*A grieving family recently received a generous gift from producer #MetroBoomin. The wife of the retired officer killed in the Buffalo grocery store shooting won’t have to worry about a mortgage moving forward. Metro Boomin paid the home of Aaron Salter Jr. and Kimberly Salter in full nearly a month ago. Aaron’s son, Aaron Salter
*(CNN) — Hours before Dave Chappelle was set to hit the stage in Minneapolis, the venue canceled the sold-out show. First Avenue, well known as the venue featured in Prince’s 1984 film “Purple Rain,” declined to host Chappelle’s comedy show after backlash over comments in some of his previous Netflix specials that have been criticized
*The 4th annual Micheaux Film Festival occurred in Downtown LA over the weekend. The week-long event featured a series of activations, film screenings, digital panels, master classes, workshops, and in-person ticketed events at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. In addition, this year, the festival partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment for a sneak peek and Q&A
UNIVERSAL ANCESTRY is the first album recorded and released in the United States by Slovak vocalist and lyricist HANKA G. HANKA has lived in New York City since 2016 where she performs at all the local jazz hotspots. She produced UNIVERSAL ANCESTRY together with three stellar jazz musicians – JAMES HURT, SHEDRICK MITCHELL and RODNEY
What: HITMAN LIVEDavid FosterFeaturing Katharine McPheePlus an array of world class vocalistsWhen: December 16 & 17Where: Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas David Foster—the legendary musician, producer, songwriter and composer and winner of 16 Grammy Awards—brings four decades of hits to the Encore Theater, where he’ll tell fascinating storytelling about the songs, artists and moments
In 2020, to celebrate JazzTimes’ 50th anniversary, we made a bold (some would say foolhardy) call: the top 50 jazz albums of the past 50 … Read More “The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1950s: Critics’ Picks” The post The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1950s: Critics’ Picks appeared first on JazzTimes.
Pianist Matthew Shipp’s ever-expanding discography as leader, soloist, and collaborator can be a challenge to anyone hoping to keep up. In some ways it’s better … Read More “Matthew Shipp Trio: World Construct (ESP-Disk’)” The post Matthew Shipp Trio: World Construct (ESP-Disk’) appeared first on JazzTimes.
At the 37th Annual Stellar Awards, 1K Phew & Lecrae won the coveted Stellar Award for Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year for their album, No Church In A While, released December 3, 2021, on Reach Records. The album featured ten tracks, including “Wildin,” “Ready Or Not,” “Move It,” “One Call,” “What We Gon Do,” “Amen,” “Blockhead,” “Born Sinner,” “Save Us,” and the title
SZA lends her vocals to her Top Dawg Entertainment labelmate Doechii’s “Persuasive (Remix).” Doechii opens the remix with the original chorus and first verse. “She’s so persuasive /That marijuana / She’s so flirtatious / How does it feel to be you?” Doechii sings on the midtempo dance bop. SZA comes in on the second verse
Honest communication is one key to a healthy relationship. However, there are times when a partner’s honesty is coming from a toxic place. Case in point: dvsn’s new single “If I Get Caught.” The song was produced by Jermaine Dupri, Nineteen85 and Bryan-Michael Cox, and contains a sample of Jay’Z’s classic “Song Cry” from 2001’s