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“It” Girl Jourdan Dunn is the New Face for Maybelline New York

By Savoy Staff     April 18th, 2014

Maybelline New York announced that London bred beauty Jourdan Dunn is their newest spokesmodel.  Jourdan will be joining an elite group of Maybelline models which includes Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others. “Jourdan’s look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand,” said Jerome Bruhat, Global Brand President of [...]

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Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald to Headline “The Jazz Fest Show” Photo Exhibit by Photographer Steven Forster

By Savoy Staff     April 16th, 2014

Celebrating the arrival of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Angela King Gallery will present “The Jazz Fest Show” an exhibit by award-winning New Orleans photographer Steven Forster. Forster will show 15 archival black and white photos from his vault, including iconic images of: Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles Wynton Marsalis, Fats Domino Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Irvin Mayfield Lionel [...]

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Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Salutes Celebrity Fight Night with Dramatic Expansion

By Savoy Staff     April 11th, 2014

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is unveiling an extensive expansion that doctors say will help thousands more patients receive care. The Center is the primary beneficiary of Celebrity Fight Night, an annual fundraising gala that will be held this year in Phoenix on April 12.  [...]


Marian Anderson’s Concert Dress Goes on View in DC

By D. Janell Perry     April 9th, 2014

The dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago is finally getting its debut appearance at the Smithsonian. The classical singer accepted first lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s invitation to give a public concert after being being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black. On Easter Sunday 1939, [...]


Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan to return for ‘Karate Kid 2′

By D. Janell Perry     April 9th, 2014

Actor Jaden Smith is combating the negative backlash he received from the film After Earth with a return to one of his most successful roles. The son of Will and Jada Smith is preparing to team up with his co-star Jackie Chan for a sequel to their blockbuster remake of The Karate Kid. According to The [...]


Oprah Winfrey Network Scores Best Ratings Ever

By D. Janell Perry     April 2nd, 2014

Oprah Winfrey’s TV network finally has a reason to celebrate after being plagued by poor ratings. OWN, scored its most-watched quarter in network history, averaging 508,000 total viewers. The network is the first and only inspired by a single individual. Not only did it score most-watched, but the network was also deemed the fastest-growing cable [...]


XSCAPE-Long Awaited New Music From Michael Jackson

By Savoy Staff     April 2nd, 2014

On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album.  For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be [...]


‘Gone With the Wind’ Prequel Planned with Mammy character as Focal Point

By D. Janell Perry     March 28th, 2014

One of the most infamous characters in the memorable novel Gone With the Wind is reportedly receiving a spin-off book of her own. According to the New York Times, the slave character Mammy, brought to life in 1939 on the silver screen by Hattie McDaniel will be the focus of an authorized prequel to the [...]


Michael B. Jordan Mentors 6 Filmmakers at CinemaCon

By D. Janell Perry     March 28th, 2014

Actor Michael B. Jordan assists six filmmakers in making their dream realities. Jordan was selected last week as the 2014 Sprite Films mentor to the CinemaCon filmmaker finalists located in Las Vegas. Six promising filmmakers were chosen by Sprite to brand themselves in the film industry by crafting a short film from script-to-screen. The Green [...]


Dark and Lovely Partners with Black Girls RUN!

By Savoy Staff     March 28th, 2014

Dark and Lovely, the #1 Hair Care Brand for Women of Color in the world, is excited to announce its partnership with Black Girls RUN!, as their exclusive beauty sponsor for 2014. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to become the leading resource and inspiration for generations of African-American women seeking to develop and [...]

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