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Afternoon of Jazz
Written by Patrice Theard (Special to the Sentinel) 22 September 2011
Congresswoman Maxine Waters with Kenneth BentleyPhoto by Mark LaBonge The 7th annual “Afternoon of Jazz” festivities got underway with an elegant reception and silent auction on the deck overlooking ... read more >>
Leimert Park’s Finest: Dom Kennedy
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 September 2011
Local hip hop Dom Kennedy takes his music to a national stage. The recent success of local Leimert Park rap artist Dom Kennedy has the music industry buzzing and internet downloads ringing up. Kennedy ... read more >>
Quincy Jones Celebrates the BIG 6-0 with “Global Gumbo”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 September 2011
  Despite many requests from Hollywood Bowl personnel over the years, it took the considerable influence of the HB Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock — Quincy Jones’ musical mate on many an album ... read more >>
FRANKIE BEVERLY & MAZE’S SUDDEN LOST: McKinley “Bug” Williams
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
On Friday, September 2, 2011 the “Frankie Beverly and Maze Family” suddenly lost one of its dear brothers in one McKinley “Bug” Williams, he was 65.  A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ... read more >>
Janet Jackson ‘Screams’ at the Greek Theatre
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Back in 1995, what Michael Jackson believed had been the media’s biased coverage of the child sexual abuse allegations against him in 1993 led him to “Scream,” a video duet with sister Janet, written ... read more >>
“Guitar Man” Returns to the Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Jazz, pop, R&B, on his guitar or vocally:  You name it, he plays it and sings it.  In what seems to have become an annual appearance, George Benson came to the Hollywood Bowl last week, with some ... read more >>
Soul Singer Claims Jay-Z, Kanye West Illegally Sampled 1967 Track
Written by Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapers 02 September 2011
Kanye West (white jacket) and Jay Z (plaid jacket) during the GQ Magazine celebrates 50 Years of GQ, held at Cedar Lake, Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Jennifer Graylock) As Jay-Z and ... read more >>
Songwriter Nick Ashford dies at 70
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY (AP Writer) 26 August 2011
Nick Ashford Ashford & Simpson Ashford & Simpson Songwriter Nick Ashford dies at 70Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful ... read more >>
Stephanie Mills Puts Her Body In It at BHCP’s Free Summer Concert
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2011
Stephanie Mills performing live at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Photo Credit: Joy Childs for Sentinel To hear her sing at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza’s outdoor promenade last week, one might ... read more >>
Review: 'Watch The Throne' wins with introspection
Written by By RYAN PEARSON - AP Entertainment Writer 12 August 2011
Photo by Jason DeCrow/APReleased online as financial markets took a historic plunge, the full-length collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West revels in self-described "luxury rap." Two of hip-hop's biggest ... read more >>
Much Obliged
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 August 2011
Mary J. Blige arrives to the second annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert to benefit FFAWN’s Scholarship Fund, in New York, Sunday, May 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)Mary J. Blige “The Help” Interview ... read more >>
Teen crosses cultural lines, sings Chinese opera
Written by TERENCE CHEA - Associated Press 05 August 2011
Tyler Thompson gets a hand from a fellow Great Wall Youth Orchestra member during a rehearsal in Oakland, Calif. Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The African American teenager ... read more >>
Saxophonist Frank Foster dies; played with Basie
Written by Associated Press 30 July 2011
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Frank Foster, a jazz saxophonist who played with the Count Basie Orchestra and composed the band's hit, "Shiny Stockings," died Tuesday. He was 82.Foster died Tuesday morning at ... read more >>
Rickey Minor, Soul Man
Written by Joy Childs 30 July 2011
Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and Rickey Minor Photo credit: Craig Mathew/Mathew Imaging The consummate “Tonight Show” bandleader and friends celebrate global rhythms at the Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood ... read more >>
Jackson Family, Global Live Events Announce ‘Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 July 2011
photo by Darlene Donloe for Sentinel Members of Michael Jackson’s family joined representatives of Global Live Events at a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel this week to announce the creation ... read more >>
It’s Hotter Than July at the BHCP Live! Summer Concert Series
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 July 2011
Neo-soul Bay Area chanteuse GoapelePhoto Credit: Joy Childs for Sentinel By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer With the backdrop of the beautiful, new, open-air promenade outside the recently opened ... read more >>
Jazz returns to Central Avenue
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 July 2011
Councilwoman Perry to Host the 16th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival on July 30-31; Festival Pays Tribute to Memory of Central Avenue Jazz Legend, Buddy Collette Los Angeles- Jazz, food and summer fun ... read more >>
Ziggy Marley underlines differences with father
Written by Ryan Pearson (AP Entertainment Writer) 23 July 2011
In this July 8, 2011 file photo, Jamaican singer Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, performs on the Stravinski Hall stage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. In a new album, ... read more >>
Failed drug test delay’s DMX’s US Prison release
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2011
PHOENIX (AP) - The rapper known as DMX will have to spend at least an extra week in an Arizona state prison for failing a drug test.The 40-year-old whose real name is Earl Simmons was given a year in ... read more >>
Rapper Tech N9ne’s success comes into fruition
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2011
In this publicity image released by Strange Music, rapper Tech N9ne, born Aaron Dontez Yates, is shown. His latest album, "All 6's And 7's," which was released in mid-June, debuted No. 4 on Billboard's ... read more >>
After 30 Years, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 July 2011
Evelyn "Champagne" King's rise to fame and fortune in the music business is as close to a "Cinderella story" as you can get.  The R&B and disco diva was discovered while singing at age 15 in the ... read more >>
Alicia Keys celebrates 10th Anniversary of debut
Written by Associated Press 09 July 2011
Singer Alicia Keys, left, poses with her wax likeness at an unveiling at Madame Tussauds in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — Music critics are invited to see ... read more >>
Essence Fest draws more than 422,000 attendees
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 July 2011
Mary J. Blige performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, July 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)...New Edition performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, July ... read more >>
Bobby Womack: The Last Surviving Soul Singer
Written by Joy Childs 29 May 2011
Bobby Womack performs after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, April 4, 2009 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Soul 'round ... read more >>
The Bootsy Girls: Sisters for the Cause of Funk
Written by Joy Childs 19 May 2011
Bassist Tamah (left) and Guitar Sallye AkA The Bootsy Girls Photo Credit: Brian Carter for SentinelFUNK 'ROUND L.A., PART 2The Bootsy Girls: Sisters for the Cause of FunkBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing ... read more >>

 

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