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Keith David Sings His Favorite Mahalia Jackson Song! | WATCH

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*With the premiere of “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” arriving soon, the cast is discussing all things, Mahalia! Ledisi, Keith David, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Janet Hubert, Corbin Bleu, and Columbus Short, all star in “Remember Me” portraying the life events of Mahalia Jackson’s career. In the film, David plays a label executive who in […]

Wendy Raquel Robinson Almost Sang in ‘Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story’ | Watch

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*“Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” is beginning its festival run and the cast of the film are making their rounds! The star-studded ensemble includes Ledisi as Mahalia Jackson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Keith David, Janet Hubert, Corbin Bleu, and Columbus Short. In the film, Robinson plays Jackson’s manager, assistant, and friend all wrapped in one.  “Remember […]

Mahalia Jackson Star Janet Hubert: She’s A Beast! | Watch

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“Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” is a film recalling the events that took place in Mahalia Jackson’s life and career. The movie has a stellar cast including Janet Hubert, Ledisi, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Keith David, Corbin Bleu, and Columbus Short. Hubert plays the role of Mahalia’s namesake, Aunt Duke, who she describes as a […]

Lifetime’s ‘Mahalia’ w/ Danielle Brooks Premieres April 3: Watch Exclusive Clips

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*We have exclusive clips from Lifetime’s highly anticipated original film, “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia,” which premieres Saturday, April 3 at 8pm/7c only on Lifetime. Watch the film trailer above. Lifetime’s highly anticipated gospel biopic boasts an impressive list of Broadway stars including Tony nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play), Jason Dirden (Fences), Olivia Washington (The Butler) and Rob Demery (Lovecraft Country) join the film which is […]

Lifetime Taps Danielle Brooks to Star in ‘The Mahalia Jackson Story’

*“Orange Is the New Black” alum Danielle Brooks has been tapped by Lifetime to star as gospel legend and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson.  The project is the next original film from “Robin Roberts Presents”  and will be directed by Kenny Leon, who previously helmed the all-Black remake of “Steel Magnolias” for the network, per […]

Superb, Previously Unheard Mahalia Jackson Recordings Just Released

*If you don’t know Mahalia Jackson, you don’t know gospel music. If you’ve come in contact with Jackson along the way, perhaps as she told you about that great gettin’ up morning, you’ll be thrilled to listen to the 22 tracks on this superb new Mahalia Jackson album, Moving On Up A Little Higher. That’s […]

Bill Duke Allegedly Attached to Direct Mahalia Jackson Biopic

*Bill Duke is allegedly set to direct a biopic about gospel music legend Mahalia Jackson. The director has been retweeting articles written about it, according to Indiewire. The film will be based on the biographical book, “Just Mahalia, Baby,” written by Laurraine Goreau, which focuses on Jackson’s rise from poverty to the gospel icon.

Ledisi: ‘I Don’t Have a Clue’ Why Grammys Chose Beyonce; Gives Bey Props (Watch)

*On the Grammy red carpet Sunday night, Ledisi was asked about the show’s decision to have Beyonce sing “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” during a “Selma” segment, when Ledisi – who was in the building – actually sings the gospel standard in the film as part of her portrayal of Mahalia Jackson. “I don’t have a clue,” she […]