Saturday, April 13, 2024

Sharon Jones: Get Well Wishes for Modern R&B Star


Just heard that Sharon Jones is taking time off because she has stage one bile duct cancer. Everybody, please send Sharon good vibes, prayers, and best wishes. She and her group the Dap Kings were “discovered” only a short time ago. Sharon is a spunky, fun, soulful bundle of energy, a real doll who worked and worked. She was just born in the wrong era, because if she’d been around in 1973, Sharon Jones would be in every Hall of Fame. The first time I heard her sing was at Harvey Weinstein’s wedding to Georgina Chapman (Harvey the former concert promoter has great ears). A couple of years ago Sharon and the DapKings sold out two nights over New Years at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square. I hope it takes a lot shorter than 100 days, 100 nights for Sharon to make a full recovery!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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