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 first Friday of each month, with the first held Dec....
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 with Uptown, which will revisit the trials, triumphs, and tribulations...
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.
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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 five esteemed guests. “I remember my mother doing the vacuum dance...
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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 My Heart,” and yes, every single person in the audience...
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 of the super-talented Stax Music Academy Jazz Ensemble, under the...
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, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Airport, 2240...
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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...