|A scene from Lifetime's An En Vogue Christmas|
Hit-making R&B divas En Vogue have had their ups and their downs since forming in 1989. On the positive side, the harmony-filled quartet was Grammy-nominated with top-selling smashes like "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)," “Free Your Mind” and "Giving Him Something He Can Feel.” On the downside, for a harmony group, there’s been much disharmony between original members Maxine Jones, Dawn Robinson, Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron as they’ve broken up, reunited, and sued each other several times. This year, current members Ellis, Herron and Rhona Bennett team up for An En Vogue Christmas airing on Lifetime starting Saturday, November 22, at 8pm ET/PT.
Though everyone’s favorite En Vogue is the original quartet, and each member has gone off to have decent solo careers (Robinson in particular who was the first to leave in 1997 and the last to return), any En Vogue is a good En Vogue. Even latter-day, Robinson-less albums such as 2000’s Masterpiece Theatre and 2004’s Soul Flower are solid, funky affairs. Plus, they’ve done wonders with harmonious holiday albums such as 2002’s The Gift of Christmas. This brings us to An En Vogue Christmas, their new TV movie that premieres November 22 on Lifetime. In this fictional story co-starring David Alan Grier (In Living Color) as the unscrupulous ex-manager responsible for bad feelings within En Vogue, the trio unite to stop the club where they got their start from closing its doors forever.
Photo by Ian Watson courtesy of Lifetime
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014