December 18, 2015

Aretha Franklin makes surprise appearance with Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

By CHARLES J. GANS Associated Press The Queen of Soul made a surprise appearance at the House of Swing, helping the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra […]
December 18, 2015

Trucker in crash that injured Tracy Morgan, killed friend will argue in court for dismissal

By David Porter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWARK, N.J. _ The truck driver who slammed into a limo carrying Tracy Morgan, killing one man and severely injuring […]
December 18, 2015

Jamaican dancehall DJ Flippa Moggela convicted of running California New Jersey cocaine ring

CAMDEN, N.J. _ A Jamaican dancehall DJ was convicted Thursday for his part in a drug ring that used the U.S. Postal Service and other delivery […]
December 18, 2015

50 Cent trying again to unload Connecticut mansion after filing for bankruptcy, seeking $8.5M

FARMINGTON, Conn. _ Rapper 50 Cent has lowered the asking price for his Connecticut mansion again after filing for bankruptcy in the state this past summer. […]
December 18, 2015

TASHA T PERFORMS AT BROTT MUSIC EDUCATION CONCERT

RasVibe Records recording artist also known as the Musical Ambassador Tasha T participated in the Brott Music Education Concert that was held at the Mohawk College […]
December 17, 2015

Meek Mill faces potential prison time after judge finds him guilty of probation violations

By Maryclaire Dale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ A judge appears likely to send rapper Meek Mill back behind bars early next year for a steady […]
December 17, 2015

Rappers N.W.A. join rock hall with Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers […]
December 17, 2015

Puff Daddy rereleases free mixtape; readies final album and New Year’s show with Pitbull

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Puff Daddy is close to the finish line as a recording artist. But first, the performer wants […]
December 17, 2015

Music Review: Chris Brown is multi dimensional on solid seventh album, ‘Royalty’

By Melanie J. Sims THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chris Brown, “Royalty” (RCA) Chris Brown knows his strengths, and on his seventh studio album, “Royalty,” the singer plays […]
December 17, 2015

Meek Mill gets support from Kenny Gamble as he tries to avoid jail over parole issues

By Maryclaire Dale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   PHILADELPHIA _ Music producer Kenny Gamble led off a string of witnesses pledging to support Meek Mill as the […]
December 16, 2015

Instant hit ‘Empire’ becomes an equally rapid retail star with clothes, handbags, nail polish

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   LOS ANGELES _ Before Fox TV’s “Empire” was a proven success, before any product licensing deals were signed, at […]
December 16, 2015

Rapper and actor LL Cool J back as Grammy host for fifth straight year

NEW YORK _ The Grammy Awards will celebrate a lot of new music, but its ceremony will have a familiar face up-front in host LL Cool […]
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