1. MLK Day 2018: Common, Ava DuVernay, Ice-T, Maxwell & Other Celebs Praise Civil Rights Icon's Legacy

    January 15, 2018 9:10 AM EST 0 0 0 For many around the nation Monday (Jan. 15) was a day of reflection, action and marching in the streets to recall and celebrate the legacy of civil rights icon Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The national holiday might also serve as a time to remember K ...

  2. 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards: T.I. Channels Black Panther Party for 'We Will Not' Performance

    October 04, 2016 10:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. paid homage to the Black Panther party while speaking on social injustice during his 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards performance of "We Will Not" on Tuesday night (Oct. 4). The Atlanta rapper rocked an all-black outfit with a black beret in h ...

  3. Musicians Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Social Media

    January 19, 2015 3:11 PM EST Music celebrities across all genres celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 19) by sharing their tributes on social media. MTV Will Air in Black and White on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it ...

  4. 10 Songs Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    January 20, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today (Jan. 20), we remember the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose contributions to the social and political sphere of the United States are innumerable. And over the years, the global musical spher ...

  5. Mary J. Blige Embraces 'Betty & Coretta' Role: 'I'm Working My Way'

    September 26, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taking a breather from her Liberation Tour with D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige is in Montreal this week to begin filming "Betty & Coretta," a double biopic of Betty Shabazz (played by Blige) and Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett) in the ...

  6. Madonna Delivers Gay Rights Speech Amid Violence Threats: Watch

    August 09, 2012 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna hasn't let threats of violence quiet her down. During her performance in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday night, the singer made a passionate plea for gay rights. "The gay community here, and all around the world, have the same ...

  7. Pam Tillis Takes a 'Nice Little Detour' Into R&B Territory

    January 22, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 She has released some of Music City's top singles of the past two decades such as "Deep Down" and "Maybe It Was Memphis," but Pam Tillis's latest musical adventure has everyone talking - in and out of Nashville! "I ...

  8. S.O.B.'s Annual MLK Day Show Canceled Due to Poor Ticket Sales

    January 17, 2012 3:48 PM EST On Sunday, Jan. 15, something strange happened at S.O.B.'s: for the first time in over a decade, the lower Manhattan club did not host a showcase in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on the night before the national holiday. A ...

  9. Fantasia To Star in Mahalia Jackson Biopic

    February 09, 2011 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" alum and erstwhile VH1 reality-show star Fantasia Barrino has added another line to her resume today. The season three winner is slated to appear in a feature-film adaptation of the 1993 book "Got to Tell It: Mahalia J ...

  10. 29 Black Music Milestones: Marian Anderson Performs at the Lincoln Memorial

    February 04, 2011 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Before Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke the words to his celebrated "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, world famous contralto Marian Anderson lived out her own dream on those famous Washington D.C. steps on April 9, 193 ...

  11. Diddy Invokes Ali, Obama, MLK in Blog Trailer

    May 05, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 S ean "Diddy" Combs released the, ahem, "trailer" for his new blog (the aptly named Diddyblog.com ) on Monday, and basically, "Iron Man 2" wishes it had a preview this dramatic. Video: Trailer for Diddyblog.com Diddyblo ...

  12. EMI To Represent Dr. Martin Luther King's Works

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has signed a long-term global deal to represent the intellectual property of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Under the terms, EMI will create new revenue streams by expanding the use of Dr King's teachings, contemporary music ...

  13. Aretha Franklin To Sing At Obama Inauguration

    December 18, 2008 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin will sing, the Rev. Rick Warren will pray and more than 11,000 U.S. troops will be watching over inauguration ceremonies in case of an attack during President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in on Jan. 20. As many as 4 million vis ...

  14. Lambchop's Wagner Scales Back With 'Oh (ohio)'

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For Lambchop mainman Kurt Wagner, the group's 10th album, "Oh (ohio)," marks a big change for the Nashville country-soul outfit. For Lambchop mainman Kurt Wagner, the group's 10th album, "Oh (ohio)," marks a big change ...

  15. Rock Legend Bo Diddley Dies At 79

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according to his spokesperson. He was 79. Diddley suffered a stroke last spring and had a heart attack last August, Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) ...

  16. Wonder Saluting Late Mother On Next Album

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The death of his mother 16 months ago has inspired Stevie Wonder to get cracking on a new album, "The Gospel Inspired by Lula," that he hopes to have out as soon as January. The death of his mother 16 months ago has inspired Stevie Wonder ...

  17. Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14,

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14, 2001 For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little-known but d ...

  18. Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City, Jan. 14, 2001.I For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little ...