Billboard Music Awards 2017: What you missed

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday in Las Vegas and oh what a night.

Prince in tribute via The Purple Xperience

Vocalist and frontman for The Purple Xperience, Marshall Charloff, was a teenager when he first met Prince. Little did he know that 30 years later he would perform as Prince in The Purple Xperience, a tribute act fostered by Matt ...

Viva the Revolution

For many longtime fans, the most difficult thing to accept about Prince’s untimely passing was the prospect of never attending another live concert by the artist.

Alice Coltrane protégé speaks on mentor, upcoming Red Bull Fest concert

I spoke on the phone with Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda protégé and spiritual student Surya Botofasina about how Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda touched his life as his guru and musical teacher.

‘Akua’s Dance’ release party held at Sistas’ Place

Akua Dixon held court at Sistas’ Place last night. I am not one of those folks for whom the word queen comes naturally in addressing my sisters, but truly Dixon reigns supreme in the accomplishment of her craft.

Mary J. Blige shows strength of a woman

Human nature is a little twisted sometimes, especially when love is involved. Case in point: Imagine if you are in a 20-plus year friendship.

Gonjasufi releases new psychedelic hip-hop remix album ‘Mandela Effect’

Experimental producer and hip-hop artist Gonjasufi recently released “The Mandela Effect,” a remix album full of interpretations from notable Black artists such as Moor Mother, Shabazz Palaces and King Britt.

Patrick Adams returns to Red Bull Music Fest May 11

Musician, arranger and synth player extraordinaire Patrick Adams returns to the Red Bull Music Academy Festival NYC to curate a two-hour concert of his greatest hits, selected from the catalog of more than 1,000 songs he’s been credited with working ...

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

One of the biggest music festivals of this generation concluded part two this past week in the middle of the desert, two hours east of Los Angeles, in Coachella Valley.

Teddy Riley gets ready for a ‘Conversation’ May 5

Super producer, leader of the New Jack Swing movement and Soul Train Legend Award recipient Teddy Riley will be sharing a unique opportunity with his fans in New York City May 5.

Jazz Day, Conduction, Carl Bartlett, Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

International Jazz Day will be celebrated as far away as Antarctica. The continent that contains 90 percent of all the ice on the planet and is the coldest. No fear. We hear the penguins have put together a dynamic bebop ...

Red Bull Music Academy NYC 2017 features Teddy Riley, Patrick Adams, more

This year’s Red Bull Music Academy NYC 2017 will be taking over New York City once again with a number of incredible events that will take place across the city from April 29 through May 21.

Ruff Ryders take over Brooklyn

For artist Lil Waah, Drew James, Quadir Lateef and Brillo, an assumption of extreme jitters was justified on the evening of Friday, April 21. That night, they were thrust into the fire and were about to showcase their wares in ...

T.I. speaks out on police brutality

CNN caught up with Tip "T.I." Harris at the SXSW festival last month, where the Grammy-winning rapper and actor premiered his latest passion project, "Us or Else" --- a short film that examines the relationship between police and the black ...

'When Doves Cry': Remembering Prince

Entertainment writer Flo Anthony pens a tribute to late pop singer Prince.