The Pulse of Entertainment: Karyn
White is Gale Storm in the New Westview Pictures' Movie Release
"Gale Storm is a legendary artist who walked away at the height of her career,"
said two-time Grammy Award nominated Karyn White, whom the character Gale is loosely based me. "She
hooks up with Hannibal. He convinces her she has unfinished business to take care of."
So Gale takes the industry by storm,
again, in the Westview Pictures' presentation of Gale and the Storm.
Karyn said the concept was taken from her life and the life of manager/producer Jay King. The movie
picks up with the story line of "what happened to Gale Storm?"
Gale and the Storm, executively produced
and co-written by Karyn White, was released in 2017 and is currently available on DVD
with accompanying soundtrack (Amazon/iTunes). The film has a huge cast - some include
Anthony M. Bertram, Damien Lewis, Jay King, Ashford J. Thomas, Jonez Cain and Derrick
Muhammad as Hannibal. Hannibal is a famous music producer that unites with the legendary singer convincing her to give the
music industry one more chance. Gale and the Storm provides a tear-jerking powerful ending.
"Hannibal is going to tell you what's on his mind," said Derrick
about his character. Derrick is also executive producer on the film. "It's showing
Hannibal seeing something great in her...that she has a lot on the table. In the movie she makes a decision
to make a run at it. You see her get her musical swagger back."
White's music career
began with a self-titled Warner Bros. Records' 1988 debut album which gave us the hits
"Superwoman" and "Love Saw It," featuring Kenneth "Babyface"
Edmonds. Edmonds along with L. A. Reid and Daryl Simmons wrote the "Superwoman" hit
which reached #8 on Billboard's "Top Ten Hits" Chart in 1989 and #1 on the "R&B" Chart in
1991. They also produced her debut album. Karyn married Terry Lewis (1991 - 1999), of
the songwriting/producing team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Her sophomore album "Ritual
of Love," was produced by the duo and released in 1991. She left Warner Bros Records
and the industry as a whole in 1999 and reemerged in 2012 with the album "Carpe Diem" (KW Enterprise/Lightyear).
Jay King founded and produced the Grammy Award winning group Club Nouveau ("Lean
on Me") and his work can be heard on the Gale and the Storm movie soundtrack.
As in her case and others I have interviewed the business of entertainment,
they way some conduct it, tends to sap out the fun, energy and passion artists feel when offering their talents to the public.
"It's about betrayal by the band leader, which was her boyfriend,"
Karyn said. "And the label trying to change her to Pop, water her down...not authentic...to
mold her into something else."
The "Gale and the Storm" album
offers eight selections that appear in the movie, sung by Karyn White. The soundtrack offers Funk,
Soul, Rock and R&B. As an actress you can catch Karyn (American Bad Boy, starring Kat Williams) as a series
regular on the BET sitcom "Beauty and the Baller." www.GaleandtheStorm.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership
of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public
Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is
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showcase and competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) with over $15,000 valued
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