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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...

Yea Or Nay: Chaka Khan's Sassy Birthday Boots

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Black Voices

Chaka Khan has worn some wild getups in her time. The reigning "Queen of Funk-Soul" blows minds with her voices and turns heads in her lace dresses, s...

Chaka Makes Billboard Magazine History!

Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

On the cusp of her 60th birthday on March 23, Billboard magazine is celebrating Chaka Khan's career with the release of their “Stars Tribute” issu...

Dina Lohan Loses It

Posted 03.14.2013 | Celebrity

Dina Lohan, mother extraordinaire, had so much fun at an art auction in New York City earlier this week, she practically stole the show. Attending ...

Who Is thenewno2? Dhani Harrison's All-Star Soundtracker

Scott Thill | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

What fascinates Harrison and thenewno2 going forward is a tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club starting in May, and a third full-length from thenewno2, whose sophomore trip-pop release thefearofmissingout dropped last year.

Chaka Has A 'Sweet Thing' For New Business Ventures

Posted 02.14.2013 | Black Voices

In celebration of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and Valentine’s Day, Chaka Khan is set to debut her exclusive line of chocolates, Chakalates, and Kh...

PHOTOS: BET Honors 2013 Style Stars

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Black Voices

The 2013 BET Honors took place in Washington, D.C. last night. The event which celebrates distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional le...

Chaka Khan, Halle Berry And T.D. Jakes Among Those To Be Honored By BET

EurWeb | Posted 03.12.2013 | Black Voices

BET is putting on a real show this year with a diverse line up of artists for the BET Honors 2013, set to take place at the Warner Theater in Washingt...

Chaka Khan's Safari Nights at Henson Studios

Hayden Bixby | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

I dare you to say "Chaka Khan" without also saying, at least in your mind, "let me rock you, that's all I wanna do." If you were even remotely aware o...

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

Chaka Khan Announces New Jazz & Gospel Albums

Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices

World-renowned singer/songwriter Chaka Khan announced today that she will join the David Foster and Friends Tour, set to kick off in European and Asia...