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Jazz at Lincoln Center to open 28th season at Lehman Center

Bassist Carlos Henriquez had just returned from Cleveland, where he worked with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, having performed Wynton Marsalis’s composition “Swing Symphony” when we talked.

Word, Rock & Sword Fest returns to NYC

Singer, composer, producer and activist Toshi Reagon is proud to present the fifth annual installment of “Word, Rock & Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives.”

The Source magazine brings back great weekend hip-hop festival to Brooklyn

The NorthStar Group and The Source magazine will present the second annual SOURCE360 Festival Sept. 17 to 20.

Sylvia Alston of Belvedere Apartment and ‘Miami’ of Convent Garden host annual Labor Day Jazz Festival

At the Wilson Major Morris Community Center in Sugar Hill, Harlem, Sylvia Alston of the Belvedere Apartment and “Miami” of the Convent Garden Jazz Marching Band held their annual Labor Day Jazz Festival, with live entertainment

Rakim Allah rocks Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park

The Harlem community was given a special treat on a recent Tuesday evening by the man who is generally regarded as the greatest MC of all times.

PHOTOS: Gospel Night at SummerStage

Photos from Gospel Night at SummerStage hosted by the Greater Refuge Temple in Harlem sponsored by Angela Missy Billups.

Jazzmobile ends season with a boom

In words and music, Eli Fountain and the Percussion Discussion delivered the importance of having music and arts programs as permanent fixtures in the city’s educational curriculum.

Harlem Creates Music Festival highlights worthy talent

On a sunny, sometimes cloudy, hot Sunday afternoon, the music featured at Riverbank State Park could be heard from the 145th Street main entrance to the soccer field.

Taylor Swift accused of channeling colonialism in new video

While many fans are talking about the steamy chemistry between Taylor Swift and Scott Eastwood in her new music video, the singer is taking heat for an altogether different reason.

MTV VMAs 2015: What in the world happened?

Leave it to the MTV Video Music Awards to give folks plenty to talk about the next day.

Percussion Discussion in concert

It is rare in these parts for a jazz ensemble to have a concert date on the heels of the release of its latest recording.

Yasiin Bey releases surprise single

Hip-hop star and accomplished rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) released a surprise single, “Basquiat Ghostwriter.”

PHOTO GALLERY: AfroPunk Fest 2015

Highlights from AfroPunk

Bed-Stuy hosts Universal Hip-Hop Parade for Social Justice

The Universal Hip-Hop Parade for Social Justice

Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Maxine Sullivan Way

The phrase “Bird lives” refers to Charlie “Bird” Parker’s iconic life as the most influential alto saxophone player in jazz.