Warner Bros.' Blended, full of laughs and sentimental moments, arrives in theaters May 23, 2014
Hines gives an outstanding performance in ‘Tappin' Thru Life' at The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly
Hills, runs until May 24, 2014
Tap dancing legend and brother of the late Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines stars in "Tappin' Thru Life" currently held
at The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California. Backed by an all female orchestra, The DIVA Jazz
Orchestra, Hines takes the audience from his birth to current day using visuals, songs and a very entertaining and funny narrative.
He had two amazing young tap dancing guest acts, Washington, DC brothers
John and Leo Manzari, and 10 year-old Luke Spring, that had the audience on their feet. Music Director Dr. Sherrie Maricle
also gives an impression solo drum performance.
several suit changes Maurice not only gave us his life story, but the history of the great American performers such as Sinatra,
Judy Garland, Nat King Cole and Leno Horn. Those were major stars that gave him and his brother Gregory the breaks in entertainment
that lead to them becoming legendary tap dancing performers. Hines is also a choreographer whose credits include Hairspray,
Uptown...It's Hot! and Harlem Suite. He starred in Broadway musicals that included Eubie!, Bring Back Birdie and Sophisticated
Ladies. He starred in the national tour Jelly's Last Stand. His film credits include Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club.
Maurice Hines is the first African-American director of Radio City Music Hall.
"Tappin' Thru Life" is directed by Tony Award nominated Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies)
and is a co-production of the Arena Stage, Alliance Theater and Cleveland Play House. "Tappin' Thru Life" includes
19 performances that run is from May 9 - 24th. The show covers 40 years of his career.
Hines expertly sings such classic hits as "Luck Be a Lady Tonight,"
"Over The Rainbow," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face,"
"Smile," "Stormy Weather," and "A Tisket, A Tasket" - to name a few.
Rising R&B/Pop prince Trueful racks in the fans at Boardners
in Hollywood recently, returns June 22, 2014
I maybe a little prejudice because this rising R&B/Pop prince, Trueful, has been a client of mine (as a Public Relations
Strategist) since he was 14, he is now 27 years-old, but a recent performance by him and his French Royalty Dancers at Boardners
night-club in Hollywood only proved to me again that he is a performer the entertainment industry should watch out for. Currently
working on his fourth album (French Royalty Entertainment) - his second project qualified him for a Grammy Award nomination
- Trueful will be returning to Boardners on June 22, 2014 to perform yet again.
I must have looked like I belonged to his large entourage because after he performed four of his
singles, a young lady came to me and said he just won her as a fan for life. I received the same response during his performance
at his album release concert for his last project, when he brought my hometown platinum selling legends Dru Hill to Los Angeles,
along with H-Town.
During his performance at Boardners
night-club Trueful performed his hit singles "Beast," "My Baby," and "Letter." Another recent
performance was at Urban Network on the same stage with Tony, Toni, Tone. He will be a special guest performer on July 5th
at the Rising Star Award ceremony in Hollywood.
Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment.
She is also a Public Relations/Business consult at Freelance Associates, and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore