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Powerfully vulnerable: Kierra Sheard's introspective journey to 'Graceland'

Powerfully vulnerable: Kierra Sheard's introspective journey to 'Graceland' [photos courtesy of Kierra Sheard/Karew Records/Motown Gospel; used with permission] Powerfully vulnerable: Kierra Sheard's introspective journey to 'Graceland' [photo courtesy of Kierra Sheard/Karew Records/Motown Gospel; used with permission] Powerfully vulnerable: Kierra ... (more)


Related Topix: Soul, Pop/Rock, Mainstream

Thu Jul 24, 2014


[Singles] Guilty Simpson, Royce Da 5'9, Danny Brown, Black Milk &...

Happy Birthday, Detroit! HipHopDX's Mike Trampe brings us some of Detroit's most notable acts who aren't named Eminem.


Related Topix: Soul

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Old Soul Never Dies: A Quirky, Historical Cleveland Record Label Gets New Life

History is written by the victors. That's why you've heard of Motown or Stax Records and not Cleveland's own soul upstart, Way Out Records.


Related Topix: Soul

Retford Today

Notts: Win tickets to the Magic of Motown

Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown is coming to Nottingham's Theatre Royal with its all-new Reach Out 2014 Tour this autumn.


Related Topix: Soul

Mon Jul 21, 2014


SummerStage on Staten Island: Felix Hernandez, Lisette Melendez, Boogaloo Assassins, Joe Bataan to headline free concerts

Every year, City Parks' SummerStage series presents an eclectic mix of fine musicians, dancers and spoken word artists from around the world in free all-ages performances in green spaces throughout the five boroughs.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Latin, Joe Bataan, 9, Soul, Salsa, George Lamond, Manhattan, NY, Music, Entertainment

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Detroit owns a piece of my soul

As I prepare to leave Detroit, Michigan, today and head back to New York after attending the Netroots Nation 2014 gathering of bloggers, I'm thinking about the multi-faceted meanings Detroit has for me, not as simply a visitor, but as a political activist, ethno-historian and a person raised in black American culture.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Soul, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Windy City

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Mingo Fishtrap - "On Time"

The band name sounds like a character from a Dickens novel or Popeye comic strip.


Related Topix: University of North Texas, Texas, Soul

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Rogue Valley Experience: Detlef Eismann

The first time I heard Detlef Eismann sing it was 1987. My first thought when I heard this unbelievably gifted singer was that he should be recording at Stax Records or Motown.


Related Topix: Soul, Phoenix, OR, Ashland, OR, Medford, OR, University of Oregon

Detroit News

Berry Gordy Jr. will be among Motown names at the premiere event.

Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson will be among the VIPs who will attend a special gala premiere performance of 'Motown: The Musical' on Oct. 22 at the Fisher Theatre.


Related Topix: Soul, Entertainment

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Thomaston Times

The Soul Purpose Band performing benefit concert for the Gilmore Center on July 26

The Soul Purpose Band, featuring Dave Penn of Thomaston , is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a benefit concert for the Gilmore... The Grains of Sand, another classic soul, beach and Motown playing band from Athens.


Related Topix: Upson County, GA, Thomaston, GA, Soul, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Black Entertainment, Gladys Knight, The Temptations

Beecher Herald

Washington Township Senior Trips Planned

Washington Township has scheduled two senior bus trips for any seniors looking to get out and enjoy an afternoon or evening with others.


Related Topix: Soul, Aroma Park, IL

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Motown comes to K-Town

If you love Rhythm & Blues, Soul music, and the BIG Motown hits from groups like The Temptations, Sam & Dave, Wilson Picket, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Aretha Franklin, then you won't want to miss this show.


Related Topix: Soul, The Temptations, Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Entertainment


Slow Club Release New Single 'The Pieces' Out In The Uk August 25th 2014

After their storming set at the 100 Club last night, Sheffield duo Slow Club are set to release their sublime new single 'The Pieces' August 25thon Caroline.


Related Topix: Soul

Get Reading

Nights out in Reading: RISC, London Street

RISC is an upstairs venue with a large, open plan dance floor hall, separate bar and outside terrace area.


Related Topix: Soul

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Fitz & the Tantrums on pop music and counting Adam Levine as a super fan

When John Wicks and his bandmates started Fitz and the Tantrums, they never expected to play music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza and top the alternative charts.


Related Topix: Soul, Michael Fitzpatrick

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Get your Groove On

In just a week, the rhythmic soulful sounds of Motown will float over the core of Kelowna! From the Masters of James Brown to the tenderness of The Temptations - renditions of this famous Detroit sound will fill the Gateway 21 Show Room at Lake City Casino! Saturday July 19th will be the big show, with a nine piece band fronted byyes, you guessed ... (more)


Related Topix: Soul, Black Entertainment, James Brown, The Temptations


La'Domour suggest Pure Hood XXXTACY then 'Get Laid'

La'Domour, pronounced La'de-a-mour, aka, Myron Thurmond created this unique fashion of music we know as Alternative R&B.


Related Topix: Soul, Detroit, MI

Salt Lake Tribune

Out and about: Big reggae, jazz and country festivals coming up

Jazz music plays for two nights, on two stages, in an event that goes back to 2001.


Related Topix: Soul, Las Vegas, NV, Matisyahu, Reggae, Pop/Rock, Kim Carnes

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Camping, beer and music at Seven Sisters Fest

While singing "Shenandoah" with his sixth-grade choir, "I remember the moment when the sections sang their notes right and this beautiful chord came out," Blevins recalled, comparing the experience to his first sugar rush.


Related Topix: Soul, Fitness, Yoga, US Military, US Air Force, University of North Texas


Wethersfield Vocalist Jolie Rocke Brown Releases 'Rock Of Ages'

Jolie Rocke Brown, a gifted, versatile vocalist from Wethersfield who's as much at home soaring on opera arias and celestial hymns as she is getting down with funky blues and earthy jazz, just might, at long last, have the whole world in her hands thanks to her new soulful album, " Rock of Ages : Hymns for the Soul."


Related Topix: Wethersfield, CT, Arts, Opera, Mozart, Classical, Soul, Health, Breast Cancer, Medicine, Music, Entertainment