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The Mills Brothers Celebrate 100 Continuous Years of Musical Excellence
June 9, 2022
For over a century, The Mills Brothers have been one of the world’s preeminent vocal groups of all time. They are significant pioneers of African American music history—spearheading barrier-breaking impacts (racially and musically) on our society and the music industry worldwide ... read more »
Dr. William R. Weathers Passes Away
February 3, 2022
Dr. William Rolfe Weathers, 83 years of age, died on December 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. William was born at Homer G. Phillips Hospital on October 5, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri,  the third of four siblings born to Dr. Henri Weathers II and Alice Mae Gentry Weathers. ... read more »
Court Officials Edging Closer to Dividing Prince Estates
December 27, 2021
Court officials are edging closer to dividing up pop superstar Prince's estate. ... read more »
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Rapper Dead After Stabbing at Exposition Park Concert
December 20, 2021
Los Angeles rapper Drakeo the Ruler has died after being stabbed outside a 12-hour concert at the Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park, according to multiple media reports. Los Angeles officials have not yet confirmed the victim's identity or death, but one of the rapper's representatives confirmed the information with Rolling Stone magazine. ... read more »
Rapper SAINt JHN’s Route from Guyana to Miami to Stardom
December 13, 2021
SAINt JHN doesn't like the camera setup. He had chosen the location _ in the living room of his high-rise Sunny Isles condo where the view spans from the Miami skyline to the Guitar Hotel _ but something had changed. It just didn't work anymore. ... read more »
Investigation Continuing Into Killing of Rapper in Inglewood
December 10, 2021
The investigation was continuing today into the killing of Compton rapper Slim 400, who was gunned down in Inglewood. The shooting was reported about 8 p.m. Wednesday at Manchester Boulevard and Seventh Avenue. ... read more »
‘Halftime Game’ commercial features 2 HBCU marching bands
December 4, 2021
Marching bands from two historically Black universities are being featured in a new PepsiCo TV commercial that airs for the first time this weekend. ... read more »
Here is a complete list of nominations announced today for the 64th Grammy Awards:
November 24, 2021
Record of the Year “I Still Have Faith in You,” ABBA “Freedom,” Jon Batiste “I Get a Kick Out of You,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga “Peaches,” ... read more »
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Lois Andrews, a Mainstay of New Orleans Music Scene, Dies
November 22, 2021
 Lois Nelson Andrews, a New Orleans cultural icon who led countless processions as grand marshal of jazz funerals and second-line parades, has died. She was 69. ... read more »
Jazz Icon Herbie Hancock Virtually Honored at Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
April 22, 2021
Barbara Morrison honors Hancock on International Jazz Day and raises funds for scholarship program. ... read more »
National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville 
March 26, 2021
From rock and roll to blues, jazz, and hip-hop, music is as much the African American way of life as the afro was Black people's style in the 1970s. Finally honoring that history, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has opened in Nashville, Tenn.  ... read more »
BLACK SUNDANCE 2021 —SEMI VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
January 21, 2021
New works by Shaka King, Octavia Butler, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, and more. ... read more »
Film Review: ‘SOUL’
January 14, 2021
It’s a bit jarring. A New York City middle school band is murdering the Disney song “When You Wish Upon a Star.” By the time they’re through, you’d wish a dream-fulfilling star had given you earplugs. Still, they continue, inspired by their very patient music teacher Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx). Jazz is the reason their instructor loves music not matter how screechy the band gets. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Presents A Musical Celebration Honoring 25 Years of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival
December 10, 2020
FREE annual fan favorite event returns virtually Dec. 14-17 and includes performances from Barbara Morrison & The Bu Crew, 2021 2x GRAMMY nominee Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin ... read more »
Contemporary Jazz Band, The Katalyst, Make Their Debut with ‘Nine Lives’
December 10, 2020
The Inglewood based jazz band debut with “Nine Lives,” a free-spirited jazz album that truly catches the pulse of LA. ... read more »

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