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  • Joe hopes to return R&B to its romantic 'essence'

    Joe hopes to return R&B to its romantic 'essence'
    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...
  • Charlie Wilson can outshine anyone, even 'Yeezus'

    Charlie Wilson can outshine anyone, even 'Yeezus'
    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&...
  • Charlie Wilson spans the R&B generation gap

    Charlie Wilson spans the R&B generation gap
    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. That long,...
  • Baltimore African American Festival celebrates its 35th year

    Baltimore African American Festival celebrates its 35th year
    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...
  • Charlie Wilson to perform at African-American Heritage Fest

    Charlie Wilson to perform at African-American Heritage Fest
    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...
  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    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...
  • Reviews of new pop music releases

    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...
  • Grammy nominations 2014: The complete list

    Grammy nominations 2014: The complete list
    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...
  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    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...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    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...
  • Grammys 2014: 'Maleficent,' Julia Roberts offer surprise film moments

    Grammys 2014: 'Maleficent,' Julia Roberts offer surprise film moments
    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....
  • Kanye West's 'Yeezus' an uneasy listen

    Kanye West's 'Yeezus' an uneasy listen
    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...