Clay Cane is a New York City-based writer who is recognized for his contributions in journalism. Clay is a regular contributor for various print and online publications such as The Advocate and BET.com. He is the author of the highly anticipated novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a fictionalized account of the black and Latino ballroom scene. Also, he is the Entertainment Editor at BET.com and a member of New York Film Critics Online.
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There is nothing better to me than a live performance. Check out some clips from what I believe to be some of the greatest live performances I have ever seen. You're going to get a chill...
The legendary Stephanie Mills rips "Home" at the Apollo in 1989. Get into those shoulders pads!
Jennifer Holliday destroys this version of "His Eyes Is On The Sparrow" like I have never heard before. I'm sure during the vicious riffs from 3:24 - 3:30 she was praying for Edwin Hawkins to let go of that severe perm!
No, Mary J. Blige isn't Stephanie Mills or Jennifer Holliday but after seeing this 2002 performance at the Grammys I think everyone finally realized -- Mary can sing!
Fantasia loses her cotton-pickin' mind in this 2005 performance of "Free Yourself"! Fantasia is the closest to Patti this generation will get.