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Rapper Meek Mill is in the New York Times this week with a powerful op-ed on criminal justice reform. If you remember, in November 2017, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced the Philly native to two to four years–claiming he violated his probation. Upon his early release in April 2018, he has led...
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Memphis Challenge will give a warm welcome to winter on December 7 with its “Jazzin’ Around 7” concert, featuring a headlining performance from international recording artist, Johnny Britt. Britt will perform material from his critically-acclaimed “Marvin Meets Miles” project and his latest single, “So Hot,” which features Najee and Paul Brown. His new song, “Christmas...
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One was a significant figure in the civil rights era; the other a young, accomplished music scholar who joined the prestigious Detroit Symphony Orchestra this fall. Both men distinguished themselves as artists: one a writer and photographer and the other a master of wind instruments. Their connection is undeniable, and...
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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. He was born with albinism,...
It was an evening of soul, gospel, jazz, and blues at the 22nd Annual W. C. Handy Heritage Awards celebrating the 145th birthday of the “Father of the Blues,” W. C. Handy. Presented by the W. C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum and Heritage Tours, the awards paid tribute to...
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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 High School, where they developed...
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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! As a past winner of...
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 in church at a young...
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Pharrell Williams has joined the ranks of Steven Tyler, Adele, Queen, Prince, and Earth, Wind & Fire—all of whom have asked Donald Trump to stop playing their music at his events. On Monday, an attorney representing Williams filed a cease-and-desist against the president, calling Trump out on his use of...