Already Esperanza Spalding has created buzz among the more creative of the music community and her Grammy award will do much to encourage them to express their own individuality, stay true to their calling, and be recognized on their own merits. Maybe it’s time for talent again. Maybe 13 years olds don’t dictate musical success.
Last night’s Fifty-third Grammy Awards Tribute to Aretha Franklin featured five amazingly talented women. One black gospel singer, one black R&B singer, and three white women-Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride, and Florence Welch. This pretty much set the tone for the night.
Who wants to be the designer to the Boomers? I was able to cull out a few trends that will work for the Boomacious as we strive to remain relevant in a society that still doesn’t get it. Boomers have more disposable income than any generation and maybe we’d spend some of it if we could find a pair of comfortable shoes!
Grammy Award winning singer, Dionne Warwick is joining the 2011 cast of The Celebrity Apprentice. Dionne has a number of serious undertakings and one of them is a new album of music composed by the legendary Sammy Cahn. She is also the author of a bestselling children’s book, “Say a Little Prayer.”
Baby Boomers are a tough, sarcastic, Saturday Night Live bunch. Yet, we’re sweet, sensitive, and hopeful as influenced by the Flower Child side of our era. And through it all, we held fast to the dream that we could be anything we wanted to be and look at us now. Yes, the former President smoked pot, but he still became the president. Two women have been Secretary of State, three women sit on the Supreme Court, a black man is President, and a Black Panther has been an Illinois Congressman for a decade.
en sit on the Supreme Court, a black man is President, and a Black Panther has been an Illinois Congressman for a decade.
Former Secretary of State, Condeleeza Rice, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, can still work it. Aretha and Condoleezza teamed up on Tuesday night at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia for a concert to benefit inner-city youth programs and education initiatives.