Now a highlight of the summer festival season in Philadelphia, “Jazz on the Ave” returns to Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue (to 17th Street) on Saturday, Aug. 17 from noon to 9:30 p.m.
Slain rapper Nipsey Hussle was remembered Thursday on what would have been his 34th birthday.
DETROIT — Regardless of her reputation as a performer, Aretha Franklin 's cancer doctors say she was no diva as a patient.
Old Town Road is a real place. You could probably take a horse there, if you wanted to — except that these days, it might be a little harder to find.
NEW YORK — It was the weekend that shaped the image of a “Woodstock Generation.” And that image would echo, appeal and provoke for generations to come.
NEW YORK — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of "Old Town Road."
LOS ANGELES — Even though Tito Jackson experienced fame with the Jackson 5, he heard the comments from Charles Barkley years ago, about him having an insignificant role in the group's historic success.
The Philadelphia Music Alliance announced Wednesday who will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and pioneering composer Francis "Frank" Johnson will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award.
PONTIAC, Mich. — A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin's death.
LOS ANGELES — Mariah Carey has recorded a new song that will debut as the theme of ABC's "black-ish" spinoff.
One of the hottest artists in the music industry will perform in the wake of tragedy in his adopted hometown of El Paso, Texas.
INDIANAPOLIS — Rapper Cardi B postponed an Indianapolis concert following what police described as an unverified threat to the Grammy-winning artist.
LOS ANGELES — A jury's verdict that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song represents a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist, and sets up a battle over damages that will begin Tuesday.
NEW YORK — Jay-Z's got 99 problems but Woodstock isn't one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take place.
NEW ORLEANS — Don't ask Brian McKnight where he's been. That question is really telling, he says, because his true fans know where to find him.
NEW YORK — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation.
LOS ANGELES — Her name was "Lucille," and in B.B. King's hands she gave voice to the "King of the Blues."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of one of New Orleans' storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, has died at age 81.
BERLIN — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," a hollow offer in a criminal justice system that doesn't include bail.
NEW YORK — Beyonce's new album inspired by "The Lion King" features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
CHICAGO — R&B star R. Kelly has been dogged for years by allegations that he sexually abused women and underage girls. He and his attorneys have repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
EXMORE, Md. — Master percussionist Newman Taylor Baker visited the Eastern Shore of Virginia the last week in June to research his family roots.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After “Old Town Road” kicked off a trend of country-trap this year, Blanco Brown felt the timing was just right for his dance hit “The Git Up.”
LOS ANGELES — Beyoncé has dropped a new original song from Disney's live-action "Lion King."
BILOXI, Miss. — A security guard who used pepper spray on a crowd including rapper Boosie Badazz says he did so because a man was trying to start a fight with him as he tried to get the group to leave a store. In an interview with The Sun Herald, 55-year-old Glen Kerley also denied using rac…
Nicki Minaj pulled out of a music festival in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday “to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Kane Brown says his new single "Homesick" may have been written about his experience traveling on the road and being away from his loved ones, but military families have connected to the song.
Cab Calloway’s childhood home is slated for demolition. A rally in protest of the destruction of the monument to Black, Jazz, and Baltimore history has gathered outside the Jazz legend’s home last week.
Now that we’re all revved up from the Welcome America festivities, Philadelphia’s parks will host a lineup of activities for all ages seeking more fun, affordable recreation and entertainment.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment.
With no formal training, superstar Jennifer Hudson has managed to become a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, an Academy Award-winning actress, a best-selling author, and the winner of many other titles.
BRUSSELS — A music festival in Belgium featuring major stars like rapper Cardi B came to a chaotic end before it had even started.
PHILADELPHIA — Back in the summer of 2005, Drexel University's Music Industry program got a very curious phone call.
LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death.
NEW ORLEANS — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100.
LOS ANGELES — The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music.
LOS ANGELES — Ten years ago, entertainment lawyer John Branca and Michael Jackson renewed the partnership that had brought the wealth and status of both men to new heights. Eight days later, Jackson would be dead. Yet his role in Branca’s life would only become larger.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rapper Lil Nas X may have been deemed not country enough by Billboard, but he got plenty of support from country music fans and artists when he made his debut CMA Fest performance.
DETROIT — The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is marking Black Music Month with a concert featuring many of Detroit's prominent musical, visual and literary artists.
NEW YORK — Four years ago, when the Grammy Award-winning guitarist “Captain” Kirk Douglas began scouting new quarters for his family, he didn’t have to look long and he didn’t have to go far. There was a three-bedroom apartment a few floors up and several doors over from the one-bedroom rent…
Geto Boys co-founder Bushwick Bill has died. He was 52.
NEW YORK — By the mid-1980s, the Bangles were already a successful band, touring across the world with airplay on college radio, but they hadn't hit the mainstream in a major way. That's when Prince gave them the gift of a lifetime by crafting a perfect piece of pop confection known to the m…
NEW YORK — By the mid-1980s, the Bangles were already a successful band, touring across the world with airplay on college radio, but they hadn’t hit the mainstream in a major way. That’s when Prince gave them the gift of a lifetime by crafting a perfect piece of pop confection known to the m…
Jay-Z once rapped “I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man.” Turns out he was right.
The Roots‘ 12th annual Roots Picnic was held on Saturday, June 1 at The Mann Center at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.