October 21, 2014

NYC exhibit of Louis Armstrong photographs by Jack Bradley includes rare, poignant images

By Ula Ilnytzky THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his “white son,” inviting him to private rehearsals, recording […]
October 21, 2014

Pitbull to host American Music Awards; rapper will also perform during NFL Thanksgiving game

NEW YORK _ Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards. The platinum-selling rapper will also perform at the Nov. 23 event at Nokia Theatre L.A. […]
October 21, 2014


NEW YORK (AP) _ Perhaps the biggest game on the schedule at the start of the N-B-A season will be LeBron James’ first game back in […]
October 21, 2014

‘SNL’ promotes black woman to its cast from writing staff in latest bid for diversity

NEW YORK _ “Saturday Night Live” is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its cast. The […]
October 17, 2014

Flying Lotus’ latest ‘You’re Dead!’ is an odyssey on what comes next

By Jake O’Connell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flying Lotus, “You’re Dead!” (Warp) The fifth album by Los Angeles producer Flying Lotus moves even further away from his […]
October 16, 2014

Music Review: Aretha Franklin’s latest collection an homage, challenge to other divas

By Jeff Karoub THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aretha Franklin, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” (RCA Records) Aretha Franklin sings the sound of America like nobody […]
October 16, 2014


NEW YORK — Rihanna is now getting involved in what men smell like. She is launching her first fragrance for men and it’s called Rogue Man. […]
October 16, 2014


  LOS ANGELES — Pharrell (fah-REL’) Williams will return as a coach for the next season of “The Voice.” Christina Aguilera will return, as well as […]
October 15, 2014

Alicia Keys holds protest in NYC for Nigerian schoolgirls 6 months after they were kidnapped

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus […]
October 14, 2014

Chris Brown racks up leading 7 nominations for Soul Train Awards

NEW YORK (AP) _ Chris Brown leads the Soul Train Awards with seven nominations. Beyonce‘ has six and Pharrell (fah-REL’) Williams has five. Album of the […]
October 14, 2014


NEW YORK (AP) _ You can vote for who makes the short list for the big award at the American Music Awards, then you can vote […]
October 14, 2014

Boyz II Men heads back to high school for concert

PHILADELPHIA _ Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men are returning to their roots with a concert at their old stomping grounds.The R&B trio will […]