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NYC-based no-wave musician Tomas Doncker collaborates with mentor James Chance

Tomas Doncker is a successful label owner and founder of True Groove Records.

Hasan Harris: ‘Not guilty’

Headlines in 2008 blasted Hassan “Hocus 45th” Harris and his brother as kingpins of a major gang.

International Jazz Day in Harlem

Harlem’s third annual International Jazz Day was held at the Dwyer Cultural Center at Harlem’s Center for Arts Innovation in honor of UNESCO

Hip-hop pioneer DJ E-Z Rock dead at 46

Rodney “Skip” Brice passed away this weekend at the age of 46.

Gerry Eastman’s island on Bedford Avenue

In the face of gentrification Gerry Eastman has been able to not only maintain the building he owns in the neighborhood, but also preserve local music.

Giving jazz its due

It’s a mystery how certain things get embraced by society like adages.

TFF: Legends in our city

“OMG. That’s Quincy Jones, and he’s smiling at you,” murmured Rachel Tiederman, the newest myNewYorkeye multimedia team member, under her breath.

‘Lion of Zimbabwe' recalls 'Chimurenga' on independence day

As Zimbabwe marks its 34th year of independence from colonialism, singing star Thomas Mapfumo sent a salute “to the brave heroes and heroines who joined the war of liberation.”

NY Branch NAACP and PS 197M presents ‘Opera for Beginners’

In April 2014, P.S. 197M, the John B. Russwurm Elementary School in Harlem, held its opening session of “Opera for Beginners” in its school auditorium.

Five Percenters outraged over Jay Z’s ‘pimpin’ of their Universal Flag

Much attention was paid to the glistening, coaster-sized medallion hanging from rap mogul Jay Z’s neck as he and his wife, Beyoncé, sat courtside during a Nets game at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center last week.

Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony

This month, the Brooklyn Historical Society hosted the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony.

Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday with Paul Simon

Legendary South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is celebrating his 75th birthday with a blowout tour, including two nights at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with Masekela’s close friends Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte.

Mobb Deep makes a stunning return

Almost 20 years after the New York City-based, dark, underground hip-hop duo Mobb Deep released their sophomore full-length album, “The Infamous,” the group is taking a full circle approach to their 2014 album, “The Infamous Mobb Deep.”

New Michael Jackson album set for May release

It has been announced that a new Michael Jackson album will be released on May 15. L.A. Reid of Epic Records, along with Michael Jackson’s estate, collaborated on producing the record after Reid was allowed to scour Jackson’s personal catalogs ...

‘Xscape’ into summer with a new Michael Jackson album in May

Epic Records announced a new Michael Jackson album slated for release in May.