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Peanut Butter, Chaka Khan and Joy

Chef Rossi | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chef Rossi

Sitting on LJ's blanket in Prospect Park with her gal pals Andy and Amy, digging into chips and salsa and watching Chaka Khan belt it out (that woma...

Grammy-Winner Lisa Fischer: A Gay Man Changed the Way I Look at Myself

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

During our telephone interview, the Grammy Award-winning performer showed significant introspection talking about her work with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Tina Turner. Her gears were nearly audible as we discussed 20 Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-nominated documentary showcasing Fischer and others who've made careers of singing backup for music industry giants.

Chaka Khan Shares Her Thoughts On Bobbi Kristina And Drug Addiction

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

Since Bobbi Kristina Brown was placed in a medically induced coma on Jan. 31, a number of family and friends have publicly expressed their support for...

John Cantwell's Triumphant Tribute to 70s Cinema in Fade To Connie

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

John Cantwell, the wittiest, raunchiest visionary of Los Angeles' underground theater scene, returns to Silver Lake's The Cavern Club with Fade To Con...

Stars Stun At Essence Magazine's Black Women In Music Event

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

ESSENCE magazine kicked off the Grammy Awards weekend on Thursday with the 6th annual Black Women in Music event. The star-studded affair, which took ...

Jill Scott And Chaka Khan Have Something To Celebrate

AP | Mesfin Fekadu | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Essence magazine will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a pre-Grammys bash featuring Jill Scott and Chaka Khan. The magazine ann...

Sam Smith Blasts 'Awful' Modern Pop Stars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment

Sam Smith graces the latest cover of V Magazine, but the chest hair he flaunts is a footnote to the interview in which Smith calls certain modern pop ...

Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans: The Legends Return

Stephen Grant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

Our favorite voices of the '90s return with albums to remind us that soul still lives in R&B music.

LL Cool J, Chaka Khan Honor Quincy Jones At Ebony Gala

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Though Quincy Jones and LL Cool J never collaborated musically, the rapper-actor says Jones has played a major role in his life. ...

Chaka Reveals Her Shocking Near-Death Experience

Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices

--R&B/Funk legend Chaka Khan opens up about her past near-death experience after drug abuse. (Daily Mail) More Notable/Quotables: ...

Brennan Williams

How The Man Behind 'American Idol' Went From Harlem To Hollywood

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

Keyboardist and orchestral arranger Ray Chew has been a key figure on some of television's most watched shows, serving as music director and/or compos...

From Alabama Shakes to R&B Divas, Women Rock Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Ask me how I'm doin? I'm doin alright. I will remain alright. Cause this is up to ME," said Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, whose soulful set was quite alright with a huge audience as she closed out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Friday night.

11 Songs That Prove We Can't Get Enough Of These Fabulous Divas

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

This week marked an annual occurrence of epic proportions. We celebrated the birth of not one but four dynamic divas that have all made a major impact...

Erykah Badu Reveals All About Her 'Lo Down Loretta Brown' Persona [VIDEO]

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

When she's behind the turntables, call her Lo Down Loretta Brown, not Erykah, thank you.

The Top 15 Black Entertainment News Stories Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that 2013 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good news like Cicely Tyson winning her first Tony...

Guess Who's Been Added To This Year's Soul Train Awards Lineup?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices

As Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s Soul Train Awards nominees in six categories, today the long running music event announced its confirmed list of...

Mary J. Blige: A Mary Christmas Album and Reflections of Past Treasures

Quassan Castro | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Over 20 years ago, Mary Jane Blige stepped into the music business with distinction. Armed with gritty soulful vocals, honey blonde hair, street edge swag and a new blending of R&B/Soul infused with hip hop, Mary created a new path in music history.

Brennan Williams

Chaka Khan Boycotts Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

Following a brief hiatus last month for vocal rest, Chaka Khan has fully resumed her performance obligations and is set to appear in her hometown of C...

Chaka Gives Update On Illness

Posted 06.20.2013 | Black Voices

Less than a month since cancelling four show dates due to an urgent need for vocal rest, Chaka Khan has officially announced her return next month dur...

The Apollo Spring Gala Honors Chaka Khan

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Khan follows in the footsteps of Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and other world-renown musicians who have graced the stage of the 79 year-old theater and been inducted into its Hall of Fame.

Which Song Had The Most Impact On Black Culture?

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that music is a form of self-expression. And many artists not only use the recording booth as a hit-making platform, but also as a me...

Famed Singer Cancels Tour On Doctor's Orders

Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment

Feel for Chaka Khan. The acclaimed singer has been forced to cancel four upcoming concerts and delay her album because of exhausted vocal cords. Chaka...

Remembering Joni Mitchell's First Decade of Music As She Turns 70

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Joni Mitchell's extraordinary first decade of releases features some of the best recorded music of the 20th century.

Wayne Brady Chosen For Gala Honoring Chaka

Posted 05.28.2013 | Black Voices

The Apollo Theater announced Tuesday that Emmy Award-winning entertainer Wayne Brady will host their 8th annual Spring Gala honoring legendary singer ...

Another Milestone For Chaka

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- R&B star Chaka Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's hall of fame. The theater announced Thursday that Patti LaBelle and Mary J...