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Sound Check: Kasi Jones—Intergalactic Soul Sista

If you were to do a Google search of the Hollywood-based singer known as Kasi Jones, you’d come across an array of images, each one different from the first. In one photo you may find Kasi Jones resembling a demure […]

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Sound Check: The Seshen-Moved by Inspiration

The Brand New Heavies, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sade, and Maze are some of our millenium’s best known bands who continue to groove us after decades on the


Turning 30: Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

In early 1982, after the release of their second single from their album Private Eyes, Hall & Oates found that their song “I Can’t Go For That (No

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Turning 30: Jennifer Holliday’s “And I Am Telling You”

When it comes to Broadway and musicals that showcase soul music and R&B in particular, the pickings are pretty slim. That’s why when the musical Dreamgirls--loosely based on

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Turning 30: Musical Youth’s “Pass the Dutchie”

Before  the Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, N’Synch and any other crossover boy group born in the 80s or 90s, there was the British-based group Musical


Turning 30: The Weather Girls’ “It’s Raining Men”

Celebrating its 30-year anniversary, “It’s Raining Men” is a fun, campy and upbeat song that is still belted out at every neighborhood karaoke joint--at least in my neighborhood.


Turning 30: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

Michael Jackson’s 1982 album "Thriller" is one of the best-selling albums of all time. It reunited Produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones, of the nine songs on the

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Turning 30: George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog”

George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” from his 1982 album Computer Games is a song of classic proportions. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the song is a staple in

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Why It Matters Who Plays Nina Simone

Nina Simone was more than just an iconic jazz and soul singer. Using her music as a platform for change, Nina wrote songs that expressed the political and


Q&A: Amma Whatt

Brooklyn native Amma Agyapon, known better as Amma Whatt,  is a rising star who has been on the music  scene for awhile—from working as a background singer supporting

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