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Lefty guitarist Malina Moye has been described as explosive. The singer-songwriter and musician has rocked out with the best of them and on the biggest stages around the world and says music makes her feel limitless. Moye’s father gave her with a right-handed guitar at age 9 and being left-handed, she immediately flipped it upside…

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Singer Betty Wright, who rose to fame in the 1970s and ’80s, has died from a mysterious and undisclosed illness. She was 66 years old. Wright is the latest in a rapid succession of losses as legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard and famed music exec Andre Harrell died within the past 48 hours.…

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Chaka Khan says Prince’s death was a wake-up call. The Queen of Funk — whose biggest hit, “I Feel For You,” was written by the late singer — revealed that finding out he had died from an overdose in April 2016 made her realize she had to make changes in her own life. Speaking to The…

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More than 40 performance artists will salute the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Louise Franklin, during A People’s Tribute to the Queen at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 6-9 p.m. EST.  The musical tribute is produced by Entertainments Finest. Leading artists representing the R&B, gospel, jazz and blues genres…

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March signifies the beginning of Women’s History Month — a reflective time in our society where we pay homage to all of the women past, present and future who unapologetically kick butt. And while it would be sacrilegious to suggest that any of these women march to the beat of any drum other than their…

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Najee is an international saxophonist and flutist with over three decades of experience in the music industry. Not only has this Grammy-nominated artist collaborated with the likes of Prince, Quincy Jones and Chaka Khan as an instrumentalist, he has released 17 musical projects of his own, including his latest, Poetry in Motion. Najee has become one…

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Will Downing

For his latest album, R&B veteran Will Downing decided to flip the lyric. On Black Pearls, listeners will find the crooner covering a staple of songs made famous by Chaka Khan, Deniece Williams, Cherrelle, Jean Carne and Phyllis Hyman, among others. We spoke with Downing to get his thoughts on breaking gender stereotypes, the mental challenge…

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Toni Redd released her album, Her Reddness featuring Kirk Whalum in October 2015. She is an internationally known performer. Her smooth style of singing infuses R&B, contemporary jazz and classical soul that gives her a unique sound. Do you most often actively seek inspiration or does it find you? Or is it a combination of the…

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It was Kellz to the rescue, as prolific singer-songwriter R. Kelly performed at a benefit concert in his hometown of Chicago last week to help his childhood music teacher, Lena McLin. Kelly, who is currently on tour promoting his soon to be released new album, The Buffet, came home to help raise money for McLin to…

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It’s one of Atlanta’s most talked about events of the holiday season; the UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint. Co-hosted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, UNCF President and CEO Michael L. Lomax and UNCF EVP Maurice Jenkins, the 31st Annual charity event was held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and…

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A welcome tradition is back. The 85th annual Bud Billiken Parade was held this past weekend, and as usual, it didn’t disappoint in providing good entertainment and a great cultural experience. This year’s theme was “Education, the one tool you can never lose.” Great energy was generated as music was blasting and people gathered around to have a…

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