GRAMMY NOMINATED SOUL SINGER LEON BRIDGES TALKS ABOUT LOVING YOURSELF, HAVING PATIENCE AND HIS MOM’S YUMMY GUMBO -by Debra Lewis-Boothman

Want to know who inspires newest singing sensation Leon Bridges? CrownHeightsMom did so I sat down to listen to   Coming Home  the debut album from the newcomer who’s nominated for a 2016 Grammy in the Best R&B Album category  alongside  acts like  D’Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan, Andra Day and  legend Charlie Wilson. Pumping through my beatsbydre pill was that  deep 50s and 60s’ soul  sound harkening back  to  the height of the … Continue reading GRAMMY NOMINATED SOUL SINGER LEON BRIDGES TALKS ABOUT LOVING YOURSELF, HAVING PATIENCE AND HIS MOM’S YUMMY GUMBO -by Debra Lewis-Boothman

IT’S THE AGE OF MODERNIZED FILM MUSICALS LIKE ANNIE ….by Debra Lewis-Boothman

Modern film musicals are having a huge upswing. Don’t call it a comeback…..call it the future!     I grew up loving musicals. In fact, I remember as a kid growing up in  Barbados we would sit in front of the  television  and watch  Fred Astaire and Ginger  Rogers musicals  for hours on end. After arriving in America  in the early 80’s  I  was introduced to Carmen Jones, my … Continue reading IT’S THE AGE OF MODERNIZED FILM MUSICALS LIKE ANNIE ….by Debra Lewis-Boothman