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.
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.
Sunday, June 2, marked the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Ask even the uninitiated who the titans of jazz are and the name John Coltrane is likely one of the first mentioned.
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.
Jam-packed was the Mother’s Day R&B concert at the Barclays Center on Friday, May 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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’s “Migrations: The Making of America,” is a five-week, 100 hundred event citywide festival about the people who have helped shaped American culture.
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.
We had the pleasure to speak via Skype with Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara during her busy tour schedule about her music.