Last year, Prince & the Revolution drummer Robert Rivkin, AKA Bobby Z was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, and his survival was uncertain. After a year of rehabilitation, Z is healthy, and has started a foundation, My Purple Heart, to benefit heart
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SoulTrain.comThere's one fewer soul survivor now that Don Cornelius has passed. The producer, creator, and host of Soul Train was found dead Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home. He was 75, and his death was reportedly a suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound.There really should be a movie ... More >>
I'll never be able to think of Nat King Cole in quite the same way after watching Dennis Spears's performance last week in Illusion Theater's Always and Forever. Spears won an Ivey for his portrayal of the smooth singing Cole, but his turn as suave Lothario Leviticus Tucker comes pretty clos ... More >>
If you are not hip to the funk and his most excellency, creator and pioneer of the funk bass form William Earl "Bootsy" Collins, then there isn't much I can do for you. You likely live a sad and miserable life.
Photos by Steve CohenBlack Joe Lewis and the HoneybearsApril 3, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterIf I could only say one word about the Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears show, it would be "AWESOME." My faith in funk was restored; my passion for garage punk was reignited. Black Joe Lewis and his tight ba ... More >>
In case you hadn't guessed by now, Kanye West will not relent, he will not back down, he will not take a non-working vacation, he will not seclude himself on a remote island in a toga with Buddhist monks or exploit his life story in self-help book form or film a Twitter infomercial.No, West will ... More >>