Music

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Aretha Franklin, arguably the greatest voice in music history, has died. The Queen of Soul was 76. “She will be so missed as a mother, sister, friend, cousin,” said longtime friend Roger Friedman, who also covered the Queen of Soul for decades and originally broke the story about…

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The Absolutes to perform at the Gibbes Museum August 15

The Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz present their third concert in the 2018 summer music series with original compositions inspired by artwork on view at the Gibbes. The ticket price includes a creative jazz concert, admission to the museum, and a complimentary cocktail from 5Church Charleston. The Absolutes jazz quartet is led by pianist Maxx…

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Walter Brown Headlining First-Ever Extra Chill Fest

Charleston hip-hop artist Walter Brown is the headlining artist for Extra Chill Fest at the Purple Buffalo on Saturday, September 8. Brown will headline alongside Human Resources and Whitehall. Also on the lineup are Daddy’s Beemer, Niecy Blues, Tape Waves, Tom Angst, Sunny Malin, Dakota O, Alarm Drum, Abstract and Chris Wilcox. Walter Brown’s album…

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Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series concludes August 3 at James Island County Park with Mystic Vibrations

Come and enjoy a taste of Jamaica as the Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series wraps up on Friday, August 3. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) will host Mystic Vibrations at James Island County Park. Amani Smith and the Give Thanks Band will perform August 24 from its rescheduled July 20 date. Gates open at…

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Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series continues July 20 at James Island County Park with Amani Smith and the Give Thanks Band (UPDATE: Rescheduled for August 24)

Enjoy Jamaican relaxation as the Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series continues on Friday, July 20. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) will host Amani Smith and the Give Thanks Band as the series continues with its’ third concert at James Island County Park. ***Due to projected weather, the Reggae Nights concert originally scheduled…

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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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