Music

Deep Mourning Over Passing of Nigerian Reggae Legend

Acclaimed reggae star Ras Kimono will be remembered for his contribution to the elevation of reggae in Nigeria. Ras Kimono, known for the hit singles ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘We No Want’, was scheduled to travel to the United States on Saturday night, but complained of not feeling well. Born Ukeleke Elumelu Onwubuya, Ras Kimono, alongside…

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The Charlton Singleton Quintet To Kick Off Charleston Jazz Dinner + Show Series

Charleston Jazz introduces its first Dinner + Show Series featuring the Charlton Singleton Quintet at Dockery’s on Daniel Island. Celebrated as one of Charleston’s most accomplished musicians, Charlton leads his all-star group through a night of originals and popular jazz standards. The band draws on many styles of music, but always brings their Lowcountry flavor…

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Paul Stoney Wins the Pursuit of the Podium

For the last six weeks, four distinguished Charlestonians have competed for the honor of conducting the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) during the Memorial Day weekend Sunset Serenade concert this past weekend.     Voters selected Paul L. Stoney, President/CEO of the Greater Charleston YMCA, to debut his conducting talents at the free concert, sponsored by…

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Mitchelville Confirms Ranky Tanky Will Headline the Two-Day Celebration in the Historic Park in Hilton Head

Mitchelville Preservation Project has confirmed an expansive celebration of the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration presented by Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park on Hilton Head Island. The Celebration will reveal new interactive experiences that are significant to the era of Mitchelville in the Reconstruction Era, plus a live performance by Ranky Tanky. Tickets for the Juneteenth Celebration are…

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Jazzmeia Horn Serenades Spoleto Fans

By Hakim Abdul-Ali It’s said that there’s something new happening everyday. In the musical arenas, especially in the field of jazz, that’s a very-on-point observation. Laying her claim to the current evolvement of that assertion is a gifted young vocalist named Jazzmeia Horn. Blessed with an awe-inspiring and catchy first name, this talented young lady,…

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Jon Batiste Rocks Spoleto Festival USA

By Hakim Abdul-Ali This year’s Spoleto Festival USA’s outstanding array of musical and theatrical performances began on May 25, 2018 and will run until June 10, 2018. The Wells Fargo Jazz Series’ segment of the festival couldn’t have selected a more enticing set of performers to begin this year’s jazz program with than the selections…

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Smokey Robinson Testifies Before Congress

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – William “Smokey” Robinson recently testified before Congress about giving musicians greater copyright protection amid  a love fest for him. Women embraced and kissed Robinson, who is now 78. Men stood in line to enthusiastically shake his hand and hug him. Even Chuck Grassley, the Republican chair…

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