Tag: Music
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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 9th, 2011

Rap artist Lupe Fiasco says he has no problem taking President Obama to task, even though it might not go over well with some of the fans of his music. “I respect him. And I love him as a brother,” says the Chicago native, whose long-awaited third album “Lasers” is out this week. “But there’s […]

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Interview
Airdate: March 9, 2011

Hip-hop artist explains why it took three long years for the release of his latest album.

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Interview
Airdate: March 1, 2011

Motown legend discusses his recovery from drug addiction and offers advice to his ‘little brother’ El DeBarge, who recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.

Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 1st, 2011

Legendary singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, who sits down with Tavis tonight, discusses his recovery from a more than two-year drug addiction. The Motown great also shares the advice that he offered his “little brother” El DeBarge, who, after an amazing musical comeback, recently returned to rehab for his own addiction. “Unless you get your spiritual self […]

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Interview
Airdate: February 25, 2011

Singer-songwriter reflects on his 20 years of sobriety, explains why he considers himself a songwriter first and describes how the acoustic piano impacted his new CD.

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Interview
Airdate: February 18, 2011

Spalding demonstrates the skills that earned her this year’s Best New Artist Grammy—a first for a jazz artist in the 53-year history of the Awards.

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Interview
Airdate: February 16, 2011

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses one of his idols, the late Michael Jackson, as well as his acting career and the new film Battle: Los Angeles.

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Interview
Airdate: February 15, 2011

Jazz heavyweight and nine-time Grammy winner discusses the long-term price Americans are paying for abandoning arts in education and analyzes their confusion of entertainment with arts.

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Interview
Airdate: February 11, 2011

Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer-songwriter explains why he doesn’t like writing.

Interview
Airdate: February 10, 2011

Lee performs a track from his latest CD, ‘Mission Bell.’

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