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 'Since Verses and Flow...'

 'Since Verses and Flow...'

'Since Verses and Flow...'

LA.com sat down with the Season Three alum Reggie Eldridge to discuss what he’s been up to since performing on the show, the importance of community, and where he’ll be once this year’s brutal Chicago winter has finally ended.

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 Recap

 Recap

Recap

Lexus and UPTOWN Magazine honored filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee on the eve of the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the historic Sadie Supper Club in Hollywood to congratulate the Georgetown University graduate for a stellar year in film.

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 ON THE SCENE

 ON THE SCENE

ON THE SCENE

It’s always a special occasion in Hollywood when the power players in town are honored for their philanthropic work. That was the case earlier this week as 50 African-American actors were recognized for their charitable donations and activities.380

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 45TH IMAGE AWARDS

 45TH IMAGE AWARDS

45TH IMAGE AWARDS

The best and brightest of Black Hollywood was on display for the NAACP at their 45th Image Awards ceremony last weekend at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. 

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 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

Go behind-the-scenes at the NBA Jam Session at the convention center, All-Star Saturday Night and NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans with Luxury Awaits.

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 Caron Butler

 Caron Butler

Caron Butler

It’s never been easy being James Caron Butler. The 6 foot 7 professional basketball player is currently enjoying his 12th season in the NBA, averaging 11 points and 5 rebounds per game. However, it was never his point average that caused concern.

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 Pi-Isis Ankhra

 Pi-Isis Ankhra

Pi-Isis Ankhra

Visionary. Activist. Leader. Those are a few of the titles used to describe Pi-Isis Ankhra, whose life work and experience have included significant successes in the worlds of both mass media and philanthropy.

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 Debbie Allen

 Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen

For all that she does, Debbie Allen has a great history in entertainment, And continues to make history every day.

 

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 Russell Wilson

 Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Whether or not Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wins this year’s Super Bowl, the Ohio native is already a winner. Not just because he led his team to football’s biggest game. No, it’s because of what he does off the field, every day of his life.

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 Fiveology since Verses and Flow

 Fiveology since Verses and Flow

Fiveology since Verses and Flow

On the eve of their late night appearance with Arsenio, Luxury Awaits sat down with Fiveology to discuss how being featured on LexusVerses and Flow has impacted their careers, and why, to them, giving back means more than just words.

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 Raheem DeVaughn

 Raheem DeVaughn

Raheem DeVaughn

RAHEEM DEVAUGHN sings love songs. Songs about love. Songs dealing with every aspect of the emotion. That's what he does. And he's proud of it.

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 Jon Goode

 Jon Goode

Jon Goode

JON GOODE is a student of life. His poems are filled with real life references that will make you think, and take action. Just before gracing the Verses and Flow stage for the second time, the Atlanta resident chatted about his experience on the show.

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 Theresa Tha Songbird

 Theresa Tha Songbird

Theresa Tha Songbird

THERESA THA SONGBIRD's talent is a combination of the places she's lived. The Chicago-born, Atlanta-residing artist sings like the wind, with enough southern soul to win you over with her words. 

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 Vision

 Vision

Vision

VISION is a stand up guy. Just ask the students he teaches in his native city of Philadelphia. It's there that he lives his life's purpose--sharing his gift of words and life experience with those in his charge. 

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 Vivian Green

 Vivian Green

Vivian Green

One look at VIVIAN GREEN's discography will tell you one thing for sure--she knows about the subject of love. "There are definitely a lot of subjects to sing about," she stated, "but it always comes back to love."

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 Queen D

 Queen D

Queen D

QUEEN D, aka Danee Black, is a teacher by profession, and a revolutionary by nature. She can't really help it, since that's the way her mother raised her. 

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 Ainsley Burrows

 Ainsley Burrows

Ainsley Burrows

AINSLEY BURROWS was destined for a very different life than the one he lives now. While he always had a ways with words, it was never something he saw was a lifestyle. That is, until an near-death experience caused him the change his way of living.

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 Paul Mabon

 Paul Mabon

Paul Mabon

Growing up, PAUL MABON had a front row seat to some of the best theater the city had to offer. He absorbed the culture, following in his father's footsteps and also using his love of words to diversify his creative portfolio.

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 Ra Vaughn

 Ra Vaughn

Ra Vaughn

RaVAUGHN is what you would call a real anomaly. She's new to the music industry as a solo artist, but because she'd established herself as a background singer, she knows its ins and outs.

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 Bridget Kelly

 Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly

BRIDGET KELLY is from Brooklyn, and isn't afraid to let you know it. In fact, her initials--BK--won't ever let you forget. It was just four years ago when the leggy brunette burst upon the live performance scene in a way that few would dare.

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 Dasan Ahanu

 Dasan Ahanu

Dasan Ahanu

DASAN AHANU can't help but stand out from the crowd. It's always been that way. As a shy teenager in North Carolina, his pen spoke for him, and his talent for writing and love of hip hop caught the attention of his peers.

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 Imani Cezzane

 Imani Cezzane

Imani Cezzane

IMANI CEZZANE is an activist, ready to change lives one word at a time. Literally. When there was no outlet for artists on the San Francisco State campus, she created one through the organization S.P.E.A.K. 

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 Se7en The Poet

 Se7en The Poet

Se7en The Poet

SE7EN THE POET could never be considered a product of his environment. In fact, he's the product that his environment calls upon when they need something. Anything.

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 Avant

 Avant

Avant

Speaking to AVANT will feel like a live history lesson. He's quick to pay homage to those that came before him, and genuine in his praise for the R&B singers he admires. That's what's kept him making music, he says. 

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 Maestro Gamin

 Maestro Gamin

Maestro Gamin

MAESTRO GAMIN has been very busy since appearing during Verses and Flow's sophomore season. In addition to spoken word, he's an acclaimed actor, appearing in various commercials, films and television shows.

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 Free Verse

 Free Verse

Free Verse

The duo FREE VERSE, comprised of close friends Dominique Ashaheed and Ayinde Russell, is insanely talented. Both of the Denver, CO residents have shined separately—Russell as a writer and MC, Ashaheed as a poet.

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 Beni Villafana

 Beni Villafana

Beni Villafana

BENI VILLAFANA is very early in his spoken word career. In fact, he's still not even sure he wants to make it a career, this in spite of his abundant talent.

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 Fiveology

 Fiveology

Fiveology

It's rare for poets to share a stage, outside of the occasional duet. It's absolutely unheard of for five poets to do so, under any circumstances. Until now.

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 Andra Day

 Andra Day

Andra Day

ANDRA DAY's story will make you sit up and take notice. It's also what could be the future of the music industry. Day, wanting to get her name and voice out there, posted covers of a variety of songs to YouTube.

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 Q Parker

 Q Parker

Q Parker

Q PARKER became a member of the GRAMMY nominated group 112 when he was still a teenager, serving up soulful songs of yearning for the ladies.

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 Joyce Lee

 Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

JOYCE LEE is focused, using her voice as a spoken word artist to advocate wholly for social equality for women. In fact, her advocacy knows no bounds, as the Oakland native recently attempted to establish a non-profit organization in Africa.

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 The Tony Rich Project

 The Tony Rich Project

The Tony Rich Project

THE TONY RICH PROJECT is no stranger to the music industry. His first certified hit, "Nobody Knows," topped the charts in 1996. He's also a skilled songwriter, penning hits for Boyz II Men, TLC, Johnny Gill and Toni Braxton, among others. 

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 Aaron White

 Aaron White

Aaron White

AARON WHITE puts his time where his art is. Slingshot Media, a company he founded with his wife, is dedicated to helping at-risk youth see a brighter future through the arts.  

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 Sha'Condria Sibley

 Sha'Condria Sibley

Sha'Condria Sibley

SHA'CONDRIA SIBLEY goes by the stage name "iCon," which is a play on words with her name and a status used to represent all of her God-given talents. The New Orleans native has been using those talents wisely, last year winning the National Poetry Slam championship.

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 Tre G

 Tre G

Tre G

TRE G. is family man, first and foremost. His spoken word journey began with a poem dedicated to his grandmother and today, his latest poems are dedicated to his wife and kids. It's that passion for his family that keeps the New Jersey native motivated.

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 Faith Evans

 Faith Evans

Faith Evans

FAITH EVANS is busy. When she's not executive producing and starring in the reality show "R&B Divas," she's recording new music. And whether she's doing either of those, she's a mother first.

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 In Q

 In Q

In Q

IN-Q is no stranger to the Verses and Flow stage. His presence during Season Two helped propel the series to another level, resulting in a NAACP Image Award nomination. 

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 Safia Elhillo

 Safia Elhillo

Safia Elhillo

SAFIA ELHILLO was born into a family that loved words, so really, she had no choice but to fall in love with them herself. Sudanese, by way of Washington, DC, by way of Cairo, Egypt, Safia has been exposed to the many forms of spoken word, using those experiences to craft her own voice. 

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 Chas Jackson

 Chas Jackson

Chas Jackson

If you're a fan of spoken word, you may remember CHAS JACKSON from his role on the television series "Black White." He was the self-professed "wild child" on the show, the one who stirred things up by questioning the establishment.

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  Kenny Lattimore

  Kenny Lattimore

Kenny Lattimore

Believe it or not, there was a time when award-winning singer/songwriter KENNY LATTIMORE thought he'd lost his musical voice. He wasn't recording new music, and was content raising his son and showing him the world.

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  George Yamazawa

  George Yamazawa

George Yamazawa

GEORGE YAMAZAWA really loves his hometown of Durham, North Carolina. No, seriously, just ask him about it. You'll see. He credits the poetry scene there for giving him, a Japanese-American, an outlet to express himself.

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 David Bianchi

 David Bianchi

David Bianchi

The first thing you need to know about DAVID BIANCHI is that he is a classically trained actor. However, that's far from all he is. The Los Angeles resident is also a poet, and early on in his career, he discovered a way to connect the two art forms and create something new.

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 Ashley August

 Ashley August

Ashley August

ASHLEY AUGUST has credentials. The 20-year old was recently named 2013 youth poet laureate for the state of New York. She's also a Youth Leadership board member for Urban Word NYC. And now, she's appearing on the main stage during Verses and Flow, Season Three.

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 Anthony Hamilton

 Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton

ANTHONY HAMILTON is very busy these days. In addition to appearing on Verses and Flow, the GRAMMY Award-winning artist is working on a holiday album, is appearing in his first feature film, and dealing with two year old twins at home. 

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 Mashall Davis Jones

 Mashall Davis Jones

Mashall Davis Jones

Spend five minutes with MARSHALL DAVIS JONES and you'll realize that, not only is he a gifted poet, he's also an inspiration. That's the only way to describe an individual that credits poetry as his salvation, and uses his words to assist both children and adults to help shape their future. 

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 Megan Falley

 Megan Falley

Megan Falley

MEGAN FALLEY is sure to get your attention. If it's not from her vibrant wordplay, then it might be from the title of her recent book, After the Witch Hunt. 

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 Mary Mary

 Mary Mary

Mary Mary

The multiple award-winning duo MARY MARY has done it all, from performing at charities to performing at the White House. Their music is transcendent, with a positive message always ready to uplift and encourage. 

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 Ed Mabrey

 Ed Mabrey

Ed Mabrey

ED MABREY has been into poetry for more than a decade. From open mics to slams, the Cincinnati, OH native has done it all. Now a resident of Charlotte, NC, the current Individual World Poetry Slam champion is doing more.

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 Carlos Andrés Gómez

 Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez

CARLOS ANDRÉS GÓMEZ is a gifted storyteller, and has used that gift to make a living for the better part of the past decade. However, the greatest story he's ever told is how, after overcoming a fear of reading, he not only embraced words, he mastered them.

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 Verb

 Verb

Verb

As an artist and entrepreneur, VERB believes in doing everything with a purpose. After moving to Dallas in 2008, she began laying the groundwork for what has become one of the city's biggest cultural commitments, Verb Kulture.

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 Bell Biv Devoe

 Bell Biv Devoe

Bell Biv Devoe

When you hear the name BELL BIV DEVOE, you think of classics like "Poison," "Do Me" and "When Will I See You Smile Again.' And when you hear from the Boston natives, who along with New Edition celebrates 30 years in the music business this year, you hear the passion still in them to entertain. 

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 Reggie Eldridge

 Reggie Eldridge

Reggie Eldridge

REGGIE ELDRIDGE is a man of a few worlds. He's a teacher of U.S. History at a Chicago high school. He's a musician, playing both the saxophone and guitar. And he's a spoken word artist, curating shows and publishing poems.

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 Ashley Catharine

 Ashley Catharine

Ashley Catharine

ASHLEY CATHARINE is a trailblazer. The Los Angeles resident has always loved spoken word, performing in public for the first time during a high school talent show. 

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 The Saint

 The Saint

The Saint

THE SAINT may have gotten his nickname on a whim, but it was more than appropriate. After growing up in the church, the Stockton, CA native used what he learned during services to get his points across through words.

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 Storm Thomas

 Storm Thomas

Storm Thomas

STORM THOMAS is a big believer in speaking truth to power. The Los Angeles native is a member of the Legendary Santa Cruz poetry slam team, and has used that platform to launch a solo play entitled "Transit." 

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 Carvens Lissaint and Miles Hodges

 Carvens Lissaint and Miles Hodges

Carvens Lissaint and Miles Hodges

MILES HODGES and CARVENS LISSAINT have been there, done that, rocking the stage of Verses and Flow during 2012's second season. The Strivers Row members are back for another go round, this time combining for a piece called "Strive." 

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 Is sushi healthy?

 Is sushi healthy?

Is sushi healthy?

When it comes to sushi, if you love it, then you know how tasty it is. The lingering question that usually hangs over the bento box, however, is whether the combination of raw/cooked fish is healthy.

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 Brooklyn Castle: a documentary

 Brooklyn Castle: a documentary

Brooklyn Castle: a documentary

There's a scene in the documentary Brooklyn Castle that best describes what the film is all about. Patrick, a rail-thin 11-year old student with glasses, is crying, upset he let his team down. Something we're used to seeing during sports documentaries. Except, this time, it's not a sport. It's chess.

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 A conversation with a world traveler Traceye Smith Pt. 1

 A conversation with a world traveler Traceye Smith Pt. 1

A conversation with a world traveler Traceye Smith Pt. 1

It's definitely a cliche to say that "there's so much of the world out there to see." Unless you take it seriously and attempt to see it. That's the story of marketing executive Traceye Smith, who always wanted to see more of the planet, and then… did it, setting out to visit several countries across the globe over a six-month trip.

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 Designer eyewear

 Designer eyewear

Designer eyewear

Fashion trends often repeat over time and designer eyewear is no exception. The frames for 2013 are more stylish than ever before. From thick to nerdy, almost everything is in play as frames have gone from helping people see to helping people frame how people see them.

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 A conversation with stylist Ben Willis

 A conversation with stylist Ben Willis

A conversation with stylist Ben Willis

There are so many outlets for women's fashion these days, with organizations set up specifically to ensure that women are well-dressed. However, there aren't that many set up to make sure men are looking their best. That's where style maven BEN WILLS comes in, with her website, thewelldressedman.net.

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 A conversation with music manager Monica Young

 A conversation with music manager Monica Young

A conversation with music manager Monica Young

If you're a part of the music industry, you probably know of Monica Young. She's become one of the premier managers in the game, skillfully navigating the careers of several artists from behind the scenes. The Los Angeles native shared with us how her current career came about.

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 Seven tips for safe travel

 Seven tips for safe travel

Seven tips for safe travel

It's common to be nervous just before traveling abroad. It's the fear of the unknown, and maybe you've read or heard that a place is dangerous for tourists. Here are seven common sense tips that, if followed, will keep you prepared for any situation.

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 The San Francisco 49er opens an art gallery

 The San Francisco 49er opens an art gallery

The San Francisco 49er opens an art gallery

It's refreshing when an athlete makes the news for something positive these days. San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, made positive headlines last December with the opening of his very own art gallery in San Jose, CA.

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 Love and War

 Love and War

Love and War

There was never any question as to Tamar Braxton's talent. Coming from a singing family, led by superstar R&B singer/sister Toni, the Braxtons have been on the musical radar for well over a decade. And now, with the recent release of the ballad "Love and War," Tamar has stepped directly into the spotlight, ready for her closeup.

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 Six unhealthy foods to avoid at all costs

 Six unhealthy foods to avoid at all costs

Six unhealthy foods to avoid at all costs

It's summer time, and more often than not, the warm weather inspires some old eating habits. Although some people swear by the mantra "everything in moderation," the truth is, some foods, no matter how good they taste, are better off left alone.

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 A conversation with Donna Martin of Bandari

 A conversation with Donna Martin of Bandari

A conversation with Donna Martin of Bandari

There's a movement going on across the country these days, one that emphasizes the need to dress well. The team at Bandari, a custom haberdashery label, is at the forefront of the movement with their luxury bow tie collection. We caught up with team member Donna Martin to discuss the origin of the brand.

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 Sonya Renee

 Sonya Renee

Sonya Renee

Sonya Renée isn't just an artist. She's also a movement. The activist/poet, who appeared during the second season of Lexus Verses and Flow, is a force of nature when she enters a room, spreading enough positive energy to spark a fire.

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 Carl Thomas

 Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas

There is absolutely no place like home. If Carl Thomas did not know that before, he definitely knows now, as the veteran crooner returned to his hometown of Chicago as part of the Lexus Verses and Flow Live series and put on a mini-concert in front of folks that know him well.

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 Jon Goode

 Jon Goode

Jon Goode

Jon Goode has always been a crowd favorite. He’s relatable to audiences because he pulls from his life experiences to construct his poetry. His appearance during Season One of 'Lexus Verses and Flow' made such an impact that he was invited back to perform during the show’s recent stop in Atlanta.

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 M'Reld Green

 M'Reld Green

M'Reld Green

It was during the first season of “Lexus Verses & Flow” that national television audiences became familiar with dynamic spoken-word artist/activist M’Reld Green. Live and direct from Chicago, Green has been gracing stages for years, unleashing her voracious wordplay on crowds all across the country.

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 Eric Roberson

 Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson has spent a good portion of his career on various stages around the world, performing what he calls honest music. He’s a soul singer, an independent artist who has set the standard for those who follow him, building a large fan base by doing what all singers should: connecting with his audience.

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 Nominee for 44th NAACP Image Award

 Nominee for 44th NAACP Image Award

Nominee for 44th NAACP Image Award

We are proud and humbled by the nomination of “LEXUS VERSES AND FLOW” for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Variety Series or Special category.

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 A Tribute

 A Tribute

A Tribute

It was never only about boxing for Emanuel Steward, the world-renowned boxer, trainer, and commentator who passed away on October 25 from a digestive disease called diverticulosis.

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 Its Origins

 Its Origins

Its Origins

Well, the day after Thanksgiving has finally arrived. That’s right, it’s Friday, or better yet, Black Friday: the day retailers open their stores at ungodly hours so that consumers can get a jump on their holiday shopping.

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 Make Your Holiday Shine

 Make Your Holiday Shine

Make Your Holiday Shine

The big question that accompanies every Thanksgiving feast is: What is the best way to balance the meal? With every favorite food present and planned for, it usually comes down to which wine to serve with which course.

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 On Directing "Grey's Anatomy"

 On Directing "Grey's Anatomy"

On Directing "Grey's Anatomy"

Chandra Wilson plays a doctor on television. However, when her oldest daughter Sarina was diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)—a mitochondrial disease that affects the way the body breaks down energy—there were no scripts that could tell her how to react.

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 Meet the Phenomenal Music Group

 Meet the Phenomenal Music Group

Meet the Phenomenal Music Group

There’s a musical group based in Los Angeles, California, that you need to know about. It’s a collective of four musicians/songwriters who came together officially in 2009 with the goal of making good music.

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 An Interview with the CEO of Flat Out of Heels, LLC

 An Interview with the CEO of Flat Out of Heels, LLC

An Interview with the CEO of Flat Out of Heels, LLC

A conversation with the entrepreneur and CEO

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 Food, Folks and Fun

 Food, Folks and Fun

Food, Folks and Fun

The first thing you notice about Beale Street in downtown Memphis—even during the day—is how bright it is.

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 A Review of the Movie

 A Review of the Movie

A Review of the Movie

Let’s get this out of the way right now: “Alex Cross” isn’t a great film. In fact, if it were to be made all over again, it probably would’ve done better if it were a made-for-TV movie instead of a feature film.

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 Releases You Should Have

 Releases You Should Have

Releases You Should Have

The final quarter of the year is when most musicians attempt to capitalize on the shopping surge that occurs during the holiday months.

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 There's Always A Catch

 There's Always A Catch

There's Always A Catch

It can’t be easy being Brandon Marshall. Imagine doing a Google search for your name, and your warrants and arrests appear before your All-Pro NFL stats.

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 A Sneak Peek into " Hypernature"

 A Sneak Peek into " Hypernature"

A Sneak Peek into " Hypernature"

With so much emphasis placed on the months of September and April, it’s easy to forget that fashion summits actually take place year round.

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 Which Is Better For You?

 Which Is Better For You?

Which Is Better For You?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between organic food and non-organic food? Most claim that the former is purer, containing more vitamins and nutrients, while the latter is less healthy, being saddled with preservatives that could hurt the body.

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 A Conversation with the Independent Filmmaker

 A Conversation with the Independent Filmmaker

A Conversation with the Independent Filmmaker

Matthew Cherry’s athletic career ended just as so many other players’ careers unfortunately do: abruptly. After only three years in the NFL, the Chicago native had to formulate a Plan B once his dream of playing football ended.

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 " Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP"

 " Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP"

" Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP"

It was just nine months ago that jazz musician Robert Glasper released the album “Black Radio,” a genre-bending, meticulous ode to R&B and soul, featuring artists such as Erykah Badu, Yasiin Bey, Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Chrisette Michele, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Musiq Soulchild.

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 A Review of His Latest Book

 A Review of His Latest Book

A Review of His Latest Book

Basketball has always been something that Dwyane Wade does well. The eight-time All-Star, Olympic gold medalist, and two-time NBA champion has made a career of putting himself on the line for his teammates, playing hurt more often than not, all in the pursuit of the ultimate prize: winning it all.

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 A Conversation with Latoya Bennett-Johnson

 A Conversation with Latoya Bennett-Johnson

A Conversation with Latoya Bennett-Johnson

Sometimes we set out to be entrepreneurs, and sometimes, it finds us. That was surely the case with Latoya Bennett-Johnson, president and CEO of The Strivers Row, a poetry and music collective based in New York.

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 An Island of Adventure and Relaxation

 An Island of Adventure and Relaxation

An Island of Adventure and Relaxation

One of the most common destinations for travelers looking for both adventure and relaxation is the Indonesian island of Bali.

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 An Interview With the Actress

 An Interview With the Actress

An Interview With the Actress

Tempestt Bledsoe has been in front of television cameras for most of her life. The actress, who played Vanessa Huxtable on the long-running sitcom “The Cosby Show” for eight seasons, went on to host the syndicated talk show “Tempestt” in the mid ‘90s, as well as make guest appearances on several shows.

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 An Evening With Jazz's Best Kept Secret

 An Evening With Jazz's Best Kept Secret

An Evening With Jazz's Best Kept Secret

The line in front of The Mint in Los Angeles in late September stretched around the block as fans sported their Sunday best to see GRAMMY-nominated artist Gregory Porter perform a rare live set in his hometown.

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 2012-2013 Season Preview

 2012-2013 Season Preview

2012-2013 Season Preview

It’s the end of October, which means that the NBA is back and in full swing. Last spring’s playoffs were incredible, providing equal amounts of drama and great play.

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 An Interview With George Littlejohn

 An Interview With George Littlejohn

An Interview With George Littlejohn

Being an entrepreneur is never easy. It takes passion and a belief in yourself that exceeds whatever fear that exists. It’s truly stepping out on faith alone and making things happen for yourself.

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 Three Winter Destinations

 Three Winter Destinations

Three Winter Destinations

With the changing of the seasons comes the desire for many folks to escape to somewhere warm, where they can delay the inevitable drop in temperature, if only temporarily. The challenge then becomes where to go.

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 Four Returning Faces to Watch

 Four Returning Faces to Watch

Four Returning Faces to Watch

Each fall season, as days grow shorter and leaves begin fluttering to the ground, the television networks roll out the new programs they’re hoping will catch—and keep—our attention.

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 The Return

 The Return

The Return

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet, then you already know that soul singer D’Angelo is back on the music scene this year after more than a decade in seclusion, appearing at several venues domestically and abroad since January.

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 Keeping Up With the Olympian

 Keeping Up With the Olympian

Keeping Up With the Olympian

One of the best stories to barely make a ripple during this past summer’s London Olympics is that of United States swimmer Cullen Andrew Jones, who swam away with two silver medals and a gold medal in men’s freestyle competitions.

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 Five Fall Fashion Trends For Men

 Five Fall Fashion Trends For Men

Five Fall Fashion Trends For Men

There is never a wrong time to look your best, whether you’re in a high-profile position or simply performing day-to-day activities. For men especially, the need to always be on point when it comes to dress takes more effort.

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 A New Experience

 A New Experience

A New Experience

Spend five minutes inside the newly redesigned Karma Lounge, located on Beverly Boulevard in the Wilshire Center area of Los Angeles, and you’re sure to feel right at home.

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 A Remake For Lifetime

 A Remake For Lifetime

A Remake For Lifetime

The one thing we can learn from Hollywood is that what was old will someday be new again. There may be subtle twists and retouches, but Tinseltown has proven to b

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 New Music For Fall

 New Music For Fall

New Music For Fall

Last week, we introduced you to women that will be making their mark on the music industry in the coming years. This week, it’s the men’s turn.

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 In Kemp We Trust

 In Kemp We Trust

In Kemp We Trust

It’s simple, really, when all is said and done: The 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers were only going to go as far as center fielder Matt Kemp would take them. It may not be fair, but ultimately, it’s true.

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 A Star In the Making

 A Star In the Making

A Star In the Making

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 Paris When It Sizzles  Palace Hotels Lead the Way in Haute Cuisine.

Palace Hotels Lead the Way in Haute Cuisine.

The French hotel ranking system is an eccentric one, and among both locals and seasoned travelers to Paris, designations like stars and diamonds do not qualify as currency. When discussing the top accommodations in Paris only one category matters...

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All Hybrid All The Time—HS Meet the HS250h—the most fuel-efficient Lexus vehicle ever built.

All Hybrid All The Time—HS Meet the HS250h—the most fuel-efficient Lexus vehicle ever built.

Meet the HS250h—the most fuel-efficient Lexus vehicle ever built.

A new kind of Lexus. The HS 250h[1] is a new type of Lexus vehicle, a compact hybrid-only model designed specifically for maximum fuel economy and minimum ecological impact...

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Cream de la Crème  A highly subjective connoisseur's guide to ice cream, gelato & sorbet. And frozen custard, too. We couldn't help ourselves.

Cream de la Crème  A highly subjective connoisseur's guide to ice cream, gelato & sorbet. And frozen custard, too. We couldn't help ourselves.

A highly subjective connoisseur's guide to ice cream, gelato & sorbet. And frozen custard, too. We couldn't help ourselves.

Premium ice cream is a coveted designation. It commands loyalty for its natural ingredients, few if any additives, and its density...

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 A Few Tricks Up The Record Sleeve  The two simple tricks to building an impressive, eclectic music collection: buy Old music and buy Imported music.

 A Few Tricks Up The Record Sleeve  The two simple tricks to building an impressive, eclectic music collection: buy Old music and buy Imported music.

The two simple tricks to building an impressive, eclectic music collection: buy Old music and buy Imported music.

Buying old is easy, we've lived in an age of recorded music for over seventy years and there is plenty of quality stuff to choose from. Most people limit their choices to music from the last thirty years...

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 Wheels On Screen Lexus salutes the road movie.

 Wheels On Screen Lexus salutes the road movie.

Lexus salutes the road movie.

When gearing up for a long drive, many of us become the stars of the road movies in our minds: the Thelma, the Louise, the Harry, the Tonto. So, for this issue, it made sense for us to convene an expert panel to chose their favorite road films...

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 The Cocktail Culture  The culture of social drinking is rooted in the cocktail. Know the history, the rituals, the tips, and signatures you will need to mix comfortably in any scene.

 The Cocktail Culture  The culture of social drinking is rooted in the cocktail. Know the history, the rituals, the tips, and signatures you will need to mix comfortably in any scene.

The culture of social drinking is rooted in the cocktail. Know the history, the rituals, the tips, and signatures you will need to mix comfortably in any scene.

The cocktail is truly and American invention. The original variations of cocktails can be traced back to the 19th century in New Orleans and a host of other ingredients...

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