While covering the Oscars on behalf of the New York Amsterdam News, I asked John Legend what he loved about being a “storyteller” after he, and Common, won for Best Song, “Glory,” from the film “Selma,” which chronicled the 1965 ...
Newcomer and minimalist, R&B/soul artist SZA is leading nominations for women artists at the 2018 Grammys.
As 2017 comes to an end, it is important to reflect on the re-emergence of great music of the past, as well as celebrating new music that was released this year.
At 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Uncle Charlie—R&B/funk musician and producer Charlie Wilson—will be performing at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
The late Minnie Riperton, the angelic voiced singer-songwriter, best known for her 1975 hit ballad, “Lovin’ You,” has had her iconic album, “Perfect Angel,” reissued in celebration of her 70th birthday.
Legendary soul singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples has released a timely new album titled, “If All I Was Was Black.”
Rapper and activist Talib Kweli took the time to chat about his new full-length album, “Radio Silence.” Although the conversation began with music, it quickly turned to the topic of sexism and the lack of equality for women and girls ...
Rapper and activist Talib Kweli took the time to chat about his new full-length album, “Radio Silence.”
The emerging NYC-based hip-hop artist Timothy Dark has just released a new album, “The Last Days of the Dark.”
In retrospect, Beck’s controversial album of the year win over Beyoncé in 2015 might’ve been the best thing to ever happen to the Grammys. The upset was an obvious moment for much-needed reflection on what music’s marquee awards wanted to ...
Still regarded as the greatest guitarist who ever lived, rock and roll legend Jimi Hendrix was commemorated by local aficionados Monday, on the 75th anniversary of his birth, at the very same venue where he regularly rocked audiences with his ...
The Grammy Awards have been known for a level of exclusivity toward Black artists since its inception.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the historic Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem hosted its Third Annual Fall Benefit Concert, Uptown in Autumn
Global music icon, multiple Grammy Award-winner and multiplatinum selling artist, the incomparable Janet Jackson brought her magnificent State of the World tour to Barclays Center Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Grammy Award–nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day is singing "Stand Up for Something," from the film Marshall on the Girl Scout float at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.