Nancy Wilson, acclaimed ‘song stylist’ who defied musical boundaries, dies at 81 | The Washington Post Nancy Wilson, an award-winning singer whose beguiling expressiveness in jazz, R&B, gospel, soul and pop made her a crossover recording star for five decades and who also had a prolific career as an actress, activist and commercial spokeswoman, died Dec. 13 at her home in Pioneertown, Calif. She was 81.

Nancy Wilson, an award-winning singer whose beguiling expressiveness in jazz, R&B, gospel, soul and pop made her a crossover recording star for five decades and who also had a prolific career as an actress, activist and commercial spokeswoman, died Dec. 13 at her home in Pioneertown, Calif. She was 81.

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No More “We Can’t Find Any Black Female Writers”: Here Are 62 Scribes in One Photo | The Hollywood Reporter For The Hollywood Reporter's largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: "We have to be exceptional."

For The Hollywood Reporter’s largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: “We have to be exceptional.”

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‘Surviving R Kelly’ documentary premiere cancelled after shooting threat | The Guardian An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports say

An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports say.

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Something in the Water: Virginia Beach gives OK for Pharrell’s festival proposal to move forward | 13News Now Virginia Beach City Council gave a thumbs up to Pharrell Williams' proposed festival at the Oceanfront during College Beach Weekend. Williams said his goal is to make the multi-venue experience the East Coast's version of SXSW.

Virginia Beach City Council gave a thumbs up to Pharrell Williams’ proposed festival at the Oceanfront during College Beach Weekend. Williams said his goal is to make the multi-venue experience the East Coast’s version of SXSW.

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Roxanne Roxanne | Kennedy-Center.org From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

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