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GALLERY: 62nd Annual Grammys Red Carpet
January 30, 2020
Pictures from the star-studded event ... read more / view gallery »
Nation Rocked with the Tragic Loss of Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant Amid 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Celebration
January 30, 2020
The Grammy’s, while side-swiped by the news, would carry on in his honor at the Staples Center, the epicenter he made his home for more than 20-years. ... read more »
City of Angels: NBA Icon Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna Among Nine Victims in Fatal Helicopter Accident
January 29, 2020
The Los Angeles area, nation and world mourns the loss of NBA icon Kobe Bean Bryant, 41, and his basketball prodigy daughter Gianna Maria Onore, 13. They were two of nine people who passed away in a helicopter accident on Sunday. ... read more / view gallery »
Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74
October 3, 2019
Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. ... read more »
Kirk Franklin Receives Billionare Honor From Pandora
August 23, 2019
Becomes First Gospel Artist to Receive Honor   Nashville, TN (August 21, 2019) – On Thursday, August 15th fourteen-time GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter/producer, Kirk Franklin, was honored with a Billionaire plaque from Pandora. ... read more »
61st Grammy Awards: A Night of Musical Expressions & Controversy
February 14, 2019
The 61st Grammy Awards celebrated music but also highlighted mental health advocacy, the power of womanhood, and following your dreams. ... read more »
Michelle Obama Hits the Grammy Stage with a Group of Pop Icons
February 10, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, describing the role of music in their lives — a display that came a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony. ... read more »
An Intimate Conversation With Grammy-Award Winner Thelma Houston
January 17, 2019
She was a little girl born and raised in Mississippi, who eventually went on to become a Grammy Award-winning musician. Thelma Houston, best known for her number one international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” will perform at the Clive Davis Theater on Jan. 17 in Downtown Los Angeles.    ... read more »
Grammy Nominations are In, Women Dominate Categories while Kendrick and Drake are Top Contenders
December 10, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year’s ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories. ... read more »
John Legend Wins Emmy Award and Spot in an Elite and Rare Class of Winners
September 10, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy — it meant star ... ... read more »
INDIA.ARIE PENS OPEN LETTER TO NEIL PORTNOW’S POST-GRAMMY COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN “STEPPING UP”
February 3, 2018
Neil Portnow is mistaken. His statements are a mess, but I get why he can’t empathize with women and women of color. HE is saying, the more women there are, the more chances women have to WIN. BUT. WE NEED MORE WOMEN, more WOMEN OF COLOR AND MORE INCLUSIVE MINDED PEOPLE in positions of power, in the rooms where decisions are made. When this happens, doors will open for women to be represented in more DIVERSE WAYS. The music industry is dominated by white men and the Grammys and NARAS are run and produced by ONLY white men. The fact that Portnow says we’d “be welcomed” indicates that he doesn’t think we’re part of the household to begin with. ... read more »
Kool Moe Dee talks Ole School
December 7, 2017
You tell somebody now that James Brown was the Micheal Jackson of his time and they won’t believe you.” ... read more »
It’s A Rap (Music Briefs): 12.7.17 – 12.13.17
December 7, 2017
Just in time for the holidays!…as you break out your favorite Christmas playlist, be sure to add legendary soul singer Patti Labelle’s new holiday album “Patti Labelle and Friends- Home For The Holidays” to the list. ... read more / view gallery »
Malcolm Ali speaks on why the Sentinel needs to have a presence in Hollywood
July 11, 2017
Malcolm Ali explains how the Sentinel's presence at Hollywood events and awards shows will prevent Black entertainers from being overlooked. ... read more / watch video »
Malcolm Ali speaks on Grammys not having space for black photographers
July 9, 2017
Photographer Malcolm Ali explains the relationship between the black press and the Grammys. ... read more / watch video »
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