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All Access: Jawn Murray Talks To Music Duo Louis York

Essence Festival is the largest festival in the United States. The annual gathering in New Orleans helmed by Essence magazine had more than 470,000 attendees for its 2017 festival. In previous years, Essence has also garnered huge attendance numbers: 425,000 ...
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BJ The Chicago Kid: Up Close With R&B’s Best Kept ...

R&B has been born again and BJ The Chicago Kid could very well be its savior!  I’m not the only one to think so too either as BJ was nominated for three 2017 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance for ...
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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On ...

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, ...
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Both Sides Now: Chaka Khan Out Of Rehab & In ...

R&B veteran Chaka Khan has resumed her concert dates following a stint in rehab. The 10-time Grammy winner announced in early July she had checked into a rehabilitation facility for an addiction to prescription pain medication. Khan left the rehab ...
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Bobby Brown: Wife Gives Ultimatum Following Birth Of 7th Child

R&B singer Bobby Brown is in the midst of a whirlwind publicity tour to promote his new book, “Every Little Step: My Story: Bobby Brown.” The book is filled with some shocking and wild personal admissions about his own life ...
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Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

He’s church-reared and classically-trained; young maestro Damien Sneed gets to marry the best of both worlds on “The Abyssinian Mass,” a musical opus recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that features Sneed alongside his mentor Wynton Marsalis and ...
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Miss Independent: Kierra Sheard Readying Solo Tour, Girl Band & ...

Grammy-nominated music artist Kierra Sheard is preparing hit the road this summer with her first solo tour and a new all-girl band. Kierra is currently scouting female band members for her “Kierra” tour through online auditions; in addition to finding ...
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New Edition: Back On Top With Hit Single & Summer ...

After more than 30 years in the business, veteran R&B group New Edition is back on the top of the charts courtesy of group member Johnny Gill. The iconic boy band—made up of Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph ...
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Silent Treatment: Radio One Bans All K.Michelle Music

R&B singer K.Michelle released her third album, “More Issues Than Vogue” (Atlantic Records) on Feb. 19 and the CD’s title may have been a foretelling of what was to come. The Memphis-bred artist—whose birth name is Kimberly Michelle Pate—has a ...
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La’Porsha Power: “American Idol” Runner-Up Signed To Legendary Record Label

Many fans of “American Idol” were disappointed season 15 favorite La’Porsha Renae didn’t take home the top prize when the Fox competition aired its final episode on Thursday, April 7. Renae placed second to country singer Trent Harmon, who won ...