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Singer Teedra  Moses’ 2015 release “Cognac & Conversation” was one of the biggest surprises of the past year. It not only marked the return of one of the most talented artist to emerge in some time, but contained some pretty smooth tunes as well. Despite being a year old, the album is still worth a listen. So much so, that Moses decided to release a music video for the song “Skin Diver.” She premiered the visual via her Facebook page and later posted the clip on You Tube. The four  minute clip, which was shot in black and white, shows Moses both posted up in an abandoned room with disco balls and hanging out with her significant other for a second before the two are joined by friends. “Skin Diver” has a seductive groove and the video doesn’t ignore it. A dancer can be seen shaking her hips to the beat and Moses herself can also be seen busting a move while looking gorgeous in a cat suit. “Cognac & Conversation” is now available at iTunes. Over the weekend, singer/songwriter John Legend returned to his hometown of Springfield OH to accept the dedication of a renovated theater that now bears his name. The now renamed John Legend Theater is a 680 seat performance space which started as Springfield High School, then later transitioned to South High School, which closed in 2008 after the school district built a new combined high school. With Legend’s help, the building won a 11.3 million grant to renovate the auditorium, but it wasn’t enough to complete the renovation, so Legend put up $500k of his own money to complete the funding. Speedway, Security National Bank and the Turner and Springfield Foundations also donated to the project. Congratulations to Mr. Legend. Congratulations to singer/songwriter Solange are in order. According to Billboard, her latest studio effort, “A Seat At The Table”, rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart in its first week. This is her first album to reach No. 1. The album sold 72,000 units, with 46,000 of those being traditional album sales. This tops her previous effort “Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams”, which peaked at No. 9. Jay Z is beefing up his IMDb resume. After announcing his first book deal with The Weinstein Company, which includes a docuseries with Spike TV on Kalief Browder, the rap mogul is reportedly being slated to produce an NBC miniseries on the Army’s first African American sniper. According to Page Six, the series will be based on the life of Nicholas Irving, a special ops sniper who is described as “the U.S. Army 3rd Ranger Battalion’s deadliest sniper.” Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown, who starred as O.J. Simpson in “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson”, will star as Irving in the series, which is reportedly based on Irving’s 2015 memoir “The Reaper: Autobiography Of One Of The Deadliest Special Ops Snipers.” No further information is available presently. Rapper Mac Miller recently brought out singer Ariana Grande for a rendition of their duet “My Favorite Part” from Miller’s latest effort “The Devine Feminine.” The Pittsburgh native served up tracks from the album during a Direct TV Audience Network concert titled “Mac Miller: The Divine Feminine”, which aired September 30. The project included collaborations with Anderson .Paak, Cee Lo Green and Ty Dolla $ign, among others. The two previously worked together on Grande’s hit “The Way.”