Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oprah's loving tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

Words by Oprah Winfrey:

"I've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her.

She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds." -- Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

I'm so sorry to hear of the recent passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. 

We are so blessed to have witnessed her share her gift of words to the world. She was truly an example of what we are all striving for: to use your gifts to heal the world. She was a beautiful wordsmith and a phenomenal woman. She lived her purpose.

Her words have touched and inspired millions through the years. Her pen is now silenced and still but her words will live on for eternity and will reach future generations. Her life is a testament of how one person can truly change the world.

I pray for her family and friends for comfort. May she R.I.P.

Dr. Maya Angelou
1928 - 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

Today, we acknowledge the brave men and women in the armed services who serve our country. Thank you for your service!

We remember those who sacrificed their lives for our country. We will never forget their courage!

Because of you, we enjoy our freedom everyday.  We are forever grateful for service!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

"Can I Touch You There?" is trending on Reverbnation!

Dear Friends:

Thanks to you my song, "Can I Touch You There?" is trending on Reverbnation (played more than 20 times this week) and I have moved up to #11 on the R&B/Soul chart for New York on Reverbnation! I am so grateful for your support. A special thanks to Bud-g Kapsi for spreading the word. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Thank you to all my fans for your wonderful comments and for sharing my song to your friends on Facebook. You are awesome!! I hope you have a wonderful, productive week!! You deserve it.

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

 "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off bow lines. Sail away from the safe habor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover!" -- Mark Twain

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Preachermann and The Revival returns to The Shrine - 5/16/14

 On Friday, May 16th, Preachermann and The Revival returns to the legendary Shrine in Harlem at 9:00 pm. Start the weekend right with atomic soul. Get up in the water and get wet. Let the music set you free. You have to see it to believe it. I would love to see you there! As always, there's no cover.

The Shrine is located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street) in Harlem, USA. For more information about the Shrine, visit:

For more information about Preachermann, visit:

The Preachermann and The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles, background vocals
Christi Gehrisch, background vocals
Ari Kessler, piano
Paul Paldino, bass
Joe Paldino, guitar
Nick Paldino, guitar
Karl Watson, saxophone, violin
Manny Montanez, percussion
Tom Pope, drums

See you at the show - Shalamar!!


Benita Charles Music

 "Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mothers!  Relax. Put your feet up. Breathe. Let others serve you for a change. I hope you have a wonderful day. You deserve it!! :)

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"