Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast
LOS ANGELES – Taraji P. Henson remembered wearing her favorite outfit to a music festival where some of the biggest New Jack Swing tunes were being performed from Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” to Tony! Tone!’s “Feels Good.”At the time, Henson had no clue about the backstory behind the music era, which made its mark in the ’80s and ’90s. I was enjoying the music,” said Henson, who serves as a producer of the six-part series, which airs Tuesdays. The series examines the “rise and eventual fall” of the New Jack Swing movement. “I didn’t think of her as an audio actress, but she’s just great at it.”Through the podcast, Henson wants the New Jack Swing story to be turned into a film.
Keith Sweat returns to Orlando for a quiet storm at Hard Rock Live
Last time Quiet Storm king and loverman supreme Keith Sweat swept through Orlando, it was as part of a group Valentines Day show with Bobby Brown and El DeBarge. The come-hither canon of Keith Sweat still sounds fresh and lascivious to 21st-century ears Get Up On It, My Body, Freak Me, Lose Control and its all down to Sweats voice, by turns seductive and plaintive. Hes a worthy successor to Luther Vandross, and this uncertain year could definitely use a little romance.9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 | Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com