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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...

    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...

    Go-Go Godfather Debuts ‘We Got This’ Sept. 21

    Chuck Brown, "godfather” of the city’s go-go sound, will release a three-disc set Sept. 21 on Raw Venture. The album, We Got This, features a live DVD performance and a disc with five new...

    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...

    Skyzoo and ILL MIND Prep New Album

    After receiving critical acclaim for his debut album, The Salvation on Jamla rapper Skyzoo has joined forces with producer Illmind (G Unit, Boot Camp Click, Red Man, Little Brother) for a fresh new sound. The...

    Ben Holt Memorial Branch Announces Voice Competition

    The newly formed Ben Holt Memorial Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians recently announced its local scholarship competition in voice. Contestants between the ages of 18-30 pursuing vocal music study are encouraged...

    Female Saxophonist Fuses ‘Girl Power’ With Jazz

    It was inevitable for Tia Fuller to become a musical prodigy. Having been reared by two jazz performers, it was only natural for the Colorado native to ultimately pursue a career in music. But...

    The Ultimate Go-Go

    It was hours before Rare Essence stormed the stage with an army of musicians, but frenzy had already set in at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, a placid Arlington enclave sprinkled with high...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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