Rapper Andre Johnson, an affiliate to the Wu-Tang Clan, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after cutting off his penis and jumping off a second story balcony early Wednesday morning.
Of Thee We Sing: Celebration honors the achievements of Marion Anderson Event pays tribute to 75th anniversary of singer’s Lincoln Memorial concert By D. Kevin McNeir There are many special moments in America’s civil rights movement that are periodically celebrated including Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in professional baseball, Rosa Parks refusing to give […]
Vybz Kartel, a popular dancehall artist in Jamaica, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted for the murder of an associate, according to reports by the BBC. Palmer and three other men were sentenced after being convicted of the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams in a dispute over missing firearms.
Carrying on the musical tradition of jazz Mustafa on Sax proudly carries torch lit by his father, Melton Mustafa, Sr. By D. Kevin McNeir A superb improvisational duet recently occurred on a South Florida stage between two gifted musicians – one on the saxophone – the other on trumpet that confirmed why jazz is still […]
The reports about the sudden death of the legendary dance-music DJ Frankie Warren Knuckles, Jr., have been confirmed. More commonly referred to as the Godfather of House Music, Knuckles, 59, died last Monday afternoon at his home. His longtime business partner and good friend, Frederick Dunston, was unavailable for comment but released a statement saying that more details would be released soon. Dunston did not confirm nor deny rumors that Knuckles had succumbed to complications from Type 2 diabetes.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a media watchdog organization dedicated to the positive depiction of the LGBT community in contemporary American media, has joined a fundraising campaign to bring gifted, accomplished vocalist and violinist Tona Brown to Carnegie Hall in New York City, for an historic concert performance this summer.
Frankie Beverly and Maze: Old school soul personified Legendary vocalist still performing to sold out audiences from Minneapolis to Miami By D. Kevin McNeir There are some entertainers whose singular name is enough to make their legion of fans stand up and shout with gleeful anticipation – professionals like Pink, Prince, Madonna or Cher are […]
If you gauge vocal artistry solely on which singers you routinely hear on today’s popular radio stations, you’re doing yourself a real disservice, especially if channel surfing in your city hasn’t exposed you to the dynamic talent and six-octave range of vocalist and musician Rachelle Farrell.
By Nathan James Every now and then, an artist comes along that resonates so deeply with his audience, that his gifts become unforgettable. That’s definitely true of Nhojj, an out R&B/soul artist whose latest album, Made To Love Him, will speak to your heart and engage your spirit. It’s a delightful, relaxing blend of […]
As a member of a tight-knit Catholic community in Lemont, Illinois, Steve Grand could often be found singing Christian songs at his local church. Last year with $7,000, Steve bankrolled his own music career releasing the song and music video for his song “All-American Boy.” Within days the video hit 1million+ views. By Kirk Shannon-Butts […]