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Q&A: Bettye LaVette—A ‘Worthy’ Soul Great

It’s been a long time coming and as an interpreter of song, Bettye LaVette has started a new chapter of her career with her latest album, Worthy. She’s had a highlight-worthy career, from bringing down the house with her rendition […]

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The ‘80s: The Time’s ‘What Time Is It?’

With the exclamation of the phrase “What time is it?,” Morris Day, frontman of the Minneapolis band The Time, kicks off the group’s sophomore

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George Duke’s 10 Best Songs

George Duke was one of music's most loved and respected keyboard players, writers, arrangers and producers. His multi-faceted talent


Concert Review: Jody Watley Gets the Party Started in New York

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, musical pioneer Jody Watley performed live at BB Kings Blues Club and Grill. The audience was enthusiastic to see


Album Review: Alexis Hightower’s Girl Next Door

One listen to Alexis Hightower’s debut EP, Girl Next Door proves that she is truly an artist who sings with extraordinary conviction and assurance.

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Profile: Cuba Gooding, Sr.

Everybody plays the fool sometime, but not Cuba Gooding. Currently appearing in a successful national tour, Cuba Gooding is


Album Review: ‘Ibeyi’

It was only months ago, in late summer, that Afropunk introduced me and thousands of others to the thrilling sounds of French-Cuban twins Naomi


The 80s: Aretha Franklin’s ‘Jump To It’

Many artists dream of the opportunity to one day work with a person who inspired them, and for singer Luther Vandross that dream came


Black Eyed Peas: Good Soul Food

Soul food comes in many edible and audible forms. Black-eyed peas, a staple in the African American-centric culinary genre, are said to be good


Book Review: ‘Bobby Womack: My Story, 1944-2014’

This past summer, the music world mourned the passing of gifted soul/R&B legend, Bobby Womack. This Cleveland-born Rock

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