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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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Born Again: “The Color Purple” On Broadway Is Nostalgically New

“The Color Purple” is back on Broadway and this revival is a refashioned, minimalized interpretation of its predecessor. Starring British import Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Shug Avery), “Orange is the New Black” star Danielle Brooks (Sofia), Isaiah Johnson (Mister), Kyle Scatliffe ...
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Regina Belle: Talks Going Gray, George Duke, Jidenna & 1st ...

Celebrated songstress Regina Belle is back with a new album, “The Day Life Began” (Shanachie Entertainment). After a 15-year hiatus from recording R&B music, the Grammy-winning vocalist felt inspired to make an album that expanded on her core sound with ...
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Sounding Off: Maysa Says The Music Business “Is Not Dying”

Soulful jazz chanteuse Maysa Leak said she’s tired of the talk that the music business is dead. “It’s not dying. We have to reconfigure it. We have to rework it,” the vocalist explained to AlwaysAList.com. Maysa believes that because of ...
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Splitsville: “Law & Order” Star Getting A Divorce

“Law & Order SVU” star Tamara Tunie is getting a divorce. The Tony Award winner is planning to end her marriage of 23 years according to TMZ. While Tunie has not filed the divorce documents yet, she’s made it clear ...
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Maysa Leak: Talks Giving Fans Their Money’s Worth

Grammy nominee Maysa Leak is a soulful jazz chanteuse doing music on her own terms. This former lead singer for the UK acid jazz band Incognito and background vocalist for Stevie Wonder has released 12 solo albums.  Her latest offering, ...
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Lil John Roberts: Remembering George Duke, Co-Parenting With Jill Scott ...

He’s one of the industry’s most sought-after drummers, having worked with the likes of Janet Jackson, Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg to name a few.  Now, after 20-years of supporting the who’s who of music’s finest, Lil ...
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Bright Balance: Avery Sunshine Mirrors Aretha Franklin Model For Marrying ...

Aretha Franklin did it! So did Al Green! Candi Staton did and Ann Nesby, Dave Hollister and Kelly Price continue to as well! Now, Avery Sunshine is the latest song stylist to bridge the gap between the sacred and secular ...
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Up All Night: Details On José James’ New CD

Singer José James has announced a June 10 release date for his new album, “While You Were Sleeping.” This will be the young jazz artist’s fifth studio album and his second album for Blue Note Records. “While You Were Sleeping” ...
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Ruben Studdard: Dropping Pounds & New Music Too

“American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard has dropped over 115 pounds since appearing on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Now the soul singer has signed with Verve Records and under the direction of David Foster will release a new CD of classic ...