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Q&A: Hinton Battle

Three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle is a quintuple threat in the entertainment industry as an actor, singer, dancer, producer and choreographer. In a career spanning over four decades, Battle has appeared in Broadway shows such as The Wiz, Sophisticated […]

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: William McByrd

Chicago native William McByrd grew up watching the local version of Soul Train years before he went to dance on the nationally televised version of

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Soul Train History Book: Herbie Hancock

By the late sixties and early seventies, jazz music was considered something for an older crowd of people, but a new twist in this revered

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Movie Review: ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’

A new inspirational documentary entitled Keep On Keepin’ On follows jazz legend Clark Terry’s mentorship of 23 year old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin over

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Blacula’

Forget Frankenstein, the Wolfman and Dracula. There was one spooky brother that sent chills up audiences’ spines back in the early seventies. He was none

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Classic Soul Album: B.T. Express ‘Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied)’

Funk music was at an all-time high in the mid-seventies, with funk groups were constantly turning out hits. One of the newer funk groups had

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Q&A: Ronn David

Ronn David is the son of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends Ruth Brown and Clyde McPhatter. Even though he hails from two music

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Soul Train History Book: The First Soul Train Gang Picnic

The Soul Train Dancers recently created some history of their own. On August 17th, 2014, they held the inaugural Soul Train Dancers picnic in Los

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Film Review: ‘No Good Deed’

If you ever think about letting a stranger into your home, No Good Deed, the new movie starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, will

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Karl Grigsby

In the mid-1970s, there was a Soul Train dancer who always kept the other dancers, the production staff and even host Don Cornelius laughing on

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