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    Guitarist of Legendary Go-go Band Talks New Career in Pop, Rock

    Go-go music may have been what originally spurred guitarist Valentino Jackson’s career, but his distinct versatility didn’t allow him to stay moored to the genre for long. After picking up a guitar at just 4...

    Songstress Syleena Johnson is Back With the Next Chapter

    With her signature raspy powerful vocals, Syleena Johnson has been R&B's best kept secret for over a decade. The Chicago native was introduced to music at an early age through her father, 1970s soul singer...

    Carl Thomas ‘Conquers’ It All

    With timeless ballads such as “Emotional” and “Summer Rain,” R&B crooner Carl Thomas can easily be classified as a staple in modern R&B. His 1999 debut album on Bad Boy Records spawned a bevy...

    Neo-Soul Artist Goapele Makes a Comeback

    After drifting away from the game for a while, neo-soul artist Goapele is back, sporting a new radiant hairdo and a new attitude toward life. Even without her usual locs and denim style, the songstress...

    Roc Stea'D: Old Concept, New Approach

    It looks like music is getting a new R&B and Hip-Hop duo. Detroit’s own “Roc” lyricist Brittany Elliott and “Stea’D” vocalist Jessica Lamarre are LIVE Record Label’s debut duo, Roc Stea’D. Music lovers have witnessed...

    New Music Coming from Michael Jackson Estate

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new posthumous album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson music comes out May 13. Epic Records and the late pop singer's estate will release "Xscape," an album of eight new tracks...

    AFRO Interview: R&B Soulful Artist Algebra Works On Second Album

    R&B solo artist Algebra released her latest album, “Purpose,” in 2008, and gained Billboard success. The Atlanta native has worked with Anthony David, Anthony Hamilton and Musiq and opened for neo-soul artists Common, Life...

    Sam Moore of Famed ‘Sam & Dave’ Duo Records Song to Honor King

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Veteran singer Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam & Dave is releasing a song in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. to coincide with the anniversary of the civil...

    Mosno Al-Moseeki Bridges the Gap Between East and West with Latest Album

    Refusing to be placed in any category, Mosno Al-Moseeki is a master of effortlessly commanding the stage and the mind. Taking listeners around the globe and back through his music, the Sudanese artist can’t...

    A Family Affair: BeBe and CeCe Winans join Mary Mary in concert

    There is certainly an undeniable bond that exists between brothers and sisters, especially when an opportunity presents itself to share in a larger-than-life experience. Beloved brother and sister duo BeBe and CeCe Winans and the...

    The Next Male Heavy Weight of Soul?

    R&B’s teddy bear Ruben Studdard, is gunning to be the next Luther Vandross with his fifth album dropping this January. “This is the first opportunity I had to really be in complete control of...

    Feeling the Groove at the 44th Hampton Jazz Festival

    This past weekend music lovers from all across the region converged in Hampton, VA for the 44th annual Hampton Jazz Festival, featuring an all-star lineup of established artists. The festival is traditionally held...

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