The group released Can’t Stop the Love in March 1985, which featured the group’s first number one R&B hit “Back In Stride”. The Top 5 follow-up, “Too Many Games”, was part of that recording.
In 1989, they signed with Warner Bros. and released the hit album Silky Soul, plus Back to Basics in 1993, and released the live DVD recording at London‘s Hammersmith Odeon in 1994. The two albums also attained gold disc status. They had another number one R&B success with “Can’t Get Over You”.
In October 2004, “Twilight” appeared in the video game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on funk radio station, Bounce FM .
In 2009, a tribute to the hits of Maze was released. Called Silky Soul Music: An All Star Tribute to Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, it included modern stars performing Maze’s biggest hits with Maze acting as the backing band.
Zimmerman attorneys: Jurors should hear about Trayvon’s pot use
What’s wrong with Mark O’Mara? Surely he can’t be serious? Every phone call Zimmerman made to police was about black men acting suspicious…might be on drugs or something. It’s racial profiling! There were NO drugs found on Trayvon Martin the night he was murdered. Mark O’Mara is trying character assassination since he has no defense. No matter how hard Mark O’Mara may try but that dog don’t hunt!
George Zimmerman had a problem with black males. He had a history of reporting black men as suspicious. He profiled, stalked, chased and gunned down an unarmed innocent kid who happen to be walking the neighborhood in black skin.
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ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL
For information on ways to help those affected by the severe weather in #Oklahoma visit: http://wh.gov/oklahoma #PrayForOklahoma
President Obama Gives Statement On The Deadly Oklahoma Tornadoes
(AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks about the tornadoes that impacted Oklahoma yesterday, while joined by Vice President Joseph Biden (L) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (2nd-R) and FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino in the State Dining Room at the White House May 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The town of Moore, Oklahoma reported a tornado to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide that touched down Monday killing at least 24 people and leveling everything in its path. U.S. President Barack Obama promised federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.
Maze signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in 1976, and released their debut album, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, in 1977. From that album, the hit singles included “Happy Feelin’s”, “While I’m Alone”, and “Lady of Magic”, ultimately giving them their first gold record and earning Maze a devoted fan base. They also had success with the following albums Golden Time of Day (1978), Inspiration (1979) and Joy and Pain (1980).
Their next recording was Live in New Orleans, three quarters of which was recorded at the Saenger Theatre, on November 14–15, 1980. Three of those songs got into the US R&B chart, including “Running Away”, “Before I Let Go”, and “We Need Love To Live”. By that time, the band had both a reputation in America and also enjoyed a following in the United Kingdom with promotional support from the British DJ Robbie Vincent. In May 1985, Maze sold out eight nights at the Hammersmith Odeon.
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3 Chics loves Kerry Washington, Activist, Actress, and now she holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from GWU. Keery’s another smart, beautiful, talented, and AWE-INSPIRING sister.
Dr. Kerry Washington:
Transcript of speech here:
Thank you sister Washington!
Full commencement ceremony here:
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President gives a shout out to Leland Shelton during his commencement address.
Leland and Morehouse President Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. share their joy and appreciation for President Obama’s message.
Sounds like Dr. Wilson, Morehouse President and the Morehouse graduates LOVED President Obama’s MESSAGE.
Here’s a great read by Leland from 2009
WJZ telephone interview with Leland
ALL BLACK, ALL MALE We SALUTE the MOREHOUSE Class of 2013! And thank you President Obama for your love and service to our MEN and our COUNTRY.
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Maze are a soul / quiet storm band, also known alternately as Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Frankie Beverly and Maze, was established in San Francisco, California in the early 1970s.
The band can be considered as the project formerly known as The Butlers, and later Raw Soul, with member Frankie Beverly being songwriter, record producer, arranger, singer, keyboardist and guitarist.
The Philadelphia born Beverly started the group as Raw Soul in 1970. They recorded a couple of singles on the small Gregar label, but without any major hits. With a few personnel changes, a relocation from Philadelphia to the San Francisco Bay Area in California in 1971, and an introduction to Marvin Gaye, the group became an immediate success. Gaye took the group on the road with him as one of his opening acts, and in 1976, he suggested that they changed their name from Raw Soul to Maze.