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Flashback Friday! (Take That To The Bank-Shalamar)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse


Shalamar has always been a favorite of mine so of course I had to watch TV One’s Unsung series featuring the group. Jody Watley looked as gorgeous as ever not looking a day over 36 and I loved Jeffrey Danel’s international accent.

After watching it, I had their 70’s hit “Take That To The Bank” stuck in my head all day!

Here they are, with original members, Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel, and Gerald Brown performing on Soul Train. How could you not dance to this?

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Flashback Friday! (3-5-7-Wild N’ Loose)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

oaktown357Tabitha “Terrible T” King and DJuana “Sweet L.D.” Johnican started out as backup dancers for MC Hammer back in the late 80’s early 90’s but they soon ventured out on their own to form Oaktown 3-5-7. Their biggest hit was “Juicy Gotcha Krazy”, but my favorite was “Wild & Loose”. I mean, what’s not to like about the video? There’s a little bit of everything: spandex, Hammer pants, tigers, bubble baths, beauty salons, bumpin’ n grindin’, Gumby fades, the list goes on. Maybe Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is a fan too? Did you see the silhouettes against neon colors throughout the video?

I remember watching this on Soul Beat (“TV Network number ooooonnnnnnneeeeeee!!!!”) and breaking a sweat trying to mimic their dance moves. These ladies were in shape!

Check out Big Man blowin’ at around the 3:20 mark.

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LGBT Group To Compete On America’s Best Dance Crew 4

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

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I’m a little late on this one, but when I saw the audition for the LGBT group Vogue Evolution I had to stop and look at the fabooshness that was happening. And who did I see but one of my favorite ballroom divas Miss Leyomi Mizrahi?

Not only will they be the first openly gay dance troupe competing on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Leyomi will be the first trans-person as well on the show.

From their MySpace page:
“Vogue Evolution has since moved beyond just a dance company to become an envoy that stands committed to effectively changing the lives of the LGBT community through the art of dance. Vogue Evolution works to empower Black and Latino gay youth around self-value, while educating the community on HIV/AIDS awareness, and encouraging the importance of getting tested now. Vogue Evolution takes responsibility for the cultural evolution in and out of the “ballroom scene” creating powerful results in the world.”

I will be glued to my set when season 4 starts next month. Hopefully, the voting public won’t be ignorant and keep them around if they indeed do a fabulous job.

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Cat Dances To Billie Jean

Posted in Entertainment, Television, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

neaveThis isn’t only cute, but the special effects are well done too. I saw this on Neave.tv named after visual artist Paul Neave. He made an interactive-like television for your screen that shows totally random, weird, and trippy clips.

I love how the cat shrugs its shoulders (well sort of) and is like, “Sigh. You want me to do the dance again? Alright. Damn.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE TRIPPY EXPERIENCE OF NEAVE.TV

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Case Of The Wednesday’s!

Posted in Entertainment, Videos with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

leyomimizrahiIt’s Wednesday and I’m feelin’ antsy! I wanna go outside on this beautiful day yet I’m stuck at my cubicle. 😦

I need something to pass the time and get me revved up for the end of the work day so why not watch Ballroom Diva Leyomi Mizrahi doin’ what she does best? 😀

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