ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Teacher Schools Students with Hip-Hop Syllabus

It landed on vinyl then moved to cassette; traveled to CD before reaching iTunes to be downloaded to iPods. The history of hip hop has had a long and winding journey, but a Washington,...

Legendary Rapper, Keith ‘Guru’ Elam Loses Battle with Cancer

Keith “Guru” Elam, one-half of the pioneering hip-hop group Gang Starr, died after a long battle with cancer on April 19, Mtvnews.com reported. “The world has lost one of the best MCs and hip-hop icons...

African Artist Introduces Homeland with Ancient Craft

Since age 8, Martin Owino has fostered had a deep-rooted passion for art, especially batik, a cloth-decorating craft with origins in Africa and Asia. In fact, Owino’s passion for the intricate art was vital...

Maxwell Makes Chart-Topping History

Singer Maxwell has had a stellar year, releasing a top-selling album, BLACKsummers’night and several No. 1 singles including “Pretty Wings,” “Bad Habits” and now, “Fistful of Tears,” his third consecutive No. 1 on Billboard’s...

Stephanie Mills Releases New Single, Concert Schedule

Grammy Award-winning songbird, Stephanie Mills, best known for her hits “Put Your Body In It” and “ You Can Get Over,” is releasing her first single, “Yesterday” from her upcoming CD Breathless. The album is...

Illness Forces Houston to Move Tour Dates

Pop singer Whitney Houston has postponed the European leg of her current tour as she recovers from a respiratory illness. It was initially believed that Houston would just miss her first four shows in Paris,...

Jennifer Hudson Flaunts New Svelte Figure

Vocal powerhouse and new mom Jennifer Hudson has been named the new face of Weight Watchers, an international weight-loss program, according to her Web site. The 28-year-old former “American Idol” alum has been praised for...

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Prince in Alleged Financial Straits

According to The Associated Press, 51-year-old music icon Prince is facing a number of financial woes, including unpaid taxes in his home state, Minnesota, and a whopping fine from Irish concert promoters for skipping...

India Arie Slams Lady Gaga Video

Known for her deep, soul-searching lyrics and guitar-laden hits, Grammy-nominated singer India.Arie has based her career on socially conscious, uplifting music. In several postings on her Twitter page, the Atlanta-based singer slammed Lady Gaga,...

Rap Legend to Co-Host Hip-Hop Awards

Rap icon Kurtis Blow, most famous for his hit “The Breaks,” is set to co-host the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Awards (HHHOF) in June. This will be the first broadcast of the awards show...

Beyonc’s ‘Heat’ Turns Big Profit

After dominating radio waves, the big screen and the fashion world, Beyoncé has laid her stake in the perfume industry, releasing her signature scent, Heat, to the masses. In just over one month, the...