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Jennifer Holliday headlining Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show

Grammy and Tony-Award winner Jennifer Holliday is scheduled to perform at Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration.

Dr. Lonnie Smith, Coltrane at Birdland, African masks

Dr. Lonnie Smith, the ever swinging organist and composer, brings his Hammond B-3 to the Jazz Standard (116 E. 27 St.) June 28 to July 3. Smith’s audience prescription for his engagement will be plenty of national hip rhythms from ...

Beyonce Formation Tour 2016 stomps in beautiful rhythm all over Citi Field, NY

The Beyonce Formation tour took over Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., for two nights starting Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Since April 27, 2016, Beyonce has been touring the nations, performing her hit album “Lemonade.”

Zulu Nation Apologizes to Victims of Afrika Bambaataa

Reports indicate that Zulu Nation issued an apology this week via the media to victims of its founder, Afrika Bambaataa.

Benny Carter, the master arranger of big band swing

For a couple of reasons Benny Carter stayed on my mind this week. His memory was first evoked during a discussion of the history of the Apollo Theater.

A spiritual reunion between Miles and Trane

Tributes to the music and legacy of Miles Davis and John Coltrane were only feet apart recently at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Kat’s Cafe, ‘Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song’

Last week, while visiting Atlanta, I was introduced to a nice little jazz club on that scene called Kat’s Cafe.

Duke Ellington’s sacred concerts revived at Grace Congregational Church

Last week the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts hosted its 24th International Study Group on the peerless composer.

Last Poet Abiodun launches latest release

Famed Last Poet Abiodun Oyewole and his music group released their new album “Gratitude” at New Harlem Besame Lounge this week.

Legends who walk among you: The Veldt

Any given day on the Lower East Side, you can find members of The Veldt, a legendary Black psychedelic Brit Pop band who got their start and a major label record deal with Polygram in the ’80s.

Diddy and The Family are back

In 1993 an aspiring music executive established a label that would eventually lay the foundation of a movement that would literally have a global impact. Fashion, multimedia and food/beverage were a few of the industries that were influenced by the ...

The Duke is tops

To capture the majesty and influence of Duke Ellington’s music requires a yearlong activity, each day representing a tenth of his compositions, many of them immortal standards.

Stevie Wonder turns 66

Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 66 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.

Afrika Bambaataa officially removed from the Universal Zulu Nation

Friday May 6, the Supreme and World Councils, which oversee the daily operations of hip-hop’s first family, the Universal Zulu Nation, announced that the Bronx-born and bred organization was officially displacing its founder, Afrika Bambaataa, from its ranks amid a ...

Prince death investigation: Doctor saw Prince twice

The focus of the investigation into the death of Prince appeared to be shifting Wednesday to the role of a Minnesota doctor revealed in a search warrant to have seen the entertainer twice in the weeks before his death.

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