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Spring ’16:’s Guide to the Season’s New Releases

Musically speaking, 2016′s gotten off to a bittersweet start as we said goodbye to icons such as David Bowie, Natalie Cole, Vanity, and Maurice White. On the upside, however, there was the greatness that was Kendrick Lamar’s performance and his […]

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Luck O’ the Irish: Black Artists from the Emerald Isle

U2 graced us with one of the greatest songs in the history of music, “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and


Concert Review: Prince’s ‘Piano & a Microphone’ Captivates Oakland

In late 2015 when Prince first announced plans for his Piano & a Microphone tour, kicking off in Europe, fans across

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Black Women Who Rock

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It’s no secret to anyone who knows anything about the history of popular American music that rock n

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California Love: Jurassic 5’s Soup Serves Sun-Drenched Hip-Hop as Fullee Love

As a member of Jurassic 5, Zaakir Muhammad, aka Soup, was part of a so-called “alternative” hip-hop movement in the 1990s that

58th Annual Grammy Awards’s 7 Most Memorable Moments from Grammy Week 2016

“Pace yourself.” This is what I say to myself right before every Grammy Week, and heading to LA I am absolutely sure that


In Memoriam: Denise Matthews (Formerly Known as Vanity)

There is a saying in the music business, “The hits just keep on keeping.” But that phrase is also, unfortunately, à propos this year,

Jill Jones 'I AM'

Artist to Artist: Jill Jones—She Is

Summer 1987. Just weeks before school ended and I headed down to New Orleans to vacation with my grandparents, I procured my

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4 New Albums to Warm Up Your Winter

The holidays have come and gone, Super Bowl Sunday’s excitement has begun to fade, the 2016 presidential election is officially underway with

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In Memoriam: Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White

In just the first few weeks of 2016, we’ve bid farewell to Natalie Cole, David Bowie, DJ Big Kap, journalist Michael J.

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