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Get a taste of soul at the KJLH Stage featuring Monica, Angie Stone, Joe and Mint Condition
Get ready! Taste of Soul (TOS) is officially 16 days away and the lineups for the stages are well underway. Since 2008, Radio Free KJLH, 102.3 FM has been a media partner with the Taste of Soul Festival providing some of Hollywood’s hottest talents. This year they are celebrating TOS’s tenth anniversary by bringing back some of music’s greatest artists including Monica, Angie Stone, Mint Condition and Joe. ... read more / view event »
The Spiritual and Lyrical Instrument that is Rachelle Ferrell
September 30, 2015
If you ever have the opportunity to experience the live artistry of Rachelle Ferrell, run towards the light and goodness that is hallmark of a Ferrell performance. Making her first appearance at the Hyatt Regency Summer Concert series in Newport Beach (a fact which boggles the mind), Ferrell dazzled the crowd with her extraordinary vocal abilities and musicianship. But it was her soulful, self-penned, and eloquent lyrics that took center stage. ... read more »
Ice Cube Shows Why He is Still Relevant in Long Beach Show
September 23, 2015
On Saturday September 12, Ice Cube headlined a sold out show at the Queen Mary’s outdoor pavilion in Long Beach, California with a slew of other performers including Ashanti, Second II None, Baby Bash and T-Pain. ... read more »
BB Jazz Festival Warms up Huntington Beach
September 16, 2015
A sunny and hot day at Huntington Beach ushered in the BB Jazz Festival at the Huntington Beach Central Park on September 12 and 13 and featured headliners Faith Evens, Eric Benet and Joe. Corky Bennish and his wife Betty Bennish have been putting together the BB Jazz Festival and concerts since 2001 and for this year’s festival they arranged one of the best line-ups of the summer with a wide variety of artists such as Anthony David and Shiela E. ... read more »
Beyonce offers female empowerment themes at Philly show
September 10, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Beyoncé sang her usual hits, changed multiple times and hit high notes at the Budweiser Made In America music festival in Philadelphia. ... read more »
The Indomitable Spirit of Entertainer Eloise Laws
September 10, 2015
When Eloise Laws, El (as she is affectionately called by family and friends) steps up to the mike, you know something special is about to happen. ... read more »
Examining the Nicki Minaj Sculpture Incident
September 3, 2015
In the summer of 2014, revered artist Kara Walker unveiled her much-discussed piece “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.” The sculpture, a nude “Mammy” sugar statue in a provocative, sphinx-like pose, was mostly praised by critics. However, it was also subject to crude gestures and “selfies” from viewers. ... read more »
BMI 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards honored Nile Rodgers, John Legend and DJ Mustard
September 3, 2015
It was a big night for disco funk music legend Nile Rodgers, singer John Legend and producer DJ Mustard on Aug. 28 at the Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Beverly Hills. ... read more »
Jill Scott Is All Grown Up
August 27, 2015
It’s been 15 years since “Who is Jill Scott – Words and Sounds, Vol. 1.,” and Jill Scott can hardly believe it’s been that long. But it has and in her own words, she has grown up and she has “something on her back that she needs to get off.” ... read more »
2015 MTV Video Music Awards gives Kanye West Video Vanguard Award
August 27, 2015
MTV is set to award Kanye West with the VMA’s highest honor, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award,” for his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture. The award will be presented during the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” that will air live on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. ... read more »
The Queen of Soul is coming to Los Angeles
July 30, 2015
All hail the Queen! The Queen of Soul that is. Yes, Aretha Franklin is making her way Los Angeles for her August 2 concert at Microsoft Theater (formerly L.A. Live Nokia Theatre). ... read more »
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly: Back in Stride Again!
July 29, 2015
At 68 years young, Beverly grooves like no other. Yep, he’s still silky smooth and his band of brothers, Maze, is one of the tightest bands around. Simply put - they can flat out play ... read more »
New Rihanna Song: “B**** Better Have My Money” Too Far or Too Genius?
July 15, 2015
Rihanna leaves fans cringing in excitement and shock with "B**** Better Have My Money" - her latest music video. The chart topping singer released the self-directed bloody thriller on Vevo Thursday at midnight. ... read more »
Miguel’s ‘Braveheart’ Reflects His Life
July 15, 2015
“Too proper for the black kids, too black for the Mexicans,” Miguel sings on the song, “what’s normal anyway.” The R&B star, who is black and Mexican, explores his racial identity and more on the track, which he calls “the spine” of his new album, “Wildheart.” ... read more »
Wale “The Album About Nothing”
July 8, 2015
Grammy-nominated rapper Wale has no issue explaining how he has evolved as a musician. “Before I was just a dope rapper and now aware of how to compose music,” he said. ... read more »
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