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Feb. 5, 2009

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

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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Prez-Elect Obama with Former Steelers

Prez-Elect Obama with Former Steelers

The Washington Post’s “Reliable Source” blog got the inside scoop on President Obama’s bipartisan Super Bowl party, which included members of Congress from the home states of both teams – Pennsylvania and Arizona.

“It was kind of strange for us,” Rep. Mike Doyle told the Web site. The Democrat from Pittsburgh brought his wife, daughter and nephew to the White House on Sunday. “We had our Terrible Towels and Steelers gear on. This was serious business. We were there to watch the game and cheer for the Steelers. But we were trying to be polite.”

The 75 guests in attendance included Pennsylvania congressmen Arlen Specter, Bob Casey, Charlie Dent and Patrick Murphy, as well as Arizona lawmakers Trent Franks and Raul Grijalva. (No John McCain).

A number of Obama’s close friends were also in the House, as well as daughters Malia and Sasha, and plenty of little kids who watched movies or played Wii while their parents viewed the game in the White House movie theater or on TVs in the hallway.

Then presidential candidate Barack Obama and former Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Jerome Bettis and Franco Harris pictured in a March, 2008 photo.

The president openly rooted for Pittsburgh and spent most of the night closely following the action, according to Reliable Source. When Steelers linebacker James Harrison lumbered 100 yards for a touchdown just before halftime, the president leaped from his chair and said, “What do think of that, Doyle?”

“That’s what I’m talking about!” replied the congressman.

The menu included pizza, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, chips and dip, sundae bar, cookies, beer and soda. At one point, the president reportedly walked around offering a cookie platter.

All of the guests watched Bruce Springsteen’s halftime performance as well as the commercials, according to the blog. During the evening, a child wandered over to the president and asked, “Where’s the bathroom?” Obama grinned and told him, “I’ve only been here 10 days. Ask someone in the hall.”

After the game, President Obama called Steelers owner Dan Rooney (who gave the president a shout-out at the trophy presentation), head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — and invited the team to the White House in a couple of months.

PRINCE PERFORMS FOR PRIVATE SUPERBOWL PARTY

Prince

Prince

The Los Angeles Times music blog Pop & Hiss was in the basement of Prince’s Beverly Hills mansion during “the wee hours of Feb. 1” for an intimate concert to celebrate the launch of his Web site http://www.lotusflow3r.com.

Less than 50 guests gathered in his rec room – which boasts a Prince-emblazoned pool table and an encased “Purple Rain” motorcycle – and were first treated to a presentation of the new Web site, “which looks to be an all-encompassing portal to Prince’s history as well as a direct line to the three albums he has slated for 2009 (the first being “Lotus Flow3r”, the electro-charged ’80s flashback “MPLSound” and the debut of his latest protégé Bria Valente),” the blog reported.

After the press conference, Prince began his concert with a “blistering” rendition of the Cars’ 1979 new wave hit “Let’s Go.”

“Prince led his lethal band, including the amazingly hard-hitting female drummer Cora Coleman-Dunham, through a nearly two-hour set,” reported Pop & Hiss. “It was a rollicking, celebratory affair, and it included takes on the Rolling Stones (“Miss You”), the Doobie Brothers (“Long Train Running”), Mary J. Blige (“Be Happy”) and a Sly & the Family Stone medley.

“Among the small but enthusiastic crowd were ‘Fame’s’ Debbie Allen and singer Anita Baker, the latter of whom eventually joined the band to trade vocals with Prince and his stellar trio of female vocalists, Liv Warfield, Shelby J and Marva King.”

By the time he got to his hits “Controversy” and “Feel For You,” guests had apparently turned the dance floor into a form of the “Electric Slide.”

“Y’all done tore up my carpet!” Prince chuckled afterward.

According to the blog, “Prince let the band take a breather to perform a solo set on a keyboard sequencer. Vamping along alternately on guitar and drums, he spun out versions of fan favorites like 1982 B-side ‘Irresistible Bitch’ and ‘Sign o’ the Times’-era nuggets ‘The Ballad of Dorothy Parker’ and ‘Hot Thing.’

“When Prince finally ended the show, he played an amiable host in the massive kitchen, flitting around the room in shoes that lighted up with red lights with each step as two cooks prepared an array of food for his guests (yes, the shoes lighted up with each step). Downstairs, DJ Rashida, in front of the original motorcycle from the film ‘Purple Rain,’ spun dance hits until a fuse blew.”

And that was just round one.

“Not 20 minutes later, Prince strode by purposely. ‘Come y’all, let’s hit it one more time, real quick,’ he said to his band, and soon everyone was back in the basement for Round 2.

“The now post-2 a.m. set was a gospel-tinged stroll through classic soul and R&B classics, showcasing his female singers on songs like ‘When Will We Be Paid’ and the Friends of Distinction classic ‘Going in Circles.’

“Ending with a spirited rendition of ‘Love Bizarre,’ which segued into a live mash-up of the lyrics to one-time rival Rick James’ ‘Give It to Me Baby’ matched with Prince’s own ‘Let’s Work,’ the singer – who by the way does a hilarious Katt Williams impression – seemed impressed with the endurance of the dozen or so die-hards that stayed until the end, which was sometime past 3 a.m.”

T. MYCHAEL RAMBO’S HEART SINGS FOR UNITY EAST EVENT

T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo

Freddie Bell, Emcee

Freddie Bell, Emcee

Emmy Award Winner, T. Mychael Rambo is set to headline a Black History Month Event at Unity East Church in Woodbury, MN, Saturday, February 28th at 7pm. Rambo, a Twin City’s favorite and nationally known artist says the one man show is a total tribute to the African American experience. The event is entitled My Heart Sings So that My Heart May Fly; Music, Poems, and Songs of African Americans.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advacne and $20 at the door and will be emceed by Media Personality Freddie Bell. Unity East, led by Senior Minister Geoffrey Davis, says the the event is a perfect way to close out Black History Month as it focuses on the Christ in every person. Unity East, a non-denominational church is located at 1890 Wooddale Drive, Suite 500 in Woodbury, MN. Call 651-731-5330 for additional information.

FANTASIA RETURNING TO COLOR PURPLE

Fantasia

Fantasia

Jawn Murray of AOL’s Black Voices is reporting that Fantasia will return to her role as Celie in The Color Purple during its three-month run at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC beginning June 30.

A rep for the production would not confirm the casting news, Murray reported, but he said he has confirmed that the “American Idol” winner will return for the musical’s Washington stint, as well as its forthcoming stays in Chicago and Atlanta.

Murray wrote: “Though news of Fantasia’s return is apparently being kept under wraps – well, until now — I’m told the producers of the show are eager to see the High Point, North Carolina native return to the production. My source told me that the negative attention Fantasia received by the ‘New York Post’ in December of 2007 for missing 50 shows was unwarranted because the 24-year-old star single-handedly ‘made a truck load of money for that show.’

“(Incidentally, one-named actress LaChanze, who originated the character and won a Tony Award for playing Celie, missed more than 40 days during her year-long stint with the show.)”

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Feb. 4, 1913: Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama
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Singer Florence LaRue of the Fifth Dimension is 65.

Rapper Cam’ron is 33.

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Character, not circumstances make the man. – Booker T. Washington

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