The ‘80s: Robert Palmer’s ‘Heavy Nova’

In 1988, English singer Robert Palmer released the album Heavy Nova, a title that incorporated his love of heavy metal and the rhythms of bossa nova.  By this time, Palmer was a music industry veteran, having released his debut album […]

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Soul Retrospective: Prince’s ‘For You’

Prince began his superstar reign and multi-platinum status with an earnest and quietly innovative debut album, For You, released in 1978. Although it doesn't

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Dead Presidents’

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Profile: Danny Boy

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One does not have to be exposed to cosmic radiation like comic book characters the Fantastic Four to be endowed with extraordinary abilities. Ballet

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The ‘80s: The Jacksons’ ‘Triumph’

In 1980, The Jackson 5, all grown up and by this time known as The Jacksons, kicked off the decade with Triumph, the follow

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“This is the Moment:” Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education

As the audience settled into our seats for the final performance of award-winning actress, playwright, and activist Anna Deavere Smith’s highly-acclaimed one-woman play, Notes


The 80s: Juicy

The duo Juicy, which consisted of siblings Jerry and Katreese Barnes, released their eponymous debut album in 1982.  While the album didn’t produce hit

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Soul Retrospective: Miles Davis’ ‘Tutu’

Miles Davis was a transformative musician, an innovative bandleader and pioneering force in the world of jazz. Davis’ legend was set in the early

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