June 19, 2014

Aries March 21 - April 19

 

As Mercury rewinds back into Gemini, a family or property concern may be resolved to your satisfaction. However, you'll need to remain on your toes concerning the purchase of big-ticket items or closing deals. You might find a nice business or financial opportunity on Tuesday, so long as you're willing to negotiate carefully. The Sun moves into Cancer on Saturday, putting the spotlight on home matters, perhaps encouraging you to do some repairs, gardening, or redecorating.

 

 

 

Taurus April 20 - May 20

 

You may need your problem-solving skills, especially where a financial or business matter is concerned. However, you can organize things to your satisfaction with a little tweaking. Although the purchase of expensive items should be delayed due to Mercury's retrograde phase, you can go ahead if you keep receipts and paperwork in case of problems later. After Saturday, a trip down memory lane might encourage you to connect with pals for a reunion. Also, you could be a coach or mentor to someone who needs support.

 

 

 

Gemini May 21 - June 20

 

Expect some confusion early in the week as Mercury rewinds into your sign. However, you can quickly resolve problems if you're prepared to tweak your plans. If you exercise tact and diplomacy with both business and personal ties, you can sail through the days ahead with few problems. Finances get a boost from Saturday, perhaps encouraging you to take a shrewd look at your expenses or consider adapting your budget. In romance, someone may be keeping a secret from you.

 

 

 

Cancer June 21 - July 22

 

Even though you may feel impatient early on, you'll radiate charm and charisma on Wednesday, enough to impress all the right people. The right folks will naturally want to cooperate with you, which could lead to a romantic tryst or even a lucrative deal. You may get an energy boost when the Sun glides into your sign on Saturday. Its presence here puts a focus on personal goals and needs in the month ahead, encouraging you to start on any plans you've been considering

 

 

 

Leo July 23 - August 22

 

Perhaps it isn't a good idea to gamble or take unnecessary financial risks right now, particularly as Mercury, your financial planet, continues retrograde. While it does a backward dance in Gemini starting Monday, you also need to watch out for mixed messages, especially where socializing and networking are concerned. However, the Sun moves into your spiritual sector on Saturday, and you're entering a natural phase in which you should take time out to relax and recharge. Dreams may gain in importance, too.

 

 

 

Virgo August 23 - September 22

 

Your social life continues to sizzle, especially on Tuesday, when a warm and friendly aspect is perfect for a get-together, party, or even a business lunch. However, as Mercury moves back into Gemini and your career zone, take extra care when discussing deals or signing contracts that have an impact on your future and reputation. Read the fine print and ask relevant questions before agreeing. Make copies of paperwork to help guard against problems further down the line.

 

 

 

Libra September 23 - October 22

 

You may want to sign up for a course, lecture, or seminar in the week ahead. This can be an opportunity to improve your skill set or get a qualification that will be helpful in the future. However, at midweek there's a chance you can close a lucrative deal if you play your cards right, and there's the option of romance in a workaday setting. If you're traveling on Thursday, be ready for a potential change of plans or some delays.

 

 

 

Scorpio October 23 - November 21

 

It probably isn't the best time to apply for a loan or mortgage, since Mercury will be moving back into your zone of shared assets. Research your options, but don't put pen to paper unless you're sure you understand what you're getting into. Midweek may be the optimum opportunity for a date night with a special someone. If you're willing to move outside your comfort zone, you might get along even better. Later, a desire for adventure might tempt you to join a pal on an excursion.

 

 

 

Sagittarius November 22 - December 21

 

Venus in Taurus might cause some of your more indulgent habits to show up. While this may not be the best week for your diet, you might fare better at work, where there is the potential for a pay raise or contract that could help your cash flow. In romance, misunderstandings may arise as Mercury heads back into Gemini, which could be unfortunate in a dating situation. Get clear before you do or say anything that could cause embarrassment.

 

 

 

Capricorn December 22 - January 19

 

You have good intentions, but you might not get around to accomplishing everything. This could come down to Mercury's retrograde phase, which could cause delays at work and everyday affairs. However, you can also use this opportunity to sort out any issue that has been bothering you for some time, whether it's a computer problem or a relationship matter. Later, the Sun's entrance into Cancer spotlights social opportunities. A reunion may be in the cards if you're up for it.

 

 

 

Aquarius January 20 - February 18

 

A romantic relationship may seem to take a backward step. If so, it's best to let it be. It's possible that your love interest has problems to deal with or other reasons why they can't spend more time with you. Once Mercury forges ahead on July 1, things should return to normal. Venus in your home zone encourages entertainment, especially midweek, when hosting a guest and colleagues or business partners could lead to a lucrative proposition. Starting Saturday, you'll want to get fit and feel fabulous.

 

 

 

Pisces February 19 - March 20

Good news may come regarding a publishing, educational, or legal matter. You might also be invited to visit friends who live at a distance, or be visited by someone you haven't seen in a while. Meanwhile, getting your house in tiptop shape could be a major priority as Mercury eases back into Gemini and your home sector. This could be a golden opportunity to remove clutter and make more space for creative activities. On another note, reorganizing your home could bring greater peace of mind.

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June 19, 2014

By Carolyn Gaines

LAWT Contributing Writer

  

King of Blues B.B. King had a short break from playing his 6 strings guitar, singing blues nightly to deliver a blues message to Los- Angeles Unified School Districts 3rd,4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Keep reading!!!

 

He answered two questions pertaining to blues and children:

 

1. What is B.B. King’s Greatest Love of All? He said, “my children, naturally.”

 

2. What message can you leave for African Kids not listening and learning Blues music today? He said, “I wish that kids would be interested in all kinds of music, and of course mine as well. But, I don’t think you should try to kick it down their throats. I feel that whatever it is you study-study hard.”

 

The 15 time GRAMMY award winner recorded over 150 albums during his career. King was given a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement” Award in 1987. His most celebrated 1970 Grammy Award for the “Thrill Is Gone” was his number one hit song. He was one of the first blues artists to purchase his tour bus in 1951.

 

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June 12, 2014

 

LAWT Wire Service

  

Actor, writer Fee King partners with Rob Lewis, CEO of NEX-Phase Entertainment as executive producer to bring you an autobiographical account of a young girl’s untimely coming of age into womanhood told through the lens and carefully crafted vignettes by the artistry of Director Sammie Wayne, IV and poignantly delivered through the creative vessel of the phenomenal Fee King. She brilliantly allows theater lovers to peek into what her life was like under the rule of an alcoholic mother. This stage play runs for three weekends in June beginning Thursday, June 12, 2014 through Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the beautiful Actors’ Gang in Culver City, California – 9070 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232.

 

Men, women and youth will laugh, groove to that feel good, old school R&B, and be elevated – leaving the theater having experienced an extraordinary story of survival reminding all that you can overcome, especially our youth, any obstacle on your journey. “Telling this story helped me heal my relationship with my mother and forgive her,” said King.

 

Proceeds from this production will benefit Peace4Kids, a non-profit which provides programs and services for foster and at-risk youth from ages 5-18, and after they transition to adulthood until age 24. Executive Producer, Rob Lewis said, “Theater does exist in Los Angeles and we’re happy that our youth will benefit through such a worthy organization.”

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June 19, 2014

 

By ALICIA RANCILIO

Associated Press

  

For anyone concerned about who would play Aaliyah in a film about her life, the girl who earned the role — 17-year-old Zendaya — says it mattered to her, too.

 

“I really want it to be perfect for her and show young people what she was able to do and what she accomplished,” the Disney Channel star said in an interview Tuesday, a day after Lifetime announced she would play the role of the R&B singer.

 

Zendaya says she’s the right choice for the part because “if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.”

 

Aaliyah was killed in 2001 at age 22 when her plane crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. She dominated on the R&B and pop charts, earning platinum-plus albums and racking hits with songs like “Try Again,” “Back & Forth” and “Are You That Somebody?”

 

Zendaya, who was the runner-up on “Dancing With the Stars” last year, says she's aware the role comes with a lot of scrutiny.

 

“I can’t please everybody ... what I can do is work really hard and you know, just continue to show her legacy,” she said.

 

Zendaya was almost five at the time Aaliyah died. She says she remembers watching the singer’s music videos when her older sister would babysit her.

 

Zendaya is recording some of Aaliyah’s songs for the film. Zendaya, who made her debut on the Disney Channel series “Shake It Up” in 2010, released her first album last year, which featured the platinum hit “Replay.” She says her success as a young star helps her relate to Aaliyah, who released her debut album at age 15.

 

“I feel like she grew up so young and she grew up in the industry ... and she just had to deal with so much,” she said. “I connect with that.”

 

Zendaya also stars in the Disney Channel movie “Zapped,” which premieres June 27. She will also co-produce and act in the network’s upcoming show “K.C. Undercover.”

 

The Aaliyah film is based on the book “Aaliyah: More Than A Woman” by music journalist Christopher Farley. Shooting is scheduled for this summer.

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June 12, 2014

 

Aries March 21 - April 19

 

Your dreams may have something important to tell you as Neptune rewinds and a Full Moon in Sagittarius whips up emotions. Stay alert for reveries that could provide guidance. Be careful with spending on Thursday, and consider carrying some spare cash in case of a potential credit card mishap. Although your social life looks bright, positive, fun, and delightful over the days ahead, take it easy on Sunday. An intense influence suggests it isn't a good time to start an argument.

 

Taurus April 20 - May 20

 

Venus in your sign tends toward passion, especially as it links with Pluto. If a relationship seems to have stalled recently, this blend of energies might wake it up and give it a new lease on life. However, when it comes to shopping, go easy on Thursday. A Full Moon in carefree Sagittarius might encourage you to splurge just for the fun of it. However, a partner may not be amused. Try to rein in your spending if you can.

 

Gemini May 21 - June 20

 

As Neptune enters its retrograde phase in your career sector, you could get an insight into a situation that's been bothering you for some time. Clarity may dawn, helping you to make an informed decision. Relationships get a boost as the Full Moon in Sagittarius brings lively dynamism to your love life. Thursday can be a great day for a special date night, but try to avoid unnecessary drama if you can. If someone is tempted to overstep the mark on Sunday, be patient.

 

Cancer June 21 - July 22

 

With the Sun in your spiritual sector, try to make time to relax and reflect every day. Adopting a regular meditative habit could give you a fresh perspective on problems and greater confidence in dealing with them. Meanwhile, a Full Moon on Thursday could encourage you to indulge your sweet tooth. If you're feeling on edge, work out rather than eat, which could put on the pounds. A situation at home could come to a head on Sunday. Try to compromise and avoid arguments.

 

Leo July 23 - August 22

 

Romance may be your number one preoccupation this week, as Neptune rewinds in your sensitive Eighth House. Dreams of a loved one could wrap you in delicious fantasies in the days ahead. Also, a Full Moon in your love affair sector might encourage you to take the plunge. While you may have a wonderful time, consider the consequences to avoid regrets. The weekend brings plenty of social opportunities, but you could also attract some jealousy, which you might need to deflect with your charms.

 

Virgo August 23 - September 22

 

Someone's agenda may grow clearer, but think carefully before you decide what to do about it. Thursday's Full Moon can be excellent for a party or other celebration at home. And the good news is that you can carry the fun over to Friday for more sizzling entertainment. You might encounter too much red tape at work on Thursday, leaving you to negotiate a compromise or find a loophole. Try not to mix money and love over the weekend - it likely won't work!

 

Libra September 23 - October 22

 

Tension may develop this week, particularly if you find it hard to see eye to eye with someone. You may have good reason to be annoyed with this person, but this isn't the time to ruffle feathers, particularly over the weekend. The Full Moon in your communication sector on Thursday could encourage you to say more than you intend. Considering the above, it's better to be tactful than too blunt. Arrange to do something fun with friends that day, especially if your self-esteem is low.

 

Scorpio October 23 - November 21

 

Neptune rewinds in your creative and romance sector on Monday, which might help you come to grips with a budding liaison. If you've been getting mixed signals, it might be not only due to Mercury retrograde but also to someone being undecided about their feelings. This week you may gain extra clarity, giving you a chance to respond accordingly. A hidden conflict could come into the open over the weekend, when swords may be drawn. Consider a compromise!

 

Sagittarius November 22 - December 21

 

You may feel full of life and energy during the Full Moon in your sign on Thursday. Try to avoid bluntness and hurting someone's feelings, as that could be one consequence of this Moon phase. On the other hand, it could coincide with a desire to have fun, go on an adventure, and live life to the max. Try not to mix money and friendship, especially over the weekend, as edgy aspects could turn a positive relationship into a minefield of awkwardness.

 

Capricorn December 22 - January 19

 

A focus on lifestyle options encourages you to think about your daily habits. This might be a good time to ditch those that aren't working for you and focus on adopting new measures that can help you achieve the success and fitness you want and deserve. Thursday brings a Full Moon in your spiritual sector, so your dreams may be particularly powerful and vivid. Take note. Some could have guidance that might help you with an awkward problem.

 

Aquarius January 20 - February 18

 

Your energy seems pretty good, though you might have a tendency to overindulge. You may enjoy researching diet and exercise options, and reading the latest information on achieving optimum health. Meanwhile, a Full Moon on Thursday is perfect for celebrations, parties, and all kinds of get-togethers. Although things could get very boisterous, it will likely be a lot of fun. Avoid holding your feelings back over the weekend. Talking over a problem could help you feel much better.

 

Pisces February 19 - March 20

 

Home and family affairs, along with leisure, pleasure, and other delights, can give this week a positive boost. Spending time with loved ones you enjoy hanging out with may be all you need to feel content. However, a Full Moon in your career sector could bring an opportunity to your attention. If so, take advantage of it. It may not last long. Thursday could spotlight difficulties in communication, but this can soon be resolved with skilful negotiation. Later, simply ignore a jealous friend.

 

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