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Terry Lavell – Born This Way

With the same title and a similar theme to yesterday’s release by Lady Gaga, this track was written by R&B legends Ashford & Simpson for a musical based on a novel by openly gay author E. Lynn Harris, who died unexpectedly in 2009. Harris’ untimely death apparently put a hold on the musical, but promoters are recirculating the below clip …

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Author E. Lynn Harris Dead At 54

Author E. Lynn Harris, whose books about African-American men on the down-low were wildly popular with black women, died unexpectedly in Los Angeles yesterday at age 54. Harris wrote a series of novels that exposed readers to characters rarely depicted in literature: black, affluent gay men who were masculine, complex and, sometimes, tormented. Keith Boykin, an author and friend, said …

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