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All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking…

Silkroad’s new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face — and a fresh sense of…

Artist Feature: Wé McDonald’s Voice Brings Comfort And Healing To The World

In the most fascinating way possible, 21-year old artist Wé McDonald is an enigma. In conversation with her, you’re met…

‘Black Mozart’ Biopic Is In Development From Searchlight Pictures

The life story of French-Caribbean composer Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges is coming to the big screen. The idea is…

Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal…

Amid unrest, songs continue to voice the Black experience

  NEW YORK (AP) — After watching the ghastly video of George Floyd dying as a police officer pressed a…

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano…

Kelly Rowland Interview: “Coffee’ Song, Video Is My Ode To Black Women”

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Rowland says her new single “Coffee” and its accompanying music video is her “ode to…

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of…

Montreux Jazz Festival Releases Over 50 Full Performances By Nina Simone, James Brown, And More To Watch For Free

With all of the concerts and festivals being postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, creativity and innovation is needed…
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