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Interview: PJ Morton Is Sending A Message To All Of The Dreamers With “Claustrophobic”

After auditioning for a spot as a keyboardist for the American pop-rock band Maroon 5, the multi-faceted PJ Morton left an incredible mark on the group. What was supposed to be a temporary fill-in would later take Morton across the world touring alongside lead vocalist Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine and Matt…

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ICYMI: The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Is As Promising As Ever

‘Tis the season of music festival announcements and as always, the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Festival line-up is worth every penny. For those who have been searching for a ticket down Jazz history’s memory lane, your prayers have been answered. Among the many impressive acts and indigenous Louisiana musicians,  Stevie Wonder,  Maroon 5, Usher & The Roots, Lorde, Snoop…

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Saint Heron Presents: The Secret Life of Plants

New Orleans, if you missed Homecoming on Thursday night, here’s another chance to kick it with us this weekend. On February 18th, Saint Heron is hosting a musically botanical experience and ode to Stevie Wonder‘s remarkable Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants album. The extrasensory body of work was the soundtrack to Peter Tompkins and Christopher…

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Watch Stevie Wonder Honor Michelle Obama With a Heartfelt Tribute on ‘The Tonight Show’

Although most of us are attempting to hold on to everything the Obamas have been for these past 8 years we must all face the reality that the days are dwindling down for our favorite first family’s remaining time in the White House. As many have shared heartfelt thoughts, posts and well-wishes, it is apparent…

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Solange Performs At President Obama’s Star Studded Farewell Party

Our very own Solange Knowles graced the stage at President Barack Obama’s farewell party with many familiar faces in attendance. The moment in which Solange took to instagram to marvel in, only comes once in a lifetime―if at all. She captioned her post, “The sound check of life…Was truly the ultimate, ultimate honor. Can’t even…

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Common Drops New Album ‘Black America Again’

Common’s eleventh studio album Black America Again has officially arrived. The 16 track project features a few previously released singles such as “Home,” “Black America Again,” and “Letter to the Free.” Inspired by his peers Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, Common was able to re-build his confidence knowing that his style was still relevant today.…

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Common Enlists Stevie Wonder for “Black America Again”

Common has been one of the many trailblazing celebrities to put action behind his passionate repugnance towards the state of America’s pervasive racism and discrimination against Black people. Today, he brought us another powerful performance piece with the legendary Stevie Wonder lending his inimitable voice for the song’s triumphant closing chant. “Black America Again” dropped…

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Watch John Legend and Stevie Wonder Reenact Outkast’s “Hey Ya” Visual

André 3000’s “Hey Ya” visual was already an unforgettably spirited work of art when it was released in 2003. On Sunday, John Legend channeled his inner Three Stacks on Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle where he performed a Stevie Wonder assisted remake of the ’50s inspired Woody Allen parody/tribute. Fully equipped with a permed wig,…

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Roll Back, Play That: Mocky

Recording artist, instrumentalist and producer, Mocky is as blissful as they come. His music permeates with jazz infused and soul induced soundscapes that are sure to move you. Today he takes part in this edition of “Roll Back, Play That” with tender tracks that move your soul and open your mind. This 6-track playlist includes…

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Stars Gather To Pay Tribute To Prince At BET Awards

People can’t stop buzzing about last night’s BET Awards. As always, it was a star-studded affair featuring a rocking performance by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar and a passionate, show-stealing acceptance speech from actor Jessie Williams. The night’s true star, however, was Prince. Much of the night was spent commemorating the life and work of the…

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President Obama Declares June 2016 ‘African American Music Appreciation Month’

Though his tenure is sadly coming to a close, President Barack Obama is going out with a bang. As if his efforts to reduce the deficit, release falsely sentenced incarcerated individuals, and keynote his most iconic SOTU address thus far wasn’t enough, President Obama has given us another month! On May 31, President Obama declared…

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Stream a Rare Stevie Wonder Snippet

Legendary Stevie Wonder teases longtime fans and music lovers with a snippet of “So Much In Love,” dubbed from his classic 1976 Songs In The Key of Life LP. The mid-tempo love ballad is embedded with Stevie’s signature vocals and funk-infectious oscillations. Although a full-song release date has yet to be revealed, the teaser reminds listeners…

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