Ike White – A Changin’ Mind and Steady Vocation

Peter Donnelly, Opinions Editor. Over a period of 18 months, producer Vivienne Perry and director Dan Vernon embarked on a brave journey to track down the musical prodigy Ike White who had all but evaporated from public view and memory.  A character who, it would soon become clear, had the elusive traits of promiscuity andContinue reading “Ike White – A Changin’ Mind and Steady Vocation”

15 Years Since Luther Vandross’ Passing

Peter Donnelly, Opinions Editor and Niall McElroy, Contributor. Luther Vandross was raised in the years when the Motown movement was simply a burgeoning sound of sophisticated, intriguing four-beat drum patterns. Enlightened and inspired by that experience of hearing Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Temptations on the radio and around theContinue reading “15 Years Since Luther Vandross’ Passing”

An Interview with… Josephine

BY TARA McEVOY With the success of her critically lauded debut album Portrait – released late last year – 29 year old sensation Josephine found herself catapulted to fame thanks to her innovative fusion of soul, folk and indie pop. Ahead of her eagerly anticipated visit to Belfast this weekend, The Gown caught up withContinue reading “An Interview with… Josephine”