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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On Tour

Posted August 18, 2016 by jmurray

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, MC Lyte, and Raheem DeVaughn in a hybrid concert and theatrical presentation. The night will […]

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Both Sides Now: Chaka Khan Out Of Rehab & In The Studio

Posted August 17, 2016 by jmurray

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 on August 1 and is not only back to performing, but she’s headed back into […]

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Bobby Brown: Wife Gives Ultimatum Following Birth Of 7th Child

Posted June 13, 2016 by jmurray

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 and the life of his ex-wife Whitney Houston in the book, some of which are […]

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Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

Posted June 2, 2016 by jmurray

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 his acclaimed choir, Chorale Le Chateau. Combining elements of gospel music, classical and jazz, this […]

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Miss Independent: Kierra Sheard Readying Solo Tour, Girl Band & New App

Posted May 10, 2016 by jmurray

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 female acts to open up her shows. Her tour run will kick off on July […]

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New Edition: Back On Top With Hit Single & Summer Tour Dates

Posted May 5, 2016 by jmurray

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 Tresvant and Gill—has the number one single at Urban Adult Contemporary Radio this week with […]

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Silent Treatment: Radio One Bans All K.Michelle Music

Posted April 14, 2016 by jmurray

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 big issue now in real life because the broadcast conglomerate Radio One owned by media […]

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La’Porsha Power: “American Idol” Runner-Up Signed To Legendary Record Label

Posted April 8, 2016 by jmurray

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 “American Idol” in an upset victory. Despite her loss, “American Idol” has secured a recording […]

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Brandy Norwood: Suing Record Label & Returning To “Chicago”

Posted April 5, 2016 by jmurray

R&B singer Brandy Norwood has filed suit against her record company and its president for blocking her from releasing new music and attempting to force her into signing a new contract. In legal documents filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court and first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Brandy alleged that Chameleon Entertainment and company […]

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Real Chemistry: Kenny Lattimore & Nadine Ellis Are A Match Made In Music

Posted April 1, 2016 by jmurray

R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore has just released a new music video for his latest single “You’re My Girl,” the third release from his “Anatomy of a Love Song” (eOne Music) album. The latest video features actress Nadine Ellis as Lattimore’s love interest. The former star of BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” was also the leading lady […]

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