Friday, April 23, 2021

New music by Prince coming five years after his death

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Five years after his sudden death, the icon Prince’s estate is releasing new music that is sure to excite his...
Along with his musical career, DMX starred in the 1998 film "Belly" and appeared in 2000's "Romeo Must Die" with Jet Li and Aaliyah. THEO WARGO/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

Rapper-actor DMX, known for iconic hip-hop songs, dies at 50

BY JONATHAN LANDRUM JR AND JENNIFER PELTZ ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" and "Party...

A Dante Production company turns 3

Three years ago, A Dante Production, LLC came alive in Florida. On Saturday, March 27, it celebrated its three-year anniversary at the exclusive Hunt...

Jazz in the Gardens festival to return next year

The City of Miami Gardens has announced Jazz in the Gardens (JITG), its popular two-day jazz and R&B music festival, will return in March 2022...

National Philharmonic striving for more diversity in orchestras

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained...

Will Smith’s new project is Netflix series on 14th Amendment

BY ELLEN GRAY THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Philadelphia’s Will Smith will be playing history teacher on Netflix this month as host and executive producer of “Amend: The...

Here’s a ranking of every song on The Weeknd’s ‘Highlights’

BY MIKAEL WOOD LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The Weeknd says his new compilation, “The Highlights,” is not a greatest-hits set, but the only reason anyone should take...

Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76

ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS— Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old. Wilson died Monday night at her home in Las Vegas...

Abrams, Chavis, Crump on CORE’s list of most influential Blacks

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr, is among the inaugural CORE Multimedia Group’s...

What is life all about? Self-exploration is good for the ‘Soul’

BY MICHAEL ORDONA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS “Soul” isn’t what most might expect from a big-studio, animated movie for kids, but Pixar’s success affords it the freedom...