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Ruben Studdard Mourns The Loss Of His Brother, Kevin Studdard
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Ruben Studdard Mourns The Loss Of His Brother, Kevin Studdard

It is with great sadness that American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard announces the passing of his brother, Kevin Studdard.  Many American Idol fans got a chance to meet and become acquainted with Kevin Studdard while Ruben was on the 2nd season of the show. Kevin was with Ruben all the way from auditions to the […]

Concerts Honoring Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone featuring Somi & Special Guest Laura Mvula
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Concerts Honoring Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone featuring Somi & Special Guest Laura Mvula

      Vocalist-composer Somi, described as “the new high priestess of soul” by the Huffington Post, and special guest British superstar Laura Mvula, will honor two of the most uncompromising vocalists of the 20th century in Miriam Makeba & Nina Simone: Singing Protest & Memory with Somi, May 18–19, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s […]

New Music from Constantine featuring Ell Cosme [Audio]
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New Music from Constantine featuring Ell Cosme [Audio]

Kanye & Charlemagne Interview
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Kanye & Charlemagne Interview

Lehman Center Welcomes Festival of Praise Tour
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Lehman Center Welcomes Festival of Praise Tour

Tenor Claude McKnight, founder of the a cappella sextet “Take 6” took time to talk with this writer concerning his participation in the Festival of Praise Tour, a 48-city tour now in its 4th year.  He and his fellow Take 6 members comprised of arranger and tenor Mark Kibble; Alvin Chea, bass, Joey Kibble, tenor; […]

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Releases 30th Album/ Free Concert This Sunday
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The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Releases 30th Album/ Free Concert This Sunday

When it comes to choirs, they’ve done it all. They’ve sold-out Madison Square Garden. They sang after James Taylor and before Beyoncé at President Obama’s second inaugural swearing-in ceremony. They’ve earned 11 Grammy® Award nominations and won 6 of them. Millions of sales later, the legendary aggregation known as The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, releases the […]

2 CHAINZ, YG & OFFSET Turn Up With their Moms in 'Proud'  Music Video
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2 CHAINZ, YG & OFFSET Turn Up With their Moms in ‘Proud’ Music Video

PROUD (Explicit) by 2 Chainz & YG & Offset on VEVO.

'A Soulful Music Celebration' at City College Center for the Arts, April 7th
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‘A Soulful Music Celebration’ at City College Center for the Arts, April 7th

A joyful lesson in Black musical history will take place at Aaron Davis Hall on Saturday, April 7, as acclaimed performers Marvin Lowe and Queen Esther Marrow lead a cast of singers in exploration of the diversity and brilliance of Black American music through the decades at “A Soulful Music Celebration.” Presented by City College […]

American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard Releases Tribute Album To Luther Vandross
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American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard Releases Tribute Album To Luther Vandross

Ruben Studdard, America’s Idol, officially confirmed that he will be releasing “RUBEN SINGS LUTHER” to his hero Luther Vandross on March 16th and will be launching a 22 city ‘Always and Forever Tour’ starting in Sacramento, California on April 8th. A full schedule of tour dates follows this release.   “My goal was to not […]

Cuba's Finest, National Symphony of Cuba at Lehman Center
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Cuba’s Finest, National Symphony of Cuba at Lehman Center

  Cuban director Enrique Pérez Mesa, maestro of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and the Chamber Orchestra “Nuestro Tiempo, is taking advantage of a brief stay at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the borough of the Bronx, located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, where he will conduct his National Symphony Orchestra […]

Jay-Z & Beyonce Announce The OTR II Tour
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Jay-Z & Beyonce Announce The OTR II Tour

JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ are joining forces for the newly announced OTR II stadium tour. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6th in Cardiff, UK, the international outing will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe and 21 cities in North America. The full itinerary can be found below. The tour is presented by Live Nation […]

Jeremih Releases New 4-Song EP "The Chocolate Box"
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Jeremih Releases New 4-Song EP “The Chocolate Box”

Multi-platinum Def Jam icon Jeremih surprises fans today with the release of his 4-song EP, The Chocolate Box. The surprise EP marks Chicago-born Jeremih’s first official release since 2015’s Late Nights, which spun off a trio of double-platinum R&B/hip-hop/pop crossover hits: “Don’t Tell ‘Em” (featuring YG), “Planes” (featuring J. Cole), and “Oui.”  Jeremih, whose combined […]

Harry Belafonte Celebrated During a Concert at Aaron Davis Hall
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Harry Belafonte Celebrated During a Concert at Aaron Davis Hall

Legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte was celebrated during a concert at Aaron Davis Hall on Thursday. “Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte,” a special evening of songs and stories in honor of and on the icon’s 91st birthday, was attended by Belafonte and a slew of his family and […]

Jazz Singer/Songwriter Alicia Olatuja to Perform at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
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Jazz Singer/Songwriter Alicia Olatuja to Perform at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2017-18 Kumble Theater season with jazz singer/songwriter Alicia Olatuja. Drawing from a wide range of musical influence including classical, R&B, soul, and gospel, this Brooklyn resident brings her scintillating jazz stylings to Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater, including a preview of selections from her yet-to-be-released second album, Intuition: Songs […]

Sean Paul Releases "Mad Love" Featuring David Guetta & Becky G
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Sean Paul Releases “Mad Love” Featuring David Guetta & Becky G

International superstar, Grammy Award winner and much-loved hit maker extraordinaire Sean Paul teams up with the legendary producer/DJ David Guetta for the release of their brand new spring break anthem “Mad Love”.  The single, produced by the chart-topping 2x Grammy Award winner, David Guetta, features rising Mexican / American pop star Becky G whose had […]