SEPARATED AT BIRTH?
Denzel's playing Brutus on Broadway in CAESAR. But don't you think he could do a decent Grace Jones impersonator? Talk about an acting challenge! That gal is magic and a great example of the saying "Black don't crack". (No crack cocaine pun intended!) Her PORTFOLIO album cover is probably one of the most exciting covers ever. I emceed for her appearance at Crobar this summer and she was, as always, incredible. Late, as always, but incredible. In a variety of Issey Miyake showstoppers (including one with a ribbed, molded corset on which she rubbed the mike in an insane take on the ol' country washboard routine), Grace still oozes magic onstage, and humor offstage. I was thrilled to share a limo back to her dressing room with Melba Moore (worship her!) in tow. I overheard Grace telling her manager "to keep the monitor levels up next time or", looking at me, "they'll be saying Grace is the only black woman on earth who can't sing!"
I heard an unreleased accapella of a song called STORM (sample lyrics: "Electrify me!" Magnify Me! I live for the rain.") on a DJ Freddie Turner mix cd. She's still got it!