‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!’ starring Oscar winner John Legend

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 ...

SZA, most nominated woman at 2018 Grammys

Newcomer and minimalist, R&B/soul artist SZA is leading nominations for women artists at the 2018 Grammys.

Five 2017 reissued albums by Black artists

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.

Celebrate with Charlie Wilson on New Year’s Eve at the NJPAC

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.

Minnie Riperton’s ‘Perfect Angel’ to be reissued

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.

Mavis Staples releases new album, ‘If All I Was Was Black’

Legendary soul singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples has released a timely new album titled, “If All I Was Was Black.”

Talib Kweli talks sexism, hip-hop, new album ‘Radio Silence’

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 ...

Talib Kweli talks about sexism, hip-hop and new album ‘Radio Silence’

Rapper and activist Talib Kweli took the time to chat about his new full-length album, “Radio Silence.”

Timothy Dark speaks on new album, creating music in NYC

The emerging NYC-based hip-hop artist Timothy Dark has just released a new album, “The Last Days of the Dark.”

Hip-hop, R&B dominate 2018 Grammys

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 ...

NYC commemorates Jimi Hendrix’s 75th birthday

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 ...

Hip-hop and R&B dominate 2018 Grammys

The Grammy Awards have been known for a level of exclusivity toward Black artists since its inception.

NJMH holds gala at Schomburg

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

Ms. Janet Jackson performs at Barclay's Center

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.

Andra Day and Common to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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.