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‘The Black Godfather’ Documentary on the Life of Clarence Avant to Premiere on June 7th

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The first trailer for the highly anticipated The Black Godfather, Reginald Hudlin’s documentary about pioneering entertainment executive and businessman Clarence Avant, has been released.  According to Variety, The film features interviews with Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, David Geffen, Clive Davis, Diane Warren, Lionel Richie, and Irving Azoff, and former president Barack Obama also makes an […]

Lionel Richie Nets Rights To Curtis Mayfield Biopic

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Words by Jillian Bowe Lionel Richie has secured the rights to create a biopic on the life of the late singer and songwriter Curtis Mayfield. Deadline is reporting Richie, who is an upcoming judge on the rebooted American Idol competition series, acquired the rights to produce a feature film from Mayfield’s estate through his RichLion […]

Marvin Gaye, Nile Rodgers, Lionel Richie, and More Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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On June 9, Marvin Gaye and Nile Rodgers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) celebrates musical pioneers. Gaye, who is being inducted posthumously, helped shape the sound of Motown. His major hits include “What’s Going On,” “Let’s Get It On” and “Sexual Healing,” which won two […]