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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Unsung African-American singer-songwriter is celebrated

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer The career of one of the unsung African-American female songwriters will be recognized on Oct. 26 with “Introducing Jessie Mae Robinson: A Night of Reflection, Song & Dance,” to be held at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. “[She] was an amazing talent and it is so important that we Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: David Alan Grier to co-host salute to Ella Fitzgerald

David Alan Grier was introduced to the music of Ella Fitzgerald by his parents and wore her albums out while in college. So with love, he returns to co-host the L.A. presentation of “100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100 Birthday!” with Patti Austin, Ledisi and Monica Mancini Sept. 24 at the Ford Theatre. The evening’s Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Erika Alexander keeps busy with multiple projects

If you think you haven’t seen Erika Alexander since her days co-starring in the hit 1990s sitcoms “Living Single” and “The Cosby Show,” look again. This year alone, she brought emotional heft in an arc on the OWN drama “Queen Sugar,” as Hollywood’s fragile secret wife. And earlier, she commanded the screen in a brief, Read More…