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Musical legend speaks on the power of the vote

For a moment, I forgot what the objective of the conversation was. I had no idea I was speaking with someone who majored in psychology and who is an impassioned follower of politics, particularly with the impact that the outcome ...

Jidenna gets political: The next president must make college more affordable

Grammy Award nominee Jidenna said one of "the most imperative tasks" the next president can accomplish is making higher education affordable.

All aboard the Soul Train!

With Nov. 8 on the horizon, it might be of utmost import that we enjoy what’s left of 2016. Don’t profess to be a prophet or anything, but this time next year—Oohhh weee!

Jay Z headlines concert for Hillary

Hip-hop mogul Jay Z will headline a concert for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Cleveland before Election Day.

Trio 3, American Slave Coast, Zora Neale Hurston

Trio 3 is a collaborative of iconic explorers and renowned bandleaders that include the bassist, composer Reggie Workman, the saxophonist, composer and arranger Oliver Lake and the drummer Andrew Cyrille, who over the past six decades have defined the music ...

Drake drops four new songs ahead of 30th birthday

Drake turned 30 Monday, but it was his fans who received a gift.

Lady Gaga on song about Trayvon Martin: 'How can I not say something?'

Lady Gaga is opening up about what could become one of the most talked about songs on her forthcoming new album, "Joanne."

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.