Music

CofC Music Industry Series to Explore ‘Managing, Touring & the Road to the Grammys’

This semester’s second installment of IN THE MIX, the College of Charleston Arts Management Program’s music industry series hosted by world renowned drummer, percussionist, two-time Grammy nominee, and adjunct instructor Quentin Baxter, will be held on Monday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts on campus,…

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Black Millennials Embrace the Struggle and Message of Rapper 21 Savage

By Black Millennial Voices: Malika Elmengad and Franklin Chavis Becoming a well-known hip-hop rapper involves displaying creative genius and talent on the stage and in recording studios. Unfortunately, for some young aspiring hip-hop artists, unjust confrontations with law enforcement appear to be inevitable. This is currently the case with the Grammy-nominated rapper professionally known as…

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Harris, Stabenow, Peters, Lawrence Introduce Legislation to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal

Today, U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, and Representative Brenda Lawrence (all D-MI) introduced bicameral legislation to posthumously award the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of her outstanding artistic and cultural contributions. The legislation was originally introduced in August 2018 in the wake of Franklin’s passing.…

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VP Records, Largest Independent Reggae Label, Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, has announced a year-long calendar of activities in celebration of its 40 years in the United States. For two generations, the Queens, N.Y.-based company has marketed Caribbean culture and island lifestyle through music, events and merchandise, and has been…

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Legendary Singer James Ingram Dies at 66

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Popular R&B singer James Ingram died on January 29 at age 66 at his home in Los Angeles. With his strong vocals and stand out ballads, Ingram was known to collaborate with other big names of his generation such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Kenny Rogers. Ingram…

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Charleston Gospel Choir 2019 Spring Performance – “Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin”

The Charleston Gospel Choir‘s 2019 spring performance, entitled Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, will be held Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC under the musical direction of Guest Conductor Dr. Jason A. Dungee.  The undisputed Queen of Soul, whose gospel-tinged R&B music displays one of the…

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