Q&A: KeKe Wyatt–Country Strong

Admirers and critics alike are suggesting R&B Divas star and platinum-selling recording artist Ketara “Keke” Wyatt is a much better singer now than when she debuted on the national scene in 2000. The Indiana-born vocalist and songwriter doesn’t agree. She […]

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Concert Review: Earth, Wind & Fire at the Common Ground Music Festival

Every hero deserves a fitting ending. Prior to Earth, Wind & Fire’s July 13th Common Ground Music Festival performance, EWF member and award-winning bassist and producer,

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Recap: Common Ground Music Festival

Music lovers become fans of recording artists by listening to their singles and albums. It’s during live performances that bonds are formed, when personal connections

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Profile: Ice Cube, Part 2

Audience perception is unavoidable, even for an entertainer as successful as Ice Cube. His current film 22 Jump Street, sequel to smash comedy 21 Jump Street,

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Profile: Jon Connor–Aftermath

Hip-hop star Jon Connor sees a major issue with the world today, something detrimental that’s gone missing. “What’s missing is how there was a certain

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In Memoriam: Casey Kasem—Among the Stars

This was not how I wanted this to end. Some time ago I began an expedition, set out through a forest of unknown contacts to

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In Memoriam: Ruby Dee

I don’t confess to be Ruby Dee’s biggest fan. I can’t claim to know every detail of her celebrated, generation-spanning career of acting, poetry, playwriting,


Profile: Ice Cube, Part 1

Criticism is unavoidable, even for a person as successful as Ice Cube. His past two films, action comedies 21 Jump Street (with Jonah Hill and Channing


Q&A: The Action Figures—The Best Summer Movies Ever

At its heart, hip-hop music has forever been about providing listeners a glimpse at life’s big picture, giving the English language the IMAX treatment. Globetrotting


In Memoriam: Maya Angelou—On The Table

This might be your story. Or maybe it belongs to a loved one, perhaps even a friend of a close friend. A young woman grows up

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