| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:13 AM
With more than 20 years of experience, R&B singer Joe has had a front-row seat to watch the genre evolve.
And in 2014, the 41-year-old singer born Joseph Thomas believes R&B needs to remember romance — and being in love with more than only...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:25 AM
There's no such thing as sharing the spotlight with Kanye West. If you're on the same stage as the polarizing rapper, chances are you were relegated to second fiddle before any notes were even played.
An exception is Charlie Wilson, the 60-year-old R&...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Charlie Wilson has been alive for 58 years, and has been singing for nearly all of them — first in his church choir and then in the Gap Band, the pioneering funk group he formed at the age of 14 with his brothers Ronnie and Robert.
| Jul 2, 2011
| 5:38 PM
Rose Harris smoked her Jamaican-style jerk chicken Saturday at Baltimore's African American Festival amid the thumping of African drummers, the sounds of a jazz musician and a steady stream of revelers.
Adding a mix of curry and Old Bay to her cabbage as...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Grammy nominated crooner "Uncle" Charlie Wilson will highlight a slew of free entertainment at this year's African American Festival, organizers announced Wednesday.
The event, which takes place July 2 and 3 in the parking lot of M&T Bank Stadium, is...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:20 AM
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC "Mandatory Fun" (RCA, 2 1/2 stars)
An accordion-playing song parodist? Not a formula for career longevity. But here's "Weird Al" Yankovic, 35 years after his recording debut, bigger and brassier than ever. Weird Al hasn't changed his...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:46 AM
The Grammy Awards are first and foremost a celebration of pop music, but Sunday night's ceremony also had copious connections to the world of movies. Here's a look at some of the subtle and shameless film hyping, trailer dropping and Oscar campaigning....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:25 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Kanye West’s sixth studio album, “Yeezus” (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), is the latest affront from an artist who keeps inventing ways to tick people off.
At first listen, it is hostile, abrasive (both sonically and...