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Failed drug test delay’s DMX’s US Prison release
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2011
PHOENIX (AP) - The rapper known as DMX will have to spend at least an extra week in an Arizona state prison for failing a drug test.The 40-year-old whose real name is Earl Simmons was given a year in ... read more >>
Rapper Tech N9ne’s success comes into fruition
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 July 2011
In this publicity image released by Strange Music, rapper Tech N9ne, born Aaron Dontez Yates, is shown. His latest album, "All 6's And 7's," which was released in mid-June, debuted No. 4 on Billboard's ... read more >>
After 30 Years, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 July 2011
Evelyn "Champagne" King's rise to fame and fortune in the music business is as close to a "Cinderella story" as you can get.  The R&B and disco diva was discovered while singing at age 15 in the ... read more >>
Alicia Keys celebrates 10th Anniversary of debut
Written by Associated Press 09 July 2011
Singer Alicia Keys, left, poses with her wax likeness at an unveiling at Madame Tussauds in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — Music critics are invited to see ... read more >>
Essence Fest draws more than 422,000 attendees
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 July 2011
Mary J. Blige performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, July 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)...New Edition performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Sunday, July ... read more >>
Bobby Womack: The Last Surviving Soul Singer
Written by Joy Childs 29 May 2011
Bobby Womack performs after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, April 4, 2009 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Soul 'round ... read more >>
The Bootsy Girls: Sisters for the Cause of Funk
Written by Joy Childs 19 May 2011
Bassist Tamah (left) and Guitar Sallye AkA The Bootsy Girls Photo Credit: Brian Carter for SentinelFUNK 'ROUND L.A., PART 2The Bootsy Girls: Sisters for the Cause of FunkBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing ... read more >>
Bootsy’s Back in “Tha Funk Capital of the World”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 May 2011
Funk 'round L.A. - Part 1:Bootsy's Back In "Tha Funk Capital of the World"By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterAt "An Evening With Bootsy Collins," which took place at the Grammy Museum(tm) at L.A. ... read more >>
PRINCE and his new power generation band reign at the Forum
Written by Joy Childs 13 May 2011
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterTo really comprehend Prince's enormous talents-and to see him jam with many of his muses and celebrity friends, you'd need to go to all 21 of his "WELCOME 2 AMERICA ... read more >>
Radio Veteran Felicia “The Poetess” Morris Teams with the Grammy Museum to Help Keep Music Arts in the Community
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 May 2011
     On April 20th 2011 over 200 students from the Pomona, Inglewood and Los Angeles School Districts filled the Clive Davis Theatre inside the GRAMMY Museum® to attend the launch of In The Lab ... read more >>
Mystery Surrounds Remaining Prince Shows in Los Angeles
Written by EURweb.com 30 April 2011
By EURweb.comWhat's up with the rest of Prince's scheduled shows in Los Angeles? Apparently, even organizers at Live Nation are in the dark.With four concerts already in the can, there's been no word ... read more >>
Usher’s “OMG Tour” comes to Staples Center
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 April 2011
By overwhelming popular demand, multi-platinum recording artist Usher has just added a second North American leg to his acclaimed "OMG Tour," which arrives at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, ... read more >>
The Grammy Museum Presents Bob Marley, Messenger
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 April 2011
Exhibit to explore Marley's role as the catalyst to the Reggae revolution as well as his influence on music and cultureOn May 11, 2011, The GRAMMY Museum will debut a new exhibit, Bob Marley, Messenger.  ... read more >>
Rick Ross partners with Warner Bros.
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 March 2011
Warner Bros. Records Announces Partnership with Superstar Rapper Rick Ross' Maybach Music GroupWarner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Maybach Music Group, ... read more >>
Earth Wind & Fire Help Raise Funds-and Fun
Written by Joy Childs 27 February 2011
Members of the group "Earth Wind & Fire" perform live on stage at the Honda Center in Anaheim Saturday Feb. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Karen Tapia - CAL STATE FULLERTON)Close-up of Jubilant Sykes performing. ... read more >>
Cornelius Grant: The Unsung Temptation Honors the Unsung
Written by Larry Buford (Contributing Writer) 18 February 2011
By Larry BufordSentinel Contributing WriterMotown's original Temptations had five members, but musician Cornelius Grant became commonly referred to as the "sixth Temptation" - much like music historians ... read more >>
Jazz ‘round L.A.: Grammy Grumblings
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Esperanza Spalding poses backstage with the award for best new artist at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing ... read more >>
Randy Weston – A Jazz Griot, A Treasure
Written by Joy Childs 11 February 2011
Randy Weston African Rhythms By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer When Randy Weston's magnificent 6'7" frame-clad in purple African attire from head to toe and wearing dark shades-first came into ... read more >>
Like Father, Like Daughter: Withers Follows Dad’s Songwriting Path
Written by Joy Childs 04 February 2011
BY JOY CHILDSCONTRIBUTING WRITERSay the name "Bill Withers,"  and most can sing all the lyrics to his biggest songs from the '70s and '80s:  "Ain't No Sunshine," "Grandma's Hands," "Lean On Me," "Use ... read more >>
Chuck Berry returns home after health care scare
Written by Jim Salter (Associated Press) 08 January 2011
Legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, the last concert of his European tour. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo) By Jim Salter Associated ... read more >>
Iris Gordy Statement on death of Teena Marie
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 December 2010
 "Teena Marie was a loving, thoughtful and incredibly sensitive woman.  She approached life like an old soul who had truly 'been here before.'  Teena's artistic light was incredibly bright and most ... read more >>
Frankie Beverly Statement on the death of Teena Marie
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 December 2010
I have been caught completely off guard with this very sad event. We toured together in the mid eighties and that’s when I learned how talented she is. She’s also a very funny person and tough as nails:-). ... read more >>
Barry Gordy Statement on the death of Teena Marie
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 31 December 2010
Barry Gordy Statement on the death of Teena MarieBarry Gordy  I am horrified by the sudden death of my darling Teena Marie.  She was my “baby,” always true to herself, always true to her heart.  ... read more >>
Ginuwine Opens Second Season of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Concert Series BHCP Live!
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 December 2010
Ginuwine Opens Second Season of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Concert Series BHCP Live!Ginuwine After a brief holiday hiatus, one of the southland’s most successful concert series, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw ... read more >>
Barbara Morrison: Bring in the New Year with a Smile
Written by Joy Childs 25 December 2010
Bring in the New Year with a SmileBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterThere's not a time that you see Barbara Morrison that she doesn't greet you with a pleasant, warm smile-whether it's doing an ... read more >>

 

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