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Kwiz, "The Black Light Chronicles" (Rhythm Lab Music) It seems odd to describe the discussion of the black experience in America a "hot topic" — after all, the examination of the African-American experience has been explored for hundreds of years in some fashion, even before...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The inaugural Essence Festival Durban in South Africa has added Grammy Award-winning singer Ne-Yo and gospel duo Mary Mary to its lineup. Organizers Friday announced those additions as well as Wizkid, Riky Rick, AKA and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the Nov. 8-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Puff Daddy is donating $1 million to Howard University, where he once was a student. The rapper and music mogul, whose real name is Sean Combs, made the announcement alongside Howard President Wayne Frederick at his Bad Boy Records reunion tour show Thursday...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John D. Loudermilk, a singer and songwriter who wrote pop and country songs such as "Tobacco Road" and "Indian Reservation," has died. He was 82. His son, Mike Loudermilk, said that his father died on Wednesday in Christiana, Tennessee. Loudermilk,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Recording new music had Florida Georgia Line, country music's carefree party boys, looking to the past. The duo's new album, "Dig Your Roots," embarks on a mature sound reflecting on family life and marriage, including sentimental tracks like "While He's Still...
NEW YORK (AP) — Recording new music had Florida Georgia Line, country music's carefree party boys, looking to the past. The duo's new album, "Dig Your Roots," embarks on a mature sound reflecting on family life and marriage, including sentimental tracks like "While He's Still...
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, "Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad" (Cooking Vinyl) It might seem paradoxical for a politically outspoken singer-songwriter like Billy Bragg to ride off during a divisive, restive time on both sides of the Atlantic. But...
Jake Shimabukuro, "Nashville Sessions" (JS Records) Jake Shimabukuro draws sounds both traditional and innovative from his ukulele on "Nashville Sessions," an adventurous, dazzling album. Using the instrument from his native Hawaii to explore a variety of styles in the company...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After being widely ridiculed for a music performance on the "Today" show last week, Corey Feldman didn't seek solace from drugs or alcohol. He didn't speak with a therapist. The former child star got down on his knees and prayed to God. "At the end of the day...