NEW YORK— Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture," The Associated Press has learned.
Disney and Marvel Studios have announced they are pushing back the release date of “Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.” The movie was supposed to come out in July, now it is being released in November 2022. The movie recently lost one of their featured actors. Actress Dorothy Steele, who play…
Eve is back on television in the ABC drama “Queens.” The West Philly native, who rose to prominence as the first lady of Ruff Ryders, has since expanded her resume. Both as a talk show host and as an actor conquering both with zest. She has had her own TV show, starred in blockbuster movies,…
The thing about rare books is that they're, well, rare -- which means too many hidden gems are well out of reach for the everyday literary enthusiast.
ATLANTA — Atlanta rapper Young Thug said an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding about 200 unreleased songs and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash.
After more than a year offstage, jazz saxophonist Dave McMurray was itching to get back on the road and in front of live audiences. Over the summer, as jazz clubs slowly started reopening and audiences tentatively took their seats, he began touring in support of an album he recorded mostly d…
Dionne Warwick is not on board with the forthcoming Whitney Houston biopic.
The next Verzuz music battle will feature two rap legends, Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One. Everything is happening Oct. 17 in New York City.
After being postponed by the pandemic, Philly’s adopted son, John Legend was able to bring his Bigger Love Tour to Philadelphia. He sang his hits both old and new, as well as some songs that he’d been working on through quarantine. Playing to a packed house at The Met on Broad street, the cr…
Get ready for the ultimate Richard Pryor Collection! The comic legend passed away in 2005 but he remains the top comedy influencer today. “The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection Uncensored!” features 13 discs and 26 hours of raw uncensored Richard Pryor. His widow, Jennifer, joined forces wit…
NEW YORK — Meek Mill is not behind prison bars. He’s no longer required to check in with parole officers. But despite this freedom, the rapper has not fully rid himself of the invisible shackles that still confine him.
A quintet of musical trailblazers will come together on the Super Bowl LVI halftime show stage in February.
Leslie Odom Jr. has been making noise for a minute. The New York born but Philly raised triple threat stepped into his spotlight when he took on the role of Aaron Burr in the musical smash Hamilton.
Will Smith is coming home! On Nov. 8, it’s Will Smith and Friends at The Met. Will is launching his book tour in his hometown of Philadelphia. In his book, Will talks about his life, career and his very unconventional marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith. The couple married in 1997 and have two …
NEW YORK — While the height of the COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to a standstill, it also spread a blanket of loneliness in its path by isolating family members and friends. And despite international fame and accolades, Cynthia Erivo was not exempt.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter wants the world to know she is embracing chapter 40, revealing her new age has brought a sense of freedom.
50 Cent knows that there are already complaints about his new Starz series, “BMF.”
Singer Kelly Price has broken her silence after her family said she was missing following her announcement she had contracted COVID-19.
Randall Goosby, the fast-rising 25-year-old star violinist, joins the Baltimore Symphony on Sept. 25 and 26 to play one of the Big Romantic Concertos: Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (Op. 26). “One of the most perfect, perfect pieces,” Goosby says on the phone with pure matter-o…
On screen and off, the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is opening up about how his career has unfolded and how he’s evolved as a man.
After taking a year hiatus, the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival is returning to West Philly this Saturday, Sept. 18 at noon.
Cedric the Entertainer will be hosting this year’s 73rd annual Emmy Awards airing on CBS Sunday night. The ceremony will held indoors and outdoors. Debbie Allen, the famed director and choreographer, is getting honored that night with the Governors Award.
LOS ANGELES — Stevie Wonder will headline Global Citizen Live’s star-studded 24-hour event in Los Angeles this month to help raise awareness around poverty, climate change and the need for more access to COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide.
The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards were presented Sunday.
Rickey Minor is a bass player, music director, composer, music producer and multi-award winner.