Courtesy of Variety Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts. He was 93.
Celebrity artists are coming together to help the E.C. Reems Academy of Technology and Art and the Center of Hope church to restore peaceful alternatives against violence.The school and church in Oakland, founded by Bishop [...]
Unite4Good and Bright Future International (BFI), organizations that look to provide resources for underprivileged youth, have partnered with Berkeley Youth Alternative and other non-profits to kickoff its ‘Act of Kindness’ initiative this holiday season by [...]
In a live show at Yoshi’s on Sunday, Sept. 8, artist Deja Bryson let everyone know exactly who she was, belting out her original songs “Move Along” and “Just a Woman,” classic ballads like SWV’s [...]
Along with Too-Short and E-40 to Mac Dre and Keak-Da-Sneak, Mistah FAB (born Stanley Cox) has played a role in the Bay Area music scene.
By Carla Thomas With a passion for the music industry and a drive to unify independent artists, Amir Abuhaqq Shabazz, founder and owner of Village Life Entertainment 5 LLC is taking his vision to the [...]
By Daily Mail President Barack Obama hosted an all-star lineup of performers at the White House to celebrate the music that fueled the civil rights movement. The nation’s first black president transformed the grand ballroom [...]
By Lee Hildebrand Veteran R&B singer-songwriter Sugar Pie DeSanto is in shock. Three weeks ago, the feisty 73-year old Oakland resident found herself back on a Billboard magazine chart for the first time in 43 years. [...]
By Lee Hildebrand Charles “Buddy” Montgomery, a jazz pianist and vibraharpist with long ties to the Bay Area, succumbed to heart failure on May 14 at his home in Palmdale, California. He was 79. Two [...]
By Lee Hildebrand Elvan Rowe Jr. paced the living room of a houseboat at remote San Pablo Bay Harbor while crooning a ballad titled “Just a Kiss” to an audience of some two dozen guests [...]