The 28th Anniversary of Divas Simply Singing!

On Sunday December 9, 2018, I attended the 28th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing! It is a musical AIDS Benefit concert and dinner fundraiser created and hosted by actress and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph. The concert is produced in conjunction with The DIVA Foundation to help raise money and awareness about HIV/AIDS. DIVAS Simply Singing! is the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit concert in the country, raising awareness and erasing stigma, one song at a time, to help and assist AIDS organizations in Los Angeles and around the world.

This evening of song and entertainment spotlights the talents of D.I.V.A. (acronym for Divinely Inspired, Victoriously Aware) individuals from all walks of show business.

Joining Sheryl Lee Ralph on stage was an all-star lineup, which included the incomparable Jenifer Lewis (Blackish), J’nai Bridges (The Metropolitan Opera), OurLady J (Golden Globe Nominated POSE), Media Queen, Ada Vox (American Idol Finalist), Renee Lawless (The Haves and the Have Nots), Elaine Gibbs, XFactor and the amazing Terrell Carter (Empire) wowed the house as the resident Divo for the evening. It is a fantastic event that I’ve had the amazing opportunity to cover many times. Check out some of my red carpet photos and interviews from the event above and below.

B. Slade Drops New Album - Talks Music, The Church, Family and Starting Over



I got a chance to sit down one-on-one with 3 time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, B. Slade (Formerly known as Tonex). He just dropped his self-titled album, "B. Slade" on October 31st. This new album embodies all of the colorful characteristics that are within B. Slade, hence the name of one of his song titles, Ketchup & Mustard." This album is truly for the young and old, the hip and chic - for anyone who loves good music and wants to have a good time. 


We also talked about B. Slade's controversial interview with gospel singer, Lexi Allen, as well as his family and starting over in his career.

To learn more about B. Slade and all that he is doing, visit, Make sure you download the new album, "B. Slade" on iTunes.


Check out my interview with B. Slade below:

Joy Rovaris and Nadji Jeter Talk About Bobbi Kristina Movie on TV One

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Yesterday, I had a great time interviewing some of the cast from the upcoming TV One movie, Bobbi Kristina, premiering on TV One Sunday, October 8th at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. Joy Rovaris stars as Bobbi Kristina and Nadji Jeter plays Nick Gordon. The story delves into Bobbi Kristina's struggle to come to terms with her mother's sudden departure as well as the complexities of her own life. Opposite Joy Rovaris, Bobbi Kristina stars Demetria McKinney who embodies the heart, flair and essence of the legendary Whitney Houston. The film also stars Hassan Johnson as Bobby Brown, and Vivica A. Fox as Pat Houston. It is directed by child actor Ty Hodges and Executive Produced by Tracey Baker Simmons and Wanda Shelley, who were the creators of the docu-series Being Bobby Brown and The Houstons

If you are a Whitney Houston fan, some of you might be put off by a movie about her daughter only two years after her passing.  Krissi's father, Bobby Brown and The Whitney Houston estate even sued to try and stop this movie from being aired.  But I say give it a chance, because this film really aims to share Bobbi Kristina's story which was often overshadowed by her larger than life parents.  Although I have not seen the film, I did get a look at a 10 minute trailer which really impressed me. The acting was great and I was eager to see more. What I loved most about this cast is that they are all Whitney Houston fans and would not be a part of something that bashed Bobbi Kristina. I will definitely be watching on Sunday. 

Check out my Studio Q interview below. 

Quencie Interviews Kirk Whalum


I sat down with Jazz great, Kirk Whalum, after the screening of his DVD, "The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV" at the West Angeles Performing Arts Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  This DVD musically explores the convergence of jazz and gospel infused with rhythm and blues, through a "docu-music concert" DVD and live-recorded double CD with musical messages of tribute, tragedy and triumph - musically illustrating God's radical hospitality. 

Kirk also talks about silly moments with Whitney Houston while on tour, messing up on stage, and what made him go back to music when he almost gave it up.  Check out this in-depth and funny interview that Kirk later tweeted "Best Interview Ever!"  Press Play and see why!

Gerald Albright Talks About His New CD "G" and Playing the Sax with President Bill Clinton



Last week, I interviewed the amazing saxophonist, Gerald Albright via Skype about his newly released album "G".  His new album features a remake of Avant's song, "Read Your Mind" as well as collaborations with Michael McDonald and Doug E. Fresh.  It's the perfect soundtrack to any road trip or your Sunday afternoon.  

Gerald and I discussed what it was like for him to play with his daughter, Selina, who is a singer, and also his experience playing with President Bill Clinton. The Bill Clinton story Gerald shares will leave you with stomach pains from laughter. Gerald also participated in our Studio Q  "Lightning Round" which gave us fun answers to rapid-fire questions. You'll discover some really cool things about him that you may not have known.

Support real music and purchase Gerald Albright's new album by clicking here: Gerald Albright "G".   Watch my Skype interview below. 

Quencie Interviews Faith Evans

I sat down one-on-one with Faith Evans at a recording studio in Hollywood. In this interview I got to know Faith Evans in an intimate yet fun way.  I found out things you never heard her talk about until now.  This is a "Must-See" interview. Faith even sings something exclusive from her days as a kid growing up in Brick City.  That's Newark, NJ for those of you who don't know. What are you waiting for? Move your mouse down and click play on this interview with the original first lady of Bad Boy, Faith Evans.   

Quencie Interviews Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin

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I interviewed actress Meagan Good and her film executive, husband DeVon Franklin at Roland Martin's Hollywood Soiree in Beverly Hills. It was great to interview this beautiful couple.  I talked with Meagan about her film roles, marriage with DeVon and her connection to Whitney Houston. Watch below.

Tam, Meagan and Quencie

Tam, Meagan and Quencie

Quencie Interviews Eric Benét


Check out my interview with one of R&B Music's greatest tenors!  I got to interview Eric Benét inside his recording studio in Studio City, CA.  It was right before the release of his album 'The One' which was distributed on his own record label.

This guy is down to earth and beyond talented. His beautiful love songs are songs that you get to married to. Check out my interview with Eric Benét below.

Quencie Interviews Will Downing


I sat down with Will Downing to talk about his latest album, Euphoria.  We also discussed how he suffered from the disease, Polymyositis, his amazing recovery from the disease, and how he has stayed relevant in the music industry.  Watch my interview below with the prince of sophistication himself.