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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'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...

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Jan Gaye: 'After the Dance'

Q&A with Jan Gaye, the ex-wife of legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye.

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Rain Pryor: “Richard,” Race & Reality - Soul Train

Interview with Rain Pryor on comedy, race, and growing up with her legendary father, Richard Pryor.

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Kenny Lattimore: 'Anatomy Of A Love Song'

Conversation with R&B Grammy-nominated vocalist Kenny Lattimore.

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Sherri Shepherd's Got Soul

Interview w/comedienne and actress Sherri Shepherd about her love for "Soul Train," her role on TVLand's "The Soul Man," and black women in Hollywood.

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'Bobby Womack: My Story, 1944-2014' - Soul Train

Review of the memoir of late soul/R&B legend Bobby Womack.