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The ‘80s: Bananarama’s ‘Wow’

The group Bananarama formed 30 years ago in London when teenagers and childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward met Siobhan Fahey. They released their first album in 1981, and went on to score worldwide hits with tunes like “Robert […]

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Q&A: Blaq Ice

Blaq Ice is an American poet, international spoken word artist, entertainer, lecturer, promoter, producer, host, published author, mentor, and activist.  His contributions to

Fernando Carpaneda, Don't Hit Me No More, 2013

On the “A” w/Souleo

[caption id="attachment_30983" align="aligncenter" width="238"] Fernando Carpaneda, Don't Hit Me No More, 2013. Inspired by "Don't Hit Me No More" recorded by Mable John.[/caption]

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In Memoriam: Remembering Hussein Fatal

I’ve stated before that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to write about the passing of celebrities, notable public figures, or artists who’ve impacted my life.

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Soul Retrospective: Natalie Cole

As an R&B and pop icon, Natalie Cole's life story is a bit different than her contemporaries’. For the past 40 years, Cole has

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Cooley High’

Cooley High is not just a classic movie, it is a “cult” classic.

Released 40 years ago on June 26, 1975, Cooley High is

FLEX & SHANICE

Q&A: Shanice

Flex and Shanice are Hollywood staples; as entertainers who now have veteran status in the industry, the couple has enjoyed combined success in the

Alexander O'Neal

The ‘80s: The 30th Anniversary of Alexander O’Neal’s Eponymous Debut

Alexander O’Neal released his self-titled debut album thirty years ago, but the Natchez, Mississippi native had already gotten his feet wet in the music

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Event Recap: The 25th Annual Chosen Few Picnic

“When we first gathered behind the Museum of Science & Industry in 1990, we had no idea that our little ‘love fest’ would

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The ‘80s: Kool & the Gang’s ‘Emergency’

1984 marked twenty years since Kool & the Gang’s formation as the Jazziacs.  Over the course of a couple of decades, the group had



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