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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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Daryl Coley: Gospel Great Dead At 60

The entertainment industry mourns the death of Grammy-nominated Gospel great, Daryl Coley. The 60-year-old vocal wonder was an innovator in Gospel Music, known for his intricate vocal riffs and jazz-like arrangements. Known as “a singer’s singer,” Coley had been off ...
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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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Andraé Crouch: Music Legend Dead At Age 72

Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch has died at age 72. The Grammy-winning artist was an accomplished singer, songwriter and arranger passed after being hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, Calif. on Thursday evening. He had been hospitalized since ...
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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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Oprah Winfrey: Honors Civil Rights Legends In Santa Barbara

Oprah Winfrey loves to host parties with iconic themes and the billionaire decided to she wanted to use the promotion of her upcoming film “Selma” to celebrate the lives of some iconic civil rights pioneers. Last weekend, Winfrey presented her ...
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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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Andraé Crouch: Gospel Great Facing Serious Health Challenges

Grammy-winning gospel legend Andraé Crouch is facing some “serious health challenges.” The 71-year-old’s twin sister Sandra Crouch has reached out to family, friends and fans of the iconic singer/songwriter soliciting prayers for her brother. Andraé, who is the Senior Pastor ...
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Back For More: “The Arsenio Hall Show” Renewed

Congratulations are in store for Arsenio Hall. The legendary late night host relaunched his iconic “Arsenio Hall Show” in the fall of 2013 to stellar ratings. On Wednesday, Hall’s good friend, former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno made a surprise ...
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Digital Divide: Vibe Magazine Ending Print Edition

Say goodbye to Vibe magazine. The once-popular entertainment and music magazine has been sold to online publisher SpinMedia, which will cease publishing its print edition. SpinMedia plans to solely operate Vibe now as a digital property. The company did not ...