DC Keeps Go-Go Alive

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO While the effects of the District’s new developments can be seen in different aspects of D.C. life, Go-go, one of the most famous aspects of the city’s culture remains,...

Star-Studded Musical Tribute Saluting Aretha Franklin Will Be Held August 30 at Chene Park...

By AJ Williams, Michigan Chronicle City.Life.Style Editor More than 20 performing artists, activists and family members will celebrate the life and legacy of Aretha Louise Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, during a Musical Tribute...

Absent Jay Z Inducted to Songwriters Hall by Obama Via Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z, whose wife Beyoncé is expecting twins soon, was absent from the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted by a charismatic longtime fan: former U.S. President...

Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to be Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Bon Jovi, the Cars and four first-time nominees, including Nina Simone, will be inducted Saturday night as the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class. Dire...

Despite Bad Weather, Beyonce and Jay-Z Headline Fiery Show

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even severe weather couldn't stop Beyonce and Jay-Z from performing an explosive two-hour-plus concert for their feverish fans. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the...

Fan Charged After Rushing Onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert

By The Associated Press Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta. Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender told The Associated Press that 26-year-old...

Drake Drops ‘In My Feelings’ Video Chock Full of Cameos

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities abound as Drake strolls through the streets of New Orleans in his "In My Feelings" video. The social media challenge associated with the song is featured in the video, which...

On Finally Leaving Scandal-Plagued R. Kelly Behind

By Vance Brinkly, Special to the AFRO I remember the first time I came across music by R Kelly. I was 10-years-old, a nerdy, rather chubby kid bent on scavenging through people’s CD cases for movies...

Prince’s Estate Sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation over Tidal Streaming

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's record company is suing Jay Z's company for copyright infringement, saying it streamed Prince's songs on the Tidal music service without permission after his death. Prince's NPG Records says in a...

Neville Brothers Saxophonist Charles Neville Dead at 79

The Associated Press Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who once backed up B.B. King and later gained fame with the Neville Brothers band and their rollicking blend of funk, jazz and rhythm and blues, has...

Dru Hill Adds Members of Playa to Form Supergroup

By AFRO Staff Fans over the world have sung along to the lyrics of their hit songs such as “Tell Me,” “Sleeping in My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise” and “We’re Not Making Love.” And, this...

Pulitzer-Winning Black Composer George Walker Dead at 96

By AFRO Staff George Walker, a Black Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator, died Aug. 23 at the age of 96. According to NPR, the pioneering virtuoso died at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J.,...

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