Christmas With the Cos– Bill Cosby Continues.pdf by sushaifj


									THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010 - JANUARY 5, 2011                                       ENTERTAINMENT                                                              The Tennessee Tribune 7 A

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              Christmas With the Cos’–
                Bill Cosby Continues
   By Janice Malone                                             when you’re not getting along. Society says it’s usual to
                                                                live to together without getting married. The word ‘usual’
    Over the many years of his multi-faceted career Bill is emphasized. What is most damaging of these things is
Cosby has become America’s favorite dad due to his hu- not whether a couple should marry or not to marry but the
mor and for all of the tireless work he’s done towards in- behavior that we go through when raising our children. I
spiring and helping to educate the youth of this country. In find that we have to teach our children to respect the road           Tackling the Issues:
a British 2005 poll to find The Comedian’s Comedian, he of life. And there are certain things we can say to them                Stress Workshop for Teens - At
                                                                                         and demand that they do so as          the Green Hills Branch Library
                                                                                         well. Many parents are afraid to       Tuesday, Jan 11th from 2:30 -
                                                                                         do this because they don’t want
                                                                                         the child to show signs of not lik-    4:00 pm
                                                                                         ing them. This is not good par-
                                                                                         enting. We cannot worry about a
                                                                                         child’s reaction to something that
                                                                                         we demand they should do be-
                                                                                         cause we don’t want them hurt or
                                                                                         destroyed. So my concern is that
                                                                                         if you’re divorced make sure that
                                                                                         you see those children as much as
                                                                                         possible. Do not block those chil-
                                                                                         dren because you no longer love
                                                                                         the person you made love with to
                                                                                         produce those children.”
                                                                                             TRIBUNE: I got an email               Food for Fines week is January 10-20, 2011:
                                                                                         from someone who wants me                 Exchange canned goods & other foods for library
                                                                                         to ask you what is your opinion        overdue fines to help Second Harvest Food Bank. Li-
                                                                                         about this. The reader said that
                                                                                         she read an article that stated        brary members will get $1 in current fines* waived for
                                                                                         gangsta rap music and its cul-         each can or package of food donated during the drive,
                                                                                         ture, has been one of the top          held at all Nashville Public Library locations. Items
                                                                                         influencers to negatively im-          especially needed include: peanut butter; canned meats
                                                                                         pact today’s youth—especially          (tuna fish, beef stew); canned vegetables and fruit;
                                                                                         young African Americans.               macaroni and cheese; rice and pasta. Bring canned
                                                                                             Dr. Cosby: “I think that par-      goods or items in boxes or plastic bags or jars (no glass
                                                                                         ticular piece needs to show the        can be accepted) to the circulation desk at your library.
                                                                                         how and why. And if this negativ-
                                                                                                                                Don’t forget to bring your library card! Replacement
                                                                                         ity is something that is damaging
                                                                                         to the growth on the road of life      fees for lost or damaged materials, fees for losses that
                                                                                         of the child, then obviously we        are in billing or collection stages, and lost card fees are
                                                                                         need to stop it and the people who     not included in the food drive.
                                                                                         are doing it need to think about
                                                                                         it. But then again one also has to
                                                                                         raise many questions. Number
                                                                                         one, what is it raising in the hu-
                                                                                         man beings who like it? And are
                                                                                         they paying attention to the words
                                                                                         and taking seriously what is be-
                                                                                         ing said? Even though they say
                                                                                         they’re not listening to the words,
                                                                                         are they really? Because it’s
                                                                                         something there that I understand
Dr. William H. Cosby Jr, will bring his classic humor and wit back to Nashville January people will buy and not buy when
15 @ TPAC                                                                                listening to it. See, you can’t just
                                                                                         throw out a whole lot of noise on
was voted among the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow drums and a lot of profanity and expect to get a hit record.
comedians and comedy insiders. In 1998 Cosby received The people who produce this really know what they’re do-
Kennedy Center Honors. In 2002 he was awarded the ing.”
Presidential Medal of Freedom for his many contributions            TRIBUNE: I have a friend in Chicago who’s very
to television. Mr. Cosby has won                                                         hurt and concerned about the
9 Grammy Awards in the Best                                                              violence among so many Afri-
Comedy Performance category.                                                             can American young males kill-
Two of those Grammys were for                                                            ing each other in Chicago. She
Best Recordings for Children. In                                                         says that with the election of our
1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of                                                           first Black President, she really         KidFlix Movie at the Library:
Education degree from the Uni-                                                           thought Mr. Obama’s great im-              DESPICABLE ME (PG) January 8, 2011 - 12:30 pm
versity of Massachusetts. For his                                                        age would be a good role model
doctoral research, he wrote a dis-                                                                                              at the Main Library Conference Center 1-B. Running
                                                                                         on many of our young males.
sertation entitled, “An Integration                                                          Dr. Cosby: “From what I’ve         time: 95 minutes. In a happy suburban neighborhood
of the Visual Media Via ‘Fat Al-                                                         heard, there are many young Af-        surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house
bert And The Cosby Kids’ Into the                                                        rican American men and some of         with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hid-
Elementary School Curriculum                                                             the older men too, who have now        den deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout.
as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to                                                         started to wear more suits and ties    Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow min-
Achieve Increased Learning.” Mr.                                                         since the election. And more are       ions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the
Cosby returns to Nashville at the                                                        also dealing respectfully with the     history of the world. He is going to steal the moon.
Tennessee Performing Arts Cen-                                                           fact that this man, his wife and
ter January 15, 2011 for 2 shows                                                         family are in office. I’ve heard it
only. We had the opportunity to                                                          said from many, many people that
chat with him in a candid two part                                                       this is a time when we have to be
interview that continues below.                                                          even more respectful of education
    TRIBUNE: To further speak                                                            and other top qualities that the
of marriage, you and your love-                                                          President and his wife represent.
ly wife Camille have been mar-                                                           We have to be respectful of how
ried for over four decades. But                                                          we eat, how we work with each
today it seems that marriage is                                                          other, how we look at life. I have
like a disposable diaper with                                                            seen in the eyes of people who
people, whether their celebrities Bill Cosby’s latest books and digital download are deep in apathy about what to
or not. What do you think about comedy CD are available at do with the negative parts of their
how our society is treating the                                                          neighborhoods, their schools,
institution of marriage?                                        their relatives’ behavior etc. I do believe that because of
    Dr. Cosby: “A long time ago I heard the end of a saying this President and his family, people are looking and real-
that said—‘matters of the heart.’ Obviously as we change, izing that a change has to be made and it can’t be done with
the discipline of society says that it’s okay to get a divorce                                           See Cos Page 9 A

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                                                      Kam’s Kolumn
                                      Blacktrospective 2010: Kam’s Annual Assessment
                                            of the Best & Worst in Black Cinema
                                              ried Too?)
  Ten BesT Black FeaTure Films                   8. Kimberly Elise (For Colored Girls)
  1. Just Wright                                 9. Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice)
  2. Why Did I Get Married Too?                  10. Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married
  3. Prince of Broadway                       Too?)
  4. Brooklyn’s Finest                           BesT direcTor (FeaTure Film)
  5. Lottery Ticket                              1. Sanaa Hamri (Just Wright)
  6. For Colored Girls                           2. Tyler Perry (For Colored Girls, Why
  7. Night Catches Us                         Did I Get Married Too?)
  8. Blood Done Sign My Name                     3. Erik White (Lottery Ticket)
  9. Frankie and Alice                           4. Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest)
  10. Takers                                     5. Tanya Hamilton (Night Catches Us)
  BesT acTor (lead role)                         WorsT Film
  1. Nate Parker (Blood Done Sign My             1. Harlem Aria
Name)                                            2. Grown Ups
  2. Prince Adu (Prince of Broadway)             3. Our Family Wedding
  3. Bow Wow (Lottery Ticket)                    4. Death at a Funeral
  4. Don Cheadle (Brooklyn’s Finest)             5. The Losers
  5. Common (Just Wright)                        WorsT acTor
  6. Anthony Mackie (Night Catches Us)           1. Damon Wayans (Harlem Aria)
  7. Tyrese (Legion)                             2. Chris Rock (Grown Ups, Death at a
  8. Denzel Washington (Unstoppable)          Funeral)
  9. Terry Crews (The Expendables)               3. Forest Whitaker (Our Family Wed-
  10. Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid)            ding, Repo Men)
  BesT acTress (lead role)                       4. Lance Gross (Our Family Wedding)
  1. Queen Latifah (Just Wright)                 5. Martin Lawrence (Death at a Funeral)
  2. Sonequa Martin (Toe to Toe)                 WorsT acTress
  3. Kerry Washington (Mother and Child,         1. Zoe Saldana (Death at a Funeral, Los-
Night Catches Us)                             ers)
  4. Thandie Newton (For Colored Girls)          2. Maya Rudolph (Grown Ups)
  5. Tasha Smith (Why Did I Get Married          3. Anna Maria Horsford (Our Family
Too)                                          Wedding)
  6. Letoya Luckett (Preacher’s Kid)             4. Regina Hall (Death at a Funeral)
  7. Janet Jackson (Why Did I Get Mar-           5. Eyde Byrde (Harlem Aria)

                                    Rych’s Corner
                  Rych McCain’s 2010 6th Annual TOP TEN LIST
    By Rych McCain                                             took to get to where they are and they are just getting       on the movie’s platinum
                                                               started. Rych McCain salutes all ten of you who are a part    soundtrack album.
    It is that time of year again where I personally select    of my media family and I wish that the best is yet to come        8. Larramie “Doc”
 favorites for my TOP TEN LIST OF HOLLYWOOD’S                  for each of you. May continued success be yours.              Shaw (age 18); is Malik Payne on Tyler Perry’s “House
 MOST TALENTED YOUTH! The candidates (18 yrs                      The awardees are listed alphabetically:                    of Payne” sitcom for The TNT-TV Network. Shaw cur-
 and under) are selected strictly from the interviews that I      1. Kwesi Boakye (age 11); this is his second appear-       rently stars on two Disney Channel Network shows as
 have conducted with them, which in turn appeared in my        ance on this list two years in a row. Boakye is a regular     Marcus on “The Suite Life On Deck” and as Boomer on
                                                                             cast member playing Jamie Thoreau on the        “Pair Of Kings.” Shaw won a 2009 Young Artist Award
                                                                             TNT-TV Network show “Men Of A Certain           for Best Actor In A Comedy Series.
                                                                             Age.” He is also the voice of Darwin on             9. Taylor Spreitler (age 17); was one of the youngest
                                                                             “The Amazing Adventures of Gumball” for         regular daytime cast members as Mia McCormick on The
                                                                             The Cartoon Network and will play rapper        NBC-TV soap “Days Of Our Lives” for one year (2009-
                                                                             50 Cent’s son in a new movie opposite Meg       2010). She currently plays Lennox Scanion on The ABC
                                                                             Ryan and John Lithgow titled “Lives of The      Family Network TV Show “Melissa and Joey.” Spreitler
                                                                             Saints.”                                        is a model as well and graced the July 2010 cover of H
                                                                                 2. Kenton Duty (age 15); currently plays    Magazine.
                                                                             Gunter on The Disney Channel TV Show                10. Caroline Sunshine (age 15); stars as Tinka on
                                                                             “Shake It Up!” He also was young Jacob          the smash hit Disney Channel TV show “Shake It Up.”
                                                                             the unknown mystery kid this season on the      She took on the big silver screen last summer as Barbara
                                                                             ABC-TV mega hit show “Lost.”                    Winslow in the 20th Century Fox Pictures movie “Mar-
                                                                                 3. Elise Fisher (age 7); was the voice of   maduke.”
                                                                             heart stealing, adorable baby Agnes in last & facebook
                                                                             summer’s animated box of-
                                                                             fice smash “Despicable Me”
                                                                             for Universal Pictures. Elise is
                                                                             also the precious baby of our
                                                                                 4. Jaishon Fisher (age 14);
                                                                             portrayed Bennie, the young
                                                                             version of Dr. Ben Carson on
                                                                             The TNT-TV Network movie
                                                                             “Gifted Hands: The Ben Car-
                                                                             son Story.”
                                                                                 5. Scotty Noyd, Jr. (age
                                                                             11); nominated for a 2010
                                                                             Young Artist Award for Best
                                                                             Performance In A TV Series
                                                                             (guest star under 13) for “CSI-
                                                                             Miami for The CBS-TV Net-
                                                                                 6. KeKe Palmer (age 17);
                                                                             makes her third appearance on
                                                                             this list for the last three years
                                                                             in a row. To match that, she
                                                                             won her third NAACP Image
                                                                             Award in 2010 for Outstand-
                                                                             ing Performance In A Youth/
                                                                             Children’s Program (Series or
                                                                             Special) for her Nickelodeon
                                                                             Network TV Sitcom “True
                        Teen actress Taylor Parks                            Jackson, VP.” She may best
                                                                             be known as Akeelah from
 Weekly Internationally/Nationally Syndicated Entertain-       the Lionsgate film “Akeelah and The Bee.”
 ment Column as a photo-interview feature. If I didn’t         Palmer is a singer and has an album coming
 interview you – you don’t qualify for my list! It’s that      out in 2011.
 simple (hint publicists, young artists and anyone else who       7. Taylor Parks (age 17); makes her
 feels left out). As with every year, my hat goes off in       second trip on this list. Parks recently guest
 a major salute to the parents of these exceptional young      starred as Jill MacIntash on The Fox-TV
 artists who have made untold sacrifices well beyond what      Network series “Bones” and has a recurring
 many parents would be willing to make such as pulling         role as Shelly on The Nickelodeon Net-
 up stakes and moving the entire family to L.A. or what-       work hit TV Sitcom “True Jackson, VP.”
 ever else it took for their child or children to make it in   She first rousted attention playing Little
 the biz. The ten winners selected are without question the    Inez in The New Line Cinema hit movie
 best of the best. They too have sacrificed, trained hard,     “Hairspray” and sung a spirited duet “Run
 done without, and burned gallons of the midnight oil it       Tell That” with Elijah Kelly in the film and
                                                                                                                              Scotty Noyd Jr. (photo by Deidre Faihey)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010 - JANUARY 5, 2011                                         ENTERTAINMENT                                                                   The Tennessee Tribune 9 A

                           TERRI’S REVIEW
              “Long Way Home” by Laura Caldwell
   Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer                              named “Fetta” was at the scene, as was a boy
                                                               named Jovan Mosley, but Jovan didn’t do any-
    You’ve seen some pretty amazing things in your life.       thing except walk away. They arrested Jovan any-
    In your travels around the world or around the block,      way. For almost two days, the nineteen-year-old
there’s always something to view. People with unusual          was kept, handcuffed, to a wall. Given no food or
attributes. Buildings going up, down, or staying in the        water, he wasn’t allowed to use the bathroom. De-
same place for centuries. Nature in all its glory. You’ve      tectives wandered in and out, yelling and threat-
seen birth and death, highs and lows, and some things          ening. Finally, told that he could “go home” if he
you wish you’d never seen. And that’s where Jovan              confessed to two punches, Jovan signed his name
Mosley was after the police picked him up: wishing             to a piece of paper.
he’d never been witness to a murder. In the new book              Five years later, attorney Catherine O’Daniel
“Long Way Home” by Laura Caldwell, what Jovan saw              had a chance meeting with Jovan in SuperMax,
cost him almost a quarter of his life. On the night that       the Cook County jail. Impressed and astounded
Henry Thomas, Jr. lost his life, things were going well        that he’d been in jail for so long with so little le-
for him.                                                       gal help, O’Daniel agreed to do something she’d
    Thomas was well-liked in his job, and was making           never done: she took Jovan’s case, pro bono...And
enough money to buy a decent house for himself and             that’s where author, lawyer, and novelist Laura
his long-time girlfriend. His family was doing fine, and       Caldwell came in: to help O’Daniel and, in the
he was looking forward to seeing his grandchildren             process, immerse herself into this astounding,
soon. His wallet had a few dollars in it that night, so he     horrifying case.
grabbed some chicken at a local Chicago restaurant and            With a writer’s knack for words and an at-
started home. He never made it. Earlier that night, Frad       torney’s eye for detail, Caldwell brings Jovan
Muhammad asked his boy, Jovan Mosley, if he wanted             Mosley’s story to light with the kind of suspense
to hang out. They briefly visited a park and found noth-       that will keep you up all night. As a co-lawyer,
ing of interest, and were joined by three other boys.          Caldwell was obviously sympathetic to Mosley’s
When one of them suggested they rob someone, Thom-             case, and she makes you care, too. I loved that
as was the first person they saw.                              about this book, and I loved the “afterward” hints
    The beating death of Henry Thomas, Jr. went un-            that Caldwell gives without spoiling the proceed-
solved for several months, until a break in the case           ings. If you love a good courtroom drama, try this
came. Police arrested Muhammad, Marvin Treadwell,              gripping true story. “Long Way Home” is definite-
and Lawrence “Red” Wideman. Witnesses said a boy               ly a book to see yourself reading soon.                            c.2010, Free Press $26.00, 303 pages, includes notes

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                                                                                                                                             Dear Gwendolyn:
made pizza dough)                                                Brush the edges lightly with water to seal it and slice the
                                                                                                                                             I have been married for 10 years and for 9 of those
    -½ cup flour                                                 rollup into ½” pieces.
                                                                                                                                         years my husband has taken me to a party celebrating
    -¼ cup olive oil                                                 -Lay the pieces down on an oiled sheet pan and brush
                                                                                                                                         the coming of a new year. However, last year when
    -3 oz cooked bacon (you can partially cook your own,         lightly with oil.
                                                                                                                                         I was in the hospital, my husband went out with his
or buy pre-cooked, chopped bacon)                                    -Bake in preheated 400° oven for 12-15 minutes, or un-
                                                                                                                                         friends in celebration. In that one night of fun, he met
    -4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese                          til golden brown.
                                                                                                                                         another woman. All during this year I have been fight-
    -1 oz chopped Jalapeno (pickled is best, but you can use         Serve with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch, or your fa-
                                                                                                                                         ing the battle to keep him. Two weeks ago he told me
fresh if you like)                                               vorite dipping sauce.
                                                                                                                                         that he was taking her out on New Year’s Eve. In fact,
                                                                                                                                         he said he intends to leave me for her – saying he was
                                                                                                                                         in love.
                                  C O V E R                        S T O R Y                                                                 Gwendolyn, we have children together. Their ages
From Cos Page 7 A                                                is that I’m a foot soldier for the idea of we can. I’m also             are 2 years, 5 years, and 8 years. He was supposed to
                                                                 a foot soldier for belief. I’m not into intellectualizing the           be keeping our children on last New Year’s Eve, but
maintaining anger towards each other. We can’t maintain                                                                                  he had taken them to my mother’s house. What can
poor responsibility to the children we have and towards          topic of post and pre-racism and all of that. All I know
                                                                 is that there are people coming to schools like Fisk Uni-               I do? I don’t want to spend New Year’s Eve alone. I
their education. I think having the President in office has                                                                              love my husband.
done a lot for us. And I also think that this has done a lot     versity and other schools who will be graduating one day.
                                                                 Some of them may not be set up in a way where things are                    Margaret
for our Black colleges, such as that wonderful Fisk Uni-
versity and others. When you walk on a campus and you            not quite equal to those who are in the upper or middle
                                                                 income bracket but they still graduate valedictorian and                    Dear Margaret:
know there is a Black First Lady and a Black President,
it opens the minds of the students on what they can also         salutatorian any way.”                                                      What’s love got to do with it? You have spent all of
one day achieve. But then again, there are people who can            TRIBUNE: This is my last question. I really love                    2010 trying to battle to keep him – and he has spent all
look at it and say, ‘And that’s why I don’t feel like doing      football. Any predictions on who will go to the Super                   of 2010 courting his new love. I would like to think
anything better because no change has                                                Bowl this year? I’m really cheering                 that the woman he met on last New Year’s Eve was
come.’ Those kind of people are in apa-                                               for Michael Vick and the Philadel-                 a passing drunk affection. You know…drinking and
thy and depression. They need to go to                                                phia Eagles to make it.                            having a good time.
some kind of anti-apathy meetings or                                                      Dr. Cosby: “Sorry to disappoint                    Let me tell you this: It was okay for your husband
something.”                                                                           you but I have no idea. I love the sport           to take the children to your mother. At least he did not
    TRIBUNE: Where were you and                                                       too. I watch it from week to week. I’m             leave them at home alone.
what were you doing on the night                                                      like you, I would also be happy if the                 Margaret, never let a man know just how hurt you
that Mr. Obama was officially de-                                                     Eagles would be one of the two teams               really are. It is sickening to watch the T.V. talk shows
clared as the new President?                                                          to play. But on any given day it’s how             showing women crying as if their life ended with los-
    Dr. Cosby: “I had to be in Califor-                                               you play the game.”                                ing their mate. Think about it. To have a bad marriage
nia later that day. Camille and I voted                                                   TRIBUNE: If Michael Vick and                   is worse than not having a marriage at all. Hold your
here (Massachusetts) where we live.                                                   the Eagles make it that would be one               head high and on New Year’s Eve keep your children
So we drove to the airport and boarded                                                of the greatest comeback stories in                up late to bring in the new year. A marriage license
our plane, along with our two friends                                                 sports history.                                    does not come with a ‘guarantee.’ When the new year
who live in L.A. Here we are at 43,000                                                    Dr. Cosby: “You’ve already seen                comes in have the mindset to get rid of the old --- and
feet in the air. Getting radio informa-                                               it for Vick. It’s the transformation of a          seek someone new. (Copyright © 2010 by Gwendo-
tion about the election from the pilot to                                             young man who will tell you where his
                                                                                                                                         lyn L. Baines)
the flight attendant and back to us was                                               mind was before and where his mind
                                                                                                                                             ***Do you have a son or grandson age 10-17?
suspenseful. It was listening to the var-                                             is now--even if he doesn’t get into the
                                                                                      Super Bowl. One of the things that I               Help him to choose college not jail. Order DECI-
ious states he ( President Obama) had                                                                                                    SIONS In The Life Of A Growing Male Youth. Send
won and lost. When we landed in L.A.                                                  loved hearing him say shortly after the
                                                                                      Eagles brought him to the team was                 $14.95 + $4 S/H to: Nevada Publishing Co., P. O.
and went inside the building, we then                                                                                                    Box 10066, Raleigh, NC 27605-0066. Got a problem,
saw everything on a big screen TV. We                                                when he confessed that he had not real-
                                                                 ly put his mind into being a real quarterback when he was               email her at: or write to
saw Oprah, Jesse Jackson and other people on the screen                                                                                  her at address above (to receive a reply, send a self-
reacting to the victory. It was an amazing night.”               with Atlanta. To me that meant a growth had taken place
                                                                 because for him to now want to study and become the kind                addressed stamped envelope.)
    TRIBUNE: It was a victory for African Americans
and others in this country and around the world as               of educated and knowledgeable player means a lot. For
well.                                                            Michael to be able to go through it all, pay his debt to soci-
    Mr. Cosby: “Do you know about my story at the vot-           ety, and now realize what he wants to do and how to get it,               If you are interested in submitting
ing booth?                                                       then that’s enough of a comeback for me. If he never plays
                                                                 in a Super Bowl he still winds up way ahead of the old                  (an article, story, upcoming commu-
    TRIBUNE: No. tell me about it.
    Mr. Cosby: “I went into the voting booth in Shelburne,       Michael Vick. So his Super Bowl was when he broke out
                                                                 of that cocoon and wound up as a beautiful black butterfly,
                                                                                                                                      nity event or concert) in the Entertain-
Massachusetts, where we live. I pulled the curtain and
then took out a photo of my mother, father and my brother        as opposed to a moth flying around over the highways try-                  ment section, please call Janice
James, who would’ve been 71 years old at the time of the         ing to attack cars. “
election, if he had lived but he died when he was six years          TRIBUNE: That’s a great analogy.                                      Malone at The Tennessee Tribune
old. I was first born. So my family was there with me in             Dr. Cosby: “See, I told you I’m better than just a beau-
that voting booth when I voted for—John McCain.”                 tiful face (he laughs)                                                    (615) 321-3268 or e-mail her along
    TRIBUNE: Oh. Okay. What?                                         TRIBUNE: Thank you so much for Dr. Cosby for
                                                                 this chat and for your humor, wisdom and insight.                         with complete copy and (DIGITAL
    Mr. Cosby: “(he breaks into laughter) “I got’cha! No,
I voted for Mr. Obama. And then I took my family’s pho-              Dr. Cosby: “You’re absolutely welcome, and I’d like
                                                                 to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of your                             ONLY) pictures to:
tos and put them back into my pocket…When people ask
me what do you think the President is doing? All I know          readers.”                                                             
10 A The Tennessee Tribune                                                              ENTERTAINMENT                            THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010 - JANUARY 5, 2011

 R & B Singer Teena Marie Passes

                                    Soul singer Teena Marie

    R&B singer Teena Marie has passed away at the age of 54. Mike Gardner, Marie’s
 manager, said that Marie’s daughter found her dead in her home last Sunday, and that
 she suffered a seizure last month.The 54 year old singer is known for being one of
 the first White artists to sign and sing at Motown Records back in 1979. Marie is also
 known for songs like Lover Girl, Casanova Brown and duets with Rick James. The
 exact cause of death has not yet been ruled.

   African American Celebrities: Gone But Not Forgotten in 2010
   James Moody Age: 85
   Jazz saxophonist James Moody, who recorded more than 50 solo albums as well as
songs with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Lionel Hampton and B.B. King,
has died. He was 85. Moody’s wife, Linda McGowan Moody, says he died 12/09/2010 at
San Diego Hospice after battling pancreatic cancer for 10 months.
   Shirley Verrett Age: 79
   Shirley Verrett, an acclaimed American mezzo-soprano and soprano praised for her
blazing intensity during a career that spanned four decades, died 11/5/10 in Ann Arbor,
Mich. She was 79. Verrett, one of the top opera singers of the 1970s and 1980s, had been
suffering from heart trouble.
   Al Goodman Age: 67
   Al Goodman, a baritone who performed on several soul and pop hits in the 1970s, in-
cluding “Love on a Two-Way Street” and “Special Lady,” died from complications during
surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center.
   Solomon Burke Age: 70
   Soul pioneer Solomon Burke, whose vocals were a powerful mix of gospel fervor,
R&B silkiness and country twang, was revered as the King of Rock & Soul. Burke, who
had just arrived at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to prepare for a concert , died 10/10/10.
   Albertina Walker Age: 81
   Albertina Walker’s singing once stopped the filming of a movie because so many ac-
tors were moved to tears by the “Queen of Gospel.” The Grammy-winning singer died of
respiratory failure 10/8/10 at RML Specialty Hospital in Chicago, said her granddaughter.
   Harold Dow Age: 62
   Harold Dow, a longtime correspondent for the CBS hit show 48 Hours,’ died suddenly             Jack Tatum Age: 61
He was 62.                                                                                        JackTatum died 7/27/10 at age 61 in an Oakland hospital. The cause was a massive
   Abbey Lincoln Age: 80                                                                       heart attack, according to friend and former Ohio State teammate John Hicks. Tatum had
   Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and             battled diabetes and other health problems for years, Hicks said.
uncompromising style, died 8/14/10 in New York at age 80. She had been declining in               Marvin Isley Age: 56
health for the past year.                                                                         Marvin Isley, the bass player who helped give R&B powerhouse the Isley Brothers
   Al Goodman Age: 67                                                                          their distinctive sound, died 6/6/2010 at a Chicago hospital. He was 56. Isley died at an
   Soul singer Al Goodman pased away 7/26/10 due to heart failure during surgery on a          inpatient hospice at Weiss Memorial Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Cath-
tumor. Goodman was originally part of The Moments, an R&B group whose hits included            erine Gianaro. She could not confirm a cause of death.
1970’s “Love on a Two Way Street”.                                                                Garry Shider Age: 56
                                                                                                  Legendary P-Funk guitarist Garry Shider, the longtime musical director of Parlia-
                                                                                               ment-Funkadelic whose funky guitar work, songwriting skills and musical arrangements
                                                                                               thrilled fans around the globe and earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
         NAACP-                                                                                died on 6/16/10.
                                                                                                  Gary Coleman Age: 42
                                                                                                  Gary Coleman has died at the age of 42 on 5/28/10, after suffering a brain hemorrhage
         BRANCH                                                                                that left him in a coma and on life support, multiple news sources have confirmed. The
                                                                                               ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ actor was taken to the hospital on 5/26/10, and his condition deterio-
 Rev. Goldy Wade, President                                                                    rated as the days went on.
                                                                                                  Ali-Ollie Woodson Age: 58
                                                                                                  R&B singer Ali-Ollie Woodson, best known for his stint with Motown icons The
                                                                                               Temptations died 5/31/10. Woodson died in southern California after a battle with cancer.
                                                                                                  Lena Horne Age: 92
                                                                                                  Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that al-
       NAACP-MURFREESBORO BRANCH & THE                                                         lowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to
   INTERCULTURAL & DIVERSITY AFFAIRS OF MTSU                                                   Broadway superstardom, died 5/9/10. She was 92. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyterian
                                                                                               Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin.
                WILL HOST THE                                                                     Hank Jones Age: 91
                                                                                                  Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones, whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella
   30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast                                                Fitzgerald’s pianist and Marilyn Monroe’s accompanist when she sang “Happy Birthday”
        Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 9:00am                                                    to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said. He was 91.
                                                                                                  Dorothy Height Age: 98
             MTSU-James Union Bldg                                                                Dorothy Height, the leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement and a
                                                                                               participant in historic marches with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others, died 4/20/10.
                                                                                               Height led the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years. The hospital said in a
                      KeynoteÊ Speaker:Ê                                                       statement she died of natural causes.
                                                                                                  Guru Age: 43
                      Mr.Ê HowardÊ Gentry-Ê NashvilleÊ ChamberÊ PublicÊ BenefitÊ                  Guru, the influential rapper known for his intellectual themes, his monotone deliv-
                      Foundation,Ê CEOÊ                                                        ery and his combination of jazz sounds with hip-hop beats, died after battling cancer on
                                                                                               4/19/10, collaborators said. Guru made up the rap duo Gang Starr.
                      (formerÊ ViceÊ MayorÊ ofÊ MetroÊ Nashville-Ê DavidsonÊ County)Ê             Ron Banks Age: 58
                                                                                                  Singer Ron Banks, a founding member of R&B group the Dramatics, died Thursday
                                                                                               March 4 at his Detroit home of a reported heart attack. Banks, whose sweet falsetto helped
                                                                                               give the Dramatics its signature sound, was a Detroit native who was born May 10, 1951.
                                                                                                  Marva Wright Age: 62
                                                                                                  Marva Wright, a New Orleans blues and soul singer who worked the clubs on Bourbon
                      TicketÊ price:Ê $25.00-adultsÊ                                           Street for many years, died at 62 at her daughter’s home in New Orleans.
                      $15.00Ð Ê 24Ê &Ê youngerÊ                                                   Teddy Pendergrass Age: 59
                      PleaseÊ contactÊ FlorenceÊ SmithÊ 615.896.1897Ê                             Legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass, dead after a long illness at age 59, spent his last
                      TICKET DEADLINE: JANUARY 6, 2011                                         28 years in a wheelchair, left to wonder what life might have been like had a car crash not
                      P.Ê O.Ê BoxÊ 371Ê                                                        completely altered his destiny. Pendergrass underwent colon cancer surgery, and report-
                      Murfreesboro,Ê TNÊ Ê 37133-0371Ê                                         edly had a difficult recovery.
                      ViceÊ ChaplinÊ ErnestÊ Newsom,Ê Pro-                                        Eunice W. Johnson Age: 93
                      gramÊ DirectorÊ                                                             Eunice W. Johnson, who gave Ebony magazine its name and for almost 50 years pro-
                      Ê                                                                        duced an influential traveling fashion show that brought haute couture to African Ameri-
                      Mr.Ê CliffordÊ Terrell,Ê Co-ChairpersonÊ                                 cans while raising millions of dollars for charity, died of renal failure at her Chicago
                                                                                               home, according to a company spokes woman.

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