Solid Gold Soul

Feb. 24, 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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Madea Goes to Jail

Madea Goes to Jail

Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail” dominated the weekend box office, opening with $41.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

It was the highest grossing film ever for both Perry and the film’s studio, Lionsgate, reports the Associated Press. Perry’s previous opening record was $30 million for 2005’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”

Steve Rothenberg, president of distribution at Lionsgate said the debut of “Madea” was the studio’s best opening in its 14-year history. The studio’s previous top opening was the $33.6 million debut of 2006’s “Saw III.”

“You could argue that Madea is now the top female box office star in Hollywood,” said Rothenberg, whose studio has distributed all seven of Perry’s films, several of which were released straight to DVD. “The character is one of the great screen creations of the last decade.”

The following are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today.

1. “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail,” $41.1 million.
2. “Taken,” $11.4 million.
3. “Coraline,” $11 million.
4. “He’s Just Not That Into You,” $8.5 million.
5. “Slumdog Millionaire,” $8.1 million.
6. “Friday the 13th,” $7.8 million.
7. “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” $7 million.
8. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” $7 million.
9. “Fired Up,” $6 million.
10. “The International,” $4.5 million.




The Daily Mail is quoting a source who claims Michael Jackson is in serious talks with concert organizers for a comeback series of up to 30 live shows scheduled for later this year in London’s O2 arena.

The source, who requested anonymity, confirmed media reports that the 50-year-old “King of Pop” could be set to play his first major concerts since his 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges.

The O2 arena is reportedly competing with resort hotels in Las Vegas for the right to host the shows, which could net Jackson up to 150 million pounds, reports said.

“It will be the greatest comeback in the history of pop and there would be no problem selling out the O2 every night,” an unidentified source told the Daily Mail newspaper.

“No one is concerned about his reputation and people don’t feel it is a risk,” the source continued. “Organizers are confident people will come from all over the world to see him. There have been rumors about his health but that is not an issue.”



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 Spirit May Fly; Music, Poems, and Songs of African Americans.

Unity East, Woodbury, MN

Unity East, Woodbury, MN

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at other wise $20 at the door. The program will be emceed by Media Personality Freddie Bell.

Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

Unity East, led by Senior Minister Geoffrey Davis, says 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 or visit our website for additional information. T. Mychael Rambo has performed principle roles with the Guthrie Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Minnesota Opera, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Hey City Theatre and Illusion Theatre. T. Mychael holds a number of feature credits under his belt and appears regularly in local and national television commercials, He has made his mark nationally and aboard; having performed at Carnegie Hall, with regional theatre companies, as a member of several national tours and throughout Europe, Africa, and South America.

T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo

Mr. Rambo is an affiliate professor for the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, as an arts educator and theatre professional T. Mychael has received numerous awards. Most recently he was awarded a 2008 Regional Emmy Award for narrating a project on Minnesota produced by the University of Minnesota Bell Museum and Twin Cities Public Television.

Volunteerism is one of his greatest passions whether it is locally throughout the twin cities, rural areas of south, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa or Tanzania he understands that one person, one small act can make a difference. He firmly believes that we are all powerful agents of change and that our voices, our bodies, our creativity…our life experiences empower each of us to be and create the change we want to see in the world.


Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie and her boyfriend Joel Madden are expecting baby No. 2, according to an announcement on the Web site of Madden’s band Good Charlotte.

“What’s better than winning an Oscar? I am so happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to be a big sister!” Madden wrote in the posting. “God has truly blessed my family. Hope you’re all feeling as good as I am right now.”

The couple welcomed daughter Harlow on January 11, 2008. Richie, 27, and Madden, 29, have been together since December 2006.



Slumdog Millionaire,” a rags-to-riches tale both on screen and off, was named best picture at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

The indie movie that fought an uphill battle to worldwide recognition took home eight awards, including best director honors for filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Sean Penn earned his second Oscar as best actor at the 81st Annual Academy Awards for his performance as gay activist Harvey Milk in the biopic “Milk.”

Kate Winslet, on her sixth nomination, finally copped an Oscar, winning the trophy for best actress.

“Slumdog Millionaire,” a rags-to-riches tale both on screen and off, earned Danny Boyle the best director prize.

Adding an emotional coda to a career that was cut down in its prime, the Academy saluted the late Heath Ledger as best supporting actor.

His posthumous award for “The Dark Knight” was accepted by his father, mother and sister.

Ledger, who died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 22, 2008, became only the second performer to win an Oscar posthumously, following in the steps of Peter Finch, who was posthumously named best actor more than 30 years ago for his performance in 1976’s “Network.”

Penelope Cruz took home the first Oscar of the evening as the 81st Annual Academy Awards got under way Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.

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Feb. 19, 1942: The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during World War II.
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Singer Smokey Robinson is 69.

Singer Bobby Rogers of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles is 69.

Singer Seal is 46.

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“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.” — Rabindranath Tagore

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