Dining With Miss Lil: Get Ready, The Motown Revue

The_Supremes_and_The_TemptationsBy Lil Nickelson

Watching the musical production “Get Ready: The Motown Revue” last night at St. Stephen AME Church’s Reception Hall located at 2145 Frederick Douglass Blvd. was like listening to the soundtrack to my childhood into my young adult years. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: D’Angelo’s The ‘Black Messiah’ Is Back…

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah“Everyone around him knows about D-time,” GQ’s Amy Wallace wrote in a 2012 profile of D’Angelo, “a pace so slow that it could test even the most patient saint.” Continue Reading →

LaTosha Brown And More At The Rendezvous At Shrine in Harlem (video)

angels in heavenRhythmAndSoulRadio.com is at it again, this time with the soulful LaTosha Brown at their Shrine World Music series at Shrine right in the heart of Harlem, where they turn a Monday Into A Friday.
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35th Anniversary Commemorative Concert Honors Marley’s Apollo Debut (video)

Frankie Crocker, Dione Warwick and Bob MarleyBy Vinette K. Pryce

One year before the untimely May 11, 1981 passing of reggae superstar Bob Marley, on Sept. 19, 1980 the Rastafarian musician opened for the first of a two-night concert with rhythm & blues legends The Commodores at Madison Square Garden and many of his fans have not stopped talking about what transpired that evening. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ray Chew Talks Grant Houses, Apollo, Melba Moore And More

ray-chewKeyboardist and orchestral arranger Ray Chew has been a key figure on some of television’s most watched shows, serving as music director and/or composer on “Showtime at the Apollo,” “American Idol,” “Dancing With The Stars” and ABC’s newest singing competition series, “Rising Star.” Continue Reading →

Souleo: After deaths, Dianne Reeves Finds A Beautiful Life

Dianne Reeves_Credit_Jerris MadisonOn the surface the title of Dianne Reeves’ new album, Beautiful Life seems straightforward enough, but it holds a deeper significance for the singer after experiencing two major deaths. Continue Reading →