Skip to content

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” so it’s only right to celebrate with a diverse and upbeat playlist to match the season’s cheer. We have compiled a list of the top Christmas albums that are sure to brighten your spirits and add a trendy flair to your Christmas holiday. Is Christmas really Christmas…

Read More

Al Jarreau is still going strong at 74-years-old. The seven time Grammy Award Winner gave a masterful performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta. Jarreau performed hit selections from his vast catalog and music from his new album, My Old Friend, which is celebrating George Duke. Opening the evening was Marcus Miller an American jazz composer,…

Read More

Luther Vandross gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Luther Vandross, the love balladeer, has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On Tuesday, June 3, close friends, including Clive Davis, Johnny Gill, Marcus Miller and Lalah Hathaway gathered in Hollywood, California, to pay homage to the late R&B singer…

Read More

Loni Swain knows her music. The versatile Chicago-based radio personality has covered up to four different radio formats, in six markets, and both day and night segments over the course of  her career. For “five hours long and five hours strong,” Chicago listeners are entertained, captivated and inspired by Swain’s hip and charismatic personality as…

Read More

Dallas-Fort Worth songstress Melodie Nicole will make her Atlanta debut in “Jazz & Soul For the Cure,” Friday, Aug. 30 at Center Stage Theater. The “tribute to legends” concert will raise money and awareness for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. The show will honor great music legends Luther Vandross, Phyllis Hyman and Whitney Houston and…

Read More

Don’t feel bad if you cannot stablize your weight. You are not the only ones whose weight loss efforts resemble a “yo-yo” — going up and down endlessly. Celebrities undergo similar weight fluctuations as well, only they have the cameras trained on their gain or loss, intensifying the glare and pressure on them. Take a…

Read More

Monifah had already woven herself into the tapestry of R&B music history with her slew of ‘90s R&B hits. The singer made another major impact on the music scene when she came out as a lesbian last year and shared her relationship with her longtime girlfriend, Terez, on TV One’s “R&B Divas.” Now, in a…

Read More

In the ’70s, few other actors were more popular in the blaxploitation films than Rudy Ray Moore, who played the iconic role of Dolemite in the film of the same name. And while many know the actor as nothing more than the badass action hero pimp, a new documentary is revealing little known details about…

Read More

Seasoned R&B artist Ray Lavender has been killing tracks with his smooth voice and sounds since 2007. Previously signed alongside Lady Gaga on Akon’s Konlive record label via Interscope/Geffen, Lavender took his electric talent and personality to longtime friend, mentor, and founder of the Global Artist Group Andrew “Big Drew” Bryan.  More recently, the Atlanta…

Read More

I still remember the upturned noses and comments that many females made when the late legendary crooner Luther Vandross shed sizable chunks from his rotund frame so abruptly. While they applauded his and Freddie Jackson’s attentiveness to their health and weight, many said the two didn’t look natural, that they appeared gaunt and sickly. I…

Read More

“Stunning” is the first word that raced through my head when I took in Jill Scott’s cover photo spread for Ebony. Too bad I didn’t recognize her until I noticed her name. Scott’s metamorphosis is so radical that it’s almost scary. But does she look better swollen up like a linebacker like she was in Tyler…

Read More

To feel the sunshine and hear the music in the air. To live as though we do still care. The song in our hearts helps stave off despair, and we continue on with network trends like Foursquare. These are the thoughts that linger in my head, when I think of the love we’ve shared and…

Read More

Twenty-two-year-old Compton, Calif., crooner Jacob Lusk remains the lone African American on “American Idol” this week, securing his stay Wednesday night with a rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” However, the end of the road came tonight for Huntsville, Ala., native Paul McDonald, who had been a regular performer in the…

Read More