Category: Music

Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service at the Staples Center

Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service at the Staples Center

Updated: Full Video Below According to Billboard.com, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the confirmed participants at Tuesday’s public memorial service for Michael Jackson at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The announcement by Jackson family via spokesman Ken Sunshine also named Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Martin [...]

July 7, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Michael Jackson’s Last Rehearsal Photos

Michael Jackson’s Last Rehearsal Photos

Michael Jackson’s last concert rehearsal at Staples Center on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

June 30, 2009 | 4 Comments More
Michael Jackson Remembered at Harlem’s Gospel Uptown Restaurant

Michael Jackson Remembered at Harlem’s Gospel Uptown Restaurant

June 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Apollo Theatre Celebrates the Life of Michael Jackson

Apollo Theatre Celebrates the Life of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson will be eulogized at the Apollo theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will have a two-day celebration of his life and legacy. On Tuesday there will be a press conference outside the theatre led by The Reverend Al Sharpton at 2:00 pm. After the press conference, there will be a celebration inside the [...]

June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Mobay in Harlem Salutes the Life of Michael Jackson

Mobay in Harlem Salutes the Life of Michael Jackson

Mobay Uptown Salutes The Life of The King Of Pop Michael Jackson

June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Michael Jackson Tribute at SIP Lounge in Harlem

Michael Jackson Tribute at SIP Lounge in Harlem

Make It Happen Entertainment Presents A Tribute To Michael Jackson We invite DJs, singers, musicians…all entertainers to join us in a special gathering of souls who have been touched by the spirit that is Michael Jackson as we celebrate his life in music. So DJs, bring your vinyl, CDs or Seratos. Singers, bring your voices. [...]

June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Poll: Should Chris Brown Perform at the BET Awards?

Poll: Should Chris Brown Perform at the BET Awards?

I’ve been having a debate on Twitter about Chris Brown performing at the BET Awards. People are saying that since Michael Jackson had such a major impact on his career that we should ignore his recent conviction and he should be allowed to participate in the tribute. Other say that I’m judging him too harshly [...]

June 27, 2009 | 6 Comments More
Chris Brown Returns to the Stage at the BET Awards for Michael Jackson Tribute

Chris Brown Returns to the Stage at the BET Awards for Michael Jackson Tribute

Since the death of Michael Jackson the other day there has been much speculation about what BET will do to honor him at their annual BET Awards which will air Sunday night. Our friend from Midnight PR sent us a message on Twitter confirming his performance. We were on Twitter when his death was announced [...]

June 27, 2009 | 5 Comments More
BET Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson and BET Awards Details

BET Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson and BET Awards Details

Michael Jackson has impacted the world of music and pop culture in a way like no one else has. To pay tribute to Jackson’s life and career that has influenced generations, BET Networks will be airing special programming to honor him throughout the weekend. * * Saturday * * Forever The King: A Tribute To [...]

June 27, 2009 | 4 Comments More
Michael Jackson King of Pop — RIP 1958-2009

Michael Jackson King of Pop — RIP 1958-2009

Wikipedia on Michael Jackson *** Stay tuned as we bring you tributes from Around Harlem, Around NYC and Around the world on the life of Michael Jackson.

June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Rachelle Ferrell at The Blue Note

Rachelle Ferrell at The Blue Note

Rachelle Ferrell is unquestionably one of the most dynamic talents in contemporary pop music. Very few vocal artists in the industry have Ferrell’s potent combination of range, phrasing, and musicianship (she is also and accomplished pianist). Such potency was made powerfully aware to Blue Note Record’s head Bruce Lundvall who first heard Ferrell on a [...]

June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Bilal — Tonight at The Blue Note

Bilal — Tonight at The Blue Note

These are exciting times in music; a return to purity, risk-taking and truth-telling. Yet it has been some time since we have seen the likes of Bilal Oliver. His prodigious debut album 1st Born Second, is a symbolic raising of the bar, worthy of critical examination.

June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Afro-Punk Festival — Music, Film, Art, Skating and Biking

Afro-Punk Festival — Music, Film, Art, Skating and Biking

This summer Afro-Punk, BAMcinematek and Toyota’s/The 5th Door.com will present the 5th annual Afro-Punk Festival in the heart of Brooklyn. The festival is the definitive destination for the global Afro-Punk community. In 2002, Matthew Morgan and James Spooner joined forces to give a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. [...]

June 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Rock the Bells with Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots, Common and More

Rock the Bells with Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots, Common and More

Date: July 19, 2009 Location: Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY Website: http://www.myspace.com/rockthebells

June 19, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem’s New Inspirational Restaurant Gospel Uptown Opens

Harlem’s New Inspirational Restaurant Gospel Uptown Opens

On June 12, 2009, Gospel Uptown (GU) Harlem’s new entertainment and dining destination opened its doors at 2110 Seventh Ave between 125th & 126th Streets. The restaurant’s website says that it offers a healthful Soul Fusion menu which “ventures beyond familiar soul and neo-soul offerings to create an array of choices transcending the traditional Southern [...]

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ghetto Metal at SOBs

Ghetto Metal at SOBs

Ghetto Metal is a category of music representing a fusion of musical cultures; a collaboration of metal, rock, hip-hop, funk, soul, blues, spoken word, and reggae. Spearheaded by hip-hop/rock artist Bazaar Royale and hip-hop recording artist/activist M1 (Dead Prez) Ghetto Metal is the next phase of urban music which strives to show the universality and [...]

June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Raphael Saadiq — Live From the Artists Den

Raphael Saadiq — Live From the Artists Den

Raphael Saadiq will release his first concert DVD  — Raphael Saadiq: Live From the Artists Den — on July 21. The disc chronicles his live show supporting last year’s album release The Way I See It.

June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
RIP Koko Taylor

RIP Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor, a sharecropper’s daughter whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the sobriquet “Queen of the Blues,” has died after complications from surgery. She was 80. Taylor died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about two weeks after having surgery for a gastrointestinal bleed, said Marc Lipkin, director of publicity for her record label, [...]

June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More