Solid Gold Soul

Holiday Weekend in May 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.
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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1. Keyshia Cole
“I Remember”

2. Raheem Devaughn

3. Jaheim
(Divine Mill/Atlantic)

4. Marvin Sapp
“Never Would Have Made It”

5. Erykah Badu
(Universal Motown)


I was reading the paper this morning and saw a picture of a child with a capybara on the banks of the Xingu River near Altamira, Brazil. The proposed hydroelectric Belo Monte Dam is to be built in the Xingu River and would be the world’s third largest for the production and could displace 15,000 people. It was the Capybara that caught my eye. While I couldn’t find the picture I saw, I did find a video of the animal, friendly to humans and swims. It is the largest living member of the order Rodentia (the rodents) reaching a length of 4 ft (120 cm) and a weight of 75 to 100 lb (34-45 kg). Its brownish hair flecked with yellow is coarse and scanty, and its tail rudimentary. The feet are partially webbed, and there are four thick-nailed toes on the front feet and three on the hind feet. The capybara is an expert swimmer and diver. It eats vegetation and sometimes damages crops. It is hunted for food, its hide is made into gloves, and its bristles are used in brushes. It is also called water hog and carpincho. Capybaras are classified in the phylum Chordata , subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Rodentia, family Hydrochoeridae.

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Like Tina Turner, the Time is using a performance on February’s Grammy Awards to help launch a concert comeback. All the original members of the 1980s hitmaking Minneapolis R&B ensemble — Morris Day, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Jesse Johnson, Jellybean Johnson, Monte Moir and Jerome Benton — will reunite for 15 shows in Las Vegas at the Flamingo from June 24 to Aug. 2. While Day has performed with a revamped Time for years, the original lineup last worked together in 1990. Ticket information is available at


To help bring attention to the WNBA’s new season, Alicia Keys is appearing in promotional spots that are scheduled to air before each of the 22 regular season games carried by either ABC or ESPN2. Shot live at a concert in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this month, the promo features Keys performing “Superwoman” from her current album “As I Am.” The spot’s first airing took place Saturday on ABC before the season’s tip-off game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Los Angeles Sparks. L.A. beat the defending WNBA champs 99-94. The game marked Lisa Leslie’s return to the Sparks after sitting out last season on maternity leave, as well as the professional debut of recent Tennessee grad Candace Parker, whose 34 points for the Sparks set a WNBA record for the most points scored in a rookie’s first game. “As I Am” is currently at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 3.4 million units according to Nielsen SoundScan.


Wesley Snipes was granted bail on Thursday that will allow him to remain a free man while his tax evasion case is on appeal, reports The actor was due to begin his prison sentence on June 3 after he was convicted in February of failure to file a tax return since 1998. The decision regarding his bail hinged upon whether or not he was considered a flight risk.
In granting bail, the judge also said the appeal process might take a long period of time. “The Court recognizes that … the disposition of an appeal may well equal — or nearly equal — the length of the term of the commitment imposed,” the judge stated, according to TMZ. Snipes’ lawyers plan to argue before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the trial judge erred in several ways before and after his February conviction.


Dr. Phil is about to do for Bishop T.D. Jakes what Oprah Winfrey did for him in 2002. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a talk show is being developed by CBS Television Distribution and Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 shingle to be hosted by Bishop Jakes, who heads the nondenominational church Potter’s House and has made several appearances on the CBS-distributed “Dr. Phil.” After McGraw’s success with his regular segments on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” her company Harpo backed his own show and served as producer for “Dr. Phil,” which debuted on September 16, 2002. Jakes, whose sermons can be seen on TV via Trinity Broadcasting, has written several books, including “Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Healing the Wounds of the Past.”


Tina Turner has added more shows to keep up with fan demand surrounding her upcoming North American tour, which is expected to feature a major production to complement hits spanning Turner’s four-decade career. The initial round of concerts went on sale May 10 and the launch date–Oct. 1 in Kansas City, MO–sold out in two minutes. More performances were added last week and now, second nights have been added in San Jose, CA; Newark, NJ; and Uniondale, NY, while a third gig was tacked on in the Los Angeles area. The updated North American itinerary includes 28 shows across the U.S. and into Canada through mid-December. Turner also has plans to launch a European outing early next year. Overseas dates can be found at her website.
Tina Turner’s North American tour dates are as follows:

October 2008
1 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
3, 4 – Chicago, IL – United Center
6 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
8 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
9 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
13 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
14 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
16 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
19, 20 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
22 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
24 – Phoenix, AZ – Arena
30 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena

November 2008
2 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
5 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
9 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
13 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
16, 17 – Boston, MA – TD Banknorth Garden
23 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
26, 27 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

December 2008
3, 4 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
6 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
8 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
12 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre

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May 23, 1871: L. Bell patents smoke stack.
May 24, 1910: Walter M. Hard, a young black barber, invents a device which will improve trolley car service enormously. Hard’s device makes it almost impossible for the electrical contact on top of a car to slip off the overhead wire. This will eliminate the many wasteful delays trolley car riders now suffer whenever the contact slips and the car stops dead.
May 25, 1935: American athlete Jesse Owens set six world records in 45 minutes, at the Big Ten Championship at Ann Arbor
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Actress-model Karen Duffy is 47.

Singer Maxwell is 35.

May 24: Singer Patti LaBelle is 64.

Rapper Heavy D is 41.

Actor-rapper Big Tyme is 25.

May 25: Actress-singer Leslie Uggams is 65.

Singer Lauryn Hill is 33.

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You are blessed
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439