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KO & The Crew presents ‘The Rent Party’

For a night and for the culture, KO & The Crew is hosting an old school rent party at The Bluff on Highland. “Rent Party: A 90s Tribute” is set for Friday (Dec. 28), kicking off at The Bluff (535 Highland) at 8 p.m. A rent...

Alice Faye Duncan ‘sings’ about the life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Acclaimed writer Alice Faye Duncan tells the story of poet and author Gwendolyn Brooks with her latest book, “A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks.” Using a writer’s voice that is both wise and witty, Duncan introduces young readers to the early years and works of Brooks,...

WKND Hang Suite: ‘We are not the club, we are The WKND!’

“The WKND Experience is unapologetically our own. We don’t pattern ourselves after anyone. So expect to have a great time with great people. Expect great service and a great product. Expect an atmosphere that makes you want to return.” Take that from Joe Johnson, who...

Nadia Matthews presents relationship-themed stage play ‘Red Flags’

Stage and screen multi-hyphenate Nadia Matthews is showcasing her very own personal past relationship troubles, with her stage play “Red Flags.” Matthews is a writer, producer, director and founder of Lily Roze Acting Studio – a nonprofit dramatic arts organization located at 810 S. Main...

Jai Musiq rolls forward with ‘The Sap Junt’

After months of releasing singles, music videos, freestyles, radio appearances and personally funded tours across the South and beyond, Jai Musiq finally has released his long awaited project, “The Sap Junt.” At the heart of this new wave of Memphis talent is Joshua Jones, also...

RobenX to the rescue

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“If I died today, I know why I was born. I was born to speak out against bullying, build awareness about albinism, and share my love for music with the world!” So says Memphis-based rapper Robdarius Brown, whose alter ego and stage name is RobenX....

Ready for “Round 2?” Memphis rap duo LAE to host listening party for latest project

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The Memphis’ duo LAE, is next up on the Memphis’ rap scene. The rap group consists of Latevious Rayford and Joshua Sandlin, who go by the stage names of Tay9 and Ghost, respectively. The childhood friends both played football at Bellevue Middle and at Central...

’Tis the season for Karen Brown Live: The Holiday Edition!

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’Tis the season to add some holiday spirit to your soul-music diet. And right on cue, well known songstress Karen Brown will be performing live November 25th at her annual holiday soiree. Brown has been shutting down venues with her powerhouse voice for several years!...

Kashief is ‘therapy’ for real-singer seekers

If you’re a music lover grimacing at what often passes for talent these days and wondering “where are the real singers,” perhaps a listen to Kashief would be satisfying to you. A graduate of Overton High School for Creative and Performing Arts, Kashief began singing...

HitKidd stakes his claim as Memphis rap evolves

Memphis rap is in the midst of a special moment. The city’s youngest and brightest talents are actively developing their own distinct takes on what the Memphis hip-hop/rap scene can be and showing that it can thrive beyond the borders of its region. “The music...