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Amerigo Gazaway: For Love of Hip Hop

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Music has a funny way of imprinting a time period in the listener's head. And maybe that's why we like it. As a work of both art and performance, listening to music becomes more than a passive experience.

Chats With Ivan Neville and The Berman Brothers, Plus Exclusives by Geneviéve Bellemare, Home Video and Dream Alive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ivan Neville: "I've bleen doing a little bit of this, a little bit of that, you know. I'm playing with my band Dumpstaphunk and doing other stuff, a few recording sessions here and there."

Music and Movements: The Tradition Continues

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The 1960s folk music scene was a chapter in a long story, one that began decades earlier and that continues today as a new generation of singers and songwriters connect -- directly and indirectly -- to the burgeoning progressive movements that are rippling across the country.

Happy Maurice Cheeks Day!

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

As I prepared to write about an act of uncommon decency by a professional athlete, I realized that calling it that was unfair, that it diminishes what happened, because this was simply an act of uncommon decency, period.

Billy Valentine's Brit Eyed Soul

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Brit Eyed Soul, Billy Valentine's forthcoming album of songs by British rockers inspired by the American soul music of the '50s and '60s, hearkens bac...

Chats with Missing Persons' Dale Bozzio and The Wild Feathers' Ricky Young, Plus Arc Iris and The Boston Boys' Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think it's super pop. I think it's pop, I think it's modern, I think it's current and it fits right in today with all of these danceable tunes. It does all of those things, it's drivable in the car. That's always the test."

Gravitas: Talking with Asia's John Wetton, Geoff Downes & Carl Palmer, Plus Noah Chenfeld's 'I'm Just A Soul'

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Tobias Campbell shoots and edits Noan Chenfeld's video "I'm Just A Soul" just like a pro, employing the teen singer-songwriter's emotional delivery and bipedalism to make use of Central Park's beautiful snowed-under bleakness.

22 Lost Motown Classics That Deserve To Be Rediscovered

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

When it comes to songs about first love, true love and heartbreak, we go back, again and again, to a record label that took its heart and soul from De...

Marvin Gaye's 1964 Passport Discovered In Record Purchased At Estate Sale

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment

How sweet it was for this Motown fan to find a hidden treasure like this: one lucky memorabilia collector spent 50 cents on an old record, only to hav...

Anna Gordy Gaye, Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife, Dies At 92

Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

Anna Gordy Gaye, the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy and ex-wife of the late singer Marvin Gaye, has died. She was 92. According to TMZ, sourc...

Settlement Reached In 'Blurred Lines' Dispute

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Gaye's children have settled claims against a music company owned by Sony over Robin Thicke's Grammy-nominated hit song "Blur...

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...

Singing the American Mythology with Soul

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Blackness is the story of my life and I will not allow the story of black people to be buried," Donnie wrote in response to one of the questions I forwarded him through email.

Marvin Gaye Makes You Want to Be Gay

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

The controversy over whether Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is inappropriate appropriation of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up," has naturally brought...

Marvin Gaye's Son Suffering Kidney Failure, Seeking Organ Donation

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES — Marvin Gaye III is suffering from kidney failure and is seeking a donated organ for transplant. The son of late singer Marvin Gay...

Tropic of Marvin

Francis Levy | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. The myth was adapted by Freud because it made practical sense. It's really Darwinian when you come t...

FIRST LOOK: Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing' Biopic

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Despite controversy surrounding the development of Marvin Gaye’s forthcoming biopic, “Sexual Healing,” today a four minute teaser has surfaced o...

Is Drake The Next Marvin Gaye?

Posted 09.11.2013 | Black Voices

This week Drake took to his Twitter account to reveal the tracklisting to his forthcoming September 24 album, “Nothing Was The Same.” In addition...

Major Bad News For Robin Thicke

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment

News broke last week that Robin Thicke was taking Marvin Gaye's family to court, filing a lawsuit to protect his own smash hit, "Blurred Lines." T...

Whose God Bless America Is It, Anyway?

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

News that George Zimmerman (a "white Latino") got away with shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, a black teenager armed with nothing more than a bag o...

Guess What Music Marvin Gaye's Son Makes Love To?

www.tmz.com | Posted 08.29.2013 | Celebrity

Marvin Gaye's son loves his father's music so much, he and his wife get busy to it -- and just to drive the point home, MG3 presented our camera guy w...

The Joy That Is Allen Toussaint

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Seeing Allen Toussaint perform twice in the space of about 60 days -- in drastically different circumstances each time -- reminded me of why a love for musical roots can seemingly never run out of ways to discover and rediscover the beginnings of American popular music.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

Peter Calabrese | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Peter Calabrese

Since I began writing blogs in an effort to get you interested and involved in our media project, OPS-USA, I've had the opportunity to reconnect with...

First Nighter: Motown: The Musical Gives the Customers What They Came For

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Maybe Motown: The Musical would have been best off not as part reality-show Dreamgirls but as a straight-out Motortown Revue 2013, which it almost is anyway.

Marvin Gaye Clearly Knew 'What's Going On' In The Style Department

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.02.2013 | Style

And we want to steal his entire look!