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Valerie June: From Memphis to ‘Letterman’ and beyond

Valerie June: From Memphis to ‘Letterman’ and beyond

Before she was Valerie June set to perform on "The Late Show with David Letterman she was Valerie June subject to be seen honing her talent in the Bluff City.

June, who is fresh off the release of her debut album – "Pushin' Against a Stone" (Concord Records) – takes to the stage on "The Late Show" on Wednesday (Aug. 21). The show airs at 10:35 p.m. on WREG-TV Channel 3.

For the Humboldt, Tenn. native, who now calls The Big Apple home, "The Late Show" will serve as her debut as a solo act on network television in the U.S.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Chef Coolio? It could happen

Chef Coolio? It could happen

In the grand scheme of music, it's pretty safe to say that the average rapper has the career span of a housefly. That's not very long by the way.

Musical history screams out that anyone looking to get into the game of music in general should have a "Plan B" to fall back on. Those who are looking to get into the rap game should already be involved in their Plan B before they even get started. While some have a Plan B already in effect, others have sort of discovered their back-up plan in the process of carving out a career. And then there are those for whom it takes a little longer to bounce back.

Rapper Coolio has decided to take a different career route these days. He has chosen to auction off of the royalties of his music catalog to fund his new career. He released a cookbook in 2009 called "Cookin' With Coolio" and was featured on the Food Network series "Celebrity Chefs."

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‘We Were There: The March on Washington’

‘We Were There: The March on Washington’

Born in Baton Rouge, La. on March 1, 1966, Don Lemon anchors CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network's New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.

An Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Lemon recently caught a lot of flak from a number of African-American pundits for agreeing with Bill O'Reilly's criticisms of the African-American community, especially since he even suggested that the conservative talk show host hadn't gone far enough.

Here he talks about "We Were There: The March on Washington – An Oral History," which debuts on CNN on Friday, Aug. 23. The special is set to debut on CNN on Friday, Aug. 23.

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Who’s Your Daddy? Celebrity Look-a-Likes

Who’s Your Daddy? Celebrity Look-a-Likes

 

Radio legend Tom Joyner and radio newcomer Gospel singer James Fortune favor enough to be dad and son.


 

Ben Vereen and Usher favor enough to be dad and son.


 

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  • Written by Black America Web

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