1. Funeral Held for Fallen Poet and Activist Amiri Baraka

    January 18, 2014 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 A cacophony of bagpipes, African drums and jazz riffs creatively blended -- much like the elements of an Amiri Baraka poem -- at the Saturday funeral for the activist-writer and a founder of the Black Arts Movement, who died earlier this month . The ...

  2. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination Rolls On

    February 10, 2012 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Lately, It seems like Drake is one of the main ingredients required to make a fresh glass of Chart Juice. The ever-present rapper not only leads Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart again, but he continues to dominate Rap Songs with his late ...

  3. Common, Dr. Maya Angelou Clear Up N-Word Controversy

    December 20, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After reciting a poem on "The Dreamer," the opening track from Common 's new album "The Dreamer/The Believer," Dr. Maya Angelou reportedly expressed disappointment over the rapper's use of the N-word on the track. On Mo ...

  4. Common, Dr. Maya Angelou Clear Up N-Word Controversy

    December 20, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After reciting a poem on "The Dreamer," the opening track from Common 's new album "The Dreamer/The Believer," Dr. Maya Angelou reportedly expressed disappointment over the rapper's use of the N-word on the track. On Mo ...

  5. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as th ...

  6. CeCe Winans Plans Live Solo Album After Tour with Bebe

    April 22, 2011 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Contemporary gospel singer CeCe Winans, currently on what's amounting to a farewell tour for her duo with brother BeBe Winans, is planning to make a live album for her next solo venture. "We're scheduling a live recording, so we' ...

  7. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails Plan New Music In 2010

    January 04, 2010 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 K anye West and Trent Reznor , two of the most iconoclastic and discussed musicians of the past decade, each took to their blogs over the New Year holiday to announce new projects. While short on details, Reznor's message on nin.com hints at mu ...

  8. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candle Garde 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is kil ...

  9. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  10. Clinton, Obama To Battle In Grammy Category

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The race for president isn't the only one featuring a member of the Clinton family and Barack Obama. The race for president isn't the only one featuring a member of the Clinton family and Barack Obama. Indeed, the just-announced 2008 Gramm ...

  11. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candle Garde 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is kil ...

  12. Billboard Bits: 'Iconoclasts,' Tony Bennett, Sound Tribe Sector 9

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Simon, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season of the Sundance Channel series "Iconoclasts." Paul Simon, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season o ...

  13. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, the original lead vocalist and keyboard player of increasingly influential '60s British band the Zombies, thrill a London audience with a two-part show at 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist ...

  14. We Are Family

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" hits stores this week via Motown, just ahead of the U.S. premiere of the film. The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion& ...

  15. McKnight, LL Visit 'Family Reunion' Soundtrack

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" will be issued Feb. 21 through Motown. The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" will be issued Feb. 21 through Mot ...

  16. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito ...

  17. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated fo 2002 - The Calling guitarist Aaron K ...

  18. Quincy Celebrated With Rhino Box

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will be celebrated in a four-disc box set due Oct. 16 from Rhino. The release of "Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones" will coin Quincy Jones's wide-ranging ...