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Stevie Wonder Joins BET Awards Prince Tribute

Billboard | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices

At Wednesday night’s PRE, the annual kickoff to the BET Awards, host and BET chairman/CEO Debra Lee teased that the June 26 awards show will be a ca...

Whenever I Call You Friend

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Photograph by Mariam Magsi Sunday morning in Harlem, 2016, and on the radio plays Whenever I Call You 'Friend' the duet sung by Kenny Loggins and Ste...

The Heart of Wonder: Thank You Stevie

Padma Gordon | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

I am inspired to talk to you about Love. Love is the great healer. Love smoothes out life's wrinkles and fills in crevices. Love takes away the pain o...

BottleRock Festival Claims Its Spot Under the CA Sun

Divina Infusino | Posted 06.02.2016 | San Francisco
Divina Infusino

With headliners Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers, BottleRock Napa Valley has established its identity as Northern Calif...

Stevie Wonder Loves Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade,’ Except For One Thing

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

Beyoncé's “Lemonade” has Stevie Wonder's stamp of approval. In a new interview with Billboard, the legendary musician shared his admiration for B...

New Orleans Jazz Fest -- 'When Doves Sing Not Cry'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.

Stevie Wonder's Moving Words About Prince Show Just How Iconic The Artist Was

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment

The world lost an icon when Prince died, and Stevie Wonder lost a friend. Wonder joined Anderson Cooper for an interview on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 36...

Gideon King & City Blog Are a New Take on Steely Dan

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

While helming the group on lead guitar, King's assembled a diverse collective of accomplished musicians from around the world who enter and exit both the studio and his songs with chill-yet-virtuosic ease.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Sally Swanson

At times I've wondered why I was drawn to an understanding of how individuals with disabilities function in our environment. Although my direction began in earnest and continues relentlessly to explore how one's environment can support and nourish one's outlook and daily perspective. This is a passion that has grown since I was very young.

A Week of Parties, Primaries, Protests and Purpose

Tracy Hoover | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

If you're like me, your dinner table, water cooler and social media conversations this week included Chris Rock quotes, primary predictions and a good...

Could Hillary Clinton's Goldman-Sachs Speeches End Her Presidential Campaign?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 02.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Larry Schwimmer

AN OPEN LETTER TO BERNIE SANDERS... Dear Senator Sanders: You should call Hillary Clinton's bluff concerning the release of her three (3) Goldman Sa...

Earth, Wind & Fire, Album-Oriented Radio, and Why White Rockers Lost Out In the '70s

Bill Adler | Posted 02.16.2016 | Entertainment
Bill Adler

Album-Oriented Radio played no music by black artists. A decade later, the Black Rock Coalition's Greg Tate aptly derided AOR as standing for "Apartheid-Oriented Radio." The fact that Earth, Wind & Fire sold zillions of records in the process meant nothing to AOR.

Stevie Wonder Had The Most Touching Moment At The 2016 Grammys

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.16.2016 | Entertainment

Stevie Wonder won the 2016 Grammys. The singer had one of the brightest, most important moments of the award show after his beautiful tribute to the ...

First Nighter: Mfoniso Udofia's "Sojourners" Deserves a Welcome Stay

David Finkle | Posted 01.30.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

In Sojourners, the stimulating new Playwrights Realm production at Peter Sharp, the first-generation Nigerian-American author Mfoniso Udofia never directly explains the title, but implicitly she lets us know again and again and again.

Meet The Out Singer-Songwriter You'll Want To Know In 2016

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

New York-based singer Brayton Bowman gives a Stevie Wonder holiday classic a smooth, modern "refix," and The Huffington Post has an exclusive first li...

Andra Day -- 'It's Been A Year Full Of Miracles'

Michael Cook | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Cook

Seeming like a hybrid of the luscious and raw vocal of Amy Winehouse and the neo-soul vibe sensibilities of Angie Stone, Andra Day is one of the hottest names to come out of the music industry this year.

'TWO': The Magic of Bela Fleck and Chick Corea at Emory's Emerson Hall

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Fleck's banjo with its bluegrass inflections, and Mr. Corea's piano with his classical flourishes and Latin-inspired rhythmic approach, come from two vastly different musical worlds, but these two wizards made these variants work for the most part, to a surprising degree.

Stevie Wonder Sings Karaoke To Stevie Wonder Songs

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment

Isn't Stevie Wonderful? For the latest edition of "Carpool Karaoke," James Corden invited Stevie Wonder along for a trip that was full of surprises. W...

Stevie Wonder Asks Gun Owners to Claim Their Bullets While Promoting Fall Tour

Laura Goldman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Laura Goldman

Rolling Stone magazine ranked in 2005 Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" number 57 in the top 500 albums of all times. So it is fitting that Wonder announced, with great fanfare, the final leg of his "Songs in the Key of Life Performance" tour in the United States this fall.

Stevie Wonder POPS UP in Philadelphia with a Surprise Concert

Dyanne Brown | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Dyanne Brown

It was around 93 degrees yesterday in Philadelphia, but the heat didn't prevent any fans from attending. Sweat-soaked bodies stood, moved together and sang along to the music. The energy was positive and flowing with love among the crowd, which filled about half of the park.

Preemies: Now and Then

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Today, I know more about preemies. After speaking with several neonatologists, I know that most of them feel comfortable when they hear an infant is at least 28 weeks GA.

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

Daily Meditation: Visions

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Dance With Me!

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Living with MS, a progressive illness, has forced me to accept sudden changes in life that are not always easy or pleasant to deal with. Accepting and loving myself -- overcoming fear, embarrassment and self-consciousness -- was a significant milestone for me.

Before This World: Chatting With James Taylor, Plus Joan Baez Receives Ambassador of Conscience Award

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to James Taylor: "Music is that spiritual thing -- that's the thing that compels us so much: It's real. And when it connects with you, you don't make a decision about it."