Sitting down with Adina Howard was much more then I imagined. Just by talking with her I could feel how warm hearted, true, and genuine of a person she is. She’s a true gem, and a beautiful person inside and out. I sat down with Adina after her performance in Roanoke, VA where she had the crowd screaming for more. She gave a performance that had everyone on their feet.
First off Adina Prestige would like to thank you for allowing us to interview you after your great performance tonight.
Are you working on any upcoming projects?
Right now my main focus is getting my education. I’m currently enrolled in culinary school, working on my culinary degree but I will be working on getting an album to my babies (fans) because that’s important.
I see you’ve been doing great in culinary school, because I’ve been seeing those A’s and B’s you’ve been posting on Facebook:
Look let me tell you, when I got a B, because my goal was to get all A’s, my goal was to be suma cum lade. When I got my first B, my heart hurt so bad so much so I was ready to cry, but magna cum lade is good, so right now I’m rocking A’s & B’s, and the experience is amazing, it’s absolutely amazing. I’m loving it.
Do you have a favorite dish that you love cooking:
I don’t have a favorite dish but I love international cuisine
Are you thinking of collaborating with any Artist:
Absolutely, I know one artist that is totally under rated that I would love to work with he’s a rapper that goes by the name Tech N9ne, I would also love to work with Tank, there are so many more out there that I would love to work with also, whether it be doing a duet together or working doing some productions or songwriting, the thing is if they would like to work with me, I would love to work with them, but it’s kind of difficult because a lot of times we artist have our egos, and most of us want to work with who’s hot at the time verses saying let’s just go ahead because you’re a great artist and I’m a great artist too. The industry is about selling records, and they want to jump on the band wagon of who’s hot right now, and being that I’m kind of on the back burner and out of site out of mind, but in due season, and if not I’m alright cause I can hold it down on my own.
When you started in the industry was there any artist that inspired you the most:
So many. Prince and Madonna, those are my main two because of their brash forward and mentality of expressing themselves however they choose.
Of all your songs that you have recorded, which one is your favorite:
My favorite I don’t believe is on the album or one of the ones that people focus on. One of my favorites, actually I have four that I enjoy. One of the songs I wrote is called What Do I Do, it has that neo soul type of vibe to it. The other one that I wrote is called Missing You, it has a 50s jazz harmony type vibe. And then there a song on the Private Show album called I Forgive You. And the other song I love is called Too Close
You never said Freak Like Me
No I enjoy performing Freak Like Me for my fans because they love it, and I love to see them happy and getting up out their seats and dancing. That for me moves me when I sing it.
READ THE FULL INTERVIEW IN THE FALL ISSUE AVAILABLE 10/21.
All of us here at Prestige would like to thank Adina for taking time out to speak with us and we would like to say congratulations on her upcoming marriage to Mr. Sherman Jordan.
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Black Teenager Attacked by Corrections Deputy in Florida, Investigation Underway
A Florida corrections deputy has been placed on leave after going on the attack against a 17-year-old at a juvenile center … and it’s all on video.
The teenager, Terrance Devon Reed III, was taken to the hospital after the violent altercation with Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo last week. The surveillance footage shows Reed sitting on a bench with his arms tucked in his shirt when Pizzo marches toward him.
As Reed stands up and takes his arms out, the deputy immediately goes for his throat. A struggle ensues before Pizzo throws Reed to the ground, but at no point does the teenager appear to fight back.
Another deputy jumps in to try to wrangle Reed’s feet, and that’s when Pizzo strikes the teen on the back of the head multiple times. Reed’s then cuffed and helped to his feet … but not before suffering abrasions to his head.
The altercation reportedly began after Reed — who was previously arrested and charged with contempt of court, probation violations and cocaine possession — became uncooperative in a police lineup.
That, of course, doesn’t justify the violence by the deputy, and Sheriff Tom Knight says he’s disappointed in what he saw and Pizzo’s failure to de-escalate the situation.
Knight says he placed the deputy on administrative duty while an internal investigation is conducted.
Tamar Braxton Boyfriend Files A Restraining Order Indicating Domestic
Tamar Braxton boyfriend is running to court asking for protection against her in what he describes as a domestic violence situation.
The singer’s BF, David Adefeso, filed for a restraining order Tuesday in L.A. seeking to prevent Domestic Violence and he’s asking a judge to grant him one against Tamar. For now, it’s unclear what he’s alleging she might’ve done.
It doesn’t look like the court has approved his request just yet
At any rate, it’s another sign that things have been volatile lately in her life — especially as it pertains to David. Remember, he’s the one who called 911 not too long ago saying Tamar was threatening to kill herself. He also mentioned her WeTV beef to cops at the time.
Also keep in mind … family sources connected to Tamar have told us they believe she’s changed since getting with him — claiming her mood seems to align with his. We’ve also been told that David has come off as controlling in Tamar’s reality show, and that he’s been quite involved in her business decisions of late.
This continues to be a developing story…..
Bodies of US Couple Found at Bottom of Well in Mexico
The bodies of a missing US couple have been found at the bottom of a well in Mexico.
Ian Hirschsohn, 78 and his 73-year-old wife Kathy Harvey had been missing since August 31, when they were supposed to return home to San Diego from a trip across the border.
Their abandoned car was found in Ensenada, just 90 minutes from the US border, last week.
Investigators then made the grim discovery on Thursday in an unpopulated area just south of the tourist hotspot.
The bodies were recovered over the weekend; San Diego police confirmed their identities, CBS8 reported.
Family members said the couple had been staying at a rented house in El Socorrito, about 200 miles south of the border, a town they frequented over the past 35 years.
Kathy texted her son Robert on August 28 to say they were going to either explore a gold mine or visit a beach; however the family lost contact with them on August 31.
After reporting them missing, the Consulate General in Tijuana finally informed the family the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser had been found in Ensenada.
“She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of friends,” Robert told the site. “She loved walking and traveling. She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go.”
An investigation is now underway. The cause of deaths has not been revealed, nor has a motive, but investigators suspect foul play.