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After a long battle with Parkinson's disease, Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White has died.

Clay, known for blues songs like "Trying to Live My Life Without You" and "The Only Way is Up," died after suffering a heart attack

Next year is gearing up to be a big one for live musicals over at FOX; it was recently announced Tyler Perry will host a religious musical special just in time for Easter.

His pleas to support R&B music are warranted, yes, but given Kelly's past and what that means for Black women, isn't it about time we stop separating the music from the man?

There wasn't a surefire song of the summer like last year's "Fancy," but the most played tracks were all from Black rappers

Put away your trusty summer playlist -- the White House just released two, one for day and one for night, hand-picked by President Obama.

Prince has a message for all aspiring artists — don’t sign with a major label. The legendary artist spoke with a small number of reporters at Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis Saturday evening, and he compared record label contracts to slavery, NPR reports. The comment elicited shock from many in the media, but Prince says the correlation isn’t as […]

Engineer by training, artist from the heart. This is how Daniel Hibbert views his very intricate life. The Michigan native, Brooklyn-based artist held his first solo exhibition in New York this month called “Timeless,” a series of pieces that define the style, colors, and music of the past six decades through cubism. Held at Ludlow Studios […]

DMX has been sentenced to six months in jail after failing to pay child support for his 12 children, Buffalo News Network WIVB reports. The rapper was arrested just an hour before he was scheduled to perform at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall last month on the charges. A spokesman for the New York City Sheriff’s […]

Ornette Coleman, the legendary alto saxophonist and famed “free jazz” innovator, died at the age of 85 in Manhattan this morning, according to The New York Times. The jazz player and composer suffered from cardiac arrest. Coleman leaves behind a rarely paralleled legacy in jazz music as one of the main figures responsible for upheaving tradition in the […]

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A public viewing for legendary blues musician B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas this coming Friday (May 22), according to reports on Billboard. B.B. King passed away late last Thursday at the age of 89. It has since been announced that King died of “a series of small strokes attributable to his longstanding battle with type […]

Janet Jackson still stands as one of the most formidable music acts from the 1990s and early 2000s, but little has been heard from the singer and entertainer since 2010’s “Nothing” single. However, fans of Jackson were given a treat on the eve of her 49th birthday via a tweet, where she announced a return […]