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Singer/songwriter, Leela James, has a voice that can captivate anyone. With a raspy, soulful voice she has been creating timeless music since she first hit the scene back in 2006. Now about to start her fourth tour of the year with R&B singer Tank, James is giving us an exclusive look at her preparation beforehand and upcoming projects.

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BREAKING NEWS: Whitney Houston Dead at 48


Wow, first Etta James then Don Cornelius, now Whitney Houston.

The Grammy award winning singer was pronounced dead this afternoon. READ MORE

 Music legend and idol Etta James was remembered by family, friends, and fans at a beautiful funeral service held at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, Calif on Saturday.

Among the celebrity guests who came to pay homage were the Rev. Al Sharpton, who eulogized the singer, Stevie Wonder, who performed with a church choir, and Christina Aguilera.
“Out of all the singers that I’ve ever heard, she was the one that cut right to my soul and spoke to me,” Aguilera said.

 During the eulogy, Sharpton praised James for being the woman she was, beating a path for other singers and pushing through racial barriers through her music.
“She was able to get us on the same rhythms and humming the same ballads and understanding each other’s melodies way before we could even use the same hotels,” Sharpton proclaimed. He also applauded the Grammy-winner for overcoming poverty and drug addiction.

“At last, you can find peace now,” Sharpton concluded in his eulogy. “At last, you can get the gratitude of the savior now. Etta, you made it, you’re going home. At last! At last! At last!”

 P.S. Everyone is on the internet talking about Christina and what she says was tanning lotion but everyone else say’s something different as it ran down the 31-year-old’s leg. Here’s the video and all the photos… READ MORE

Singer Etta James, 73, Dies of Leukemia Complications

 Legendary blues singer Etta James, who is most famous for the hit song “At Last,” has died from complications of leukemia, at Riverside Community Hospital in L.A. with her husband and sons at her side, her manager, Lupe De Leon said. She had been diagnosed with chronic leukemia in January 2011.

“It’s a tremendous loss for her fans around the world,” he said. “She’ll be missed. A great American singer. Her music defied category,” Lupe De Leon said.

Etta James Diagnosed with Leukemia, Dementia

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Sad news legendary singer Etta James has been suffering from leukemia and dementia. According to reports, James can no longer dress or feed herself, but still recognizes her children and husband. On top of her health issues, the singer’s son Donto James and husband Artis Mills seem to be fighting for control over her money and medical bills. Apparently, $1 million has been put away for Etta’s health expenses. Her son wants a court appointed third party to pay his mother’s bills with the money to avoid family conflict, while her husband wants full control of the cash. READ MORE