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Funk Fest has become a staple of the summer music festival season. The traveling festival will make its way to Atlanta this weekend with a mix of live hip-hop and R&B performances. The festival will take place from Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in College Park, Georgia. Here are the five most anticipated moments at…

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Photo credit: Facebook @smithsoldebar DJ JELLY Presents: Kilo’s Love in the Mouth Tour Atlanta native and legendary rapper, writer, actor, and entrepreneur takes the stage. Date: Thursday, July 20 Time: 8 :00p.m. Location /Venue: Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE http://www.smithsoldebar.com/

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The Apollo Theater largest fundraising event — the 2017 Apollo Spring Gala took place at the theater on Monday, June 12 at 7 p.m. The star-studded benefit concert was hosted by award-winning actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer and featured performances by renowned artists, including CeeLo Green, Sheila E., Charlie Wilson, and Wé McDonald of NBC’s…

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There’s something about a Charlie Wilson tour announcement that makes a woman’s heart skip a beat and a mystery charge shows up on a credit card. As I surveyed the sold-out crowd at Philips Arena, it seemed to be filled with people who were out with a significant other, or a close friend who agreed to…

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“Due to unexpected health issues, Fantasia will not be able to perform in Memphis,” a note begins on Fantasia’s Instagram page. “Fantasia lives and breathes to sing and perform, and hates disappointing her fans. Our sincerest apologies to the city of Memphis.” It turns out, Fantasia was hospitalized for second-degree burns. Her husband posted on…

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The 2016 Jazz in the Gardens music festival showcased some of the foods that will be served at this year’s festival, including Jamaican and Bahamian cuisine. Some of the food vendors in attendance included chef Keith Reed of Reed & Sons Catering serving seafood and a conch salad served in hollowed-out pineapples. Reed made the conch salad fresh as…

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Internationally renowned R&B singer-songwriter Kem released his first album, Kemistry, on his own Kemistry Records label in 2001. After the independent release sold upward of 15,000 units, Kem was signed by Motown. The label re-released Kemistry, which powered by the No. 1 hit, “Love Calls,” was subsequently certified gold. After a platinum follow-up (2005’s Album…

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Former Gap Band member Charlie Wilson has certainly come a long way since his humble beginnings. For many years Wilson endured the perils of unscrupulous music management — in addition to being blackballed in the music industry — but he pulled out of that tailspin, and today he is able to hold his head high (drug…

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Charlie Wilson brought down the 20th Essence Festival stage at the Superdome in New Orleans. Singing crowd favorites like “You Dropped the Bomb,” “Charlie, Last Name Wilson” and many more, he was as entertained as his fans were as he and his dancers danced on stage in their sequin outfits. Check out more of Wilson…

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Kanye West recently released Yeezus, his sixth album. Throughout his musical career, he has dropped a lot of awesome music and some great collaborations. Check out his recent performance on Jimmy Fallon and the videos to go along with his greatest collaborations. Above, Kanye West stopped by to promote his upcoming tour. He performed “Yeezus,” a fan favorite, “Bound 2,” joined by Charlie…

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