NBC has finally decided to put on a live rendition of its iconic The Wiz. For its cast, however, the star-studded lineup will include Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and, perhaps most importantly, 18-year-old Shanice Williams who will star as Dorothy.
With a Netflix documentary coming out June 26, Nina Simone will receive yet another tribute next month, this time in the form of a covers album called 'Nina Revisited.' Three tracks from that compilation feature Lauryn Hill, Usher and Jazmine Sullivan interpreting Simone's songs through their own voices.
Misty Copeland is a continuing force behind that idea that, if you follow your dreams, nothing is impossible. To wit, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will debut filmmaker Nelson George’s documentary on the trailblazing dancer, entitled 'A Ballerina’s Tale.' Other films debuting include a curious documentary on the iconic Mary J. Blige.
With the Grammys gala hitting network television this Sunday, a laundry list of new performers has been added to the bill. New additions include Beck, Sia, Herbie Hancock, Mary J. Blige and, once again, a Classicalite favorite: Lang Lang.