Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Purple Rain’

Thirty years ago in the summer of 1984, when Walter Mondale, Ronald Reagan and Rev. Jesse Jackson battled it out in the presidential campaign; the summer Olympics were underway; the Jacksons’ controversial Victory tour was selling out stadiums across the […]

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Q&A: George “The Stress Reliever” Willborn

George Willborn, comedy’s “Stress Reliever,” is a stand-up comic and a radio personality who hails from Chicago, IL.  He was born on the west side


The 80s: The Power Station

Supergroup: a music group whose members are already successful as solo artists or as part of other groups or as other professions.  There have been

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Profile: Ice Cube, Part 2

Audience perception is unavoidable, even for an entertainer as successful as Ice Cube. His current film 22 Jump Street, sequel to smash comedy 21 Jump Street,

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Classic Soul Album: ‘Teddy Pendergrass’

When Marvin Gaye cooled off for a while after his huge 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up,” a new soul prince took over the


The 80s: Luther Vandross’ ‘The Night I Fell In Love’

In June of this year, singer Luther Vandross was posthumously honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, an honor


Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing:’ 25th Anniversary Block Party

The street block where the iconic film Do the Right Thing was filmed turned into a festive party atmosphere on Saturday, June 28th. The occasion was


In Memoriam: Bobby Womack—The End of a Soul Era

I can remember sitting in the back of my parents Trans-am riding down the highway on our way to Florida with the sounds of soul


Soul Retrospective: David Ruffin’s ‘David’

David Ruffin is known as a singer's singer. As the lead singer of the 1964-1968 Temptations, he made a great group even better. Bespectacled, wiry


The Producers: Clivillés and Cole

The New York-based production duo of Robert Clivillés and David Cole began creating a buzz on the music scene as part of the house music

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