A stunning ‘Suite for Malcolm X’ at City College

During his brief but iconic stay with us, Malcolm X (El-Malik El-Shabazz) was an always evolving political leader and thinker.

Carmen de Lavallade’s magical tour of a legendary ‘Life’

Dancer, actor, choreographer and charismatic, iconic performer Carmen de Lavallade takes audiences on a magical mesmerizing tour of what can only be described as a charmed life when she graces the Appel Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center with her ...

Will Downing talks first Gospel album, ‘The Promise’

Rhythm and blues artist Will Downing seemed to be destined to become great at a young age, attending Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn with music industry leaders such as Clive Davis, Barbra Streisand and Stephanie Mills.

Janet Jackson inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Pop music icon Janet Jackson will be officially inducted into the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This Is Hip-Hop at the Apollo Theater

A Golden Era hip-hop concert at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater Friday evening featured some legendary artists from the New York City metropolitan area who were very popular during the 1990s and who took the capacity crowd down memory lane ...

Jazz Notes: Sands dazzles, Winter Jazzfest, Allan Harris APAP

The pianist and composer Christian Sands has grown from a rising young musician to watch to a seasoned 29-year-old to be seen whenever he hits town.

Jazz Notes: ‘Brown Butterfly,’ Roy Hargrove Musical Celebration

The deed, the project, the incredible body of music by the trombonist, composer and arranger Craig Harris is complete.

Best popular albums from Black artists in 2018

On the first moments of listening to rapper Nicki Minaj’s fourth studio album, “Queen,” it become apparent that Minaj worked painstakingly hard on the album’s presentation.

New Year’s Eve happenings

In an effort to get you kicked started into the new year, here is a short list of New Year’s Eve happenings in the Big Apple.

LIVE STREAM: Rolling Loud Festival

Rolling Loud Festival is a multi-day music event that is now the largest hip hop festival in the world.

‘Too Hot to Handel!’ Washington Heights orchestra brings modern twist to ‘Messiah’

Too many still think of classical music as something that “other” people do. Chris Whittaker, conductor of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, is attempting to change that.

Earl Sweatshirt releases long-awaited third album ‘Some Rap Songs’

The long-awaited third album from the reluctant rap icon Earl Sweatshirt, born Thebe Kgositsile, has emerged as a somewhat docile, Shakespearean overture.

‘Steppin’ Out With Ben Vereen’—A sensational evening!

Vereen definitely had the audience in the palm of his hand, and it was a wonderful place to be.

Jazz Notes: Charles Lloyd at 80, Harlem Stage, Ray Chew, ‘Green Book’

The saxophonist/flutist and composer Charles Lloyd is one of our iconic elders.

Rolling Loud Festival set for Dec. 14-15

The Rolling Loud Festival at the Banc of California Stadium Grounds & Exposition Park on December 14 and 15.