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Carnegie Hall to celebrate 100th birthday of Sylvia Olden Lee

On June 29 at 7:30 p.m., The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture is holding a concert at Carnegie Hall to honor the 100th birthday of a world-renowned classical music singer and teacher. Sylvia Olden Lee, one of the ...

Friday evenings of Jazzy Jazz at Medgar Evers College

The Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival will be held on nine Friday evenings, from July 7 to September 1, 2017. This year it will pay tribute to the legendary Lena Horne.

Jay Z follows in footsteps of Mother’s Day bail out

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z found inspiration from the activist organizations Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change’s successful fundraising campaign that funded the bailout of incarcerated mothers on Mother’s Day.

DJ Khaled recognized for work in education

Last year, DJ and music executive DJ Khaled teamed up with Viacom and the Get Schooled Foundation to create a program called “Keys to Success,” in which monthly keys are offered to high school students that offer tips and advice ...

Joey Alexander and Cecile McLorin Salvant shine at NJMH benefit concert

Pianist/composer Randy Weston, upon accepting his award at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem annual benefit concert Wednesday at Hunter College, said, “I only have two words: Joey Alexander.”

Community Calendar June 22 - June 28

Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, ...

DJ Khaled recognized for work in education

Last year, DJ and music executive DJ Khaled teamed up with Viacom and the Get Schooled Foundation to create a program called “Keys to Success,” in which monthly keys are offered to high school students that offer tips and advice ...

Hot 97 presents Summer Jam 2017 

Hot 97 hosted its annual Summer Jam Concert at the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J., last weekend. It was hot, but the music was hotter. Summer Jam is always a highly anticipated event.

Obama inducts Jay Z into Songwriters Hall of Fame and reflects on their bond

Former President Barack Obama inducted his longtime supporter and friend Jay Z into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in a surprise taped video message Thursday, explaining his bond to the legendary MC.

Maxwell burns up the stage with his BlackSUMMERS’night show

Two stepping with a falsetto lean.

SZA releases debut full-length ‘Ctrl’ 

The young African-American, neo R&B musician and Kendrick Lamar label mate, SZA, has released her debut album, “Ctrl.”

Luaka Bop record label releases uncovered Alice Coltrane ashram recordings

The independent world music record label, Luaka Bop, was founded in 1988 by producer and former lead singer of the iconic New Wave band, The Talking Heads.

Community Calendar: June 15 - June 22

Greetings! In celebrating Black Music Month 2017, a reminder to all that we are also celebrating National Caribbean Heritage Month 2017 in which we highlighted the anniversary passing of Pan-African giant, Marcus Garvey, noting the legacy of his global contribution ...

Apollo Theater raises over $2 million at Annual Spring Gala

Director and producer Stan Lathan and the Verizon Foundation are being honored at this year’s Apollo Spring Gala set for Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m.

SassyBlack set to release ‘New Black Swing’

The young and enigmatic experimental R&B pop artist, SassyBlack, has announced the release of her upcoming album.