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Breaking New Ground: 2013 Latin Grammy Award Nominee Natalie Cole Credits Gratitude as a Game Changer

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Akoshia Yoba

"Every since I was a little girl, I've been a pretty optimistic kind of person, a pretty happy person. I can make myself happy. I learned very long ago that happiness is on the inside."

Not Your Father's Smooth Jazz, Conversations with Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power's Larry Braggs, and ECP's Michael Lazaroff, Plus a Catching Fire Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

While attending almost thirty or so performances over the course of six days, I witnessed an allegedly innocuous format engage and thrill a couple thousand people virtually all day and much of the night, proving, at least to me, that "smooth jazz" as we knew it is gone.

And The Nominees For The 2013 Latin Grammys Are...

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2013 | Latino Voices

Tropical rhythms fuse with the best of Latin rock and pop on stage, stars are dressed to impress and the crowd goes wild -- it’s the Latin Grammys -...

Text To End Kidney Disease: On The Vine Events Builds Momentum After Its Music Festival Success

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Summer on Martha's Vineyard ended on a fun-filled, philanthropic note with the successful launch of the annual On The Vine music festival, a benefit concert series in support of kidney disease research.

Conversations with Matt Nathanson and Sly & The Family Stone's Cynthia Robinson, Plus Threefifty's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm a fanatic for music and all the records I love, the engine for them is the laying of yourself out in a way that could potentially be embarrassing."

Newport Jazz Festival Is On Its Way

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Roger Lewis has hauled his baritone saxophone to gigs in far-flung places, from England to Japan to New Guinea. He's played s...

Natalie Cole Makes Career Shift

AP | E.J. TAMARA | Posted 08.28.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — It's been four years since Natalie Cole received a kidney from a Salvadorian donor, and the singer says it not only conne...

Music Legands Natalie Cole and Smokey Robinson to Perform at Martha's Vineyard Music Festival Benefiting Kidney Disease Research

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Martha's Vineyard will be abuzz from Thursday August 22nd to Sunday August 25th, when On The Vine launches its inaugural four-day music and entertainment festival benefiting kidney disease research.

Don Rickles "Rickled" at the Friars Club Roast -eh, Toast

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The night was not exactly like the baudy The Aristocrats, a film featuring comedians telling roughly the same story, each one raunchier than the one b...

PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.17.2013 | Black Voices

Allyson Felix may have accepted her honor as one of Glamour's Women of The Year this week, but she has also earned a spot as one of favorite fashionis...

Stars on Stage, Red Carpet and in the Sky at Design Care 2012 (VIDEO)

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanya Young Williams

Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete had shown their appreciation for the support of HollyRod in a glamorous manner. The Design Care 2012 was a huge success financially, socially and aesthetically.

Namaste & Conversation: Interviews With Kenny G and David Benoit, Plus Downtown Struts and Sara Jackson-Holman Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Recap: Informercials, Natalie Cole And More Realness

Jaimie Etkin | Posted 04.15.2012 | TV
Jaimie Etkin

Milan makes "so emotional" and "greatest love of all" references that seem particularly poignant this week. "Any bitch with common sense knows, don't shine on Whitney Houston in a RuPaul informercial," Willam asserts.

PHOTOS: Local Legend Youngwood Court For $2.42 Million

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.17.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles is set to lose two local legends once "Youngwood Court" is snapped up by a new buyer. The home, otherwise known as "The House Of Davids...

Music to My Ears: The Rat Pack is Back!

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Renee

Eugene Cole, Roman Palacios, and Daniel Hendricks are accomplished artists individually, but the energy they bring to the stage as a trio is unmistakably magic.

LA Fashion Week Kick-Off Goes Green

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

While some were celebrating the St. Patrick's Day festivities this week, others were getting ready for LA Fashion Week and were appropriately dressed in green for the occasion.

'We Are the World' Rerecorded For Haiti

AP | SOLVEJ SCHOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The charity anthem "We Are the World" has been rerecorded by 80 artists who came together in the same Hollywood studio where the o...

The Dalai Lama Proclaims Himself a Feminist: Day Two of Peace and Music in Memphis

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tamara Conniff

The Dalai Lama's powerful message is common sense. He does not preach religion. He preaches self-awareness and compassion.

Natalie Cole's Joy And Tragedy: Gets Transplant But Loses Sister

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Natalie Cole's sister, actress Carol Cole, has died. She was 64. Natalie Cole's publicist, Maureen O'Connor, says Carol Cole died...

Natalie Cole Receives Kidney Transplant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Ailing Natalie Cole now has a new kidney. The 59-year-old singer underwent successful kidney transplant surgery "and is resting c...

Natalie Cole Inundated With Offers For A Kidney

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Natalie Cole's fans want to give her a kidney. The 59-year-old singer told Larry King on Tuesday that she was diagnosed with kidne...

Natalie Cole Hospitalized Over Hepatitis C

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Natalie Cole, who recently revealed she had hepatitis C, has been hospitalized as a result of side effects from her medication and a ...

Natalie Cole: I Have Hepatitis C

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole has been diagnosed with hepatitis C, her publicist said in a statement Wednesday. Hepatitis C is ...