Friday, May 29, 2020

Music

by Tracy Sow, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The world of blues convened in Memphis recently for the 36th International Blues Challenge (IBC) presented by the Blues Foundation. Musicians from around the world flooded the juke joints on Beale,...
After a record-setting 2019, the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival has announced the first round of artists confirmed for its eagerly-awaited 2020 lineup. With a reputation for an eclectic mix of genres, the 44th Annual Beale Street Music...
Gospel star Earnest Pugh’s alma mater is Millington Central High School, where he now is giving back by mentoring students in the school’s gospel choir once a month. Pugh’s mentoring sessions with the Millington Gospel Choir are set for the...
On Jan. 24, 2017, our lives were forever changed with the auspicious debut of BET’s The New Edition Story. Looking to perhaps recapture that magic—or at least those ratings—BET announced that it will be blessing us all...
The addition of original artwork will create a visual experience that aligns with the museum’s content and blends well with the overall aesthetic of the accompanying galleries. Submitted artwork will be juried by an internal art selection committee with three selected artists being awarded between $50,000 – $70,000 for the creation and installation of their work.
WASHINGTON — Earth, Wind & Fire was a definitive part of LL Cool J’s childhood soundtrack in Queens, New York. Now he was hosting the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which featured the landmark ensemble as one of its...
The 2019 American Music Awards (AMAs) have come and gone, but we need to reminisce about one of the most nostalgic moments of the night. On Sunday night, Toni Braxton took the stage to perform her Hot 100 hit, “Un-Break...
Swaying, clapping and rocking from beginning to end is the norm at the W.C. Handy Heritage Awards and the 23rd annual event had all of that – and more! Guests flowed into the Holiday Inn-Airport (Nov. 17) to the sounds...
The 23rd Annual W. C. Handy Heritage Awards will celebrate the 146th birthday of the “Father of the Blues,” along with “Memphis Bicentennial Blues, Jazz and Soul.” The black-tie extravaganza honoring “Authentic Beale Street Musicians,” will be held November 17,...
Grammy Award winner Bobby Rush will celebrate his 86th birthday with a bash at the Paradise Entertainment Center, 645 E. Georgia Ave on Friday (Nov. 8). Performing live will be Grady Champion, Frayzer Boy, Al Kapone, Billy Soul Bonds Ms...