Ccelebrating its 31st year, the New York Festival of Song will kick off the 2018-2019 season with W.C. Handy and the Birth of the Blues.
Co-founder (with Michael Barrett) and Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song Steven Blier theorizes that it was in part the rumored enmity of Creole crooner Jelly Roll Morton that caused the enormously talented Alabama born “Father of ...
Sometimes it’s not just about singing. You need that extra umph, that proverbial battery in your back. Where does that come from? I guess realistically it varies, but idealistically, here’s a theory.
I first stepped foot in St. Nick’s Pub in the late 1990s.
As Mayor Herman Mashaba of Johannesburg stated, “What better place to have a jazz festival than in the heart of this great city, where music is a part of our life?”
Barbados Government Information Office has announced that Barbados native, pop star, actress and entrepreneur, Rihanna, has been named ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Barbados.
A memorial and musical tribute to Madeleine’s memory will be held Sept. 30, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, New York, N.Y.
By the end of the 1940s into the 1950s, the smoky tenor-textured voice of Nat King Cole had all the young bobby-sox girls mesmerized. Even my mother loved her some “Nat King Cole.”
By the end of the 1940s into the 1950s, the smoky tenor-textured voice of Nat King Cole had all the young bobby-sox girls mesmerized.
Arthur Mitchell, the internationally recognized dancer, artistic director, choreographer, educator and visionary, who made history in 1956 as the first Black member of the New York City Ballet and in 1969 as founder of the groundbreaking Dance Theatre of Harlem, ...
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with H.B. Barnum, who had been Franklin’s musical director for more than 30 years, and he was glad to speak about this great lady.
The all-star ensemble will feature alto saxophonists Greg Osby, Vincent Herring and Jaleel Shaw and tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, with pianist Helen Sung, bassist Lonnie Plaxico and drummer Matt Wilson.
Randy Weston, the Brooklyn native and son of Africa, died peacefully Sept. 1, at his brownstone in Brooklyn. He was 92.
Although November is recognized as “Hip-Hop History Month” by many of the pioneers who laid the foundation for the Bronx-bred culture in November 1973, several months earlier, an 18-year-old Jamaican-born DJ was already hosting parties in the West Bronx.
What happened? Summer is over already? Not fair. The winter seems to hang on like a hungry alligator, but the summer sun fads into the wintry night like a Billie Holiday blues song.