by Bobbi Booker
NNPA News Service
These days, Charlie Wilson talks to men and women about different life-uplifting things. He tries to sing the "right kinds of music" and make people feel happy and good.
"That's what I'm here for: I'm a messenger," said Wilson, a musical icon who broke out as a member of the Gap Band ("You Dropped A Bomb On Me," "Outstanding") in the '80s.
For movies opening May 18, 2012
"Battleship" (PG-13 for profanity and intense violence) Screen adaptation of the Hasbro board game features an international fleet of ships which comes to the defense of the planet in the wake of an invasion by an alien armada. Starring Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna.
“Dark Shadows” and a number of independent and foreign films
The Beastie Boys were deservingly inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just weeks ago and now the trio is without one, Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died a cancer victim last Friday (May 3).
The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc. hosted a champagne-filled business networking Soirée at the boutique.
I was really impressed – or I should say sort of surprised (with me growing up most of my life in the North) – by how diverse the crowd was at my first time attending a Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.