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Q&A: Playwright Crystal L. Bass 

Producer and playwright Crystal L. Bass is an American author, freelance writer, and motivational speaker with a track record of success.  She was born on July 24, 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Throughout her career, this Baltimore native has used her […]

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The 80s: Miles Davis’ ‘Tutu’

In 1986, after his longstanding tenure with Columbia Records, jazz legend and trumpet player extraordinaire Miles Davis recorded his first album for Warner Brothers Records

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Profile: Kevin Ross

“I’m just truly humbled to open for someone who has been in the game for the last ten years,” says Motown signee

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A New Creation: ‘Cannon Busters: The Animated Series’

Television animation producer and director LeSean Thomas, best known for his work on the Adult Swim series The Boondocks and Black

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Soul Retrospective: Earth Wind & Fire’s ‘I Am’

Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most popular and unique bands of our time. They balanced a unique message of Afrocentricity and universal

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Q&A: Today—Looking to Tomorrow

The late 1980s into the early 1990s introduced a unique sound called New Jack Swing. That era of music wouldn’t be complete without mentioning

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Classic Soul Album Spotlight: Eddie Kendricks’ ‘Boogie Down’

Former Temptations member Eddie Kendricks struck out on his own in 1971 and recorded two albums with very good material.  Still, he just could

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Profile: Tim Bowman–Bet on Jazz

The sun’s shine had taken over Heritage Landing, a beautiful outdoor performance venue on the suburb shores of the great Lake Michigan. Widely respected smooth

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Soul Retrospective: ‘The Best of Luther Vandross: The Best of Love’

By the time The Best of Love was released, Luther Vandross had received 6 gold and platinum albums. Vandross was not only one of the

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Sound Check: Noel Gourdin—A “Soul & B” Lasting Impression

With a voice that reminds us all that soulful R&B music still exists, singer Noel Gourdin is making sure that it’s here to



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