Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Serenading Tyler Perry: My Interview with Chandra Currelley

While you're out picking up Tyler Perry's latest DVD offerings( Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? (Full Screen Edition) and What's Done in the Dark...) also pick up a copy of Wow Magazine's February Issue. It features my coverstory article/interview with acclaimed stage and screen Christian siren, Chandra Currelley. A snippet from the article:
Chandra Currelley
On Serenading Tyler Perry and her 3 WOW Moments
Chandra Currelley crooned her way into the hearts and souls of Tyler Perry fans when she starred as the fictional jazz club owner of her namesake in his hit debut film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005.) Her performance was so well loved that fans scoured Atlanta locales and the internet in search of the romantic restaurant and the sultry songbird. What they found was short of staggering.

Chandra has worked with some of the most influential people in the entertainment industry today including: Kenny Leon, Debbie Allen and Roy Ayers. In 1986 she replaced Mary Davis as lead singer for the S.O.S. band, a Billboard chart-topping R& B Band. Later she returned to the stage to perform off Broadway in musicals like “The Amen Corner” and “Sophisticated Ladies.” So it was no surprise that Tyler Perry recognized her talent and cast Chandra in three of his plays: “I Know I Been Changed”, “Madea’s Class Reunion” and “What’s Done In the Dark.”

He’s so enthused with Chandra’s sound that he wants the entire world to embrace her. This February when his last year’s hit stage play, “What’s Done in the Dark[which she stars in]” hits the DVD stores shelves a promotional insert has been included in ever DVD. The insert introduces Chandra’s new CD, “The Real Me.”

In January WOW! Magazine chatted with Ms. Currelley about the CD, her personal WOW moments and how she serenaded Tyler Perry’s soul.
Christian author, Kendra Noman-Bellamy also has a short story, Love on a Sunday. Read more by subscribing to WOW!

2 comments:

Regina said...

I may have to go online and find out more about this magazine. I don't think I ever heard of it.

Hi, I'm Dee said...

Yes, you do. So you can read my story. :)

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