Alicia plays a new part

Alicia plays a new part
Alicia plays a new part

Classically-trained pianist, singer and songwriter Alicia Keys is set to star in her first movie – about a musician whose life echoes her own. Helen Brown joins her for a ‘bed chat’ to talk about her life, her music – and colouring in

The hurricane that had stripped the South Beach palm trees of their plumage just two days previously hadn’t swept the humidity from the Floridian evening. “Phew!” said Keys as she hooched up her strapless, matt-gold gown and blew some cool air upward towards her cornrows. Then she resumed the more stately demeanour for which she’s best known, to glide into the MTV event and collect the Best R&B Video Award for the second year running.

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