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A Perfect Blend: The First Lady of Motown
May 18, 2017
Claudette Robinson, was just a teen in 1953 when her brother was drafted into the army. Unbeknownst to her, her brother’s drafting was about to change the trajectory of more than just one life in her family. ... read more »
Lionel Richie addresses grads at Berklee commencement
May 18, 2017
Lionel Richie addresses grads at Berklee commencement ... read more »
Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations
May 18, 2017
Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations ... read more »
It’s A Rap: 5.4.17
May 3, 2017
The 13 track LP features rapper Ludacris and production by Grammy award-winning hit makers Andre Harris, Warryn Campbell and newcomer Anthony Saunders among others. ... read more / view gallery »
Behind the Music with Ms. Toi
May 3, 2017
Despite her ups and downs, she continues to flourish in her career. ... read more »
Common & Nelson George Talk Social Justice, Hip-Hop Roots at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
April 26, 2017
The sold-out evening began with the screening of the extended version of Young’s “Letter to the Free,” followed with a Q&A with Common and Nelson George and finally a performance by Common and his band! ... read more »
Sylvia Moy: Motown’s First Female Record Producer Passes
April 26, 2017
There was a time during the Motown “Heyday” that you could not say Stevie Wonder without saying Sylvia Moy. ... read more »
ASCAP EXPO RECAP
April 19, 2017
Rhodes produced Lecrae’s Grammy-nominated project, Anomaly, which went gold and scored songs for the major motion picture “Carter High” starring Vivica A. Fox, Charles S. Dutton and Pooch Hall. ... read more »
Virtuous & Victorious Vincent
April 5, 2017
You may not recognize the name Vincent Berry II, but you know his music. Berry is one of the songwriters behind Beyonce’s Grammy Award winning ballad, “Sandcastles” from her latest album “Lemonade”. ... read more »
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 »
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