Stevie Wonder Says He’s Getting A Kidney Transplant In Fall

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London the night of July 6 by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant...

Mary J. Blige Signs Production Deal With Lionsgate

By BlackPress Newswire Mary J. Blige seems to be winning in every way. Days after she honored her darn self at the BET Awards, Lionsgate announced that the Grammy-award-winning singer turned Oscar-nominated actress has signed a...

Exceptional Director, B. Monet, Rides into History with Cadillac

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia You can call Brittany Fennell by her given name, her last name or by the moniker that has driven her to fame, “B. Monet.” However, the award-winning writer and...

New Whitney Houston Remix by DJ-Producer Kygo Released

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — You can dance to a new-ish Whitney Houston song this weekend. Houston originally released a cover of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" as a Japan-only bonus track on her...

Soulful Symphony Coming to Columbia

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Venerable Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia will be the home of the world-renowned Soulful Symphony for the summer. Over the years the Soulful Symphony has re-energized American music through the...

BET Awards Honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged...

Dave Bartholomew, Co-wrote ‘Ain’t That a Shame,” Dies at 100

By HILLEL ITALIE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics...

BET Awards to Honor Nipsey Hussle; Cardi, Lil Nas to Perform

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The...

10 Years Later, a Look at People Surrounding Michael Jackson

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of...

Prince

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Earlier this month on June 7, Prince Rogers Nelson, known to the world as Prince would have been 61 years old had he lived. Although the Minneapolis native has ascended from...

Missy Elliott Inducted to Songwriters Hall of Fame

By NNPA Newswire Iconic rapper and songwriter Missy Elliott has become the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott, 47, was inducted into the prestigious academy Thursday night in a...

Tension Developing In Aretha Franklin Will Dispute

By ED WHITE Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A fight is emerging over whether a son of Aretha Franklin could be put in charge of the late singer's estate after a 2014 handwritten will was found...

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