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R. Kelly’s time is up. A Lifetime movie Surviving R. Kelly will air in January with the most in-depth examination of his past and the bevy of sexual abuse claims by multiple women that have soiled the disgraced R&B singer’s reputation. —‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ star Spice debuts SHOCKING...
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The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Week organized by The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group, Inc. will be held October 21-28. The festival is a family-friendly event geared towards youths and adults and rooted in an ongoing remembrance of Lunceford – a renowned swing-era saxophonist and bandleader and the first...
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In the spirit of full disclosure, I haven't seen this clip. Honestly, I wasn't even looking for it. I was looking for a video clip for another post when this popped up. And really when the headline says: "Kanye West's meeting with President Donald Trump," do you need more description?...
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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp) The 2018 American Music Awards were a bit underwhelming, but the Aretha Franklin tribute did not disappoint. Performers sang songs from Aretha’s 1972 Amazing Grace album, which is still the best-selling gospel album of all time. EXCLUSIVE: Rickey Minor on prepping Aretha Franklin tribute for...
The Mempho Music Festival lived up to its “food, music and nature” theme this year as fans gathered for the second annual event at Shelby Farms last weekend. The two-day event kicked off Saturday with several major acts performing for fans in an intimate setting, while being surrounded by the...
Kirk Whalum travels the world playing concerts in venues of all kinds, but he brings his talents – and his friends – home to Memphis with a music series entitled Kafé Kirk beginning October 7 at the Halloran Centre. Part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre series, Kafé...
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PASADENA, Calif. – Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s On the Run II Tour – a Mr. and Mrs. affair primed to show off the power of two, rather than the transcendent talent of one or the other – landed at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. last Sunday night (Sept. 23). On...
Kirk Whalum travels the world playing concerts in venues of all kinds, but he brings his talents – and his friends – home to Memphis with a music series entitled Kafé Kirk beginning October 7 at the Halloran Centre. Part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre series, Kafé...
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Rolling with the momentum of its 2017 debut, the Mempho Music Festival is back and bigger for its second year. Mempho is a blend of today’s best artists and tunes with Memphis’ storied musical heritage, creating a festival experience filled with music, food and nature that appeals to people of...
by Tracy Sow, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The excitement and buzz surrounding the Oscar and Grammy ceremonies have nothing on the annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame presentations. The 2018 ceremony is no exception. Although 2012 was the event’s inaugural year, it has quickly become a highly anticipated, Memphis...