Met Opera to stage Anthony Davis' `X' on Malcolm X in 2023

The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” just two years after its first.

Esperanza Spalding to release new album, ‘Songwrights Apothecary Lab’

It has been announced that musical virtuoso Esperanza Spalding will release a new album. The 13-track collection of new music, “Songwrights Apothecary Lab” is due out Sept. 24 via her label, Concord.

Stevie Wonder to headline Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles

Stevie Wonder will headline Global Citizen Live’s star-studded 24-hour event in Los Angeles this month to help raise awareness around poverty, climate change and the need for more access to COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide.

Fisk Jubilee Singers get $1.5M gift to start endowment

The Fisk Jubilee Singers, a vocal group at Fisk University whose tradition dates back 150 years, received a $1.5 million anonymous donation to establish a permanent endowment.

Bird at 100

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage held the 28th anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

20 years after her death, Aaliyah’s music moves to streaming

It has been recorded that the music of the deeply talented R&B pop maven Aaliyah will be released to streaming services for the first time.

Kanye West to release new album ‘Donda’

The politically and socially infamous and ever-talented rapper and producer Kanye West shared his still-yet-to-be-released new album “Donda” via a massive listening party at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on July 22.

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ celebrates three-year anniversary

The music world and Drake’s fans celebrated the three-year anniversary of Drake’s last studio album “Scorpion.”

Opera soprano taps real life to write chamber opera, ‘dwb (driving while Black)’

A casual talk between two old friends––one Black, one white––was the genesis for the new chamber opera, “dwb (driving while Black),” now distributed on CD by Albany Records. “dwb (driving while Black)” chronicles the experiences of a Black mother with ...

Brandee Younger set to release ‘Something Different’

It has been announced that the influential jazz harpist Brandee Younger will be making her album debut with jazz record label, Impulse! Younger has already had an impressive career, from playing the infinitely impactful music of Alice Coltrane to releasing ...

Joan Armatrading releases new album, ‘Consequences’

The iconic English singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading has released a new album entitled “Consequences.” Armatrading is still going strong while continuing to embark on a career spanning over 50 years. This new 10-track collection follows Armatrading’s 2018 studio album, “Not Too ...

Solange Knowles creates new short film, ‘Passage’

Solange Knowles’ multidisciplinary platform, studio and creative agency,..

Impulse! releases unheard music from Alice Coltrane

It has been announced that new music from the iconic musician and godmother of spiritual jazz, Alice Coltrane will be released July 16.

Classical composer creates concert commemorating Tulsa Massacre

“I don’t know how you ignore tragedy, I don’t know how you ignore three-hundred years of slavery. I don’t know how you just turn your head. I’m not that kind of person,” classical composer Adolphus Hailstork tells the Amsterdam News ...

Drake receives Artist of the Decade honor from Billboard

On Sunday, May 23, Canadian rapper and entrepreneur, Aubrey “Drake” Graham was awarded the Billboard Artist of the Decade award.