October 25, 1987 |
On the current album "If I Were Your Woman," Stephanie Mills returns to the type of music she performs best: unfiltered R&B. And it's paid off. The album has gone gold, and it's spawned two Top 10 black hits: the gospel-edged "I Feel Good All Over" and the funky, dance-oriented "Puttin' a Rush on Me."
March 22, 1996 |
'Box With God' Gets Rematch: "Vinnette Carroll's Your Arms Too Short to Box With God," a gospel celebration starring Stephanie Mills and Teddy Pendergrass, has been booked for a seven-performance return engagement at the Wiltern Theatre April 10-14. The Broadway musical sold out during its original Wiltern run earlier this month.
August 15, 1990 |
Scouts' Honor: Michael Jackson will get an award for being a good scout. Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael Eisner will present Jackson with the "Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award" on behalf of the Los Angeles Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, during a Sept. 14 dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel. The award was created and named for Jackson to recognize his humanitarian efforts, which embrace the principles of the scouting program.
January 21, 1990
I would like to congratulate the NAACP for its stunning presentation of the Image Awards on Jan. 6 which celebrated the positive contributions of so many talented black artists. With appearances by such highly respected artists as Spike Lee and Sidney Poitier and special tributes to Oprah Winfrey and Sammy Davis Jr., as well as performances from Stephanie Mills and MC Hammer, this broadcast had wide appeal for audiences of all ages and interests. However, NBC chose to air it at 11:30 p.m. Why were the Image Awards denied the audience they so richly deserve?
July 16, 1989
It appears that Mr. Hunt hasn't done his homework. The outstanding rhythm and blues singers of today are alive, well, recording and performing under the names of Patti Austin, Angela Bofill, Jean Carne, Miki Howard, Phyllis Hyman and Stephanie Mills. Much like Laverne Baker, these performers grace the stage with vocal talent equivalent to some of the early greats. Mr. Hunt, there are many great R&B singers around today. You just failed to mention them. GUY V. DE ROSA West Hollywood
June 16, 1988
The city's Municipal Communications Studio in West Hollywood Park will open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Singer Toya Ann Brown will perform in the park auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. An open house of the studio, where West Hollywood's Citychannel 10 cable television show is produced, will begin at 5 p.m. Brown, who sings jazz and contemporary music, has performed locally and recorded with Ramsey Lewis, Stephanie Mills and Nancy Wilson. The event is free. For more information, call 854-7388.