Solid Gold Soul

March 12, 2008

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About 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.
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With a six-week breather before the next primary, Hillary Rodham Clinton turned her attention to Pennsylvania and beyond to counter the latest in a string of victories by Barack Obama in Southern states with large black voting blocs.
Obama won roughly 90 percent of the black vote in Mississippi on Tuesday, but only about one-quarter of the white vote. That was similar to the breakdown that helped him win South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana before losing to Clinton in Texas and Ohio, which has similar voter demographics to neighboring Pennsylvania.
“Now we look forward to campaigning in Pennsylvania and around the country,” Maggie Williams, Clinton’s campaign manager, said in a written statement that congratulated Obama on his victory.
“I’m confident that once we get a nominee, the party is going to be unified,” Obama said in claiming his victory in Mississippi.
Obama picked up at least 17 of Mississippi’s 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention, with five more to be awarded. He hoped for a win sizable enough to erase most if not all of Clinton’s 11-delegate gain from last week, when she won three primaries.



Janet Jackson, 41, had to cancel her scheduled performance this weekend on “Saturday Night Live” after being bitten by the flu bug. The entertainer went to the emergency room at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills Monday night after complaining of shortness of breath and flu-symptoms. She was released shortly afterwards. “She’s fine,” her rep told People magazine. “She’s just battling this crazy flu like everyone else.” Jackson’s new album “Discipline” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart last week and she recently announced plans to write a diet book.



Raven-Symone, the actress/singer/executive producer currently on the big screen in Disney’s “College Road Trip,” will next month launch the “Pajama Party” U.S. tour, a 55-city concert trek that will include a pre-concert slumber party. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early to shows wearing their favorite pajamas for the slumber party that will lead up to Raven-Symoné’s performance — on a stage being designed to replicate her own house. The artist will support her self-titled Hollywood Records album, which features the current single “Double Dutch Bus” and the Sean Garrett-produced “What Are You Gonna Do.” The disc is set for release on April 29. The “Pajama Party” arena tour kicks off April 26 in Orlando, FL and will wrap July 13 in Sacramento, CA. Opening the show will be Raven-Symoné’s fellow Disney star Mitchel Musso, who stars as Oliver Oken on “Hannah Montana.” Musso will be performing original hip-hop/R&B songs from his own forthcoming album. In addition, recording artists B5 will perform their hit single ‘Get’cha Head in the Game’ off the “High School Musical” soundtrack and Interscope recording artists Clique Girlz will also take the stage. Tickets for the tour will go on-sale beginning March 14 and fans should check for local on sale dates and information.

April 26 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
April 28 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center
April 29 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial
April 30 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center

May 2 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

May 3 Charlotte, NC Cricket Arena
May 4 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 6 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum

May 7 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
May 9 Pittsburgh, PA Peterson Events Center

May 10 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal
May 11 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center

May 13 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
May 14 Hershey, PA Giant Center

May 15 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
May 17 Albany, NY Times Union Center
May 18 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
May 20 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
May 21 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
May 23 Hartford, CT XL Center
May 24 Bridgeport, CT Arena at HarborYard
May 25 Syracuse, NY WarMemorial at OneCenter
May 27 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center
May 28 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
May 29 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
May 31 Rockford, IL Rockford’s Metro Center
June 1 Cincinnatti, OH US Bank Arena
June 3 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
June 4 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
June 6 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
June 7 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
June 8 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
June 10 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
June 11 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
June 13 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
June 14 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 15 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
June 17 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
June 18 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
June 20 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
June 21 N. Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
June 22 New Orleans, LA UNO/Lakefront Arena
June 24 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
June 25 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
June 27 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
June 28 Grand Prarie, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prarie
July 1 Salt Lake City, UT The “E” Center
July 3 Glendale, AZ Arena
July 5 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV
July 6 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
July 7 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater at L.A. Live
July 9 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
July 11 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
July 12 Oakland, CA Oracle Center
July 13 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena


Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald signed a $40 million, four-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday just before leaving on a South American vacation he surely can afford.
The deal includes $30 million guaranteed, a generous figure for a franchise that was long considered one of the stingiest in sports.
The contract also includes a no-trade clause, which means Fitzgerald would have to approve any move to another team.



A woman who obtained a restraining order earlier this year in a domestic violence case against New England Patriots star Randy Moss wants the case dismissed, court records show.
Rachelle Washington, 35, filed papers March 3 with the Broward County Circuit Court clerk’s office requesting that the order be dissolved and the case closed. The restraining order had required the All-Pro wide receiver to stay at least 500 feet from Washington.
Moss, 31, denied he harmed Washington as she claimed at her Florida home on Jan. 6, or that he prevented her from seeking medical attention. Moss did acknowledge there was an “accident” involving Washington, but would not be more specific.



It’s time for Top 12 night on American Idol. We’ll be getting started soon as the 12 guys and gals plow their way through the music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Ooh, new title sequence. It’s like a time tunnel. And a new set. The Lennon-McCartney songbook means a lot of material that precedes the age of the singers by many years. The secret for the singers who aren’t as familiar with some of the material is to find a cover version by a band they know or like and do that version. It worked for Chris Daughtry with “I Walk the Line” a few years ago.
Syesha does “Got to Get You Into My Life”: She goes for an R&B approach. It’s just awight, as they say. Every time she comes in on the verse, she’s below pitch and shaky. Overall, not too bad, but it kind of just lays there. The band is the best part. Nothing changes my previous comments about her; she won’t go too far. Thankfully, Paula’s always there to tell the female singers that they look great, instead of focusing on their singing.
Chikezie does “She’s a Woman”: He’s going for the Blake Lewis look. What a great idea: Do a song that’s not too familiar to mainstream fans, and let ‘er rip! Oh, Chikezie, this was a great move. A surprisingly strong performance, and he “made it his own.” It’s mountain music, man. He’ll be moving up in many fans’ eyes after this.
The cuts come Wednesday evening.



Not only did Bishop Thomas Weeks plead guilty Tuesday to attacking his estranged wife, Juanita Bynum, but he also offered her an apology in open court. “I want to apologize to my wife for all actions you had to go through,” Weeks said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper. “I know it has been difficult. I appreciate you and I thank you.” In copping to aggravated assault, Weeks admitted that he grabbed Bynum, threw her to the ground and kicked her during an Aug. 21 altercation in the parking of the Renaissance Concourse Hotel, the paper reports. Fulton County Superior Court judge T. Jackson Bedford sentenced Weeks to non-church related community service and anger management classes. Once he completes both conditions, the aggravated assault conviction will be expunged from his record. Weeks and Bynum faced reporters together outside the courthouse. Bynum said seeing her husband on Monday at a divorce deposition brought back old memories, which led her to ask the court for leniency in its treatment of the bishop. “When I saw him it reminded me of the first time we got married,” she said. “No one tells you what to do with all of the love you feel for the person.” Weeks would not say whether he and Bynum were getting back together, explaining “God is in control of all things.” But he did have advice to men facing similar conflicts with their spouses, stating they should “walk away, just walk away.”


The children of Al B. Sure, M.C. Hammer and Bobby Brown will join other kids of famous singers in the new MTV singing competition “Rock the Cradle,” premiering April 3 at 10 p.m. A’Keiba Burrell-Hammer, Landon Brown and Lil Al B Sure will battle each other, and the sons and daughters of other famous singers, in a live broadcast each week before celebrity judges, according to People magazine. A’Keiba, whose dad plans to be with her every step of the way during this process, said she joined the show after he presented the idea to her. “It sounded like a lot of fun,” she told People. “I love performing.” “She’s a hard working girl,” said M.C. Hammer, who attended a cast photo shoot with his daughter. “I’m a proud papa. My advice is to have fun.”
Despite not wanting to be a part of his father’s reality show, “Being Bobby Brown,” Landon Brown says “Rock the Cradle” will be great exposure for him. “I love to compete,” he told People. “I’ve learned from [my father’s] mistakes. I do me, but I tone myself down a little more, except on stage. I’ll try not to take my shirt off up there. They told me not to.” The remaining cast members are Jesse Money, daughter of Eddie Money; Jesse Blaze Snider, son of Dee Snider; Lara Johnston, daughter of Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers; Crosby Loggins, Kenny Loggin’s son; Chloe Rose Lattanzi, Olivia Newton John’s daughter; and Lucy Walsh, daughter of the Eagles‘ Joe Walsh.

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1791: Benjamin Banneker and Pierre Charles L’Enfant are commissioned to lay out the District of Columbia.

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Singer Al Jarreau is 68.

Singer Marlon Jackson of The Jacksons is 51.

Actor Courtney B. Vance is 48.

Actor Titus Welliver (“Deadwood,” “Brooklyn South”) is 47.

Actor Samm Levine (“Freaks and Geeks”) is 26.

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439