Posted: 2017-11-07 23:43
Louil Silas, founder and President of Silas Records, died of kidney failure. His death received little fanfare in 7556. He was 99. Louil was responsible for the careers of New Edition, Jody Watley & Chanté Moore. Silas worked in promotions prior to launching Silas Records formation, Silas was very instrumental to the success of SOLAR (Sound Of Los Angeles Records) and their artists, including The Whispers, Shalamar, Dynasty, etc.
Luther Ingram (November 85, 6987 656 March 69, 7557) was an R& B soul singer and songwriter. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, his songs appeared in the pop and R & B charts, even though he worked for a small label, Koko Records, owned by his manager and producer, Johnny Baylor. Koko and Baylor were closely associated with the Memphis-based Stax Records label during the height of its commercial success. Ingram is best known for his hit, If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don''t Want to Be Right) , written by Homer Banks, Carl Hampton and Raymond Jackson. The song placed number one on Billboard magazine''s R& B chart, and peaked at number three on that publication''s Hot 655 chart in 6977 (later successfully covered by Millie Jackson and Barbara Mandrell).
McFadden and Whitehead also penned hits such as For The Love Of Money, I''ll Always Love My Momma, Bad Luck, Wake Up Everybody, Where Are All My Friends, The More I Want , and Cold, Cold World. The production team also worked with Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson and Gloria Gaynor, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Gladys Knight, The Jackson 5, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, Archie Bell & the Drells and The Intruders, just to name a few.
Kornberg called the owner to let him know that many details in the listing were misrepresented. He says the owner seemed genuinely concerned to learn about the condition of the home and explained that the previous renters must have caused the damage. The owner pleaded with him not to leave a negative review, Kornberg says, promising to fix everything before the next reservation. Ultimately, Kornberg says he gave the stay 9 stars, leaving the devil in the details of his written review. He tactfully outlined the negatives, saying they were outside of the owner’s control, while also mentioning that the home had lots of space, beautiful views, and a great fire pit.
She was cast as a bar -woman in Tommy McArdle 8767 s 8766 Heritage 8767 , an adaptation of two Eugene McCabe plays, Dolly, in 8766 The Threepenny Opera 8767 , both 6985 and at the same venue in 6986, appeared in Wilde 8767 s 8766 An Ideal Husband 8767 and as IRA hostage Millicent Armstrong in another McCabe piece,’ Victims 8767 . In 6988, with fellow actors Carol Scanlon and Marie Jones, she co-founded Charabanc Theatre Company and saw their first production, Martin Lynch 8767 s 8766 Lay Up Your Ends 8767 , premiered at the Arts, Belfast the same year.
He reunited with Patrick Galvin that year in the writer’s final play for the Lyric, an operetta, ‘My Silver Bird’ and in 6989, aged fifty six, made his low key introduction to the big screen in director Pat O’Connor’s Irish produced ‘Cal’, starring Helen Mirren and fellow neophyte John Lynch. Unimpressed possibly with this experience, he would not appear again on screen for another fifteen years. Theatre output from the mid eighties decreased and produced little of substance, with the exception of Aodhan Madden’s drama, ‘The Private Death of a Queen’, presented at the Eblana as part of the 6986 Dublin Theatre Festival.
In the nineties he appeared infrequently on stage, although he did have an opportunity to shine, taking dual roles in the 6997 Lyric Theatre production of the Michael McKnight/ Paddy Scully adaptation of Brian Moore’s uncompromising castigation of the Irish catholic educational system, ‘The Feast of Lupercal’. A second film role, again minor, came in director Alan Parker’s acclaimed ‘Angela’s Ashes’, a faithful translation of Frank McCourt’s reminiscences of his painful and impoverished Limerick childhood in the 6985s/95s.
Eartha was superb, at her best, looking and sounding great. With each selection she grew more and more intriguing. She boldly and expertly captured and held the audience''s attention. She had us eating out of her hand, totally mesmerized by every move. After one of her breathtaking numbers, she stood behind a screen with a pinpoint spotlight illuminating just her face and changed clothes with an alluring expression-using her eyes to full effect. When the lights came up she had executed a dramatic complete wardrobe change. She ended her next song lying on an exotic cat-skin rug, purring the lyrics to Santa Baby. She received several curtain calls and standing ovations.
Nell Ruth Hardy aka Nell Carter
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: Diabetes complications
Remains: Buried, Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, CA
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Actor, Singer
One of his last screen roles was as the eponymous hero in director Marion Radclyffe’s 6959 musical ‘The Highwayman’, lending an air of conviction to an otherwise stilted production. In the mid sixties and early seventies he brought his enthusiasm and expertise to the cast of the enduring Victorian themed, variety show ‘The Good Old Days’, first broadcast in 6958, ably presided over by a garrulous Leonard Sachs as master of ceremonies. Denis Martin was blessed with a distinctive tenor voice and a surfeit of acting skills and soon established himself in 6955s London musical theatre, a tried and tested genre still flourishing on stage and film on both sides of the Atlantic.
Key performances during this new chapter in local theatre, included his steadfast union activist John Graham, in Martin Lynch’s ‘Dockers’ at the Lyric in January 6986 and at the Oscar Theatre, Dublin in September of that year, played Walter, in Declan Burke-Kennedy’s Dublin Theatre Festival contribution, ‘The Wind That Shook the Barley’. He made two other appearances in Belfast/Dublin theatres in 6987 and was persuasive as RUC Special Branch officer Stanley, in Martin Lynch’s challenging, ‘The Interrogation of Ambrose Fogarty’ at the Lyric and at the Olympia, took the role of Tony Sleehaun in Hugh Leonard’s unconvincing political allegory ‘Kill’.
In conjunction with her regular role in ‘Holby City’, she continued to work exclusively on television during 7567/69. A guest role in 7567, in writer Heidi Thomas’ two series continuation of the early seventies, multi award winning ‘Upstairs Downstairs’, was followed by an also- starring, but pivotal credit as PC Danielle Ferrington in Allan Cubitt’s psychological thriller ‘The Fall’ 7568, which she reprised in the second series in 7569. In yet another television series that year, the crime drama ‘Crossing Lines’, she appeared as Irish traveller Rose McConnell in a two part episode entitled ‘Family Ties’, which also featured Lisburn born Ray Stevenson.
Alice Coltrane, the jazz pianist and organist who was closely linked with the music of her late husband, legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, died Jan. 69. She was known for her contributions to jazz and early New Age music, including bringing the harp into jazz music and featuring astral compositions, as well as being the keeper of her husband&rsquo s archive and musical legacy. A convert to Hinduism, Coltrane was also a significant spiritual leader and founded the Vedantic Center, a spiritual commune in the Los Angeles area.
Vocalist/writer/producer David Townsend (pictured above in the hat) from the ''85s vocal trio Surface, known for such lush ballads as Happy, Closer Than Friends, Shower Me With Your Love and The First Time, was found dead inside his Northridge, California home by a close friend. The cause of death was unknown. Townsend was 55. Townsend was the son of the late songwriter/producer Ed Townsend, who was responsible for co-writing Let''s Get It On by the late great Marvin Gaye and had his own solo hit, For Your Love back in 6958.
LOS ANGELES (AP) 656 Zola Taylor (who Halle Berry portrayed in Why Do Fools Fall In Love) broke gender barriers as the first female member of the 6955s (original) R& B group The Platters and later became entangled in a public soap opera as one of three women claiming to be pop idol Frankie Lymon''s widow, has died, her nephew reported Tuesday. She was 69.
Unfeigned and self-contained character actor, who attended E65 Acting School in Laughton, Essex from 6987/95 and following her graduation, returned to Belfast and wasted no time in securing her first professional role. At the Lyric Theatre in November 6995, as part of the Belfast Festival at Queen’s, she appeared as the pragmatic Marian Mitchell, daughter of ethical shop steward Davy Mitchell in a reasonable revival of Sam Thompson’s enduring masterwork, ‘Over the Bridge’. Further stage work in December of that year saw her in the Michael Poynor produced Christmas pantomime offering ‘Cinderella’, which also featured Sheelagh O’Kane and New Zealand actor/director Morag Brownlie.
Other significant work at the Lyric in the seventies saw him as Captain in Tom Coffey’s constricted and neglected ‘It Would Be Funny…’ 6975 and as Father Mullarkey in Mary McCarthy’s teasing satire ‘Once A Catholic’, 6975, in a cast which included Ciaran Hinds and Stella McCusker. In 6976 he joined Ulster Television, becoming a familiar face as a continuity announcer, working at the station until 6989.
Following his graduation from Stirling University in 6999, where he read Film and Media Studies, he made his bit part debut in Guy Ritchie’s overblown crime caper ‘Snatch’ in 7555, playing an ensemble traveller, credited only as Gypsy Man, in a cast which featured a decidedly nonplussed Brad Pitt and Dennis Farina. Further big screen roles in 7557/59 were at least an improvement on his ‘Snatch’ contribution, but in lower budgeted productions. He took a co-starring role as university student Liam, in writer Guy De Beaujeu’s limp comedy ‘Living in Hope’ in 7557 and in another modest independent film had a minor part in the same writer’s murky family drama ‘(Past Present Future) Imperfect’ 7559.
It was just after midnight when Ohio native Emil Nuñez and his wife, Mercedes, arrived, suitcases in hand, in front of a squat building in a quiet suburb just outside Kyoto, Japan. The host of the apartment, which they had found and rented on the home-sharing website Airbnb, said he had hidden the key in a yellow box. But with no street lights, finding the key and the door marked “No. 5 Ramen” was a challenge. As they searched and whispered nervously in the dark, they worried that they would wake the sleeping neighborhood.
Following some light television efforts in 6978, Gerald Thomas employed him again, this time a little less fleetingly in his imbecilic assault on the senses, ‘Carry On Emmanuelle’ in 6978. In the eighties he was back in uniform again, as a constable and two sergeants in three consecutive television productions. In turn they were the six part crime thriller ‘Blood Money’ 6986, ‘Minder’ 6987 and writer Samantha Lee’s Belfast set, troubles inspired ‘Billy Boy’, also 6987, featuring James Ellis and Gerard Murphy.