1. D'Angelo's Voodoo Still Transfixing at Red Bull Music Academy: Review

    May 22, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Over 14 years after his last album, the seminal neo-soul text, "Voodoo," defined an era, D'Angelo sauntered on stage in a classroom-sized theater at the Brooklyn Museum – as if he hadn't been gone a day. His signature cornrows d ...

  2. George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell Talk 'Finding The Funk' - and Getting Paid for It - at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2013 7:08 PM EDT 3 1.003 k 45 8 0 What began -- on paper, at least -- as a discussion on the documentary "Finding the Funk" by producers Nelson George and Arthur Baker (who moderated the conversation) quickly ran off the rails and became as much an exploration o ...

  3. Green Day, Chicago Blues, 'Sound City’ to Screen at SXSW

    January 31, 2013 3:01 PM EST SXSW will screen the world premieres of two films about Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day as well as films about the racial mix in the 1960s Chicago blues world, Burning Man and the travels of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. In addit ...

  4. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  5. Brian McManus Named Village Voice Music Editor

    September 17, 2012 4:16 PM EDT The Village Voice today announced the hiring of Brian McManus as its new music editor, according to a post on the New York City alt-weekly's blog . He starts a week from today on Sept. 24. McManus replaces Maura Johnston who was let go by Vil ...

  6. Backbeat: Hill Country Hosts Chip Taylor Who Says 'F**k All The Perfect People'

    March 23, 2012 1:04 PM EDT Chip Taylor, right, poses with Hill Country Live director Lincoln Schofield at Taylor's performance Thursday night. (Photo: Thom Duffy) At Hill Country Barbeque Market , the down-home eatery, and the showcase club Hill Country Live, in Manhat ...

  7. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV ...

  8. Latifah Gets 'Support' For HBO Film

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Actor Wendell Pierce, co-star of HBO's crime drama "The Wire," and Anna Deavere Smith from NBC's "The West Wing" have joined Queen Latifah in the cast of the HBO original movie "Life Support." Actor Wendell Pi ...

  9. Latifah Finds 'Support' For HBO Telefilm

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen Latifah has signed on to star in HBO Films' "Life Support," a telefilm that centers on the HIV crisis in the black community. Queen Latifah has signed on to star in HBO Films' "Life Support," a telefilm that cente ...

  10. VH1 Honors Hip-Hop

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat Joe, MC Hammer and Sugar Hill Gang were among the artists who performed in all-star collaborations last night (Oct. 3) at the inaugural VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat Joe, MC H ...

  11. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Jackson Box Set

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be found on the career-spanning Michael Jackson box set, "The Ultimate Collection." Due Nov. 16 via Epic and executive-produ More than a dozen previously unrelease ...

  12. Universal Plans Russell Simmons Biopic

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Universal Pictures and studio-based Misher Films have acquired the rights to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons' autobiography, "Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money and God." The film will chronicle the care Universal Pictures and studio-bas ...