About Dyana Williams

The annual A Soulful Christmas produced by Dr. J. Donald Dumpson returns to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Tuesday December 12, 2017 7:30pm. Multiple regional Philly choirs will perform spirituals and gospel favorites celebrating the holiday season.  Special guest Evelyn Simpson Curenton will perform on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Pipe Organ and […]

When talent manager Troy Carter and Eve parted ways after seven years, he lost everything. He overcame adversities, established the Atom Factory, signed Lady Gaga as his first client and over the course of seventeen years, became one of the most powerful managers in the entertainment business. He represented everyone from John Legend to Meghan Trainor. […]

Trenton native and accomplished actress, Carrie Compere stars as Sophia in the Color Purple and is among the outstanding cast of the Tony award winning musical, (based on the Alice Walker Pulitzer Prize novel and popular film). The Color Purple is the story of an abused teenager, Celie, forced by her mean father to marry an abusive […]

Philly pride for Temple University alum and former member of the platinum singing duo, Zhane’ (Hey Mister DJ) Jean Baylor and her husband of over 15 years, drummer Marcus Baylor (previously with the Yellowjackets) garnered two GRAMMY nominations for their debut cd, “The Journey”. The couple are nominated for best jazz vocal album and best traditional […]

Word is that the CBS network is courting Oprah Winfrey to fill in on CBS This Morning , for the recently fired Charlie Rose. Rose, who was also let go from PBS, is facing allegations from eight women of sexual assault. Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King is currently the cohost of the popular CBS This Morning, along […]

Historian, educator, host of Finding Your Roots on PBS, and author, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., has released his 40th book, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro (Pantheon).  Inspiration for the book came from Pittsburgh Courier journalist, Joel Augustus Rogers, and his 1934 release, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to […]

Tracee Ellis Ross, co-star of the ABC sitcom, Black- ish and daughter of famed entertainer, Diana Ross is celebrating her 45th birthday today, along with her dear friend, Being Mary Jane star, Gabrielle Union aka as Mrs. Dwyane Wade, also 45. Four time GRAMMY nominee and one time Tony Award winner with a fierce five […]

Essence Magazine, Entertainment Director Cori Murray talks to Dyana Williams and Derrick Sampson about the 2017 Essence Festival taking place in New Orleans June 29 – July 2 at the Morial Convention Center and the New Orleans Superdome. Hear what she has to say about this year’s headliner Diana Ross, Chance the Rapper and Mary […]

As we approach the year anniversary of Prince’s death from an accidental opioid fentanyl overdose, April 21, 2016 at Paisley Park, according to authorities the investigation is still open and ongoing.  The mystery surrounding Prince’s use of pill lingers. Who supplied them, how long had he been using and more questions continue, but are definitely part […]

Superstar entertainer, entrepreneur and Philadelphia native, Patti LaBelle and longtime friend, 100.3 WRNB’s Soulful Sunday cohost, Dyana Williams are teaming up to talk about Patti’s latest book, Desserts LaBelle, her cooking show, growing up in Philadelphia, today’s music, nanahood, and what the future has in store for Ms. LaBelle! We are supporting public broadcasting station, […]

  As cohost of Soulful Sunday with Derrick Sampson, we are always out and about in the community. One of my favorite events of the year is quickly approaching, the Be Beautiful Expo. I am so looking forward to not only attending the performances, panels and more on Saturday, March 25, 2017,  but I will […]