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Neal’s 12th Peggy Epps 100, Harlem Jazz Museum

Rome Neal, with his many persevering projects in the field of jazz, has earned him the title of the “hardest working man in jazz” as a singer, actor, producer and promoter.

Mariah in concert conquers the Vegas Strip

Grammy Award-winning artist and power vocalist Mariah Carey soared through several octaves in her “1 to Infinity” concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sunday night.

It’s Mint Condition and Tony! Toni! Tone! at Lehman Center

I had the pleasure to speak with the leads in two R&B groups, bass guitarist Rick Kinchen of the talented Minneapolis R&B band Mint Condition, and D’Wayne Wiggins, one of the original members of Tony! Toni! Tone.

B.B. King—the best of the best, and a king indeed

Whether it’s history (“When I first got the blues, They brought me over on a ship.

The legacy of B. B. King

B.B. King, the anointed “King of the Blues,” who took the blues from the Mississippi cotton fields to mainstream America and the world stage, died May 14. He was 89.

The Thrill is Gone, and so is B.B. King

“The blues people have been treated like the Blacks have been—unfairly, and for me it was almost like being black twice,” B.B. King once lamented.

Legendary blues singer B. B. King dies at 89

Best known for his down-home style and recognizable guitar skills, blues legend B.B. KIng has died.

Singer Johnny Kemp memorialized at St. Philip’s

A capacity crowd of 600 filled St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Monday afternoon for hours to memorialize Harlem resident and famed recording artist Johnny Kemp.

Wayne Shorter Fest, ‘Essentially Ellington’ at 20

Wayne Shorter is an accomplished composer and superb saxophonist always in transition. Many of his compositions, such as “Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum,” “Infant Eyes” and “E.S.P.,” have become jazz standards.

HOT 97 Summer Jam ’bout to kick off the outdoor live music season

Consistent mild weather aside, a clear indication that summer is upon us is the energy of the music.

Stevie Wonder turns 65

Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 65 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.

Common takes the stage in Harlem

Rapper and actor Common recently performed in Harlem with two exclusive performances of UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH COMMON at Madiba Harlem at MIST.

Famed soul singer and composer Ben E. King dies at 76

With the recent reports of B.B. King being in hospice at home, some have already placed him with the ancestors.

‘Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dead at 76

Best known for the 1961 his song “Stand By Me, soul and R&B singer-songwriter Ben E. King has died. He was 76.

Kurtis Blow joins other hip-hop artists to celebrate Disco Fever reunion

With the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts sponsoring the 38th anniversary of the famed Bronx nightclub Disco Fever by presenting “Fever Re-Union: Old School Hip-Hop Concert” Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m., this writer had the occasion to talk ...