Category Archives: Featured Articles

  • The Heat was on at the Lawndale Blues and Jazz Music Festival

    Sep 15, 14 by Ricky Richardson Leave a comment

    * Lawndale/Southbay residents were feeling the heat this past weekend. You probably headed outside if you didn’t have an air conditioned house or apartment to chill out in a shaded area. You were quite fortunate indeed, if you found yourself near 147th Street and Burin in Lawndale on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This area provided a […]

  • Raheem DeVaughn & The LoveLife Foundation Tap Roland Martin to Host Black Men’s Summit

    Aug 19, 14 by Al-Lateef Farmer Leave a comment

    *The “Love King” Raheem DeVaughn is expanding that love beyond his music and into the community that’s provided the backdrop for much of his success with his First Annual Black Male Summit & Town Hall on Thursday, August 21st at the Temple of Praise in Washington, DC. Presented by DeVaughn’s LoveLife Foundation, the summit seeks […]

  • EUR Performance Review: Angela Johnson: 100% Natural

    Aug 19, 14 by Al-Lateef Farmer Leave a comment

    *There were real tears coming from Angela Johnson’s eyes as she wrapped up a performance of “Black Boy Lullaby” last week at New York City’s famed Blue Note. Those tears were the tears of a mother, the tears of a woman concerned with the state of Black men in America, the tears of someone looking […]

  • Eric Roberson Delivers ‘The Box’

    Aug 13, 14 by Al-Lateef Farmer Leave a comment

    *The niche Eric Roberson has carved out for himself in the music business has been done by delivering a consistent stream of mature, relational, high-quality music and his latest offering The Box ups the ante. You feel as though you’re eavesdropping when listening to his music; the songs sounds like private conversations, set to music […]

  • Long Beach Jazz Festival: Sing That Summer Song

    Aug 12, 14 by Ricky Richardson Leave a comment

    *Long Beach, CA –The Long Beach Jazz Festival returned to grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon, on Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10. This was the 27th edition of the festival that put the City of Long Beach on the world wide jazz map. The weather was nice and pleasant for the most part on […]

  • New Video: Kindred the Family Soul ‘A Couple Friends’ (Watch)

    Aug 6, 14 by Al-Lateef Farmer 1 Comment

    *There are moments in music when you know there’s magic. One of those moments came the first time I heard Kindred the Family Soul’s “A Couple Friends”; its piano arrangement allows Aja and Fatin to unpack the layers of their relationships and be completely vulnerable to one another. That vulnerability translated into the standout track […]