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Will Downing’s album releases are no stranger to the No.1 spot on music charts. Downing’s latest album, Chocolate Drops, is described as “another collection of delectable morsels of love songs and mild groovers” that are bound to satisfy.

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soul mu·sic: noun A kind of music incorporating elements of rhythm and blues and gospel music, popularized by African-Americans. Characterized by an emphasis on vocals and an impassioned improvisatory delivery Anthony Hamilton is a soul singer. Of course, if you’re reading this — you probably already knew that. But in recognizing what the Grammy winner…

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Though music has no race, “black” music is often characterized as being full of emotion – spirited enough to make the listener not only hear it, but also feel it. “Black” music has soul. Last night, Valerie Simpson of the legendary music writing/performing duo Ashford & Simpson, performed at Little Black Pearl (LBP) in Chicago, a…

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The temperatures are finally rising in Chicago, and what better way to kick back and start your summer off right than with a few awesome concerts? Chicago is known to have some of the best concerts and festivals for people of all ages to enjoy. Check out this list of what’s going down this summer.…

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Today is the 55th birthday of one of the singular greatest entertainers and musicians this nation has ever produced. Michael Jackson forever changed the way we look at music, how albums and videos are created, produced and marketed and his distinctive voice and songwriting created timeless classics that we still dance to some 30 to…

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Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo   Presenting the exhibition, Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection has proven to be more of a look forward than a look back for Mary Wilson. The Supremes are widely credited with helping to produce a more positive and empowering image of Black women during…

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Who doesn’t enjoy a good holiday song to put you in the mood for all things Christmas — the festivities, family and friends and remembering the real reason for the season. From classics like The Temptations’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” to Donnie Hathaway’s “This Christmas” to Kem’s more reverent “Glorify the King,” this is the…

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