By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as [read more…]
U Street’s annual one-of-a-kind celebration returned with a fair, parade and music festival. The 2016 Funk Parade stormed through the historic corridor on Saturday, May 7, with new art installations and activations, performances and an estimated 70,000 participants.
Ray Angry, a Miami native and child prodigy, mastered his craft on the “ivory keys” here in the District, earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in classical and jazz piano under the tutelage of several master musicians at Howard University – then immersed himself in the Washington, D.C. music scene before taking his talent to other venues around the world. [read more…]
On only its third stop as part of a national tour, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” is once again bringing down the house. The magic continues here in D.C. through Sunday, Oct. 25. And next month, King, a true musical legend, will be saluted during the Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 6. “Beautiful” tells the story of how Carole Klein became the cultural icon we now know as Carole King whose songs gave life to a host of singers during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Digital downloads of songs continued to fall out of favor with Americans in the first half of the year, while free and paid music-streaming revenue kept growing, even without much of [read more…]
London (Live Mint) – Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients’ pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. After reviewing evidence from around 7,000 patients, [read more…]
By Mary L. Datcher Speical to the NNPA via The Chicago Defender If you grew up in the era of cultural identity, sexual exploration, political uprise and post-Vietnam—most likely you’re either a baby of [read more…]
VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations. Seventy showed up Tuesday at Grand Central Terminal, [read more…]