Solid Gold Soul

March 14, 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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Enjoying one of the most phenomenally successful years of her career as a performer, producer and songwriter, Alicia Keys, who has won nine Grammys and has sold over 40 million albums and singles worldwide, will embark on the Alicia Keys As I Am Tour presented by Lexus. The buzz for the U.S. tour started when Keys recently announced her European tour, which begins on February 25th and makes visits to cities including Glasgow, Copenhagen, Zurich, Paris and Milan. The U.S. and Canadian portion of tour kicks off on April 19th in Hampton, VA (see below for complete tour dates).
Iconic designer Giorgio Armani has added his creative style to the Alicia Keys As I Am tour by designing a custom wardrobe comprising three key looks inspired by both the Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani collections.
The tour, which is one of the most highly anticipated tours of the year, will build upon the unparalleled success of Keys’ latest album, As I Am, and continue her reign as one of the most prolific performers and songwriters of this generation.


(Subject to change):

Sat-Apr-19 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
Sun-Apr-20 Philadelphia Liacouras Center
Tue-Apr-22 Pittsburgh Peterson Events Center
Thu-Apr-24 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Sat-Apr-26 Columbus, OH Value City Arena at Schottenstein Ctr
Sun-Apr-27 St Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Wed-Apr-30 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Thu-May-01 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Mon-May-05 Los Angeles, CA TBA
Wed-May-07 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
Fri-May-09 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena
Sat-May-10 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
Mon-May-12 Phoenix, AZ Arena
Wed-May-14 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sun-May-18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Thu-May-22 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
Sat-May-24 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Sun-May-25 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Wed-May-28 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Fri-May-30 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Sat-May-31 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
Tue-Jun-03 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Thu-Jun-05 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at Cleveland State
Fri-Jun-06 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Sun-Jun-08 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed-Jun-11 Boston, MA TD Bank North Garden
Fri-Jun-13 Washington D.C. Verizon Center
Sun-Jun-15 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

Tue-Jun-17 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Wed-Jun-18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden



Legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire performs at the 26th Annual PACER Center Benefit Saturday, April 26, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. “The hottest ticket in town” includes a famous live auction and huge silent auction. Tickets, starting at $55, are available by calling (952) 838-9000.



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By August Wilson
Directed by Lou Bellamy
February 21 through March 30, 2008

The piano that sits in the salon of the Charles home is very valuable. For Berniece, it holds the spirit of her grandparents, sold away in exchange for it during slavery. For her brother, Boy Willie, it holds the key to his freedom from the burden of sharecropping for a meager wage. The struggle between the siblings over the symbolic and literal value of the piano escalates into a conflict that threatens to tear the family apart.
Starring Ansa Akyea, Lerea Carter, James Craven, Natalia Gaston, Greta Oglesby, T. Mychael Rambo, Dennis W. Spears, and Ashford Thomas.



Mariah Carey will step in for the ailing Janet Jackson this weekend on “Saturday Night Live,” marking her first appearance on the show since her performance of “Butterfly” in late 1997. They wanted her for 10 years,” says a rep for Carey. “It’s going to be hot.” Jackson, who was due to support her new album “Discipline,” had to pull out of her scheduled March 15 performance after coming down with the flu. Her publicist Patti Webster announced the cancelation Tuesday, stating she “needs some time to get better.” Carey, Jackson’s Island label mate, will likely perform “Touch My Body,” the first single from her new album “E=MC2,” due April 15. As previously reported, Jackson went to the emergency room at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Monday night after complaining of shortness of breath and flu symptoms. She was released shortly afterwards.



For the first time in his career, Cedric the Entertainer is behind the camera calling all the shots for a film project. The actor is the director, co-executive producer and star of the upcoming indie flick, “Chicago Pulaski Jones.” The movie centers on a young championship dancer, Pulaski Jones, who heads to the big city for his shot at superstardom. On the day he arrives, his uncle is murdered, leaving Jones to avenge his uncle’s death vigilante style and alone. The film also stars Tommy Davidson, Gary Sturgis and the film’s co-writer and co-producer, Kel Mitchell. Ced, currently starring opposite Martin Lawrence in the film “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,” began production on “Chicago Pulaski Jones” Tuesday in Los Angeles.



TV One has picked up off-network rights to all 89 episodes of the comedy “The Hughleys” and to the long-running legal series “Divorce Court,” the first cable deal for both shows. “The Hughleys,” based on life experiences of comedian D.L. Hughley, will premiere on April 5 with a seven-hour marathon from 1-8 p.m. before it joins the regular schedule on Monday, April 7. The series will air weeknights at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET. The cable channel has also acquired rights to air episodes in limited numbers at a time on its VOD platform. TV One has acquired a “best of” package of 120 “Divorce Court” episodes featuring Judge Mablean Ephriam (new syndicated episodes star Judge Lynn Toler) as well as rights to air episodes on its VOD platform. Reruns began airing on Valentine’s Day in its regular 4-5 p.m. weekday timeslot. In making the announcement, Jeff Meier, TV One Senior Vice President of Program Strategy and Acquisitions, stated: “We know that TV One viewers appreciate great comedy and reality-based programming, D.L. Hughley is hugely popular with our viewers and they will welcome the return of his series, and Divorce Court has already settled very comfortably into our weekday afternoon schedule.”


VH1 has reportedly given a green-light to “Interracial Love,” a reality show about a white male looking to find an African American girlfriend. Writer “Lynn” of says the show will start casting in June for a fall 2008 premiere. The series will follow Tobias White and his two bi-racial sons Marcus and Zachary as they look to add a wife and mother to the family. In an interview with Lynn last July, White explained his preference for black women. “I’m a white male and I’ve always dated only black women. I just always have,” he said. “It’s not that I’m prejudiced against my own race, but it just seemed a better fit for me. And now I have two children that are bi-racial. “I’ve seen so many shows like the Bachelor and now Age of Love, The Rock of Love and Joe Millionaire. They always have 19 or 20 white women on the show and they’ll have one black woman. It’s almost like it was set up for the black woman to get voted off. “To me, with the mother of my kids being black, I think it’s a disrespectful thing. And I was just thinking one day about a year ago that this would be a good reality show. Me and my sons want a good woman in our lives, and who better to help me find my Queen, than my sons? Who knows me better than my sons?”



Thanks to a prostitution scandal, the state of New York will have its first African American governor with the swearing in of current lieutenant governor David A. Paterson. With the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer effective Monday, Paterson is set to become the state’s 55th governor in the midst of a political storm. This week, allegations surfaced that Spitzer, a 48-year-old father of three daughters, spent thousands of dollars on a call girl named Kristen and as much as $80,000 with the prostitution service over an extended period of time. Barely known outside of his Harlem political base, Paterson has been in New York government since his election to the state Senate in 1985. He led the Democratic caucus in the Senate before running with Spitzer. Though legally blind, Paterson, 53, has enough sight in his right eye to walk unaided, recognize people at conversational distance and even read if text is placed close to his face.

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1862: Congress forbade Union officers and soldiers to aid in the capture and return of fugitive slaves, ending what one historian called the “military slave hunt.”
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Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard is 46.

Rapper Common is 36.

Rapper Khujo of Goodie Mob is 36.

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You’re the best!
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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439