Solid Gold Soul

June 9, 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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Sasha Obama

Sasha Obama

Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and children Malia and Sasha were the toast of Paris over the weekend as the family greeted supporters, went shopping, toured local landmarks and on Sunday celebrated Sasha’s eighth birthday.

The family reunion in France followed a six-day trip abroad that took President Obama to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Germany. The tour included a speech to Muslims on Thursday and a trip to a Nazi concentration camp a day later. On Saturday, he marked the 65th anniversary of the Allied invasion at Normandy, then, returned to Paris where the First Family stayed at the U.S. ambassador’s residence and spent time as tourists.

The foursome began Sasha’s big day on Sunday with an early visit to the Pompidou Centre of modern art in Paris shortly after 9 a.m. – before it opened to visitors. The family went to the top of the museum, which has one of the best views of the whole city.

Their whirlwind tour of Paris began early Saturday evening at the 12th century Notre Dame cathedral, where Obama lit a candle and listened to a children’s choir. The family spent more than an hour touring the cathedral, considered one of the finest examples of French gothic architecture.

The crowd outside, kept some 200 yards back behind barricades, started cheering wildly when Malia and Sasha, on their first trip with dad since he became president, waved from a balcony high on the iconic building.

Next, the family – minus one of the daughters – went out for a two-hour dinner at the old-style “La Fontaine de Mars,” a moderately-priced establishment dating back to 1908 that prides itself on its “family atmosphere” and south-eastern French food. Thousands of cheering Parisians lined bridges over the River Seine as the motorcade made its way from the cathedral to the restaurant.


SWV Reunites

SWV Reunites

Los Angeles, CA — The beautiful R&B trio SWV (Sisters with Voices) will re-unite to light up the stage at Della Reese Presents, on Saturday, June 20th, 2009 @ the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills.

SWV is an American Grammy-award nominated group formed in 1990. SWV had a series of hits including “Weak” “Right Here/Human Nature” and “I’m So Into You.” The group disbanded in 1999.

Today the group members Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamara “Taj” Johnson George will come together again to demonstrate to an industry packed audience that when these seasoned to perfection three elements are combined and shaking together will produce an explosive firework performance like no other girl group in music history!

The most talked about highly awaited concert will also feature recording artist Jon B and introducing R&B singer, the lovely Noel. Hilariously funny comedian Tommy Davidson will host.

Michael Stone of Michael Stone Events produces. Miriam Holder-Jacobs, co-producer and Myky Harris, associate producer.

Sponsors: Wachovia Bank of Beverly Hills CA, San Marino Gallery, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa by Marriott

For further information on Della Reese Presents concert, and or interviews with all talent on the bill (SWV, Jon B, Tommy Davidson) contact: Eugenia Wright @ ISA Public Relations (



An extreme close-up of Oprah Winfrey looking angry graces the cover of Newsweek magazine this week with the headline, “Crazy Talk: Oprah, Wacky Cures & You.”

The article by Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert suggests she uses her influence to promote certain health remedies that could be dangerous to viewers.

Subjects discussed on the show that have led to the criticisms include actress Jenny McCarthy insisting vaccinations caused her son’s autism, and a segment in which a Winfrey viewer admitted swallowing 60 supplements a day.

But the media mogul, who was just listed as the second most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, insists she is merely opening topics up for discussion.

“For 23 years, my show has presented thousands of topics that reflect the human experience, including doctors’ medical advice and personal health stories that have prompted conversations between our audience members and their health care providers,” Winfrey said in a statement responding to the Newsweek article. “I trust the viewers, and I know that they are smart and discerning enough to seek out medical opinions to determine what may be best for them.”


Tiger and Jack at Memorial

Tiger and Jack at Memorial

Woods had undergone knee surgery last June, a day after wincing his way to a victory at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. In a memorable performance, he caught Rocco Mediate with a birdie putt on the 72nd hole and then beat him with another birdie putt on the final hole of the 18-hole playoff a day later.

Then came eight months of rest, rehab and, eventually, practice before he came back to competitive golf in late February. Even though he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and was in contention in several other tournaments, some had wondered whether at 33 years old he or his reconstructed knee would ever be the same Tiger.

“For most people, that would be unbelievable,” Nicklaus said of Woods’ record since coming back. “For him, that’s not his best. But it’s still pretty darn good.”

Woods looked at the win on Sunday as confirmation of what he thought all along.

“I knew I could do this,” Woods said after collecting his 67th career victory with a score of 12-under 276. “It’s just a matter of give me a little bit of time. I just came off a pretty extended break, and I was close to winning, but the game wasn’t quite there when I really needed it on Sunday. I rectified that.”

Thousands of spectators followed every shot of the drama as Woods climbed the leaderboard at Muirfield Village. He started the day tied for seventh, four strokes back of co-leaders Matt Bettencourt and Mark Wilson with Jim Furyk, Jonathan Byrd, Geoff Ogilvy and Davis Love III also standing in his way.

Despite four birdies on the front nine he still trailed Byrd, who had holed an 82-yard wedge for an eagle at the seventh hole, by three strokes as he played the 11th hole. Woods, showing no signs of hesitancy or doubt, hit his drive 329 yards and then hit a 5 wood 253 yards that went through the green and into the deep rough.

“I didn’t see the lie but it had to be terrible,” said playing partner Michael Letzig, awed by Woods’ play and the circus surrounding him. “He had some wild, one-handed follow-through. I saw that out of the corner of my eye and then I saw how the ball was tracking. I just told my brother (Darren, his caddie) who was standing there, ‘Oh, my god!’ It was nuts.”

The roar echoed around the course. Every other one of the contenders heard it, too.

Still, he trailed Byrd by a shot and was tied with Wilson, with the others refusing to wilt.

By the time Woods hit his drive on the 17th hole, he was tied with Byrd, Love and Furyk at 10 under, and was playing a hole or two in front of them.

At the next to last hole, his towering 9-iron approach ended up 9 feet away and he rolled in the putt for birdie and the lead. Then at the closing hole, he hit a 3 iron off the tee – the 14th fairway he hit in as many tries – and then torched a 7 iron that rode the wind and ended up a foot away from the hole for a kick-in birdie.

“It was unreal. I don’t even know how to describe it,” Letzig said. “It was the best golf I’ve ever seen.”

Two shots clear of the field, he had just enough to hold off Furyk, a former Memorial winner himself who also birdied the final hole for a 69.

Asked if Tiger was indeed back, Byrd, who shot a 72 and ended up tied with Wilson (73) at 280, broke into a wide grin.

“It just depends on what you consider the word ‘back’ means,” he said. “I don’t know where he went.”

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June 5, 1956: Federal court ruled that racial segregation on city buses in Montgomery, Alabama violated Constitution.

June 6, 1790: Jean Baptist Pointe Desable, a French speaking Santo Domingo native, becomes the first permanent resident, and thus founder of Chicago.

June 7, 1930: Respecting Negro demands, the “New York Times” announced that the “N” in the word “Negro” would be henceforth capitalized in its pages.
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Guitarist Fred Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 63.

Singer Brian McKnight is 40.

Record producer Jimmy Jam is 50.

Singer Damion Hall of Guy is 41.

Record producer L.A. Reid is 53.

Musician Prince is 51.

Rapper Ecstasy of Whodini is 45.

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“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” — Arthur C. Clarke


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