music

Building Foundation for The Bigger Picture

Dominique Burrell-Paige of The Blacker The Berry is stepping into his power by harnessing the Black experience – past, present and future – by pushing his mission through wellness and social justice.

Wendy Williams’ Brave Revelation: Living with Progressive Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia

Before conquering daytime television, Williams spent 23 years building a devoted fan base on the radio with “The Wendy Williams Experience,” a top-rated daily radio show. Syndicated nationally, it aired on WBLS in New York, captivating an audience of more than 12 million people. In recognition of her contributions, Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November 2009, a prestigious honor held by only a handful of women.

White Hall Arts Academy Named Finalist Again in Lewis Prize for Music Awards

White Hall Arts Academy have just been named as a finalist for the fifth annual Accelerator Awards from the Lewis Prize for Music. WHAA provides free and subsidized conservatory level transformative arts education programs to the South L.A., Inglewood, Watts, and Compton communities and online.

The Magic of Maxwell

Maxwell, the R&B singer, will bring his timeless, sultry, soulful vocals to the Hollywood Bowl for three magical nights, September 8-10.

UniverSoul Comes to Compton, Celebrating Caribbean Night

On Friday April 21st, UniverSoul circus hosted their Caribbean night, a celebration of culture, music, and pure family fun. Featuring Cossack horse acts, trapeze art, traditional Caribbean dance from group Caribbean Fusion, Caribbean stilt walkers, fire limbo dancers, and motocross cyclists from 406FMX, people of all ages enjoyed a thrilling series of acts throughout the night.

Black Herstory Month: Women Making Moves and Leading Change in The Music Industry

African Americans have made significant contributions to the art of music in many genres across generations. One musical genre that has roots back to slavery is gospel music. As slaves became Christians, a religion forced upon them, they began singing hymns later termed spirituals. Then with the abolition of slavery, a new form of music began to emerge. Free Blacks found themselves expressing their disappointment in a post-slavery society, birthing the smooth sound of the blues. Fast-forward to the late 1970’s, Hip-Hop was born. This cultural movement encompassed all past and present music expressions like spirituals, the blues, poems, art, stories,

Black Herstory Month: Learn About Extraordinary Black Women Making History

Black Americans make up 12% of the country’s population, but less than 6% are appointed as chief executive officers (CEO). In November of 2022, CNBC announced that only 5.9% of all CEO’s in the United States are African American. Within those small percentages, Rosalind Brewer and Thasunda Brown Duckett are the only two Black women who have lead Fortune 500 companies.  

Get Familiar with Rising Star Javonte Rose

Javonte Rose is a new multi-talented sensation on the scene. While wearing many hats like actor, artist, brand ambassador, dancer, entrepreneur, fashion model, and humanitarian, Rose promotes self-love and anti-bullying through his artistry. He is the founder and CEO of The Blu Roze LLC, Blu Roze Fit, and non-profit organization “I’m Here”. Capturing attention with his clear blue eyes and style, and with over 100,000 Instagram followers, he is sure one to watch. In recent interview with the L.A. Sentinel, Rose discusses his past, present, and future.

CD 8 Presents Annual  Holiday Tree Lighting and Snow Day

Join Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the Council District Eight team for South L.A.’s Fifth Annual It’s Lit! holiday celebration on Saturday, November 19, at Century Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. It will be a day of music, community talent, snow play, and fun!

Jody Watley… the Gold Standard of Artistry

Jody Watley is the gold standard of artistry. A brilliant songwriter, artist, entrepreneur, producer, and visionary. When you visit Jody Watley YouTube Channel, experience “All Things Jody Watley,” including concert features, interviews of the Grammy Award-winning artist and more.