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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 Zeno and Vince Johnson and Mo B. Doors open at 7...
Just prior to his 2016 death, music legend Prince announced during a New York show his plans to pen memoir, titled “The Beautiful Ones.” Fast forward to 2019 and the musician’s first and only book is set to hit shelves Tuesday. “This is my first one,” Prince said at the time....
The 2019 Soulsville USA Festival brought its annual – and ample – supply of joy, entertainment, camerderie and adventure to the historic Soulsville USA District on College and McLemore last Saturday (Oct. 19). Stellar music was spread across three stages, with attendees soaking in the positive vibes at each. Amid...
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I am a HUGE A Tribe Called Quest fan. HUGE. So when an opportunity came across my desk to interview Ali Shaeed Muhammad of Tribe and Lucy Pearl fame and Adrian Younge, well-known for his work with Souls of Mischief, I fully geeked out. The duo dazzles under the moniker...
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According to Pitchfork, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees vying to be added to the 2020 list of inductees. The lengthy list includes Whitney Houston, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and The Notorious B.I.G.— this is his first year of eligibility. Artists who became...
As Memphis evenings go, it was an eclectic night of song and music accented by the talents of local artists, along with the vocal and instrumental skills of Southwest Tennessee Community College students. Billed as “Live Off Beale,” the Sept. 26 event was a musical benefit for Southwest music students...
In the Mid-South world of music events, the Left Bank Festival signals that West Memphis is proud of its music roots – and for good reason. Set for Oct. 5, beginning at 10 a.m., the 2019 Left Bank Festival celebrates American music legend Willie Mitchell, considered by many to be...
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In collaboration with Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Rhodes College and The Collective, Indie Memphis has introduced the Black Independence Film Series. The Black Independence Film Series is a citywide celebration of the past, present, and the future of black independent films. The mini-film festival will showcase international films...
The ballads of Keith Sweat and Joe meshed with the powerful vocals of Tamia to produce an evening to remember at the Classic Music Festival at the Lander's Center in Southaven on Saturday night. Up first was Tamia, who made her singing debut with Quincy Jones and has been getting...
Soul music legends Gladys Knight and Jeffrey Osborne thrilled a sold-out crowd during the Classic Concert at The Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Memphis on Wednesday evening. Jeffrey Osborne opened up the show, entering from the stage and taking his performance into a ready-to-party audience. With concert-goers on their feet throughout,...