Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Music Legion Diana Ross is Still 'The Boss'

R&B Music legion, Diana Ross recently celebrated her 69th birthday on March 26, 2013.
She still looks fantabulous causing me to wonder what exactly is in the water that celebrities drink?
I remember the first time I ever caught a performance of The Supremes on The Ed Sullivan Show. I was probably around 7 or 8 years old and very impressionable.
What female 'baby boomer' doesn't recall singing and dancing along to their hit song, "Stop! In the Name of Love?"   Diana Ross was the embodiment of everything I wanted to be and felt I already was. She was pretty, rail thin, had humongous, expressive eyes which were always adorned with eye shadows in fierce colors and long fake eyelashes, wore stylish wigs of various lengths and colors, and finally performed in the most beautiful dresses and costumes that were always decorated with large amounts of sequins and rhinestones. Oh yeah--she could sing too.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

R Kelly Faces Another Critical Lesson

Singer R. Kelly, who was acquitted in 2008 of all charges stemming from child sexual misconduct, is currently in the news regarding the bank foreclosure of his multimillion dollar mansion located  in the Chicago suburb of Olympia Fields.  On Monday, March 18, 2013, the home was sold at public auction and purchased for $950,000 by JP Morgan Chase bank, the lone bidder. The property was once valued at $5 million. Kelly is reported to still owe $3 million on the property according to Chicago Sun-Times.
When I got wind of this development, my heart went out to R Kelly because this house is magnificent! It is 22,000 square feet with 7 bedrooms and 6 baths. I am certain that when he initially bought this house, the idea of losing it to foreclosure was the furthest thing from his imagination. Just looking at the grandeur of this estate and its luxurious landscaping and amenities makes me believe that R. Kelly had many happy times and fond memories associated with living there. On the surface this house appears to be the perfect place to live.
What outsiders and news sources have no way of knowing is whether or not this house grew to be the source of private pain for the Grammy Award winning artist, and that the bank foreclosure was actually the public result of private prayers.
There is a lesson here for R. Kelly, but for many of us also.
I pray that his lesson in this situation has not been lost.