What most people, and even most musicians, don't realize is that Nietzsche coined what can be considered one of the most used phrases in music and even society.
Twenty-seven-year-old Grammy award winner Esperanza Spalding is not only an amazing vocalist and musician, but also an inspiring public speaker. After a recent performance, she sat down to share some of her thoughts on music. Here are a few gems from that talk.
The present debate on whether Olivia Spencer and Viola Davis should be receiving awards for playing out the role of maids in "The Help" is not a movement but an argument.
When I'm watching the Academy Awards this Sunday, there are two categories I'll be paying attention to: sexual power and real power. And the winner is?
Whitney Houston was a crowing jewel of the African-American community. On the red carpet at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards, the passionate expressions of overwhelming loss were intimate and personal.
As Whitney Houston's family and loved ones gather to remember and to mourn her this weekend, here are the songs that I will listen to as I remember a woman who brought so much love and solace to millions around the world with a voice that will likely outlive us all.
Let's not think of it as a defense of Brown. Let's consider it a plea for worthier troubled souls.
I no longer view being old as an ending to my involvement in life in a vital and powerful way. Rather, I see it as the initiation of a new life stage during which I am freer than ever to achieve my true human potential.
When the Grammys celebrate a space where women are not safe and then bring that space into our homes, we have a duty to do more than shut off our televisions.
Facing a long solo road trip from Pittsburgh to New Haven this November (unless you count Bob the Chihuahua sleeping in the back seat) I seized the opportunity to finally choose the music and bought Adele's 21 CD.
After the Grammy Awards, countless Twitter users were stumped, asking the age old question: "Who is Paul McCartney?" This is a helpful list of Paul McCartney's many accomplishments over the years.
The Chris Brown story illustrates real problems with the way Americans understand forgiveness and redemption. Too often, American-style forgiveness is a kind of forgetting.
There will always be sensational outliers in the world of pop music. But for every Chris Brown, there is a Bon Iver; for every Lady Gaga, there is a Mumford and Sons.
As a teenage black girl growing up in southern New Jersey in the 1980s, Whitney Houston was someone unimaginable to me: young, black, beautiful, talented and energetic. She set a new standard for Gen X, she was our Diana Ross, our Billie Holiday.
This weekend saw one of those poignant front-page contrasts of emergent triumph and final tragedy that leaves fans of sports and music with exuberant joy and deep sorrow.
With Grammys on Sunday night, gifting suites were abound in Hollywood and celebrities turned up to get their fair share of goodies.