Duchess Meghan’s hat banned at Wimbledon

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cardi B scored a leading 10 VMA nominations, five of which are from her “Finesse” collaboration with Bruno Mars, who has another solo nomination in addition to his five with Cardi B.

Berta Monday’s, ‘Can’t Cope,’ NYO Jazz, Dwyer Center art

One Harlemite who keeps that jazz torch burning is Berta Indeed.

Club Harlem, Grant Green Jr., Christian Sands

There was an abundance of Black-owned jazz clubs during the blood-drenched years of segregation, but now, because of that trickle down economy, Black clubs have dwindled drastically in this 21st century of openness, cloaked under smiling faces of eager racism.

Broadway stars raise money to reunite separated families

Everyone is aware of how President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” stance has separated children from their parents in border states.

Seal sings standards, classics at NYC’s Beacon Theatre

British pop singer Seal shared a surprising tidbit the other night at his amazing concert at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

Barry Harris, Jazzmobile, Acuna at Dizzy’s, Betty Davis

No pianist has the distinctive soft percussive ever-roving touch like the eminent elder statesman Barry Harris.

A.R. Kane’s Rudy Tambala talks music past and present

In 1986, the Black British musical duo A.R. Kane turned Black rock music on its head, creating artistic and melodic rock music that they later coined “Dream Pop.”

Essence Music Fest features Mary J., Janet and others

Don’t call it a comeback because these two Grammy Award-winning recording artists, Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson, are returning to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans next weekend, July 5 through 8.

Remembering Michael Jackson

Orson Wells' rich, brilliant & ultimately doomed character Charles Foster Kane died, alone and unloved,...

REPORTS: Joe Jackson hospitalized with terminal cancer

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the iconic Jackson family, is fighting terminal cancer, and his condition is rapidly deteriorating, according to reports.

Album Review: NASIR by Nas

Six years after releasing his album Life Is Good, talented lyricist and Hip-Hop legend Nas released his eleventh studio album, NASIR, on June 15.

2022- The year of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum

The New York City Universal Hip-hop Museum (UHHM) is slated to open in 2022 in the Bronx. Founded by Rocky Bucano, Kurtis Blow, Shawn LG Thomas, Grandwizzard Theodore, Mickey Bentson, and , Joe Conzo Jr. the museum “celebrates and preserves ...

Lorraine Gordon, Village Vanguard owner, dies at 95

Lorraine Gordon, owner of the iconic Village Vanguard jazz club in New York, and one of the few non-musicians to be named an NEA Jazz Master, died June 9, at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan.

Malone honoree, Dayramir, Barbara Jordan, Green funk

The guitarist Russell Malone, whose pronounced pitched sound has caught the ear of anyone who listens, from New York to Europe, will be honored by Jack Kleinsinger’s “Highlights in Jazz.”

Lost Coltrane set for release after 55 years

The word is out: a lost John Coltrane album has been recovered and is set for release June 29 by Impulse! Records.