LaShawn D. Williams

LaShawn D. Williams

Arts & Entertainment Writer.

Chicago-based arts & culture/entertainment freelance writer and editor; interviews, reviews, general features and more.

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One Funny Father: Roy Wood, Jr.

Fun Father's Day Q&A with "The Daily Show's" Roy Wood, Jr.

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Charlamagne Tha God's "Black Privilege"

Charlamagne Tha God is a rising star in the radio industry and media in general. This is a recap of his debut book.

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Keesha Sharp of "Lethal Weapon" Becomes Her Own Action Hero

Health, fitness and nutrition Q&A with actress Keesha Sharp.

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Multiple Sclerosis Helped Hip Hop Veteran Masta Ace Rededicate ...

Rapper Masta Ace, a hip hop veteran, talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

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A Tribe Called Quest's Jarobi White: Eats, Rhymes and Life

A Tribe Called Quest founding member Jarobi White has combined his love of music & food into a successful culinary/entertainment career.

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'Sing to Me'

L.A. Reid is one of music's most notable executives; his roster of chart-topping "discoveries" includes Toni Braxton, TLC, Outkast, Usher and more.

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Ruth Pointer—'Still So Excited!: My Life as a Pointer Sister

Q&A with one-fourth of the legendary music group, The Pointer Sisters.

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SWV—Still Here, Still Together

Interview with popular, Grammy-nominated group, SWV (Sisters With Voices).

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Grace Jones' 'I'll Never Write My Memoirs'

Review of new memoir by legendary fashion and entertainment icon, Grace Jones.

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Interview: Charlie Wilson

Interview with legendary R&B singer Charlie Wilson about his new memoir that talks about his days with The GAP Band, the dark days of his drug addiction, cool industry stories and more.

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Felicia Pearson—From 'The Wire' to 'Chi-Raq'

Conversation with actress Felicia Pearson of "The Wire" fame--hailed by Stephen King as one of TV's best villains.

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'Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind and Fire’

Q&A with the legendary Earth, Wind and Fire member Philip Bailey about his memoir.

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Timbaland: 'The Emperor of Sound'

Review of the memoir of entertainment's ultimate music man and "Empire's" executive music producer, Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley.

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One Funny Father: Bill Bellamy

Father's Day-themed Q&A about music, comedy and more.

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Interview: Shanice

Shanice entered the biz at the tender age of eleven; after ascension on the charts, including a Grammy nomination for "I Love Your Smile," the R&B singer suffered a career stall. Find out where she is now...