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Rhythm and Blues

Jagged Edge Is Back to Steal Hearts Once Again

Azeem Khan | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

I had a chance to sit down with the group and talk to them about their new project, what they've been up to, and plans they have moving forward.

Porky Chedwick Played the Platters That Mattered

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

But whatever you call him and however you remember him, WAMO's George "Porky" Chedwick singularly turned on a generation of young people to the music of African Americans.

Legends Of The Mississippi Delta

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

If you can't wait for the fall, take a virtual spin now of the featured tour stops.

The Legacy of Don Cornelius

Chris Williams | Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

His transcendent impact on Black culture and the world at large throughout the 1970s and 1980s was immeasurable. To call him simply a luminary does a great disservice to his contributions. He was a trendsetter, icon, and a barrier breaker.

JD McPherson: An Old-Fashioned Success in the New Media Musical World

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

With a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this month and a debut record that reached #47 on the Billboard album charts, JD McPherson is enjoying one heck of a pop cultural high.

Curtis M. Wong

'30 Rock' Star Reveals Message For Gay Youth On New Album

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.15.2012 | Gay Voices

For a performer so deeply rooted in physical comedy, Tituss Burgess comes across as awfully moody on his new album, "Comfortable." But as it turns out...

Ne-Yo Serves Up Sexy Spring Cocktails And Some Gentlemanly Advice

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.09.2012 | Black Voices

Who's got your back better than an R&B crooner when it's time to get it in? Luther, Stevie, even Usher have certainly played a part. (A stiff cocktail...

Was James Brown Also The Godfather Of Debt?

AP | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 12.31.2011 | Fifty

COLUMBIA, S.C. — James Brown's charitable trust had withered to just $14,000 and his estate was saddled with more than $20 million in debt befor...

'God Is Everywhere Present And In All Things': Experiencing The Sacred Within Secular Music

Charles Howard | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Charles Howard

The life of faith is a love story. And in my life, the lyrics of many love songs have helped me to grow in love with God.

(Re)introducing Támar Davis

John Gascot | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
John Gascot

In 2006, Támar Davis' much-anticipated debut album was suddenly canceled. But the charismatic songstress has taken the wheel and is re-introducing herself with a solid (new) debut album.

Acapella at the Met

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Acapella Soul Photo by Nick Broad www.thebuskingproject.com One mid-summer day, sun bestows his blessing upon New York City concrete and its denize...

Bettye LaVette: The High Priestess of R&B, Too Long Ignored

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leonce Gaiter

Unashamedly aged, rough, ragged and under absolute control, Betty La Vette could find depths of longing and desperation in a lyric that the songwriters probably didn't even know existed.

Gospel Great, Kirk Franklin's 'Blueprint' for Success (LISTEN)

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Rivera

Grammy winner, Kirk Franklin may have sold way more than 10 million albums in his career and garnered countless awards but life wasn't always that e...

Love, Work, and Money: An Instant Classic from Josh Charles

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
2morrowknight

Josh Charles' distinctive voice is the perfect anchor (and perfect compliment) to this 10-track masterpiece. This album is a major charm offensive for music lovers in search of great tunes.

BonTaj Roulet Blazes New Ground Raising Green for Greens

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

In a tough economy, with music lovers thinking twice before going to see their favorite acts, the BonTaj Roulet Tour by Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal is blazing new green ground in raising money for charities.