You are currently browsing the daily archive for August 19, 2008.

Solid Gold Soul

Aug. 20, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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.
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 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there!


Shaunie and Shaq

Shaunie and Shaq

Nearly one year after Shaquille O’Neal filed for divorce, his wife Shaunie says the proceedings will be halted in the coming days and the couple will continue to try and work things out.
“Neither one of us could probably answer why we were getting one in the first place,” Shaunie O’Neal told the Associated Press Thursday at the launch of her new video-sharing Web site.
“Things have been going so great, that someone actually had to remind us that ‘Hey, you do remember those papers are still there.’ Literally, it was days ago,” said Shaunie. “So, we’ve agreed that before we leave Florida in a few days we’ll make sure that that’s gone away.”
Shaquille O’Neal filed for divorce in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Sept. 4, 2007, after nearly five years of marriage. The petition stated: “The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken” and Shaunie was “secretive about her assets … particularly with respect to certain properties owned or titled in either [her] name alone or in other entities.” He requested that the court require Shaunie to give a “correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities (including bearer securities).” Shaunie told the AP: “The kids and I kind of learned about the divorce at the same time. So that was hard. That was probably the worst part of the whole thing, was being able to deal with how hurt the whole kids were.”
Shaq’s divorce attorney, Ira Elegant, did not return a call to Reuters before press time.
Meanwhile, Shaunie’s new video-sharing Web site, launching Sept. 1, is geared to showcase children and their talents in a kid-friendly, safe arena. The entrepreneur said she developed the idea because she wanted to be able to share her own children’s activities with her family members. “I get the complaint of ‘Oh, I wish I could see that,'” she said. “There was nowhere I could find that was just safe, where maybe a slip of the finger would take us somewhere where I don’t want the kids to see or hear.”


Another day, another arrest for DMX. The rapper was handcuffed outside of a Wall-Mart store in suburban Miami Thursday on a bench warrant issued Tuesday in Phoenix when he failed to appear at a court hearing.


More than 6,000 fans, friends, family members and famous colleagues of comedian Bernie Mac gathered at Chicago’s House of Hope megachurch Saturday to mourn his passing.
With traffic outside of the South Side venue tied up for blocks, and vendors on hand selling memorial T-shirts for $10 a pop outside, fellow comedian Cedric the Entertainer cracked that Mac was “still the hottest ticket in town.” The service included the reading of condolence letters from children; from Democratic presidential candidate and Illinois senator Barack Obama; and from Mac’s hometown White Sox baseball team. Also, Mac’s comedy bits were played on large video screens with off-color words bleeped out, reports the Associated Press.
Mayor Richard Daley said Mac had visited his office recently inquiring about ways to help curb violence in the city. “He wanted to help get children away from a life of crime and violence,” Daley said during the service. “That’s why he’s the king of comedy. He never lost his soul in Chicago.” Samuel L. Jackson, who co-stars with Mac in the upcoming movie “Soul Men,” spoke at the service, saying he knew Mac “was having some health issues, but he always said to me every morning that he was always good.” Jackson also said Mac always made time for his fans. “He never turned that kid down for an autograph,” Jackson said. “He always had time to shake a hand. He was always that kid from Chicago who wanted to make everybody happy and everybody laugh.” The music of Isaac Hayes, who died the day after Mac, and co-starred in “Soul Men,” played during the service. Cedric The Entertainer, Steve Harvey and D.L. Hughley, co-stars with Mac in the documentary “The Original Kings of Comedy,” took the stage together to remember their fellow comic. Hughley told the crowd that he and others always looked forward to seeing Mac’s stage attire each night during the famed comedy tour. He said: “Bernie would wear colors that crayons hadn’t even thought of yet.” Mac died Aug. 9 at age 50 of what his publicist said were complications from pneumonia. He had been at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital since the middle of July.


BB King

BB King

At 82-years-old, B.B. King is showing no signs of slowing down. The blues legend, who just wrapped up a coast-to-coast summer tour, is about to hit the road again next month for a string of U.S. shows that stretches into December, reports Live Daily. The trek is scheduled to begin Sept. 6 in Laughlin, NV, and visit a mix of clubs, theaters and casinos across the country through Dec. 1, including a two-night stand in Houston. Meanwhile, King is getting ready to release a new album, “One Kind Favor,” which features covers of old blues songs that inspired him as a young man. Produced by T Bone Burnett (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Roy Orbison), the record was made to sound like it was recorded in the ’50s. Players include Dr. John on piano, Nathan East on standup bass and Jim Keltner on drums. The set is scheduled to be released Aug. 26 on Geffen Records.

Below is the itinerary for B.B. King’s fall tour:

September 2008
6 – Laughlin, NV – Harrah’s Laughlin Rio Vista Amphitheatre
7 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
18 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyTel Center
19 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
20 – Choctaw, MS – Pearl River Resort
21 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
25 – Bridgeport, CT – Klein Memorial Auditorium
26 – Hartford, CT – The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
27 – Reading, PA – Sovereign Performing Arts Center
28 – Peekskill, NY – Paramount Center for the Arts
30 – Detroit, MI – MGM Grand Detroit Casino

October 2008
2 – Toledo, OH – Stranahan Theater
3 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre
4 – Carbondale, IL – Southern Illinois University Arena
5 – Branson, MO – Welk Resort Theatre
7 – Wichita, KS – Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
17 – Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
23 – Mescalero, NM – Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino
25 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
31 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theatre

November 2008
14 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
15 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
16 – Dallas, TX – Meyerson Symphony Center
21-22 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
24 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
26 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
28 – Beverly, MA – North Shore Music Theatre
29 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
30 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center

December 2008
1 – Hagerstown, MD – Maryland Theatre

Black History Factafrican-american-history.jpgcarter-g-woodson.jpg

1964: South Africa was banned from the Olympic Games because of its apartheid policies
Celebrity Birthdaysbirthdays.jpg

Singer Sarah Dash of LaBelle is 65.

Rapper Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan is 39. A

ctor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 38.

Words To the Wisewise-words.jpg

God wants the best for you

Contact Informationcontact-us.jpg

Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,717 other followers


August 2008
« Jul   Sep »