Anna Deavere Smith

“This is the Moment:” Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education

As the audience settled into our seats for the final performance of award-winning actress, playwright, and activist Anna Deavere Smith’s highly-acclaimed one-woman play, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, a familiar voice filled the room. Sitting there in […]

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Artist to Artist: Celebrating Miles Davis with His Son Erin Davis and Nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr.

The fourth installment of the Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series box set released on July 17, 2015, on Columbia/Legacy Recordings. Released on the 60th

FILE PHOTOS OF BOBBI KRISTINA The only daughter of pop singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unconscious in her bathtub  on January 31st 2015

In Memoriam: Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the age of 22,

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The Top 10 Moments of the 2015 Essence Festival

The 2015 Essence Festival Presented by Coca-Cola wrapped late Sunday night as the mighty Kendrick Lamar rocked the main stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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How the Town Gets Down: Oakland Sets Guinness World Record for the Longest Soul Train Line

Oakland, CA boasts a notable roster of soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists who’ve ascended to the world stage: Goapele, Keshia Cole, Hammer, Tony! Toni!

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Concert Review: D’Angelo & The Vanguard at Oakland’s Fox Theatre

There are certain givens one should expect when they see D’Angelo perform live: 1) The funk will stay at “stank face” level from beginning

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In Celebration: Black Music Month

Every June, since 1979, music lovers have celebrated Black Music Month. The brainchild of legendary songwriter and producer Kenny

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Artist to Artist: Roxy Roca

Archie Bell & the Drells. Edie Brickell and New Bohemians. N’Dambi. Doyle Bramhall II. Gary Clark, Jr. Jonathan Tyler & the Northern

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Concert Recap: California Roots Festival 2015

Although the first official day of summer is still some weeks away, festival season is already in high gear. Memorial Day weekend saw a

Patrice Covington

Profile: Patrice Covington

Singer, actress, and model Patrice Covington’s motto is, “Don’t be a star. Be a galaxy!” Without a doubt, the Virginia native is walking



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