Category: Music

Stevie Wonder — In Performance at the White House

Stevie Wonder — In Performance at the White House

President Barack Obama gave the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder yesterday at a concert in the East Room of the White House in celebration of Black History Month. The program was taped and will air tonight on local PBS stations at 8 p.m. The concert features a tribute [...]

February 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Kanye West Featuring Kid CuDi — Welcome To Heartbreak

Kanye West Featuring Kid CuDi — Welcome To Heartbreak

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February 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
An Evening of Hip Hop History in Harlem

An Evening of Hip Hop History in Harlem

The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem announces “An Evening of Hip Hop History“. Recognized for its Hip Hop centric education programs, large flyer collection, and record-breaking Rapathon, the integrated complex is celebrating the History of Hip Hop and Black America. Set to take place on Friday, February 20th at The Hip Hop Culture Center, [...]

February 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem’s Hip Hop Culture Center — Teaching the Babies

Harlem’s Hip Hop Culture Center — Teaching the Babies

The Hip Hop Culture Center, located in the Magic Johnson Theater on 125th Street, has utilized its massive 8,000 square foot facility to serve as a classroom, rehearsal space, and more importantly a vehicle to educate the community.

February 13, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Russell Simmons Has a New Job at GlobalGrind.com Managing Celebrity Bloggers

Russell Simmons Has a New Job at GlobalGrind.com Managing Celebrity Bloggers

Global Grind had a press conference today at the Bryant Park Hotel to announce Russell Simmons as Editor in Chief of the Hip Hop focused website which will now offer blogs from top celebrities. The first group of bloggers include Akon, Angela Simmons, Benny Boom, Bow Wow, Brandi Garcia, Brett Ratner, Damon Dash, DJ Cassidy, [...]

January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 21, 2009

Obama Watch January 21, 2009

Harlem celebrates Obama’s historic moment Sasha, Malia Obama shine in J. Crew at inauguration President Obama Stimulates Economy in Harlem More than 1M crowd DC for Obama’s inauguration Black Leaders React to Obama’s Inauguration. Colin Powell Calls Inauguration ‘A Fabulous Day For All Americans’ Obama’s Whitehouse.gov launches, with problems Obama Halts New or Pending Bush [...]

January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch News Headlines January 19, 2009

Obama Watch News Headlines January 19, 2009

Obama Asks for Help Repairing Nation, Issues Call to Service Inauguration Crowd Will Test Cellphone Networks Big Turnout For Obama’s Former Pastor Democratic women cheer their own, and Obama too 6-year-old’s Obama rap video hot on YouTube Who makes the Obamas’ dance? Stevie Wonder! Barack Obama: “I’ll Have Trouble Sleeping the Night Before” Inauguration Obama [...]

January 19, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Eric Roberson, Chester Gregory, Samuel III, Chevy at SOBs Sol Village

Eric Roberson, Chester Gregory, Samuel III, Chevy at SOBs Sol Village

January 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Screening of The Open Book — What Depression Looks Like, Sounds Like and Feels Like

Screening of The Open Book — What Depression Looks Like, Sounds Like and Feels Like

(click to enlarge image) “The Open Book” explores the mental health epidemic of depression in the African American community…and how we’re really doing. Our aim is to alert, educate and transform the lives of people who may be needlessly and silently suffering. –”Depression is not a crime — it’s an illness.” — Terrie M. Williams [...]

January 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Idle Warship at B.B. Kings

Idle Warship at B.B. Kings

Talib Kweli, Res and Graph Nobel make up the group Idle Warship. Idle Warship started as an attempt to make a fun dance song and has evolved into a full project.

December 16, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Wale Runs the Show at the Highline

Wale Runs the Show at the Highline

Ever since he opened for Pete Rock’s record release show at the Highline Ballroom in February, hip-hop artist Wale has been on his grind doing things like releasing free mixtapes for download, working on his debut album, and keeping up with the buzz that’s been surrounding him. Born to Nigerian immigrants, Olubowale Folarin aka Wale [...]

December 11, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Soul from Seal

Soul from Seal

Seal’s latest CD, simply titled Soul, is 11 tracks of classic soul remakes.

December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments More
God’s Trombones at The Harlem Stage

God’s Trombones at The Harlem Stage

A major figure in today’s music scene, composer and trombonist Craig Harris has created a new music theater work that interprets James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 collection of sermons by traveling African-American preachers. Directed by the acclaimed actor, director and educator Avery Brooks and shown as part of Harlem Stage’s WaterWorks series, God’s Trombones features four [...]

December 4, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Beyonce Sings At Last by Etta James

Beyonce Sings At Last by Etta James

Last September at Fashion Rocks during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Beyonce debuted her Etta James “look” for the movie Cadalliac Records. She also sang At Last for the first time in a tribute to the singer. [video]

December 3, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Chess Records Back in Business

Chess Records Back in Business

With the release of the film Cadillac Records, Chess Records is releasing two new CDs to accompany the film.

December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Wynton Marsalis at Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore

Wynton Marsalis at Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore

“In this book I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life-from individual creativity and personal relationships to conducting business [...]

November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Alice Smith at the Blue Note

Alice Smith at the Blue Note

Vocal sensation Alice Smith makes her Blue Note debut accompanied by an acoustic guitarist for two nights. Smith was honored with a Grammy nomination in 2008 for best Urban Alternative track for her song Dream. Dream, from her debut release For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, has been described as an “impressive debut” by All Music [...]

November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Angie Martinez Show on BET

Angie Martinez Show on BET

Angie Martinez of Hot 97 has a Barber Walters type interview show airing on BET on Monday, Nov 24 at 11:30pm. Guests include Marc Anthony, LL Cool J and Jay-Z. Jay-Z

November 21, 2008 | 0 Comments More