The 80s: Before They Were Stars—Leon

Actor Leon Robinson, who simply goes by “Leon,” began appearing in films in the early 1980s, working alongside some notable movie industry names.  In 1983, the New York native worked with Tom Cruise as his football teammate in the feature […]

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Soul Train History Book: Herbie Hancock

By the late sixties and early seventies, jazz music was considered something for an older crowd of people, but a new twist in this revered


The 80s: Culture Club’s ‘Colour By Numbers’

In 1982, the British band Culture Club made a big smash with their debut album Kissing To Be Clever. The vocal talents of lead singer


How Too: Still Remembering Redd Foxx (A SoulTrain.com Original Short Story)

First, there’s a large thud heard from above.  The distinct sound of intense coughing follows a couple minutes later. This noise startles Donny, his hands shoved

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Q&A: Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock—‘Advanced Style’

Society, especially in the world of marketing and the arts, has long been fascinated, if not obsessed, with youth; from modeling and magazine covers to

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Movie Review: ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’

A new inspirational documentary entitled Keep On Keepin’ On follows jazz legend Clark Terry’s mentorship of 23 year old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin over


Wendy Williams And Jhené Aiko Announce Soul Train Awards Nominees (Video)

Wendy Williams and Jhene Aiko announce the nominees for the 2014 Soul Train Awards, which air Sunday, November 30 on BET and Centric.

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Blacula’

Forget Frankenstein, the Wolfman and Dracula. There was one spooky brother that sent chills up audiences’ spines back in the early seventies. He was none

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Living Legend: Celebrating Roy Ayers’ 74th Birthday

Roy Edward Ayers, Jr. was born on September 10, 1940 in Los Angeles, California.  He grew up in a musical family with his mother being


Love & WAR: A Journey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

When SoulTrain.com chatted with Lonnie Jordan, original member and front man for the ionic collective  WAR earlier this

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