A-listers, and this was a milestone in my career – to serve my first acting President of the United States of America.”

Smith has cooked for the Obamas “many times” in the past, but “having him on his first return to Chicago was awe-inspiring,” the chef says.

When they entered the restaurant on Saturday night, the Obamas were applauded by the other guests – prompting Smith to blurt out, “Dinner and a show!”

As for the meal, “crispy catfish and our famous pistachio chicken were the fare of the evening, and I believe I saw a piece of our gooey crunchy pecan pie fly by,” said Smith.

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Feb. 17, 1973: The Navy frigate USS Jesse L. Brown was commissioned. The ship was named for Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the first African American naval aviator killed in combat over Korea.
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Feb. 17, 2009

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Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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CHRIS BROWN UNDER MICROSCOPE

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Chris Brown, who was arrested a week ago in connection with the alleged beating of his girlfriend, Rihanna, released a statement Sunday expressing remorse over his actions, according to reports.

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person,” the singer said in a statement issued through publicist Michael Sitrick.

“Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and-or reported in the media is wrong,” Brown added. But he said he couldn’t discuss that in detail until his case is resolved.

Brown surrendered to Los Angeles police on Feb. 8 and was released on $50,000 bail after being booked for investigation of making a criminal threat, a felony. He has not been charged by the district attorney’s office, which is still investigating the case.

RadarOnline reported over the weekend that Brown held a “secret meeting” in Los Angeles Thursday night with his family and close friends to discuss the controversy surrounding his recent arrest.

A source exclusively tells the Web site that Brown’s mother was among the people in attendance, and that he attempted to calm everyone down. The source says Brown told his family and friends that he and Rihanna have “officially broken up.”

RadarOnline.com was also told exclusively that Brown does not think she will press charges against him. He also reportedly believes that he will pay fines instead of spending time in jail.

The source says Brown’s final words to everyone were: “Protect me. I’m your homeboy.” Click here for the story.

Meanwhile, a source close to Brown tells Usmagazine.com that the singer has not been updating his Facebook status with messages about Rihanna.

The New York Post reported last week that Brown changed his status to say “You’ll begin to see her true colors. Believe it!” But the source tells Us: “Due to the dubious nature of the Facebook page, I don’t know how anybody would believe this. Of course Chris did not comment himself and this is not his Facebook page.

“A little research shows that there are tons of Chris imposters on Facebook and none of them are Chris, including this one,” continues the source.

RIHANNA’S DAD SAYS MOVE ON

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One day after Chris Brown’s dad spoke out about his son’s remorse following the infamous domestic dispute with Rihanna, the father of the alleged victim spoke to the same outlet, saying if he were in his daughter’s shoes, he’d end the relationship.

Ronald Fenty, a salesman and freelance clothing designer, said Rihanna is at home in Barbados spending time with her girlfriends while she heals, reports People.com. While Fenty said he wouldn’t tell his daughter what to do, he did say, “If it were me, I’d move on.”

The last time Fenty had seen Rihanna and Brown together was in July. “They seemed pretty happy,” he recalls. “I don’t know what went wrong.”

Brown, 19, allegedly attacked Rihanna in Los Angeles last Sunday. He was arrested and may face charges from the district attorney. Fenty said he was shocked upon hearing news of the assault. “I didn’t believe it,” he told People from his home in Barbados.

“I know my daughter,” said Fenty, 55. As for Brown, he said, “You think you know somebody, but you really don’t.”

Describing Rihanna’s current condition after seeing her in Barbados on Thursday, Fenty said, “There is some bruising. She will be all right. I think so.” He adds, “At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world.”

WHITEHOUSE TO HONOR STEVIE WONDER

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder, whose music and presence were a major part of Barack Obama’s presidential run, will be recognized for his contributions to both the campaign and the music world with a concert in his honor.

The White House says the president and first lady will present Wonder a Library of Congress award on Feb. 25. The concert will be broadcast the next day on PBS as part of its “Performance at the White House” series.

The award-winning Motown legend performed at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on the night Obama accepted his party’s nomination. He also sang at a concert during the week of Obama’s inauguration.

His song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” and “Higher Ground” were used as theme songs during Obama’s campaign stops.

NBA MVP TROPHY NAMED FOR RUSSELL

Bill Russell

Bill Russell

Beginning this year, the National Basketball Association finals MVP will receive an award named after the legendary Bill Russell, commissioner David Stern announced Saturday.

“This is one of my proudest moments in basketball, because I determined early in my career, the only important statistic in basketball is the final score,” Russell said, regarding the distinction.

Russell’s wife, Marilyn, recently died of cancer, and he was visibly moved as he accepted the honor, reports the Associated Press.

“This is a bittersweet award,” Russell said. “I just lost my special person. But I wanted to thank my teammates because we played a team game quite well. I accept this for my team, and my team included our coach, Red Auerbach, and all my teammates over the years. This is quite flattering.”

The award, presented at the end of the finals, is voted by writers and broadcasters covering the series.

“What I’m going to do next week is visit my father’s grave, because he was my hero,” Russell said. “And I’m going to share that with him.”

The NBA first named a finals MVP in 1969, after the series between Russell’s Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics won the title but Los Angeles’ Jerry West won the MVP trophy — the first and only time the award has gone to a member of the losing team.

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Feb. 16, 1970: Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the second round of their New York fight and became the world heavyweight boxing champion.
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Feb. 11, 2009

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Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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911 CALLS COULD DETERMINE CHRIS BROWN’S FATE

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

The Los Angeles Times says the 911 call alerting police to the alleged assault involving Chris Brown and Rihanna may be an important key in the investigation.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the unidentified person who phoned was unaware of the couple’s celebrity when he or she reported the violent altercation, which took place around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the ritzy Hancock Park section of Los Angeles.

At press time, detectives were still investigating the case and had not turned it over to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file charges against Brown.

The 19-year-old was arrested Sunday on suspicion of making criminal threats and was released on $50,000 bail. Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was taken to the hospital with “visible injuries,” according to authorities. The artists were nominated for Grammy Awards Sunday and were scheduled to perform, but both pulled out of the ceremony at the last minute.

From the moment the story broke, rumors have been ferocious regarding what led to the altercation. Some blog sites are reporting that Brown became violent because Rihanna had given him a sexually transmitted disease. Others claim Brown was upset because Rihanna reportedly left Saturday night’s Clive Davis pre-Grammy bash for a while to talk to another man.

The severity of Rihanna’s injuries has also been the subject of unconfirmed Internet reports, including rumors that she suffered a broken jaw in the alleged scuffle.

Brown’s arraignment is currently slated for March 5. On his Web site, fans are taking a wait-and-see attitude before making their judgment. On Rihanna’s site, though, some have already made up their minds.

“Send the right message to your fans to leave any boy who would hit you,” one poster tells Rihanna. “He does not deserve you. I will never buy another of his CDs regardless.”

ALI’S 30TH BIRTHDAY BASH

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

Saturday night at Zune LA, Hennessy hosted a 30th birthday celebration for actress Tatyana Ali. Tatyana’s entire family (grandmother, mother, father, sisters and aunts) were all in attendance along with celeb friends who included Dawn Richard (Danity Kane), actor Omar Miller, D-Nice, Quddus, Twista, and more. Slim (from 112) even sang Happy Birthday to Tatyana before breaking into a full performance where he sang his new hit song “So Fly” as well as classic 112 song “Peaches & Cream.” There was even a “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” reunion with Alfonso Ribiero and Karyn Parsons coming out to wish her well!

WRIGLEY SPITS OUT CHRIS BROWN’S GUM

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Sunday night’s airing of Chris Brown’s Doublemint gum commercial during the Grammy telecast will likely be its last on television.

Wrigley announced Monday that it has suspended its ad campaign featuring the 19-year-old singer as he faces charges of criminal threats and suspicion of domestic violence. The company stopped short of saying they will cancel his contract altogether.

A company statement expresses concern about what it calls “serious allegations made against Chris Brown.” He was arrested Sunday night for an alleged battery on his girlfriend, Rihanna.

Wrigley said it would suspend any current advertising or any related marketing until the situation is resolved, adding that the R&B star should be “afforded the same due process as any citizen.”

JENNIFER HUDSON ON TOUR

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Following an emotional night at the Grammys, Jennifer Hudson has announced plans to launch a solo tour in April featuring co-headliner Robin Thicke.

The 27-year-old, who capped off a week of rousing performances with a Grammy win for best R&B album, will promote her self-titled debut in a five-week tour to begin April 2 in Philadelphia.

Other stops include Baltimore, Washington, D.C, New York City, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Dallas before wrapping may 8 in Houston.

“I am so grateful – my first Grammy and my first tour. It doesn’t get better than that,” Hudson told People.com in an exclusive statement.

When the tour starts, it will have been six months since the murders of her mother, brother and nephew in October. Her first public performance following the tragedy was delivering the National Anthem at the Super Bowl Feb. 1. It was followed by gigs at two pre-Grammy events before Sunday’s slot at the main ceremony singing “You Pulled Me Through.”

“It’s definitely a very emotional and close-to-home song, but I like to connect to my music,” Hudson told “Access Hollywood’s” Shaun Robinson on the Grammy red carpet. “That’s what it’s about — you connecting and giving it away at the same time.”

As for the outpouring of love, well wishes and condolences from fans, Hudson said, “Everyone has been so supportive and it’s overwhelming. I’m clearly blessed and highly favored, so I’m just glad to be here. This is what I’ve always dreamt of you know, this is what I’ve always wanted to do, and now this time has come and I’m here. I’m excited.”

ANOTHER TIGER FOR WOODS

The Woods

The Woods

Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin, are the parents of a new baby boy born on Sunday, Feb. 8, the golfer announced on his Web site. It’s their second child following the birth of daughter Sam Alexis in June 2007, one day following the U.S. Open.

“Elin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Charlie Axel Woods,” Woods wrote in the statement. “Both Charlie and Elin are doing great and we want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes and kind thoughts. Sam is very excited to be a big sister and we feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family.

“I also want to thank our doctors, nurses and the hospital staff for their personal and professional care. We look forward to introducing Charlie to you at the appropriate time, and again thanks from all of us for your kindness and support.”

Woods, 33, won the U.S. Open last summer for his 14th career major. That was the last tournament he has played because of knee surgery a week later that ended his 2008 season. He is expected to return before the Masters, possibly as early as the Accenture Match Play Championship on Feb. 25.

LIL KIM AND DAVID ALAN GRIER AMONG DANCING STARS

Lil Kim

Lil Kim

Rapper Lil Kim, comedian David Alan Grier and former NFL star Lawrence Taylor are among the 13 celebrities who will cut a rug on next season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC announced Sunday.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Olympic gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson and TV host Nancy O’Dell of “Access Hollywood” are also in the new cast for the show’s eighth season, premiering March 9.

Two couples are among the new crop of ballroom twirlers: pop star Jewel and her husband, rodeo champion Ty Murray will compete against each other, while country singer Chuck Wicks will be partnered with his girlfriend, two-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion Julianne Hough.

Rounding out the new cast are Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle; actress Denise Richards; Gilles Marini, who played the neighbor ogled by Kim Cattrall’s Samantha in the “Sex and the City” film and Steve-O (MTV’s “Wildboyz”).

“Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris, with Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba serving as judges.

OBAMA HOLDS FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE

President Obama

President Obama

History shows that it took George W. Bush nine months to hold his first
press conference. Monday night, Barack Obama, in office a little over two weeks, has already held his first. Here’s a recap from Reuters:

President Barack Obama insisted on Monday that only government can jolt the economy out of deep recession and offered an olive branch to longtime foe Iran, scrapping years of past U.S. policies.

Taking his case directly to the recession-weary American people, Obama used his first White House news conference to exhort Congress to act in the coming week on an $800 billion economic stimulus package expected to help define his young presidency.

Obama, who won the White House on a promise of change after eight years of George W. Bush, signaled his intention to keep making clean breaks with the past on everything from the role of government to the wisdom of talking to the United States’ enemies.

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Feb. 10, 2009

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Freddie Bell

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Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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CHRIS BROWN RELEASED FOLLOWING ARREST

Rihanna and Chris

Rihanna and Chris

Singer Chris Brown, who had been sought by authorities for violence felony battery, turned himself in Sunday evening and was booked and released on $50,000 bail. However, police say additional charges may be filed against him when the case is presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
A press release from the Los Angeles Police Department said the 19-year-old R&B singer/dancer/actor and a woman were in a vehicle in the Hancock Park neighborhood early Sunday around 12:30am when they began arguing. Police say Brown and the woman got out of the car and the argument escalated and became physical. Officers say Brown wasn’t at the scene when police arrived. They did say the woman identified Brown as her attacker. However, the police won’t reveal the identity of the woman. The obvious speculation is that it’s his girlfriend, singer Rihanna. The identity of the victim will not be released,” said Officer April Harding. “Any victim who’s involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality.”
Ironically, in a 2007 interview with Giant magazine, Brown said his mother had been physically abused by his stepfather.

T. MYCHAEL RAMBO’S HEART SINGS FOR UNITY EAST EVENT

T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo


Emmy Award Winner, T. Mychael Rambo is set to headline a Black History Month Event at Unity East Church in Woodbury, MN, Saturday, February 28th at 7pm. Rambo, a Twin City’s favorite and nationally known artist says the one man show is a total tribute to the African American experience. The event is entitled My Heart Sings So that My Heart May Fly; Music, Poems, and Songs of African Americans.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advacne and $20 at the door and will be emceed by Media Personality Freddie Bell. Unity East, led by Senior Minister Geoffrey Davis, says the the event is a perfect way to close out Black History Month as it focuses on the Christ in every person. Unity East, a non-denominational church is located at 1890 Wooddale Drive, Suite 500 in Woodbury, MN. Call 651-731-5330 for additional information.

WHITNEY AMONG THOSE HONORING CLIVE DAVIS; WAS SHE HIGH?

Hudson and Houston

Hudson and Houston

I looked in as Whitney honored industry mogul Clive Davis. Maybe it was my perception but I think Whitney was totally smashed!
The headlines coming out of Saturday’s pre-Grammy party honoring Clive Davis centered on two R&B talents who are in the midst of comebacks following personal challenges.

Whitney Houston, who has fought her way back from drug addiction in recent years, dazzled the crowd with a mini-concert that included her hits “I’m Every Woman,” “I Will Always Love You” and “It’s Not Right, But It’s O.K.”

“We all crossed our fingers that her beautiful story would end (happily),” said Jamie Foxx, who stood at the front of the stage and took video of Houston like he was just another fan in the crowd. “This is a new beginning.”

And Jennifer Hudson, who has slowly been raising her profile after spending months in seclusion following the October murders of her mother, brother and nephew, got a standing ovation after performing her Grammy-nominated hit “Spotlight.” She then joined Barry Manilow for one of his signature songs, “Weekend in New England.”

After her set, the Oscar-winner joined the audience (and friend Fantasia), stood in the front and danced and sang as Houston closed the show. The Associated Press reported: Houston started off with “I Will Always Love You,” but didn’t hit the high, sustaining notes that made the song such a dramatic, stirring hit. Instead, she kept her voice at medium power, deciding to croon rather than soar.

But as she got into hits like “It’s Not Right, But It’s O.K.,” her voice appeared to get stronger — and louder, and while she never replicated the vocal gymnastics of some of her past work, delivered a mesmerizing performance nonetheless. “She was on it, she was happy — she’s back,” said Foxx. “Everybody else watch out.”

SPEND VALENTINE’S WEEKEND AT MYSTIC LAKE

Smith, Ashley, Myles

Smith, Ashley, Myles

Get ready for more than just a smile on your face this Valentine’s Day, as comedians C Willi Myles, Tracey Ashley and Owen Smith will have you howling with laughter in the Mystic Showroom during the Mystic Comedy Night on Saturday, February 14th.
Myles has shared the stage with world-class performers and is known for his story telling and captivating delivery. Known as ‘America’s Everyday Comedian,’ Myles keeps audiences engaged with his high-energy shows. He’s released five comedy DVDs/CDs, including his latest, “I’m Just Saying,” recorded live at the Paramount Theater in St. Cloud, Minn.
Tracey Ashley was named Best Female Performer in 2008 by Campus Activities Magazine after her rave reviews for performances at more than 100 colleges and Universities. She performed at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival in 2006 and on HBO’s “The Lucky 21.” In 2007, Ashley was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”
A regular on CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris,” Owen Smith is coming off the release of his second comedy album, “Anonymous,” in 2008. The 6-foot-5 comic uses a truthful, primal and unapologetic approach to provide his fresh takes on race, politics, relationships and society.
The laughs begin at 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day in the Mystic Showroom. Call Mystic Box Office at 952-496 6563 for tickets.

JERMAINE JACKSON BROKE?

Jermaine

Jermaine

Jermaine Jackson filed legal papers in L.A. County Wednesday claiming the $3,000 per month in child support he was ordered to give the mother of his two sons should be amended because he is broke.

According to TMZ.com, Jackson says he hasn’t made a penny since his paycheck of $450,000 in 2007 for appearing on UK’s “Big Brother” reality show.

He says the current $3,000 he’s required to pay ex-wife Alejandra Jackson is unfair because the “Big Brother” money was a factor when the amount was set, and he’s had a “significant change of circumstance” in the two years since.

Jackson now claims to make only $892.75 per month, which, according to the singer, can barely afford to pay for clothes, laundry, groceries and a tutor for his kids, Jaafar and Jermajesty. He is asking that his ex-wife pay his legal fees as well.

MORE ON WANDA SYKES COMING OUT

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

The March issue of The Advocate features an interview with actress and comedienne Wanda Sykes, who came out publicly last November during the furor following the passage of Prop 8.

Sykes is still reluctant to share some details about her personal life—”This is for The Advocate, right?” she asks. “Isn’t it just preaching to the choir?”—but stressed the importance of coming out for black gay men and lesbians. Sykes says homophobia in the black community is leading to fear and HIV.

“There’s such a stigma about being gay that a lot of the men don’t want to be labeled as gay so they live straight lives and then, behind closed doors, they’re fooling around with men, bringing HIV home to their wives,” she says. “We’re literally killing ourselves over this fear of homosexuality.”

The article is accompanied by a photo shoot of Sykes by fashion and celebrity photographer Roger Erickson. The March issue of The Advocate will be available February 20.

MURPHY TO PAY MILLIONS IN CHILD SUPPORT

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Eddie Murphy

British newspaper the Daily Mail is reporting that Eddie Murphy has been ordered to pay a total of £7 million in child support to Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown for their daughter, Angel Iris.

The actor must fork over £35,000 per month to the singer until the 22-month-old girl reaches age 18 – a total of about £7million altogether.

Murphy has also reportedly agreed to see Angel Iris for the first time. The Hollywood star had originally questioned whether or not the child was his, but DNA testing ultimately proved his paternity.

Murphy, 47, and Mel B, 33, have spent 15 months battling in Los Angeles courts and have signed non-disclosure contracts, preventing them from discussing the settlement in public.

But a friend of the singer told the News of the World: “Mel is delighted that the case is over as she just wanted what was right for the girl. It was never about the money – it was Mel’s way of asking Eddie to show consideration for Angel.”

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Feb. 9, 1971: Baseball Hall of Fame inducts Leroy “Satchel” Paige
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: Actress Camille Winbush (“The Bernie Mac Show”) is 19.

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