‘The Cher Show’ is a sheer delight

Cher is a dynamic performer and the struggles, hardships and hit songs of her life have been beautifully put together in a musical called “The Cher Show” playing at the Neil Simon Theatre on Manhattan’s W. 52nd Street.

Jazz Power Initiative

The Jazz Power Initiative is one of the significant organizations filling the void left by New York City’s public schools not offering all students classes in the arts from theater, dance and music.

26th annual Hot 97 Summer Jam concert

Sunday, June 2, marked the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Symphony Space presents A Day of John Coltrane

Ask even the uninitiated who the titans of jazz are and the name John Coltrane is likely one of the first mentioned.

Lindy Hopper ‘Queen of Swing’ Norma Miller passes at 99

Norma Miller, the beloved, effervescent, energetic “Queen of Swing,” was the last surviving member of an elite group of dancers known as Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

The 4th annual Mother’s Day Good Music Festival Weekend

Jam-packed was the Mother’s Day R&B concert at the Barclays Center on Friday, May 10.

Jay-Z owns Webster Hall

There was no politicking from the sidelines at Jay-Z’s historic opening show at Webster Hall on Friday, April 26, following the completion of the total renovation of Manhattan’s historic East Village concert venue.

Jazz Notes: Jazz Museum, Art & Origins, Harrison & Eliot Jazz Heroes, P’s Place

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble featuring the French American singer, lyricist Malika Zarra will appear at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem (58 West 129th Street) April 18 at 8 p.m.

Famed ’50s group The Chantels fêted in the Bronx

On April 5, famed ’50s female group The Chantels received a commemorative street sign at the corner of West 166th Street and Prospect Avenue, in the Bronx, in front of St. Anthony of Padua’s Church where the group began.

A new home for the young, gifted and Black in Brooklyn

Although Manhattan has been a mecca for young Black artists cultivating their craft since the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance, there came a time for the starved outer-boroughs to rise to the occasion.

Ben Vereen performs at Dizzy’s Club, April 4-7

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the one-and-only Ben Vereen recently, as he was getting ready to perform April 4-7 at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

A Soulful Music Celebration at Aaron Davis Hall, April 6

A surprise conversation after church for globe-trotting singer Marvin Lowe brought home to him the importance of staging A Soulful Music Celebration right here in New York City.

Carnegie Hall, Schomburg, NBT collab to present ‘Migrations’

Carnegie Hall’s “Migrations: The Making of America,” is a five-week, 100 hundred event citywide festival about the people who have helped shaped American culture.

Duo Port Mande uses music to bring many worlds together

Although both clarinetist Jeremy Jordan and pianist Mark Dover in the past lived in Los Angeles, it took moving to New York City for them to meet.

International songstress Fatoumata Diawara plays NYC March 30

We had the pleasure to speak via Skype with Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara during her busy tour schedule about her music.