Kayla Waters has emerged as a heroine of sorts in the male dominated Contemporary Jazz world over the past couple years. Kayla, who performed with Marsha Ambrosius and Corinne Bailey Rae, among others on BET’s Black Girls Rock, has garnered four #1 Billboard hits with her songs “I Am,” “Zephyr,” “Full Bloom” and “Open Portals”
A ten-year-old boy in war torn Armenia confidently told his piano teacher that one day he would play with jazz and gospel luminaries. She instantly shot down his ambitions, but the boy remained steadfast and undeterred, responding defiantly “Mark this day on your calendar because one day it will happen for me.” Flash forward to
The Sy’Rai Smith takeover is in full effect. As teased, the daughter of the legendary Brandy has shared her new single, “On My Own.” The song was co-produced by Jared “ReezyTunez” Thorne and Keyz Bridgez. She co-wrote the track with Eric Bellinger. Lushly singing over an intricate drum pattern, Sy’Rai is in great vocal form.
Phabo has shared another new single, “Casamigos,” co-produced by Eric Hudson, Phillip C. Lewis and Ezzra. Over a thick bassline and fuzzy drums, Phabo works through assorted superficial feelings, which involves him sipping crisp tequila and making bedroom magic with a specific interest. Singing intimately, Phabo paints clouded images of desire aided by liquor courage.
Brent Faiyaz has teamed with producer Marshmello for a new song titled “Fell In Love.” On the track, Faiyaz croons about a lover who fell for the notion of him, rather than his true self. It marks his first taste of new music since releasing his sophomore album, Wasteland, in June 2022. “Fell In Love” arrives
Raheem DeVaughn doesn’t want his lady friend to leave on his new song “All Night,” produced by Jamil Face Johnson. At his best when he’s smooth and mellow, DeVaughn takes his bumping track to do some grown-man macking and persuades his partner not to run off when their quality time together has yet reached its
Best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time CeCe Winans will partner with The Fisher Center of Performing Arts at Belmont University as an Artist in Residence in the fall of 2023. As part of her residency, Winans will perform at Belmont’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on September 15 on her Believe
Fiona Palomo (Outer Banks, Control Z) and Milo Manheim (Disney’s ZOMBIES series, Prom Pact, School Spirits) will star as ‘Mary’ and ‘Joseph’, along with Academy Award nominee Antonio Banderas (PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH, upcoming INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY) as ‘King Herod’ in the JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM from AFFIRM Films
Royals from Europe and Asia plan to be there, as do Joanna Lumley and Nick Cave. President Biden does not.
Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, the Wagner group’s founder, named top Russian defense officials as responsible for the deaths of his fighters in the embattled eastern Ukrainian city.