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Keith Sweat keeps it coming!

The year was 1987 when a young brother from Harlem managed to accomplish what millions aspire to: he got on.

Snow forecasted? How's Miami's Jazz in the Gardens 2016 sound?!

The weekend forecast predicted snow … SNOW?! Noooo. My arm is twisted and I'm convinced; I will go. The destination? Miami Gardens, Florida. Sunshine, beaches and music sound like a winner.

Regina Belle: Talent, belief and opportunity

Bridges, tunnels and “welcome to” signs aside, growing up, the real determination of geographical boundaries were the radio waves.

The Bomb Squad revisited

I have to preface this piece by saying my views skewed, as I’m what they call a “homer.”

Recording Industry of America streaming live

Technological advancements have once again made their mark on the antiquated structure known as the music industry.

A day in the life of the legendary regal Regina Belle

Much ado is made of the hip-hop heydays. For a decade around the same span (say, 1985–1995), what was touching female R&B? Let’s talk about it.

Oscar who? We celebrate Black talent like we s’posed to

In “Burn Hollywood Burn,” Chuck D sang, “Hollywood or would they not, make us all look bad like I knew they had!”

Future, Drake having smashing years

Certain facts, like it or not, can’t be denied, especially with bottom line numbers being used as supporting evidence.

Great 2015, better 2016

The last week of December is always a time for reflection on the 51 prior weeks, especially when you’re trying to recollect the year’s best. At the beginning of the month, I had narrowed down the top shows I witnessed ...

Painting the city ‘The Color Purple’

s you’re reading this column, chances are you’re doing one of three things: (1) traveling to do some last-minute shopping, (2) wrapping/unwrapping presents or (3) returning gifts for what you really want or what’s left.

British Walkers come in kicking down doors

Took a while for the get back to come, but eventually it did. Wayyyy back in the day, when I was the lil tag along, my fashion-forward cousins would inadvertently rub it in.

Willie Mays, Shirley Chisholm, Katherine G. Johnson awarded Medal of Freedom

The names on the figurative marquee were a definite indication that the East Room at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was the place to be.

Living in ‘AmErykah’

On the initial announcement that “The Hippest Chick,” Erykah Badu was hosting the 2015 Soul Train Awards, hints of skepticism ran on and on.

Mary J. Blige stands the test of time

I guess a telltale sign that you’ve reached a rarified level of success is when after a significant period of time, the moves you make still can elevate or perhaps alter the movements of your peers and, in the case ...

Babyface all grown up in the game!

Nov. 29 at 8 p.m., when the hippest trip in America pulls into the last station, marked for “Legends,” exiting the transport this year will be Kenneth Edmonds.

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