Throwback Friday: ‘At Last’ by Etta James… RIP (Jan 25, 1938-Jan 20, 2012)

Just shy of her 74th birthday, the legendary Etta James has passed on today at a Riverside, California hospital. She had been battling leukemia and also contracted Hepatitis C and was suffering from dementia…it personally reminds me of Obama’s inauguration on this same day in 2009. Beyoncé did a wonderful cover of the song at the Neighborhood Ball as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama ceremoniously took their first dance of the night.

EXCLUSIVE! Ted Williams “The Man with the Golden Voice” joins Twitter, YouTube and Facebook

Ted Williams aka “The Man with the Golden Voice” who was discovered on a street corner in Columbus, Ohio is now communicating with his fans worldwide through social media.

September 2010: IN THE LIFE “The State of Equality”

The September 2010 episode of IN THE LIFE asks if the man in the White House is an advocate for gay rights, and service members talk to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Jana Mashonee’s New Moon Born in stores TODAY (AOL album stream inside)

Jana Mashonee’s newest album New Moon Born is in stores TODAY, May 11th, 2010 throughout the U.S. via Miss Molly Records/BDG/RED. As part of the launch of New Moon Born, AOL Music will be streaming the album for one week starting May 11. New Moon Born features 18 tracks showcasing Jana’s powerfully sensitive and soulful vocals in an upbeat rhythm and blues flavor. Miss Molly Records is also offering a free dance remix of “For Just One Night,” remixed by Herbert Holler and MIST.

Next season of MTV’s Real World sets up in DC’s Dupont Circle and folks are talking already

Well, it’s about damn time that MTV bring the Real World to Chocolate City. I just ran across an article link on twitter about the Real World house that can be found at 20th and S Streets, NW. I can’t wait to do my own drive-by the next time I’m in town.