Solid Gold Soul

April 18, 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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In his latest letter to fans, filmmaker/playwright Tyler Perry shared news that he has spent a considerable amount of time dealing with a stalker. “I’m trying to be careful how I say this without inciting this person, but I have a stalker,” he begins. “This person sends several hundred emails a day to my office and has planned our wedding and bought rings and such. She has showed up at my house several times. What’s crazy is I’ve never met this woman nor have I even responded to her emails. I’ve had to increase the guards at my house as well as travel with body guards and I hate that. I hate to have big guys following me around.” Perry’s letter goes on to thank fans for supporting his latest film “Meet the Browns.” He writes: “The great thing about it for me was all of the e-mails that I got from single mothers who needed to see it. I know this movie wasn’t for everybody, but for the people that it spoke to you let me know how it touched you and that lets me know that I’m still on the right track.” He closes the letter by asking fans to do him a favor. “Time magazine is having their top 100 people issue and my name is on the list. Don’t ask me why (smile). And I was just told that YOU have to vote for the person that you like the most,” he writes. “You can vote as many times as you want. I don’t know what this means or why they selected me for this list but since they did, I’d sure like for you to have a voice in this contest.” Perry provides the voting link and warns: “Please read the instructions before submitting your vote.”


Mary Ida Vandross, the mother of late R&B legend Luther Vandross, died last week of natural causes. She was 82. Mrs. Vandross outlived her husband, all four of her children, as well as her only grandson. All died as a result of stroke or diabetes. Per a bio posted on the American Stroke Association website, Mary Ida Vandross was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, as the second child of three.


Singer-actress Brandy, last heard musically through Atlantic Records, has joined the roster of Epic and is expected to drop a new album later this year, according to Billboard. The signing is her first major move since at least December, when she was cleared of all charges stemming from a fatal car crash in 2006, including a recommended misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge, which carries a penalty of up to a year in jail. But she isn’t completely clear of legal trouble. In March, Brandy was sued by a landscaping company that claimed she owed over $3,576 in expenses for work done between July 2007 and February 2008. Brandy’s publicist claimed the bills were sent to the wrong address. Brandy’s last musical outing, 2004’s “Afrodisiac” via Atlantic, has sold 416,000 copies to date in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


Tiger Woods followed up his second-place showing at The Masters with arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage damage, his second operation in five years on the same knee, reports the AP. The procedure, which took place Tuesday in Park City, Utah, will sideline him for at least a month while he recovers. “I made the decision to deal with the pain and schedule the surgery for after the Masters,” Woods said. “The upside is that I have been through this process before and know how to handle it. I look forward to working through the rehabilitation process and getting back to action as quickly as I can.” First announced on his Web site, the surgery came two days after Woods finished three shots behind Trevor Immelman in the Masters. He most likely will miss The Players Championship, but should return in time to play the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on June 12.


Mark your calendars for April 25th for a Twin Cities musical event for the entire family. Click on the link below for all the details.




The SMJZ-BAND will be playing soon!! We will also be featuring the Fabulous & Hot vocalist Trish Sisson!! We are looking forward to working with Trish. Trish has worked with many groups and solo artists over the years and comes highly recommended to us by the very talented Cynthia Johnson. Visit Trish’s website at, or go to the link at The SMJZ Band will be at the Dakota County Steak House in the Burnsville Holiday Inn, Friday, May 9th and Saturday May 10th, from 8 pm to 12 am. No cover! To get there take 35E So. to Co. Rd. 42 in Burnsville. Go right on 42 and 1 block to Nicollet. Go right on Nicollet and 2 blocks to the Hotel.

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1990: Playwright August Wilson won his second Pulitzer Prize for drama with the play “The Piano Lesson.”
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Actress Lela Rochon is 44.

Actress Kimberly Elise is 41.

Singer Rapper-actor Redman is 38.

Actress Dee Dee Davis (“The Bernie Mac Show”) is 12.

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439