December 16, 2014

STEVIE WONDER – GRAMMY HONOUR

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ He has already won a mess of Grammys. And now Stevie Wonder is getting notice from the Grammy people for one […]
December 16, 2014

JEREMIH ARRESTED

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeremih (jehr-eh-MY’) and two others were arrested after one of the men allegedly opened a door to an airport boarding ramp after […]
December 16, 2014

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pinkprint’ delivers grown up

By Melanie J. Sims THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nicki Minaj, “The Pinkprint” (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records) Maybe we knew _ even in 2010 _ when Nicki Minaj […]
December 16, 2014

D’Angelo and The Vanguards’ ‘Black Messiah’ plays to message of rising up

By Melanie J. Sims THE ASSOCIATED PRESS D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Black Messiah” (RCA) The phrase “long-awaited album” gets tossed around quite a bit _ slapped […]
December 15, 2014

Spelman College suspends its Cosby professorship

ATLANTA _ An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by more than two dozen women that the comedian and actor […]
December 15, 2014

‘Selma’ stars on poignancy and parallels of movie

By Alicia Rancilio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ At Sunday’s premiere of “Selma” in New York, the cast acknowledged parallels between their film about the […]
December 15, 2014

Count ‘Gotham,’ ‘Girlfriends’ and ‘True Detective’ among the best on TV (and video) in 2014

By Frazier Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   NEW YORK _ From the extraordinary Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring miniseries “The Honorable Woman” on SundanceTV to Syfy’s goofy “Sharknado 2: […]
December 13, 2014

Federal judge rejects bid to delay lawsuit brought by Tracy Morgan over fatal New Jersey crash

NEWARK, N.J. _ Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey. A […]
December 13, 2014

MUSIC – BILLBOARD WOMEN

It’s tough to top a birthday serenade from the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin gave an impromptu performance of “Happy Birthday” to Taylor Swift, Billboard’s new […]
December 13, 2014

BILL COSBY COMEDY TOUR

The renewal of sexual assault claims are further undermining Bill Cosby’s touring schedule. The 77-year-old comedian has planned to crisscross the U-S and Canada this winter […]
December 13, 2014

OBAMA – THE TEMPTATIONS – THE FOUR TOPS

Motown came calling to the White House on Friday. Members of the Temptations and the Four Tops dropped by to see President Barack Obama while on […]
December 13, 2014

US-DANCE-AILEY-CIVIC-RIGHTS

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater troupe is paying tribute to late folk singer Odetta, a symbol of the civil rights movement. Robert Battle, artistic director […]
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