Gladys Knight's son gets prison over restaurant taxes
The son of R&B legend Gladys Knight has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for failing to withhold payroll taxes for the restaurants that bore his mother's name, federal prosecutors in Atlanta said. Shanga Hankerson opened his first restaurant, Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, in Atlanta in 1997. Hankerson, 45, “willfully disregarded his tax obligations for many years,” Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt Erskine said in a news release.news.yahoo.com
Behind the scenes of the online music battle series Verzuz
Last year, for the first time, they went head-to-head, comparing their greatest hits as part of an online music battle series called Verzuz. Verzuz was created by two pioneering hip hop producers, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Hip hop producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, creators of Verzuz. CBS NewsThey started Verzuz on a whim, with Swizz Beatz vs. Timbaland. "And there's music and genres that we're gonna cover that's gonna be amazing."cbsnews.com
"Midnight Train to Georgia' songwriter Jim Weatherly dies
FILE - In this June 12, 2014 file photo, Jim Weatherly speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. Weatherly, who wrote hit songs like Midnight Train to Georgia," has died. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Weatherly, who wrote “Midnight Train to Georgia" and other hits for Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell and Ray Price, has died. Gladys Knight & The Pips won Grammy Awards for their performances of “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Neither One of Us” in 1974. AdWeatherly, a Mississippi native, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006 and the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Here’s why you are going to want to start watching ‘Verzuz’ on Instagram Live right now
What started as some entertainment during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into one of the must-see Instagram Live shows. The premise is pretty simple: two R&B singers or rappers go head-to-head in a friendly battle on Instagram Live, and thousands of people get to sit back at home and enjoy. While the performances are so much fun to watch, what really makes “Verzuz” so entertaining is the chit chat between the stars, as well as the comment section on Instagram Live. It’s pretty surreal to see comments pop in from First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah, Mariah Carey and Viola Davis, but they were watching the same Instagram Live stream as everyone else. We don’t know who will be up next for a “Verzuz” battle, but here’s to hoping we’ll get to witness another epic night.
Gladys Knight and Ryan Seacrest in the Toyota Green Room
Gladys Knight and Ryan Seacrest in the Toyota Green Room In this week’s edition of “Sounds of the Toyota Green Room,” Ryan Seacrest chats with Gayle King. Legendary singer Gladys Knight reveals her favorite song in her new album, and talks with Ryan Seacrest.cbsnews.com
Singer Gladys Knight on launching new album
Singer Gladys Knight on launching new album Despite a legendary career spanning 50 years, soul singer Gladys Knight is still hard at work. She is releasing a new album called "Where My Heart Belongs." Knight joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about the album and her career.cbsnews.com
Gladys Knight on breaking in at the Apollo
Gladys Knight on breaking in at the Apollo Web extra: Gladys Knight and the Pips was one of the many legendary acts who gained fame performing at the Apollo Theater. Knight talked to correspondent Anthony Mason about her early days at the Harlem landmark, and her rise from opening act to headliner.cbsnews.com