MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that.
CICELY TYSON Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.
LANGSTON HUGHES I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.
MAYA ANGELOU One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We cant be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.
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For all you SciFi fans (like me). I read there’s a new Star Wars film coming out called “The Force Awakens”. It’s a prequel (work that forms part of a back-story to the preceding work.) I’m looking forward to revisiting the characters in the film. Hey, I wonder if Lando Calrisian is in it?
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
What color is love? An artist used milk and paint to make a beautiful guess.
Had a wonderful time in Manchester this past week performing in the David Gest All-Star Christmas Soul Legends Concert. Met up with some old friends, great musicians, fans and artists. Here are some photo’s below. There will be more in a day or two (in this specific post); so come back to this link and refresh the page for the updates.
The Palace Hotel Manchester
Chillin before rehearsal
with double platinum UK sensation Kenny Thomas
with Gwen Dickey (Carwash)
Backstage with Sheila Ferguson (“When Will I See You Again…”)
with Jody Watley singer from Shalamar
one of the sponsors
with the Hall of Fame Legend Little Anthony!
with Dorothy Moore. Who hasn’t swooned to “Misty Blue”.
Hosts of the show: David Gest along with Luminaries from Coronation Street: Actress/Singer Kym Marsh and Ryan Thomas with brother and fellow actor Adam Thomas of the show Emmerdale’s. For my US folks: Coronation Street is the most popular, longest running television series in the UK.
with G. C. Cameron former lead singer of the Detroit Spinners (“It’s A Shame”, “I’ll Be Around” etc….) Had fun spending some time with this very talented brother.
The hotel was like a museum. Beautiful architecture.
with the group The Tymes (“So Much In Love”) These guys can lift your spirits with their great harmonies and upbeat personalities.