Music

Mariah Carey is topless on the cover of Paper magazine, her wavy hair covering her chest and arms bowed out behind her head like butterfly wings. She wears an exquisitely jeweled body harness, fishnet stockings, sheer black gloves, and a sweet smile. She’s not too...
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...
by Mark Kennedy -- Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart...
by George Tillman -- Many years ago, I started a project to bring HIV and AIDS awareness to the Memphis community. In 1998, I coordinated a World AIDS Day awareness benefit and that’s where my journey to owning a piece...
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...
More than a dozen of the nation’s leading gospel singers and local gospel greats will star in the 44th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. The...
To commemorate its 15th anniversary, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will celebrate on May 3 with all-day free museum admission and entertainment from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm. The museum, which is located at the corner of College...
It didn’t take long for Bruno Mars fans to come to his defense after the Grammy-winner was accused of making music that was culturally appropriated from black culture.The debate started with the comments writer Seren Sensei’s made in a...
Sold out! A packed house – 18,000-plus – filled with fans and others who just wanted to be part of the mix that turned out in support of rap star Yo Gotti and the fifth installment of his annual...
The New Year just got a bit funkier. Larry Dodson, the former lead singer of The Bar-Kays, is returning to the stage as solo act. Dodson retired in June of 2017. And he did so with serious intent. “You know people...