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Jay–Z and Miley Cyrus are to perform at Woodstock 50. The “Empire State of Mind” hitmaker is set to take to the stage at the event, which will take place at Watkins Glen in New York to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival. The event will take place between Aug. 16 and Aug.…

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In a dimly lit studio in the heart of New York City, we set out on a journey to unveil the mystery of H.E.R. The music and vibe would be first. The look and style would come later, if at all. It was the essence of Having Everything Revealed in time. We live in an…

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If you are a music lover and lived in Atlanta in the 1970s, the name Alex Cooley legendary. Cooley was the top concert promoter for big name acts in the city and the founder of Music Midtown. From Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix to Prince, Cooley brought the top acts to Atlanta under the name “Alex Cooley…

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On Monday, Sept. 22, Hollywood celebrated the Jimi Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side starring André 3000 with a special screening of the film. In attendance were cast member André “3000” Benjamin (OutKast); director and writer John Ridley (writer, 12 Years a Slave); composer Danny Bramson (music producer, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous); producer Brandon Freeman; and composer and guitarist Waddy Wachtel. Special guests…

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Soul singer-songwriter D’Angelo was the latest featured guest at Red Bull Music Academy. Hosted by famed music critic and author Nelson George, “A Conversation With D’Angelo” took place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where the reclusive artist behind such beloved albums as Brown Sugar and Voodoo shared anecdotes about his life and career, but also spoke about his new musical direction. He revealed that classic rock has been guiding his creativity as of late.

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Malina Moye has become a sensation. The beautiful singer-guitarist from a musical family is currently shining on the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour and is prepping her debut album, Rock & Roll Baby, for release later this year. She’s also an ambassador for HRH Prince Charles’ Prince’s Trust and donated her single “Hustler’s Blues” to the Wilberforce…

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Zoe Saldana may as well have been public enemy No. 1, last year, when she found herself at the center of controversy over her casting as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic about the iconic singer. Since the controversy erupted, Saldana has remained silent about the subject. But now Saldana is finally speaking out and…

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More than ever before in its history, America in the new millennium is the true embodiment of that centuries-old phrase “Melting Pot.” As you will see from the extensive list below, the iconic entertainers who you would have sworn were pure blue-blood, Anglo-Saxon, Western Europeans — or that the legends (like Jimi Hendrix, above) had veins…

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Sidney Johnson a veteran of the Detroit music scene along with co-producer Brian Garrett  has seen and done it all on Detroit’s musical landscape — and he’s pretty much done it all on his terms. The artist/producer songwriter has 12 independent underground albums to his credit that have made more than a decent showing in…

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