Don Cheadle has been trying to get a Miles Davis biopic done for over a decade and finally it’s happening.  he put a lot of his own money into the project and even sought support via crowd funding on Indiegogo.  Shooting for “Miles Ahead” begins this week in Cincinnati. Unlike some other biopics–namely Jimi Hendrix […]

My mom had two favorite artists when I was growing up,  Ray Charles and Richie Havens.   Havens was one of only three black artists to play Woodstock,  joining Jimi Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone. The Washington Post says his performance at the three-day 1969 Woodstock Festival, was a turning point in his career. […]

Back in 2000, there was a tv movie about Jimi, called Hendrix.  It starred Wood Harris as Jimi.  Not sure how the family felt about that project, but, for this new biopic, the estate is not allowing any Hendrix music to be used.  What!  How do you make a movie about a great musician, without […]


Andre 3000 has officially been casted as Jimi Hendrix in the Biopic ‘All Is By My Side.’The film is currently in pre-production and is set to be shot in Ireland and will cover the early stages of Hendrix musical career. Via:  TLF

Funeral services for Walter L. Gordon, Jr., a legendary Los Angeles trial attorney, drew scores of prominent elected and appointed officials and noted civic and community leaders. For nearly seven decades, Gordon, who died April 16 and would have been 104 on June 22, represented mostly African-American clients with an irrepressible combination of dignity, wit […]