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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.

How Prince and Michael Jackson led parallel lives

Prince and Michael Jackson were born the same year and rose to colossal fame in the 1980s. Each defined a sound for a generation.

PRINCE Act proposed in Minnesota

A Minnesota lawmaker has moved to protect Prince's legacy after the superstar's death.

Apollo Theater inducting Prince into Walk of Fame at spring gala

The Apollo Theater is hosting 11th Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 13.

Janet Jackson pregnant with first child, days before 50th birthday

Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child, a source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.

Prince team sought addiction doctor's help, lawyer says

The day before Prince died, his team called an eminent opioid addiction specialist in California seeking urgent help for the singer, an attorney working for the specialist and his son said Wednesday.

Afeni Shakur Davis, Tupac's mother, dies at 69

Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of one of hip-hop's most seminal and iconic figures, has died at age 69, the Marin County, California, sheriff's office said Tuesday.

Prince's estate: Still no will, but search continues

A court hearing to determine the fate of Prince's estate -- including the contents of a secretive vault the musician left behind at Paisley Park -- concluded Monday with a special administrator appointed but no will discovered.

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