WASHINGTON - A 50-year-old piece of plywood stained with traces of psychedelic painting was installed this month in an exhibit on the third floor of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
WASHINGTON — Bartees Strange points to a lengthy text message inviting him to visit the Hudson Valley residence of Aaron Dessner, the prolific music producer and multi-instrumentalist known for playing guitar in the National. Strange’s voice rises slightly in pitch: “I can’t believe I’m talk…
It’s that time of year when temperatures drop, mistletoe abounds and Starbucks brings out the peppermint mocha. Some call it the holidays. Others call it Mariah Carey season, a nod to her chart-topping “All I Want For Christmas Is You” suddenly defrosting and playing on repeat.
Since 1979, the Philly Pops has been a Philadelphia institution, from summer concerts to holiday events. The board’s announcement that the organization will cease operations at the conclusion of the 2022-23 season was met with regret.
LOS ANGELES — Beyoncé has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations Tuesday, making her tied — with her husband Jay-Z — as the most nominated music act in the history of the awards show.
The multi-Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will be treating Philadelphia audiences to their magnificent music on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Trumpeter Branden Lewis is one happy man – a man who is happy to be able to have a job that allows him to do the thing he loves most: play music.
A song was nagging at Libba Cotten.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Rihanna knew that if she was going to return to the stage less than a year after giving birth to her first child, the performance would have to top anything she’d done before.
In Louis Armstrong’s study in the New York home he shared with his fourth wife, Lucille, bookshelves were filled with reel-to-reel recordings he made as a sort of audio diary. Those tapes and his letters — read by rapper Nas — lay the foundation for director Sacha Jenkins’ documentary “Louis…
HOUSTON (AP) — The rapper Takeoff, best known for his work with the Grammy-nominated trio Migos, is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a bowling alley in Houston, a representative confirmed. He was 28.
Before her dazzling career dropped out from under her, Hazel Scott blew up piano jazz and redefined what it meant to be a Black artist and a Black woman in America.
In honor of the 10-year anniversary of Dreams and Nightmares, Philadelphia native Meek Mill announced today a special homecoming concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday November 26, 2022.
Another year another powerhouse, this time it was to celebrate a slain beloved brother of the city. P n B Rock. The young musician was horribly killed in Los Angeles. For many he was the voice of a generation. He symbolizes the epitome of a hustler that overcame his humble beginnings to supe…
BET announced the host, nominees and premiere date of this year’s “Soul Train Awards” on Thursday.
History doesn’t always repeat itself. Sometimes it appears in a flash of inspiration and barely makes it past its moment.
According to Joseph Conyers, bassist and long-time member of The Sphinx Organization, “This is a social justice arts organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.”
SANTA ANA, Calif. — A heated exchange between rapper Cardi B and the lawyer for a man suing her for copyright infringement got so intense Wednesday that the judge briefly stopped the trial.
GoGo Morrow is the genuine thing. She sings and dances, but above all, she is nobody’s copy cat. The singer rose to prominence as Lady Gaga’s backup singer on her Monster’s Ball tour. In a clip advertising the special on HBO GoGo can be seen doing vocal warmups with the pop icon, both ladies…
Alice and John Coltrane are recognized as jazz royalty, and from Oct 14-23, Penn Live Arts’ Coltrane Festival honors the tremendous impact this iconic duo had on American music.
Singer and actress Brandy Norwood shared an update on her health after she experienced a medical incident related to "dehydration and low amounts of nutrition."
Jared Lee aka Duckwrth was born in South Central Los Angeles on May 13, 1989. He was raised in a Christian household surrounded by music. Duckwrth studied graphic design in college before going into music. He describes his sound as having dance, hip hop, and r&b as the main ingredients i…
Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts have been locked because of antisemitic posts by the rapper, now known legally as Ye.
David Kenner still remembers the lyrics prosecutors shared for the Los Angeles courtroom during the 1996 murder trial of his client Calvin Broadus, better known as the rapper Snoop Dogg.
Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and music. It’s no surprise that a new music festival is coming our way. Anthony Talarico, a longtime Fishtown resident, business owner, and neighborhood advocate, is excited to announce the First Annual Fishtown Music & Arts Festival, which will t…