Unforgettable High Profile Interviews | Close Encounters | "I Was There" Moments

International Music Artist. Rwanda Genocide Survivor

Singer. Actor. Producer.

Hungarian-American Actress. Philanthropist

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Future posts include memorable iINTERVIEWS and close encounters with Sarah Vaughan, John Henrik Clarke, Muhammad Ali, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis (one of his last interviews), Stanley Tookie Williams, Milton Berle, Eartha Kitt, The Jacksons, Richard Pryor, and others.

Poet. Literary icon. Civil Rights Activist


Birmingham Church Bombing Survivor

​Professional Tennis Player

With hundreds of high-profile “gets” under my belt spanning thirty years, this Blog offers excerpts from essays I've written about my most memorable time spent with music and sports legends, Heads of State, film & TV icons, and international newsmakers. The full stories are being compiled for my book, "AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?" that profiles life-changing adventures that followed my move from a small town to Tinseltown, including an encounter with a serial killer, historical leaders, celebrities, and my longtime relationship with the founder of the Crips, whose execution I witnessed, and whose ashes I spread in Africa fulfilling his last request. 

Shirley Neal