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Leela James gave a soul-stirring performance as she headlined the Savage X The Soul Tour with R&B artist Tank at the New Daisy Theatre on Saturday. Tank has wrapped up his original Savage tour and is now on a second run, with James bringing her soulful sound to the...
Lyfe is Dope celebrated another year bringing local talent and artwork to the forefront in Memphis during its fourth annual jam session at the New Daisy Theatre. Ten acts were selected from more than 100 submissions to perform for a sold-out crowd. The first act of the night (Nov. 22)...
Avery Sunshine, soul singer and award-winning artist, returns to Memphis as featured artist for Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church’s annual Christmas celebration on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. With her musical roots in church, Avery grew up singing in her church choir in Pennsylvania. Later, she worked as a minister of...
By now, you might have seen clips on the news about JAY-Z's sit-down with Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times. But if you haven't seen the full 35-minute clip, here's your chance. This is worth watching for more than a few reasons. One, I'm always fascinated...
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright's novel "Native Son," at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling along the Seine after hanging...
Boo Mitchell got juice; or, rather, the Mitchell family. Royal Studios 60th anniversary concert at The Orpheum on Sunday night was a star-studded evening accented with stellar performances, including a surprise appearance by Tank, who paid tribute to Al Green, sparkly slip-on loafers and all. I would venture to say some...
For the 21st year – as in years past – the Annual W.C. Handy Heritage Awards served to honor “Authentic Beale Street Musicians” and treat attendees to the music that earned the artists such acclaim. Case in point: After awards presenter Elaine Lee Turner delivered the program’s dedication in memory...
Common as Caster (courtesy of Webtoon) More black-nerd news: Common recently announced that he will create an original multimedia comic series called Caster. The series will be available exclusively on Line Webtoon’s site and app. Common will be creating an original score and song for the series and lending his likeness to...
Rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who said the musician had wasted several chances to...