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Profile: Cuba Gooding, Sr.

Everybody plays the fool sometime, but not Cuba Gooding. Currently appearing in a successful national tour, Cuba Gooding is on top of things now as much as ever. Having never stopped recording, Gooding is poised to bring his distinct vocal […]

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Big Freedia’s Reality TV Series Doubles as Therapy and LGBT Advocacy Platform

Some people pursue therapy in a private and traditional sense: a licensed


Black Eyed Peas: Good Soul Food

Soul food comes in many edible and audible forms. Black-eyed peas, a staple in the African American-centric culinary genre, are said to be good

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Harlem Nights’

Whenever you have three legendary comedians in one motion picture, it’s bound to not only be funny but also a classic.  Harlem Nights is

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Q&A: Herb Kent “The Kool Gent”

“I'm so cool, I'm froze in my clothes!”  That’s a famous quote from the living, legendary DJ, Mr. Herb Kent.  An urban radio


Book Review: ‘Bobby Womack: My Story, 1944-2014’

This past summer, the music world mourned the passing of gifted soul/R&B legend, Bobby Womack. This Cleveland-born Rock


Sound Check: Elhae

Upon the intro of “Halfway Love,” the coating of the slowed-down sample of “Rock With You” calls for a warm embrace that

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Soul Retrospective: Tina Turner’s ‘Break Every Rule’

During the mid '80s, the legendary Tina Turner was experiencing a comeback that was the stuff of dreams. 1984's Private Dancer spawned instant classics

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Classic Soul Album: Sade’s ‘Diamond Life’

There are many singers who are recognized simply by one name: Patti. Diana. Marvin. Luther. And then there’s Sade.

Sade was formed in 1982

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Soul Retrospective: The Family

The Family is one of the most interesting and enduring acts to come from Prince's musical stable. Unbeknownst to many, a few members of The

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