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Stevie Wonder says he’s getting a kidney transplant in fall

Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall.

Richard Roundtree—the original ‘Shaft’—is back

The original Shaft, Richard Roundtree, is back giving just as much fire and hip attitude as you’ve come to expect and love in “Shaft’ circa 2019

New York Public Library hosts emotional screening of ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’

Toni Morrison’s colleague and friend from her days at Alfred Knopf, Fran Liebowitz, explains in one scene from the documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” the author’s love of gifts, clothes, and parties.

‘The Cher Show’ is a sheer delight

Cher is a dynamic performer and the struggles, hardships and hit songs of her life have been beautifully put together in a musical called “The Cher Show” playing at the Neil Simon Theatre on Manhattan’s W. 52nd Street.

Temptations in the Apollo’s Walk of Fame

Not only were “The Temptations” emblazoned on the Apollo’s marquee, the Motown group’s name is now embedded along the theater’s Walk of Fame, located between Patti LaBelle and Quincy Jones.

Lindy Hopper ‘Queen of Swing’ Norma Miller passes at 99

Norma Miller, the beloved, effervescent, energetic “Queen of Swing,” was the last surviving member of an elite group of dancers known as Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

Jay-Z owns Webster Hall

There was no politicking from the sidelines at Jay-Z’s historic opening show at Webster Hall on Friday, April 26, following the completion of the total renovation of Manhattan’s historic East Village concert venue.

‘Boyz In the Hood’ stars Ice Cube, Regina King, Nia Long and Morris Chestnut remember John Singleton

Celebrities who starred and worked in films by late director John Singleton are sharing giving their condolences to on social media.

Wendy Williams files for divorce from Kevin Hunter

Wendy Williams is getting divorced.

Ben Vereen performs at Dizzy’s Club, April 4-7

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the one-and-only Ben Vereen recently, as he was getting ready to perform April 4-7 at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

A Soulful Music Celebration at Aaron Davis Hall, April 6

A surprise conversation after church for globe-trotting singer Marvin Lowe brought home to him the importance of staging A Soulful Music Celebration right here in New York City.

Dance Theatre of Harlem City Center season celebrates 50 years

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s upcoming City Center season (April 10-13) is special for so many reasons.

International songstress Fatoumata Diawara plays NYC March 30

We had the pleasure to speak via Skype with Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara during her busy tour schedule about her music.

Indie Spirit Awards 2019: Harlem story ‘Beale Street’ wins

The New York Amsterdam News and our new all-digital vertical “AmNews Curtain Raiser” were on the Santa Monica beach soaking up the indie love at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards.

Spike Lee wins Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

In the press room after his win for Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman,” which he shares with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott, Lee was light-hearted.

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