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The holiday season is five months away, but Earth, Wind & Fire received an early gift Thursday. The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., announced that the group will be one of the marquee recipients at the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors later this year.Standing alongside Earth, Wind & Fire...
The musical talents of the Ghost Town Blues Band, The MD’s and Lightin’ Malcolm will be featured during the 31st annual Blues On The Bluff event on July 20. Sponsored by Memphis Made Brewing, the annual fundraiser for WEVL FM 89.9 will be held on the grounds of The Metal...
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With the much hyped release of the new remake of The Lion King coming soon, Beyoncé and Disney have collaborated to produce a companion album “steeped in the sounds of Africa.” On Tuesday night as stars from the upcoming movie hit the red carpet for the world premiere of the reimagined...
The legendary Stevie Wonder announced he will be receiving a kidney transplant surgery this upcoming fall. Appearing onstage at the British Summer Time Festival in London over the weekend, the 69-year-old singer revealed to the crowd his forthcoming procedure. “So what’s going to happen is this: I am going to have...
Christen Dukes, at age 21, is an accomplished musician and producer, a seasoned philanthropist and a 2019 graduate of Visible Music College Music College with a bachelors degree in music production. Oh, and one other important detail. Dukes was born with sickle cell anemia. “I’ve been coming to St. Jude (Children’s...
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Editor's note: #Access901 columnist Joy Doss first shared this playlist last June in honor of African American Music month. It's still a great playlist though so pump up the volume . . . Memphis is a musical city, no doubt. And black folk are a musical people. So, it’s only...
Well-renowned rapper/actor Antwon “Big Boi” Patton has secured the role of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy in the upcoming film, “The Bobby DeBarge Story.” Big Boi works alongside actor Roshon Fegan, who plays the lead role of Bobby DeBarge. The two recently joined other cast members and the director and...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVjjSxpqbOo A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ____ — Video of the year: Childish Gambino, “This Is America” — Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars — Best female hip-hop artist: Cardi B — Best male hip-hop...
When history and culture converge at the historic Robert R. Church Park in downtown Memphis June 14-16, revelers on the grounds will experience the best that the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival has to offer. “We’re working hard to bring Memphis the best in music, food and entertainment,” said Telisa Franklin,...
How rich is Jay-Z? He’s a business, man. Nine years after Jay-Z sat down with billionaire Warren Buffet over strawberry malts to discuss wealth and the art of giving for the Forbes 400, the iconic rapper has amassed a billion-dollar fortune – becoming the first rapper to achieve this milestone,...