Community Calendar: October 20 - October 26, 2016

Greetings! To celebrate Zora Neale Hurston’s 125th birthday, Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, presents “Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography” by Laurence Holder.

Chico Freeman at Sistas’, AACM, Black Panthers exhibit

The bold tone of tenor saxophonist Chico Freeman and his compositions keep his music glowing on the jazz rainbow.

Bob Dylan’s homage to Black America

As expected, there’s a lot of debate gathering among scholars and writers about Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Tupac among new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Music lovers, get ready to rock the vote.

Ciara on the power of being a woman

Ciara is both blessed and busy.

Chuck Berry, 90, releasing new album

Chuck Berry is proving you are never too old to rock and roll.

Jay Z is riding his TIDAL wave

A year ago, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, raised upward of 1.5 million, divvied into grants for a select list of organizations promoting social and racial justice with their inaugural TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC.

Drake breaks record for most AMA nominations

Bill Cosby is trying yet again to get a criminal case against him tossed—this time with a filing in Pennsylvania by his new lead attorney, according to reports.

Monterey Jazz Festival—Cold nights, hot music

While waiting for my Monterey flight in the Los Angeles Airport, I noticed a familiar person sitting quietly to my left.

Acknowledging Black and POC experimental musicians

My years of following, documenting and sharing the news of diverse experimental music artists led me to the High Zero Festival in Baltimore, as I had gotten the tip that the festival had made a conscious curatorial effort to scout ...

Drake cancels the rest of his tour after ankle injury

Drake has just canceled the remainder of his Summer Sixteen tour.

Solange Knowles: She's more than just Beyonce's sister

Solange Knowles is more than just Beyonce's little sister. But like Queen Bey, Solange now has a number one album.

Harlem jazz, BRIC Fest, Un-Columbus celebration

Craig Harris, the trombonist, composer and arranger, is an innovative musician constantly exploring the realm of this music, which is easily experienced through his two diverse groups, The Tailgaters Tails and Nation of Imagination.

Drake's 'Views' breaks Apple Music record with 1 billion streams

Drake is certainly enjoying the view.

Irie Jam’s 23rd anniversary celebration and Sizzler Kalonji’s return!

Once DJ Killer Boo, from Irie Jam Radio, stepped onstage and there was something to see other than the crew setting up, and amid intermittent jeering from the agitated crowd, there was much to forgive and possibly much to forget.