November 20, 2015

An eclectic list of box sets for the holidays include, Bob Marley, Ottis Redding, Aretha Franklin and more

Aretha Franklin, “The Atlantic Albums Collection” (Atlantic), $89.98 Beginning with the landmark album “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You,” these 16 CDs […]
November 19, 2015

In Minneapolis, police shooting of unarmed black man stirs old tensions

By Amy Forliti THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS _ The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Minneapolis police officer has pushed racial tensions in […]
November 19, 2015

Bruce Springsteen, John Legend among all star performers at race relations concert

By Derrik J. Lang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Bruce Springsteen rocked out with John Legend, Eric Church teamed up with Smokey Robinson, and Miguel […]
November 17, 2015

More than sing about race, Pharrell, John Legend, more musicians want to talk about the issues

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ When Pharrell Williams signed up to perform at an all-star concert highlighting race relations in America, the […]
November 17, 2015

With Apple Music radio show, Mary J. Blige encourages a life with ‘no more drama’

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ R&B star Mary J. Blige is hoping she can offer love and support to those who “are […]
November 13, 2015

Music Review: Kirk Franklin shows brilliance after 4 year absence with ‘Losing My Religion’

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kirk Franklin, “Losing My Religion” (RCA Inspirational/Fo Yo Soul) Kirk Franklin encourages Christians to accept the flaws of others […]
November 13, 2015

Thousands Welcome Holness for JLP Mass Meeting at Munimar Square, Spanish Town, Jamaica W.I.

The old Spanish capital of Jamaica, founded 1534 was transformed into a sea of green as an estimated crowd of some (25, 000) green clad Labourites, […]
November 11, 2015

Will Smith film ‘Concussion’ delivers hard hit to NFL

By Beth Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ “Concussion” delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to […]
November 6, 2015


NEW YORK (AP) _ Will Smith says he’s planning a tour with D-J Jazzy Jeff. Smith tells Ellen DeGeneres on “Ellen” he wants to “get out […]
November 5, 2015

Officers seize assets of rapper Lil Wayne for $2 million court judgment over leased jet

MIAMI (AP) _ Officers have seized assets from the Miami Beach mansion of rapper Lil Wayne to help pay a $2 million court judgment involving his lease […]
November 5, 2015

“Lovers Rock And Soul” Hits #12 On ITunes UK Charts, #31 On U.S Charts

It’s nearing a week since the release of Mr. Vegas’s newest project “Lovers Rock and Soul”, the 11-Track album filled with reggae renditions of classic hits […]
November 5, 2015

Supreme Court turns away appeal over use of reggae star Bob Marley’s image on shirts

WASHINGTON (AP)_ The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from clothing companies that claim they have legal rights to sell shirts with the image of reggae […]