Ironing Board Sam’s Brand of Soul is Right on Time

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Bettye Lavette. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. All of these exceptional artists are enjoying extraordinary success as music lovers across the globe rediscover what is popularly referred to as retro soul and R&B. Whether […]

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The First-Ever Bay Area Vibez Festival Livelies Up Oakland

The San Francisco Bay Area is no stranger to live music festivals: Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Treasure

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz’s ‘Strut’ Tour Brings the Love to LA on 9/11

Lenny Kravitz’s tenth studio album, Strut, dropped nearly a year ago to critical and commercial acclaim. A solid collection featuring Kravitz's

FIGAt7thFest Adrian Younge

Event Recap: Adrian Younge & Venice Dawn Light Up Downtown LA at FIGAt7th

It’s no secret that LA is teeming with extraordinary talent and a wealth of entertainment options to suit every taste. Still, what a thrill

Essence College Ambassador Program

Connecting Millennials with Legacy: ’Essence Magazine’ Launches its College Ambassador Program

As the leading magazine for African American women, Essence has stood as one of the most influential publications not only

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

Miles Davis at Newport-1955-1975

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,


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.

Oak Train Banner at deFremery Park

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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