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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.

‘Marie and Rosetta’ will take you to church

“Marie and Rosetta” is a production that needs to be seen! Set in Mississippi in 1946, it tells the story of legendary gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe and her protégé Marie Knight. Tharpe, a popular singer who sold more than a ...

Kevin Hart drops first rap single

Kevin Hart appears to be dead serious about having a career in hip hop.

Beyhive swarms over Beyoncé Emmy loss

Beyonce Knowles and Kahlil Joseph were Emmy nominees for outstanding directing for a variety special for "Lemonade" but lost to "Grease: Live" directors Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski.

Hip-hop’s evolution front and center

Judging by the talent at the 2016 Made in America Festival, aside from the talent curator, Shaun “Jay-Z” Carter, it’s probably safe to say that the entity proudest of the new lions set to bounce on the music industry is ...

Fans stream Nelly to help him pay off $2.4 million debt

It's reportedly getting "Hot in Herre" for Nelly, at least financially, and fans want to help.

Tupac Amaru Shakur: Native Harlemite

After getting shot up in Las Vegas on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur joined the ancestors six days later, Sept. 13, at 4:03 p.m. On the 18th anniversary of his transition, local activists reflected on ...

Spike Lee celebrates MJ’s birthday

Do The Right Thing Way on Lexington Avenue and Stuyvesant Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn was packed with hundreds of people, as film director and famous Brooklynite Spike Lee hosted a BK Loves MJ 2016 birthday party for the late singer ...

Chris Brown arrest adds to troubled history

On Tuesday, the singer was back in the news, this time accused of threatening a woman with a gun at his Tarzana mansion. Police swarmed his home for an hours long standoff which ended with Brown's arrest on suspicion of ...

MTV VMAs: Beyoncé steals the show with fiery performance

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were free of controversy and full of powerful performances. From Beyoncé's surprise stage re-creation of "Lemonade" to Britney Spears' big comeback, here are some of the best moments from Sunday's show.

More Patti LaBelle desserts coming to Walmart

Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie was a smash-hit last year for Walmart. Now she's expanding her line to include new desserts

Community Calendar: August 25- August 31, 2016

Greetings! A wall-to-wall crowd gathered uptown for the Harlem Week 2016 “Summer in the City” salute to the late Vaughn Harper, brilliant captain of the Quiet Storm for decades over WBLS-FM.

Concert to “Make It Rain” for the forest to be live-streamed this weekend

A benefit concert to save the threes in the rain forest will take place this weekend in the middle of the Amazon jungle.