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That Grape Juice Interviews Twinkie Clark

TWINKIE CLARKY That Grape Juice Interviews Twinkie Clark

Crowned the ‘Queen of the Hammond B3′ organ, music royal Twinkie Clark has been a celebrated figure in the gospel community for over four decades.  Penning most of The Clark Sisters’ biggest numbers (i.e. “You Brought the Sunshine”, “Name It Claim It”), the gospel legend’s resume has known no shortage of hits over its lengthy tenure.

Showing no signs of slowing, today brings with it the unveiling of Clark’s newest album “Live & Unplugged” (CD/DVD combo).  A critically acclaimed set that has already wowed critics on the sonic front, its visual repackaging hits stores everywhere today much to fan delight.

We caught up with Twinkie for an exclusive sit down to dish on the album, talk about a Clark Sisters movie, and even her thoughts on the U.S. government shutdown.  As always, this is a must read:

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Exclusive: Jordin Sparks Talks New Movie, New Music, & Marrying Jason Derulo

Music and movies. Movies and music. Jordin Sparks has been über busy of late.

The singer-actress continues to juggle her passions – most recently nabbing the role of Alice in gripping drama ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete’ (which is playing in movie theaters now).

We caught up with the ‘Battlefield’ songbird to discuss the flick (which co-stars Jennifer Hudson), as well her new album, Jason Derulo, and much more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch our Patrick’s sit-down with Jordin Sparks…

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Exclusive: Jessie J Talks New Album ‘Alive’, Brandy Duet, X Factor & More

Honesty.
For Pop powerhouse Jessie J, the above is  a recurring theme in her forthcoming LP ‘Alive’.
Due out on September 23rd, the star’s sophomore effort sees her hold approximately nothing back on all fronts. And now – before its release- the ‘Wild’ songstress speaks to That Grape Juice - explaining its premise, conception and her desire to balance individuality with remaining current on today’s Pop terrain. A terrain, that will soon welcome the launch of songs recorded with Brandy, Pharrell Williams and her long time collaborator Claude Kelly!
Press ‘PLAY’ above to watch the 25-year-old dish on all this and much more.
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{Photo credit: Seye Isikalu / That Grape Juice} 

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Jessie’s current single, ‘It’s My Party’, hits iTunes on

September 15th!

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That Grape Juice Interviews Keri Hilson

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With an array of chart hits under her belt, R&B star Keri Hilson is making a foray into film.

Much like her music, the singer-songwriter seems to have a knack for picking wisely. For, she follows her role in last year’s smash ‘Think Like A Man’ with a part in box-office smash ‘Riddick’. The high-octane Sci-Fi flick, which also stars Vin Diesel, opened at #1 upon release this past weekend.

That Grape Juice caught up with the Atlanta-bred beauty recently, chatting it up about her big-screen efforts, upcoming album, and much more. As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to; ever frank, Miss Keri answered them all.

Our interview with Keri Hilson awaits below…

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Exclusive: Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins Talks Working On New Mariah Carey & Kylie Minogue Albums / New Reality Show

As super-producers go, they don’t come more successful than Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins.

The hitmaker embodies the word in the most literal sense, having cooked up chart smashes for the likes of Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, and Whitney Houston.

Now, the Grammy winner is venturing into reality TV with his singer wife Joy Enriquez. Christened ‘House Of Joy’, the show (which airs on Jennifer Lopez‘s new Spanglish channel, NUVOtv) chronicles the couple’s day-to-day life, as well as Enririque’s musical ambition.

Of course, in the spirit of asking the questions you want us to, we quizzed Jerkins on the latest projects he’s working on – which he revealed to be Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Justin Bieber, and more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ to check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with the Rodney and Joy AND be sure to check out ‘House of Joy’ Thursdays at 10/9C only on NUVOtv!

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Watch: That Grape Juice TV Interviews Kevin Hart

Today marks the nationwide release of Kevin Hart‘s comedy spectacular ‘Let Me Explain’.

Filmed at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, the movie sees Hart delivers material from his 2012 concert tour.

That Grape Juice caught up with the man himself recently. Watch above as our girl Megan chats it up with the funny-man about ‘Explain’, his incredible achievements (which include out-grossing The Kings Of Comedy), movies, and more.

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Exclusive: Alexandra Burke Talks Breaking America, Leaving Label, & New Album

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Alexandra Burke is evolving.

After racking up multi-Platinum success with hits such as ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Bad Boys’, the London-bred beauty is embracing a more soulful sound on her hotly anticipated third studio album.

Fresh from rocking the stage at her US debut, we caught up with the singer who waxed all sorts of candid about a number of topics. Ever keen to the ask the questions you really want answers to, we quizzed  Burke on breaking America, signing a  management deal with Kevin Liles, and what this means for her eagerly awaited American “launch”. A wholly frank Alex also set the record straight on why she recently left her record label.

Confident, assertive, yet the same “Alexandra” the masses fell in love with, the 24-year-old not only knows the artist she wants to be, she’s grabbed the wheel and is steering herself there.

An insightful read awaits after the jump…

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