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    Multi-talented Musician Esperanza Spalding Prepares for Lincoln Theater Debut

    With her voluminous halo of corkscrew curls and lithe physique, bassist and violinist Esperanza Spalding could easily parlay her good looks into a career in fashion or a pop music. But the 25-year-old musician’s...

    Patrick Cooper Takes It Back to ‘The Way It Used To Be’

    Reminiscent of a time when music expressed raw emotion and exposed the soul, Patrick Cooper’s The Way It Used To Be is a treat not to be missed. The album, released on July 12,...

    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...

    Rapper Phil Ad: The Newest Face of DMV Hip-Hop

    Infectious beats and clever lyrics are the components of tracks constructed by rapper Phil Adé. But while he may be one of a handful of emcees attempting to put the DMV region the map,...

    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...

    Fantasia’s ‘Back to Me’ Tour Comes to Maryland

    The past year has been an emotional rollercoaster for “American Idol” winner Fantasia. A failed suicide attempt, relationship with a married man – and the media onslaught that followed – drew attention to 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...

    Will Downing Tells Love’s Complete Story on New Album

    Vocalist Will Downing, known for his smooth and soulful R&B and jazz compositions, is gearing up for the release of his latest project that will stand out from many of his former LPs. The...

    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...

    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...

    New Teen Singer Draws Comparisons to Young Michael Jackson

    Thirteen-year-old Jawan Harris is a bright singer and dancer on the rise. With a charming “boy- next-door” demeanor and vocal styling that draws comparisons to a young Michael Jackson, Jawan’s voice rings clear in an industry...

    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...

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