Articles in the R.I.P. Category

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Pioneering ‘For Colored Girls…” Playwright And Poet, Ntozake Shange, Dies At 70!
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Posted in Aside Bottom 2, R.I.P., The Arts Unplugged on 2 November 2018
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TheGrio.com Posted November 2nd 2018   NTOZAKE SHANGE Playwright, poet, novelist, and pioneer are just a few of the monikers attached to he name Ntozake Shange, who is best known for her poem turned play turned film, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.” The 70-year old died Saturday morning in her [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Arthur Mitchell, Pioneering Black Ballet Dancer, Dies At 84!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P., The Arts Unplugged on 25 September 2018
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Associated Press By Deepti Hajela Posted September 25th 2018   ARTHUR MILLER FOUNDER DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of [...]

John McCain’s Former Rivals Pay Tribute: ‘We Are All In His Debt!’
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Posted in Breaking News, Featured Article, R.I.P. on 28 August 2018
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Yahoo.com By Mike Walsh Posted August 28th 2018   John McCain’s old political rivals have been paying tribute to the longtime senator after his death at 81 in Arizona on Saturday. The Vietnam War veteran was remembered as a man of character who stood up for his beliefs. President Trump, who had not publicly commented [...]

Stevie Wonder, Shirley Caesar And Jennifer Hudson To Perform At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 27 August 2018
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Associated Press Posted August 27th 2018   An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week. The Queen of Soul’s service will be held in Detroit on August 31. Also slated to perform are Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda [...]

Marvin Gaye Estate Secures Big Win After Appeals Court Upholds Earlier Verdict In “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit
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Posted in MXO Business Report, MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 24 August 2018
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YourBlackWorld.net By Victor Ochieng Posted August 24th 2018   MARVIN GAYE GOT TO GIVE IT UP VIDEO The Circuit determined that there was no abuse of power in the original trial and, therefore, all the decisions arrived at were upheld. “We conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the Thicke [...]

Date Set For Aretha Franklin’s Funeral In Detroit!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 21 August 2018
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TheGuardian.com Posted August 21st 2018   ARETHA FRANKLIN CALL ME VIDEO Funeral of soul singer will be held on 31 August in her home town, publicist says Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held on 31 August in her home town of Detroit, her publicist has said. The late singer’s representative, Gwendolyn Quinn, was quoted by [...]

Columnist, TV Host Dick Feagler Dies At 79!
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Posted in Breaking News, MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 3 July 2018
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Ideastream.org By Nick Castele Posted July 3rd 2018   A titan of Cleveland journalism has died. In a career that spanned five decades, Dick Feagler was a columnist for the Cleveland Press and the Plain Dealer. On local television he was an anchor, a commentator, and a talk show host. “Got into this business because I wanted [...]

R.I.P. Joe Jackson Dead At Age 89!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 29 June 2018
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NaturallyMoi.com By Susan Johnes Posted June 29th 2018   Joe Jackson, the man who literally brought talented siblings Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson passed away early Wednesday morning aged 89. Joe Jackson passed away early Wednesday morning at his hospice in Las Vegas, with his death occurring two days after Michael’s death date. TMZ reports that [...]

A&E’s ‘Cultureshock’ Will Revisit Michael Jackson’s Last Days On The Ninth Anniversary Of His Death!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 22 June 2018
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EW.com By Aja Hoggatt Posted June 22nd 2018   A&E CULTURE SHOCK TRAILER It’s one of Hollywood’s biggest stories of the decade. Nine years after the tragic death of Michael Jackson, A&E’s Cultureshock is taking another look. As previously reported, A&E networks is premiering a six-episode original documentary series that will take an in-depth look at the [...]

Remembering Disco Queen Donna Summer, The Voice Of ‘I Feel Love!’
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 16 May 2018
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Wired.com By Geeta Day Posted May 16th 2018   DONNA SUMMERS I FEEL LOVE VIDEO Donna Summer, the disco queen whose 1977 smash hit “I Feel Love” was nothing short of seismic in its impact on electronic music, died Thursday, May 17th 2012 of cancer at the age of 63. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and [...]