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After deaths, Dianne Reeves finds a Beautiful Life

Jazz diva, Dianne Reeves delivers new music after death of mother and George Duke; Kevon Edmonds of After 7 reveals brother Melvin’s drug abuse and reason for quitting the group; and new music series to celebrate Harlem’s historic Minton’s Playhouse.

More than enough white curators?

Professional curators respond to a new diversity initiative aimed at increasing diversity at major U.S. museums.

Meet Tower of Power’s New Lead Singer

Legendary funk/soul outfit, Tower of Power looks to the future with new lead singer, Ray Greene.

“R&B Divas: LA” star Leela James talks new music

Leela James talks bouncing back from financial challenges, new music and embracing motherhood; why veteran backup singer, Paulette McWilliams is grateful for doc “20 Feet From Stardom” and former backup singer, Nelson Frank is ready to claim his destiny.

Win tickets to see Bobby Womack live in NYC

Enter the contest to win a pair of tickets to see Bobby Womack live at City Winery, Niecy Nash talks HBO series “Getting On” and Pastor Jumaine Jones wants to help you find love.

Ballet star Misty Copeland filming new doc, “A Ballerina’s Tale”

Ballerina Misty Copeland shares details on upcoming film project. Plus a new documentary explores the life of nuclear refugees in Japan.

Spoken word film “Slam” celebrates 15th anniversary

Maysles Cinema celebrates 15th anniversary of the film, “SLAM” starring Saul Williams. The hit web series, “Black Folk Don’t” returns for a third season. Country music artist, Kandia Crazy Horse releases STAMPEDE.

Why Iyanla Vanzant doesn’t feel need to forgive DMX

Iyanla Vanzant talks new book and whether or not forgiving DMX is necessary; Flo Anthony opens up on being blacklisted by the media industry; and ballroom veteran Jack Mizrahi fears ballroom standards are breaking down.

Stax Records book explores issues of race

New book details how Stax Records broke racial ground; Justin Merrick receives Grammy recognition for work with Stax Music Academy; Civil Rights photographer Ernest C. Withers’ Kickstarter campaign may be struggling due to his role as a paid F.B.I. informer

On the “A” w/Souleo: Real Housewives of Atlanta couple learns the truth about each other

Married stars of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Cynthia Bailey Thomas and Peter Thomas set out to write their joint memoir "Carry-On Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight"

On the “A” w/Souleo: Najee feels the spirit of George Duke on new album

Duke’s presence was so strong that it inspired Najee to record a song in tribute to his musical mentor titled “Shinjuku.”

On the “A” w/Souleo: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross find meaning in film” Go For Sisters”

When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles’ new film, “Go For Sisters,” they immediately knew they wanted to be cast in it since they appreciated the script’s sensitivity in dealing ...

Celebrated writer, Ntozake Shange debuts new work

The writer of the legendary theater piece, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf no longer has the full use of her hands and legs due to her battle with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) ...

NJPAC Gala attendees on government shutdown and oversexualized pop stars

Attendees at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) 18th annual Spotlight Gala didn’t hesitate to delve into less lighthearted topics.

Songs for a Healthier America album uses hip-hop to fight childhood obesity

The piercing cheers of over 500 New York City schoolkids trumpeted the kickoff event at Symphony Space for the album, Songs for a Healthier America.