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Oscar History, Birdman's Hypnotic Score, and Grasping for Memories with Roots & Honey Herbs

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

First, here's a big shout-out to Whitney Staeb and Brooke Smith of Roots & Honey Herbs for recently turning me onto a wonderful, homemade herbal tincture called Brain Bloom.

Mary Testa: 'Have Faith'

Barry Singer | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Mary Testa is a pro: a belter, a diva and a clown, in the most beloved Broadway sense. She is a star talent who has rarely gotten star billing. You could write a musical about her.

If '80s Songs Were Written Today

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

Imagine a time where you couldn't check Facebook every 19 seconds or Instagram your lobster mac and cheese before you even took a bite. Dark times.

[SECRET REVEALED] How To Go From Fear to Fearless in Life and Business.

Keyon Bayani | Posted 12.10.2014 | Small Business
Keyon Bayani

We hide behind our computer screens, worried about what people may think of us and our ideas; we're too scared to put ourselves out there. Too scared to tell our story, to be ourselves!

Prince Took His First Selfie With A Real Camera

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment

Today in Prince: Prince took his first selfie. Here's more from the rock icon's publicist: Prince used an old-school camera because he doesn't own ...

Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.

Watch Prince's Legendary 'SNL' Performance

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment

Prince promised that his "Saturday Night Live" performance would go down in history, and his eight-minute long, four-song spanning set was nothing sho...

Chris Rock Shows A Totally Different 'Prince' In 'SNL' Promos

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Comedy

He's now officially known as the Artist Who Formerly Looked Like Prince. "Top Five" star and director Chris Rock is hosting "Saturday Night Live" t...

This Is How Hannibal Buress Distracts Himself From ISIS

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy

We all deal with impending trouble and tragedy in our own ways. For Hannibal Buress, that means fantasizing about a non-existent Kanye West song he im...

Chris Rock Will Return To 'SNL' As Host

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment

Chris Rock is heading to "Saturday Night Live." NBC announced Tuesday that the comedian will host the Nov. 1 episode of the show, with musical gues...

Kandace Springs: A Change Is Gonna Come

Craig Carpenter | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

As part of a musical family, she has, during that time, absorbed the traditions from her soul-singing father, the hip-hop of her generation, and the influence of the aforementioned greats of the nineties.

Cruisin' with Jesse J & Smokey Robinson, Plus Chatting with Kandace Springs, Steve Arrington and AJ Croce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Jessie J is such a powerhouse as a performer," says Smokey. "She gave an amazing take on 'Cruisin' for Smokey & Friends, and it was an absolute pleasure to have her join me on stage to perform it live in Edinburgh.

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

Prince Is Releasing Two New Albums In September

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment

Four years after his last LP, "20Ten," Prince will return on Sept. 30, with not just one, but two brand new studio albums, "ART OFFICIAL AGE" and "PLE...

An Aligned Life: Prince, Queerness and Softcore Porn (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-23-20140821EliciaGonzalessmall.jpgIn her youth Elicia Gonzalez from Broomfield, Colorado, experienced a shocking exposure to Prince that would become "very much so representative of what would happen with my sexuality later in life."

Indie Band Warns Near-Empty Hall to 'Silence Your Phones'

Kipp Friedman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

About seven people attended the band's debut performance, including Schmitz's parents and members of the school's AV squad, plus the church custodian.

Remember When the Music Didn't Suck

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Two summers ago, I visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Rihanna's dress was on display, which is sort of like putting Joe Namath's jersey on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. It doesn't really belong.

Rock-and-Roll Dandies Through the Years

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

From 1960s British mods to soulful crooners to psychedelic guitarists, musicians from every genre have used fashion as a tool to amplify their brand and persona.

How Prince Surprised Sheila E. The First Time They Met

OWN | Posted 07.18.2014 | OWN

Grammy-nominated female percussionist and singer Sheila Escovedo, better known by her stage name Sheila E., was a huge pop star in the '80s. She famou...

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...

Essence Fest Makes History

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 09.06.2014 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival's 20th anniversary set a record for annual attendance, with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four ...

PHOTOS: 2014 Essence Music Festival

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Uttering his signature, "We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life," Prince opened his set for the 20th ce...

Essence Festival Marks Its 20 Year Anniversary

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's been 20 years since Essence magazine first brought its "party with a purpose" to New Orleans and organizers say this year's ...

Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker Award

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman have always been hard to put in a nutshell - in fact, I can't think of a duo whose musical path through the entertainment...

Femininity in Men Is a Form of Power

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

If a Somali man is considered feminine he is deemed weak, helpless, pitiful: The underlying message being that femininity is inherently inferior to masculinity. Variants of this thinking extend across most cultures, belief systems, races and sexualities.