National

Musical Icon Prince Dead at 57

By Stacy M. Brown (From The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) The words were as stunning as the report: “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at Read More

Entertainment

The 2014 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival Rocks It

by Dwight Brown NNPA Entertainment/Travel Writer The 18th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (http://jamaicajazzandblues.com) offered visitors foot-thumping music by world-class musicians at night and sunny, warm beaches by day.  Polar Vortex?  Not here!  This was a “Musical Solar Vortex!” Opening Night January 30. Thousands of Read More

Entertainment

The Apollo Honors Chaka Kahn

By Dwight Brown NNPA Entertainment Critic The legendary lady of funk and soul Chaka Kahn was recently inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business. Kahn follows in the footsteps of Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and other world-renown musicians who have Read More