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Up, Up and Away: The 5th Dimension Founder, LaMonte McLemore, Talks His Life and His Book, From Hobo Flats to the 5th Dimension: A Life Fulfilled in Baseball, Photography and Music

LaMonte McLemore is the founder of the Grammy winning musical group The 5th Dimension. The group rose to fame in the 1960s with classic hits including Up-Up and Away, Stoned Soul Picnic and Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In. Though retired from touring and performing, LaMonte is still working on music today. He hopes his latest song, Cease Fire, will be used in peace marches around the world.

Mr. McLemore, remarkably, is far more than an award winning musician, as if that is not enough. He has had a long and noteworthy career as a photographer. He was also signed to a major league baseball farm team, in his youth.

In photography, Mr. McLemore was one of the individuals who contributed to the early days of African American celebrity media. Along with a partner, he founded a publication called Elegant, featuring rich and famous African Americans. After the magazine folded, he joined with Jet Magazine and for 50 years was the photographer for Jet’s Beauty of the Week feature. The Grammy winner would go on to work with Playboy, Ebony and other publications as well.

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Grammy Winning Singer/Songwriter Toni Tennille is Back: Talks Potential Grammy Contention for Best Spoken Word, Looking to Meet Brian Wilson, Her Stint with the Beach Boys, The Captain, Her Future, More

Earlier this year we welcomed Grammy winner, singer/songwriter Toni Tennille for an in-depth CYInterview about her autobiography, Toni Tennille: A Memoir. Known for her Captain & Tennille hits

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Jason Tenner as Prince in Purple Reign at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is Phenomenal! Show Provides Powerful Purple Tribute to the Now Deceased Superstar; Tenner Talks Prince, Meeting the Purple One, the Show and More

For his millions of fans, the death of multitalented music star Prince was a moment many did not expect. Prince passed away on April 21, 2016 at the

Toni Tennille, Toni Tennille 2016, Toni Tennille Memoir

Love Didn’t Keep them Together But It Kept them Friends: Talented and Kind, Songstress Toni Tennille, Half of Famous Duo The Captain and Tennille, Talks About her New Book, Toni Tennille: A Memoir; More

The year was 1975 and the Captain and Tennille song, Love Will Keep Us Together, was tearing up the charts. Toni Tennille and her husband Daryl Dragon aka

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Grammy Award Winner Sam Moore Out in Support of Phil Collins: Soul Man a Powerful Presence on the Red Carpet

On March 11th, world renowned music star Phil Collins performed his first concert in years at The Fillmore Miami Beach. We were on hand to speak with Phil

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Phil Collins is Back! First Concert in Years, at The Fillmore Miami Beach

This past Friday evening, mega music star/songwriter Phil Collins returned to the stage for his first musical performance in many years at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Known for

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Legend Introduces Legend: Inimitable Gloria Estefan Introduces Incomparable Aretha Franklin at 20th Anniversary Edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala; Ms. Estefan Praises Lea and Roy Black

When you think music and Miami, Gloria Estefan’s name is the first one to come to mind; and for good reason. With a career spanning more than three

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Frank Cascio’s Ordinary Relationship With the Extraordinary Michael Jackson: Love, Believing and Making Things Happen; Tales of the Man in the Mirror in the book, My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man

Frank Cascio claims a friendship with Michael Jackson that most fans could only have dreamt of. In his recently published book, My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with

Wynter Gordon, Buy My Love, Dirty Talk, Music, Artists, Black Singers, Pop Artists

Wynter Gordon, Is She Music’s Next Big Thing? The Buy My Love/Dirty Talk Singer Opens Up to CYInterview about Her Journey to Reach Her Dream, Overcoming Struggles; Her Music, Herself, Thoughts on Occupy Wall Street, More

In 2010, Wynter Gordon, a songwriter turned singer, landed a number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart titled Dirty Talk. It was Gordon’s introduction

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Megatalent Mya: Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da, Huff Puff, Ooh La La – Singing Sensation Appeals for Donations for Upcoming Marathon Run Benefitting North Shore Animal League, Thinks Former Pro-Wrestler The Rock is Super Sexy, More

In her ongoing quest to help animals in need, R&B singing queen Mya has been on another intense training journey. This time it’s not on the dance floor

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