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Cheryl Burton

Cheryl Burton

Artist in the Spotlight: Cheryl Burton

She’s the celebrated American television personality of African American ethnicity, who happens to be beautiful on the inside and out.

Cheryl Burton of Chicago ABC news anchor women is one of the most powerful players in the media, creating history time and time again (during the 1980’s, she worked as a television host for the nations’ first African American owned cable network, Black Entertainment Television, BET.)

Cheryl Burton

Artist in the Spotlight: Cheryl Burton

But it’s not just the talent that has helped propel her from a contestant on Star Search to being a top-rated journalist — her work with helping others has earned her several awards including the Sisters in the Spirit” Award Procter and Gamble Award,  NABJ  Salute to Excellence International, Thurgood Marshall Award, Russ Ewing Award and  Phenomenal woman Award.

And, phenomenal, she appears to be be: the Emmy-award winning journalist, is renowned for her sense of style and to die-for physique.  But it is her work with causes such as Boys and Girls Club of America (volunteer), Chicago Public School (speaker for the students) and Life With Lupus Guild (a board member), that truly makes her an inspiration making her 2017 Artist In the Spotlight.

Follow Cheryl Burton on Instagram: @cherylburtonabc7

Artist in the Spotlight: Cheryl Burton

Tom Soluri

Tom Soluri

Tom Soluri is a fashion and celebrity expert extraordinaire and a talented creative director.

With over a decade of experience as a celebrity and fashion stylist, Tom Soluri has styled numerous Hollywood and entertainment figures, such as Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Beyonce, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lopez. Tom, who divides his time between New York and LA, has also worked as a wardrobe stylist on various film projects including: The Departed, Music and Lyrics, Vanilla Sky, Spiderman 2, Maid in Manhattan, The Pink Panther and Far From Heaven as well as the television series “Gossip Girl.”  When he’s not dressing his clientele for red carpet moments, and other major events and appearances, Tom also consults for leading NY and LA Fashion brands.

On the other side of the camera, Tom Soluri has also provided fashion and style commentary for programs such as How Do I Look?, Style Her Famous, Everyday Runway Makeover, VH1’s Tough Love, MTV’s Made and more, in addition to contributing to Us Weekly and Life & Style Weekly as a fashion pundit.

As a creative director, Tom has lent his vision to other design projects ranging from interior design—both residential and hospitality-focused—to commercial art direction and Lifestyle entertainment.

He is the go-to man when it comes to style –, great style, that is.

 tom soluri

You can view his slew of high profile work on his website and follow him on Instagram @tomsoluri_style

Jamie Haynes


Jamie Haynes has turned a small boutique agency into a heavyweight in the entertainment agency.  In 2002, Jamie Haynes launched the Rouge Artists agency in Los Angeles, which houses hairstylists, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, production designers, prop stylists, photographers and digital influencers. Now, over a decade later, it has an enviable client list of the “who’ who” in various verticals in the entertainment world.

Rouge The Agency

The Agency

Want proof? Just head to the company’s Instagram page @rougeartists where posts of A-list beauties hitting the red carpet at the Golden Globes among other events, adorn its wall, as too, does the new Nike ad.

On its website page, magazine covers are featured as is individual shoots with Lady Gaga and Ben Stiller, among others. There’s nothing, it seems, this company can’t do.

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Haynes cut her teeth working on Commercials & Print. Giving her an insight into production and what clients need in regards to hair, makeup and wardrobe stylists, she launched Rouge Artists with the vision of serving artists and clients in a boutique-style manner.

This is the philosophy that the company has always maintained throughout the years, and one that has led Jamie Haynes, and her team to tremendous success today, making them a powerhouse in the entertainment world.

Jamie Haynes, Founder Rouge Artists Agency

Jamie Haynes, Founder Rouge Agency

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Natalie Cole


Natalie Cole has transitioned at the age of 65 the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like “Our Love” and “This Will Be” before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his “Unforgettable” their signature hit through technological wizardry.

Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications from ongoing health issues, her family said in a statement.

“Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived … with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever,” read the statement from her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole.

“I had to hold back the tears. I know how hard she fought,” said Aretha Franklin in a statement. “She fought for so long. She was one of the greatest singers of our time.”

Other celebrities honored Cole on social media. In a tweet, actress Marlee Matlin called Cole a lovely songbird and a great actress, writing “she is now singing in heaven.” Patti LaBelle tweeted, “She will be truly missed but her light will shine forever!”

Natalie Cole hepatitis that forced her to undergo a kidney transplant in May 2009. Cole’s older sister, Carol “Cookie” Cole, died the day she received the transplant. Their brother, Nat Kelly Cole, died in 1995.

Natalie Cole was inspired by her dad at an early age and auditioned to sing with him when she was just 11 years old. She was 15 when he died of lung cancer, in 1965.

She began as an R&B singer but later gravitated toward the smooth pop and jazz standards that her father loved.

Cole’s greatest success came with her 1991 album, “Unforgettable … With Love,” which paid tribute to her father with reworked versions of some of his best-known songs, including “That Sunday That Summer,” ”Too Young” and “Mona Lisa.”

The album sold some 14 million copies and won six Grammys, including album of the year as well record and song of the year for the title track duet.

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole Grammy Winner

While making the album, Cole told The Associated Press in 1991, she had to “throw out every R&B lick that I had ever learned and every pop trick I had ever learned. With him, the music was in the background and the voice was in the front.”

“I didn’t shed really any real tears until the album was over,” Cole said. “Then I cried a whole lot. When we started the project it was a way of reconnecting with my dad. Then when we did the last song, I had to say goodbye again.”

She was also nominated for an Emmy award in 1992 for a televised performance of her father’s songs.

“That was really my thank you,” she told People magazine in 2006. “I owed that to him.”

Another father-daughter duet, “When I Fall in Love,” won a 1996 Grammy for best pop collaboration with vocals, and a follow-up album, “Still Unforgettable,” won for best traditional pop vocal album of 2008.

Natalie Cole grew up in Los Angeles’ posh Hancock Park neighborhood, where her parents had settled in 1948 despite animosity from some white residents about having the black singer as a neighbor. When told by residents who said they didn’t want “undesirable people” in the area, the singer said, “Neither do I, and if I see (any), I’ll be the first to complain.”

Cole received chemotherapy to treat the hepatitis and “within four months, I had kidney failure,” she told CNN’s Larry King in 2009. She needed dialysis three times a week until she received a donor kidney on May 18, 2009. The organ procurement agency One Legacy facilitated the donation from a family that had requested that their donor’s organ go to Cole if it was a match.

Cole toured through much of her illness, often receiving dialysis at hospitals around the globe.

“I think that I am a walking testimony to you can have scars,” she told People magazine. “You can go through turbulent times and still have victory in your life.

Natalie Cole Unforgettable

Natalie Cole Unforgettable







Corie Jones


Big and bold is Corie Jones signature style with 7 years under his belt, starting from humble  being raised in Long Beach, Ca were Corie credits his mother for his strong foundation and veteran hair stylist Deron Cole as his mentor in the art of healthy hair care, weaving, and styling. he started as a assistant for Cole. Corie excelled and did a exceptional job learning healthy hair care techniques as well as installation of  hair extensions, cut and color and big bold style.

Corie Jones hard work paid off big Corie Jones is the owner and lead stylist of Urban Village Hair Salon in Belflower, CA, He is a healthy hair expert, who seeks to deliver an exceptional hair experience for every one of his clients. His list of client just to name a few include Black Chyna, Tiny, he has also been seen on Kim Kimble’s La Hair.
And that he seems to deliver time and time again. Focusing on weaves, thermal styling, color, cutting, his posts on Instagram garner endless likes and gushing remarks.
Just last week, he turned a client’s hair a bright bold red and posted a snap to instagram, writing: 2bad2bc New Install Alert ….. Deep Side Part with Custom Color 28″ Long & Silky !!! Get the Look Today #HairbyCj at@urbanvillagehairstudio !! #bellflowerhair#Longbeachhair #iehair #CarsonHair#LAHair #inglewoodhair #culvercityhair#UVHS.” which was met with comments such as: mixxd_chicx1#thatcolortho ???? I want that.”
Black Chyna

Black Chyna




 In another post, which received over 300 likes, Corie wrote: “2bad2bc  Let It Go Ladies !!!!! Get Rid of that Dead/Broken Hair Off & Get Your Hair Back Healthy It’s Simple ! Weave or Not I take Care of your Natural Hair!”
“Beautiful” was the response he yielded.
 Corie tend to your locks, he’ll ensure that you have beautiful natural hair without breaking your budget. Follow him on Instagram: @2bad2bc
Corie Jones

Corie Jones, Healthy Hair Care