“Year of the Rabbit” Examines War Costs

LOS ANGELES-There is no winner when it comes to war. War is nothing but a lose-lose…

BMI Pay Tribute to Mariah Carey

LOS ANGELES – Urban music’s premier songwriters, producers and music publishers came together to celebrate one…

Nenna Yvonne’s Ride to Stardom

There is no one way to describe singer Nenna Yvonne. There is no particular style the…

August Wilson’s “Jitney” a Masterpiece

It’s time to get “Jitney.” If you have never sat down in a live theatre to…

Robin Thicke Shines at Playboy Jazz Festival

Performing for the first time at the Playboy Jazz Festival can be intimidating for some musical…

Old School Shine at Summer Soul Jam

Old School is still in style. Thanks to show-stopping performances from some of the biggest names…

Terri Lyne Carrington Drums to a Different Beat

You know you’re a power player in the music industry when you’re able to pull in…

Preservation Hall Jazz Band is Big Easy Delight

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been around for over a half a century. Band members…

WAR, Tower of Power Still Going Strong

It was a night of reminiscing at the Greek Theatre during the Memorial Day holiday weekend…

Jazz Fusion is Passion & Play for Jeff Lorber

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is a master at jazz fusion. To get to where he is today,…

Race Matters in the Many Mistresses of MLK

Stage Review Sparking dialogue about race is a tricky dilemma for any playwright.  Andrew Dolan’s “The…

Don Cornelius Leaves Soul Train Behind

The hearty baritone voice of the late Don CorneiIus is now silent.  Cornelius, the man responsible…

Beatles’ George Harrison on Display

It’s been a decade since Beatles guitarist George Harrison passed away from cancer. But his memory…

Johnny Gill is “Still Winning”

Los Angeles- Soul singer Johnny Gill still knows how to rub his fans the right way.…

BET’s Kelly G Producing All the Right Beats

By Dennis J. Freeman It’s all about the music for Black Entertainment Television (BET) executive Kelly…