In the summer of 2015, when the U.K. born and bred dynamic duo Floetry announced that they had reunited and were embarking on a tour after a nine-year haitus, I just knew I had to cover this historic musical moment … Continue reading
When Chrisette Michele came onto the music scene in 2007, I remember thinking, pretty girl, beautiful big eyes, amazing voice. But it wasn’t until the Grammy Award winner’s 2013 album Better, when the extensions and permed hair came out along with the … Continue reading
R&B singer Tank turned up Wednesday night at New York City’s B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill, part of the singer/songwriter’s first headlining tour in 16 years. With his very own label in full swing and artists such as “boy” … Continue reading
When I learned that Regina Belle was going to be performing at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, I knew that I had to be there. After all, she is one of my favorite ’90s R&B singers. So much … Continue reading
Soulful singer Bradd Marquis has been honing his Sam Cooke showcase with several performances in the New York area, and he shared recently with his Blue Note performance that he’s ready to take the show on the road. That’s right … Continue reading
Folks are still buzzing about Kendrick Lamar and his powerful Grammy performance, professing their pride and empowerment all over social media. His “we gon’ be alright,” message may have you wanting more music that entertains as well as uplifts, and … Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Kimberly Nichole, who set season 8 of The Voice on fire with her fiery and fierce vocals, has wasted no time bringing her bad-ass brand of music to the masses after her climb to the Top 6 on the high-profile show. The … Continue reading
As I watched the ladies of Lady Moon & The Eclipse – Nkoula Badila, Ntangou Badila, Aatifa Drayton and Lady Moon herself, Ngonda Badila – make their way to the stage at Rockwood Music Hall to join Arlen Hart (keys), Jonathan Camuzeaux (bass) … Continue reading
Music truly is the soundtrack of my life – and Fantasia’s new single “No Time For It” just gave me the clarity and closure I’ve been seeking about an ex-friend.
Last summer I ended a trial friendship with a woman who I decided I just didn’t want to interact with anymore. I met her the previous fall one morning as we were both buying our morning coffees, and I honestly was surprised that she opened up her mouth to speak to me on that particular day. On other mornings I’d spotted her on the Metro North platform and attempted to make eye contact, exchange a friendly morning greeting, offer a compliment from one woman to another. But she was just not receptive, and after a few failed attempts I made a mental note – “not friendly, don’t bother”- and kept it moving.
Elijah Bland turned 33 years old yesterday, a special day that the singer/songwriter/producer/actor spent with family, friends and fans at Lucille’s Bar & Grill in the heart of NYC’s Times Square. Par the course for any birthday celebration gifts were … Continue reading