Will Downing explores gender roles on new album

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 […]

Terri Lyne Carrington delivers an evening of smooth jazz in NYC

Grammy award winner Terri Lyne Carrington recently brought some talented vocalists and musicians together for an entertaining evening of smooth jazz at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Carrington — a drummer, composer, producer and bandleader — performed with singer and pianist Oleta Adams and legendary Motown artist Valerie Simpson to perform The Mosaic Project. […]

Oleta Adams amazes guests at Musical Art Institute gala

The Musical Art Institute is the brainchild of Michael and Lana Manson. This organization was created with the children of Chicago in mind. “Our devotion and giving to our students is an intricate part of our lifestyle inclusive of our Christian philosophy and training,” says Michael Manson. The Musical Arts Institute held its third annual […]