Tag: Music
July 23rd, 2011

Our blogger Jeremy Freed shares one of his favorites from Amy Winehouse’s repertoire and reflects on the voice that will be missed.

Airdate: July 22, 2011

Tavis: Trying to find the right word here. I am pleased, I am honored, I am humbled, I am delighted, I’m just crazy to have Jessye Norman on this program tonight. The legendary soprano has been an acclaimed and inspirational voice in music for many of us for many years now. Last year, she released […]

Airdate: July 21, 2011

The pop artist, who also performs music from her debut CD, “Pennies in a Jar,” discusses what it was like to collaborate with the likes of Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach and Carole King.

Airdate: July 13, 2011

In this special episode, a Black entrepreneur shares the backstory of his successful pilgrimage from North Carolina to Shanghai and his unique perspective on Chinese culture and the role “race” plays in this once isolated country.

July 7th, 2011

I’ve been on a bit of a world music kick recently, thanks in no small part to blogs like African Gospel Church and Dream Beach Records, both depositories of unusual and danceable tunes from obscure corners of the globe. It was on the latter that I came across one of the most unusual (and catchiest-sounding) […]

Airdate: July 7, 2011

The actor-turned-director of the new hip-hop documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest explains why he feels the group is just as important to music as the Beatles and discusses his disagreement over the film with Tribe frontman Q-Tip.

June 19th, 2011

Not only was he a big man, his musical flare was just as huge.

June 5th, 2011

The news of the death of an icon is always sad, and it was particularly so with the passing of musical pioneer, visionary poet (and personal hero of mine) Gil Scott-Heron. Scott-Heron died in a Manhattan hospital May 27th at the age of 62. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but the musician’s […]

Airdate: June 9, 2011

Veteran entertainer reflects on his career success and demonstrates why he’s ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time by performing “Bring on Tomorrow” from his new CD, “15 Minutes”—his first original album in 10 years.

Airdate: June 8, 2011

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses his father’s legacy and explains why every song on his latest album is from his heart; he also performs a track from “Wild and Free.”

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