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Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dies at 90
March 22, 2017
Musicians today still aspire to emulate his style and grace. ... read more »
An Opera in Jazz: Terence Blanchard’s “Champion”
March 14, 2017
Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Classical. These are all separate genres of music. But what happens when you put two of them together? You get “opera in jazz” rather than “jazz opera,” according to jazz musician and opera composer Terence Blanchard, who is the former Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Artistic Director. Blanchard is also a jazz trumpeter from New Orleans who has over 20 albums to his credit, won three Grammy’s and written music for many of Spike Lee’s films. Blanchard just premiered his first opera, (the opera’s second production run), “Champion,” the story of former Welterweight Boxing Champion Emile Griffith and his life-defining fight with reigning Welterweight Champion Benny “The Kid” Paret. ... read more »
Singer Goapele Shines in ‘#WhereIsBeauty’
March 9, 2017
I felt like a lot of things we deal with, all women can relate to in terms of how we view ourselves as well as the pressures and standards of beauty. ... read more »
R&B Legend Charlie Wilson is ‘In It to Win It,’ Talks Tour & Why He’s So Blessed
March 6, 2017
R&B Legend Charlie Wilson is taking his music career to new heights with his “In It to Win It Tour” and shows no sign of stopping. ... read more »
Soul Legend Leon Ware passes away at 77 years-old
March 6, 2017
Ware leaves an imprint of music ingrained in the ears of music lovers. ... read more »
Photo Gallery: Legendary singer Florence LaRue celebrates 75 years!
February 24, 2017
Legendary singer Florence LaRue celebrates 75 years! ... read more / view gallery »
Black music stars shine bright at the 59th Grammy Awards  
February 15, 2017
The 59th annual Grammy awards opened up with singing sensation The Weeknd, who performed, “Starboy,” and “I Feel It Coming,” featuring a special guest collaboration with EDM pop group Daft Punk. ... read more »
Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Passes at 76
February 14, 2017
Legendary Jazz singer Al Jarreau passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles. This comes just days after he was retiring after being hospitalized for exhaustion. ... read more »
Butler Plans Concert at West Angeles COGIC
January 26, 2017
Jonathan Butler will bring his uplifting, upbeat 2017 show to the West Angeles Church of God in Christ on Friday, February 10. The Grammy® Award-Nominated recording artist and guitar virtuoso will performing his biggest hits and songs from his latest album, ... read more »
City of L.A. to Honor Johnny Mathis at African American Month Kick-off
January 25, 2017
Mayor Eric Garcetti, the LA City Council, Board of Public Works Commissioner Mike Davis, and Our Authors Study Club will honor music icon and three-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Mathis as the city’s 2017 AAHM Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. ... read more »
Soulja Boy Facing Felony Weapon Charges 
January 25, 2017
DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as rapper Soulja Boy, was recently charged with illegally possessing firearms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
Jay Z Sells 33 Percent of Tidal to Sprint 
January 25, 2017
Hip Hop mogul Jay Z recently announced that he is forming a partnership with Sprint, which purchased a 33 percent stake in his Tidal music streaming company. ... read more »
DJ Crazy Toones passes away
January 10, 2017
It has been reported that west coast legend, DJ Crazy Toones, born Lamar Dupré Calhoun, has passed away ... read more »
Nina Simone and Thom Bell Receive Music’s Highest Honor: The Recording Academy® 2017 Special Merit Award
January 5, 2017
Two giants of soul enshrined with bronze plaques on the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame have been awarded the music industry’s highest honor ... read more »
Run-DMC sues Wal-Mart, Amazon for $50M
January 5, 2017
Run-DMC has filed a $50 million lawsuit accusing retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission. ... read more »
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