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Keep It: The Soul Train Award (A SoulTrain.com Original Short Story)

Wednesday is typically a slow day at Minutes for Seconds pawn shop. Despite the slower customer traffic, owner Harry Burt still enjoys it. Neighborhood mother Mrs. Chatterlong is always waiting alone when he opens the doors at 10:00AM. She brings […]

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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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Q&A: Johnny Gill–League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 

It should be no surprise longtime Soul Train fans have a hard time pinning down their singular favorite Soul Train memory. Singer Johnny Gill is

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Profile: Sebastian Mikael–How High

Experimentation and taking risks are both parts of everyday living. It’s only natural for these to be characteristics of singers. Many who’ve suppressed their fear

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Q&A: Teddy Riley—Chapter 3, “Reinventing Michael Jackson”

The best should always work with the best. Given Teddy Riley’s reputation making hit urban and pop music, it was only a matter of time

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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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Concert Review: Stokley with Phil Denny and Shaun LaBelle at The Loft

Hundreds of people dressed in their most impressive upscale evening attire. Round tops highlighted by the glow of flickering candles. Not a single empty seat. The

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Sound Check: RND—“Be With Me”

One of RND’s two managers is frantic, his eyes bulged, mouth gaping, sweat streaking from his forehead to his face. Following yet another

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Happy Birthday, Don Cornelius: The Party

On September 27, we celebrate the birthday of the late great Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s iconic creator. Born Donald Cortez Cornelius in 1936 in Illinois, the

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Profile: Anthony Lewis: The Gift

There should be no reason to ask whether or not Anthony Lewis can sing. The Los Angeles, CA born entertainer dared to reinterpret the group



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