Kicking It In Harlem With Taimak: The Last Dragon

By Eartha Watts-Hicks The year was 1986, and the movie Berry Gordy presents The Last Dragon was nothing short of a phenomenon. Highly anticipated, it blended the worlds of film, music, radio, and television with its incredible movie soundtrack and music videos, featuring Vanity and DeBarge, among others.

Salters Scene: BET Honors 2014

The BET Honors 2014 airs Monday February 24th on BET.  This year’s honorees are  The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman  Ken Chenault, Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems and Entertainment Trailblazer Ice Cube.  Held at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.  the Actor and Comedian Wayne…

Walter’s World: Motown The Musical (with video)

By Walter Rutledge After five weeks of previews Motown the Musical officially opened on Sunday, April 14. The show’s book by Berry Gordy is based on his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories Of Motown by Berry Gordy, which chronicles his life and the Motown era. Director Charles Randolph-Wright takes us…

Last Dragon Star O’Brien Shot 3 Times In Harlem

Leo O’Brien — the actor who played Bruce Leroy‘s little brother Richie in 1985’s “The Last Dragon” star has assured fans he’s “alright” after he was shot twice on Monday (5, Sep, 2011). The actor, in the cult martial arts movie, was in Harlem, New York when a gunman opened fire on Adam Clayton Powell…