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Marching On: George Tandy Jr.

“Old Soul” is a term generally reserved for the comparatively young who have tendencies reminiscent of a time clearly beyond their years. In the case of George Tandy Jr., his debut single “March” reminds many of a time in music […]

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Profile: O’Bryan

Born in Sneads Ferry, NC, O’Bryan McCoy Burnette II was playing the piano at 6 years old and then began singing in the church and

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Q&A Toney Briggs, Soul Train’s Fashion Designer

[caption id="attachment_24721" align="aligncenter" width="231"] Soul Train dancers modeling Toney Briggs' fashions[/caption]

Do you ever wonder where many of the Soul Train dancers of the

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Profile: Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o

Editor’s Note: This profile on Lupita Nyong’o was written a few days prior to the Oscars, and has been updated to highlight her triumphant win! A

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Q&A: Bern Nadette Stanis—40 Years of ‘Good Times’

On February 22, 1974, mainstream America was introduced to the Evans family via Good Times, the “dyn-o-mite” CBS sitcom that depicted family life in Chicago’s

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Soul Train History Book: Johnny Mathis

When the Soul Train Gang heard Johnny Mathis was going to be a guest on the January 19, 1974 taping of the program, some of

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The 80s: Rick James’ ‘Cold Blooded’

Rick James burst onto the music scene in the late 1970s with tunes like “Mary Jane” and “You and I,” and then jammed into the

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Q&A: Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle has been a fixture of underground Los Angeles for quite some time. A member of locally iconic and long-running collective Project Blowed,

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Q&A: Nelson Frank

“I drive this vehicle of life with no rearview mirrors at all. It doesn’t matter to me what I’ve done, it matters to me what’s

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Algebra Blessett: ‘Recovery’

The time between Algebra Blessett’s debut album Purpose and her new release Recovery has been filled with growth, changes, optimism and realizations. However, once the



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