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The Nation’s Best Cities for Live Music Performances

There’s something special about a live music performance: You feel the music, and experience the energy, passion, excitement, and emotion the artist is portraying during the performance.  Live performances are also a good opportunity to size up an artist or […]

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Classic Soul Album: Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Curtis’

The name Curtis Mayfield automatically evokes memories of his classic soundtrack to the equally classic film, Superfly. But Mayfield’s music and career were much

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Soul Retrospective: Bill Withers’ ‘Still Bill’

Bill Withers's 1971 debut Just as I Am presented him as a mature and authentic voice and featured the classics "Grandma's Hands," “Harlem," and

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Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival 2015 Brings Muskegon to its Feet

Jazz legend and internationally revered event planner Alexander Zonjic made a huge impression last year with his inaugural Shoreline Jazz Festival

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Album Review: The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’

“They told me not to fall in love, that sh*t is pointless.”

This is the theme running throughout The Weeknd’s entire catalogue, and he

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Big Sean’s “Research”: The Role of Inquiry in Intimate Relationships

Big Sean’s “Research,” featuring popular recording artist Ariana Grande, is one of the hit tracks from 2015’s Dark Sky Paradise

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Sound Check: Lalah Hathaway—A Dream Fulfilled

Singer Lalah Hathaway comes from a lineage of soul and, after 25 years in the music industry, the soulstress is coming full

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The Great Debate: Pink vs. Teena Marie

It’s customary for music-loving individuals to debate which songs, albums, and artists they consider the best, especially when comparing one artist head-to-head with another. Opinions


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With artists like Donell Jones, Syleena Johnson, Dave Hollister, and of course, R. Kelly, a new era of Chicago R&B was born; while those

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Julian King: ‘Sing for You’

Julian King refuses to be boxed in. In middle school, he turned his attention from being a veterinarian to the arts after participating in

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