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1 hr ago | The Tufts Daily

Weekender | Alexi Paraschos blends pop and soul in solo career

Between the courses offered, and the wide range of extracurricular activities and real-world opportunities available, Jumbos have a unique opportunity to explore various pursuits and talents, as well as to learn from others with similar interests.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Soul

5 hrs ago | Brighouse Echo

Good Times: DJs, fun days, quizzes and more

Rachel Bray with staff Ross Howarth, Anthony Mortimer, Jan Stoutt and Stuat Pitchers, at Jeremey @ The Boathouse, Wharf Street, Brighouse.


Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Soul, Watches

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Phoenix New Times

Samuel L Cool J: Gospel Claws' Joel Marquard Unleashes His Retro Soul Supergroup

Plenty of bands profess bizarre origins, but few are quite as violent as Samuel L Cool J. According to the Phoenix-based group, lead vocalist Haendel Balzora and rhythm guitarist Joel Marquard teamed up after assassinating each other's respective gang leaders, "Bernardo" and "Tony."


Related Topix: Soul, Music, Entertainment

State Press

Review: Chet Faker's "Built On Glass"

It's hard to sift through a music news site or blog without stumbling across the name " Chet Faker ."


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Automakers, R and B, Chet Baker, Jazz, Soul, R-N-B, Blackstreet, Beer, Drink

Tue Apr 22, 2014

This Week Community News

Self-taught songwriter happy with road she's taken

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas play the Rumba Cafe Friday, April 25. Hey Hercules opens.


Related Topix: Delta-S, Rock-N-Roll, Pop/Rock, The B-52'S, Soul, The Four Tops, The Temptations

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KATC-TV Lafayette

Morgan City's Rhythms on the River Spring 2014 Line-up

"Rhythms on the River" is a live music series held for nine weeks every Friday beginning after Easter each spring.


Related Topix: Morgan City, LA, Events, Louisiana, Soul, Pierre Part, LA, Thibodaux, LA


The Palace Theatre Announces New Concert

Maxwell , the platinum soul star known for his brilliant, show-stopping performances, has announced his 35-plus date Summer Soulstice Tour will be making a stop at Albany's Palace Theatre at 8pm on Wednesday, July 9. The concerts mark his first major tour dates since 2010 and his first concert at the Palace since his knock-out show in July, 2009 , ... (more)


Related Topix: Soul


Kelis Serves a Soul Buffet From Space on Surreal, Tasty 'Food'

Kelis has done a lot of strange things with soul music over the course of her career, from aggro-screaming "I hate you so much right now" over sugary Neptunes beats to examining motherhood from the perspective of a dance-pop cyborg.


Related Topix: Soul

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Eastern Daily Press

1960s soul star leads galaxy of top acts at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre new season

SOUL DIVA: Former Motown star Martha Reeves will be appearing at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft in September.


Related Topix: Suffolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Soul, Ska, Pop/Rock, Westlife, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Thu Apr 17, 2014

All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Guitarist Thom Douvan Returns to His Detroit Roots on "Brother Brother"

Those funk and soul-jazz roots run deep with the Ann Arbor native and come to the surface on his second release as a leader, Brother Brother -an outing dedicated to Funk Brothers & Richard "Pistol" Allen.


Related Topix: Soul, Berklee College of Music, The Isley Brothers, That's the Way of the World, Black Entertainment, Earth, Wind & Fire, Drama Movies, R-N-B, Bobby Womack


Motown's Ryan Shaw to Bring Soul Out Loud with Brandon Victor...

The Cutting Room will once again host MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's three-time Grammy Award nominated Ryan Shaw on Monday, April 21 at 8:30pm.


Related Topix: Soul, Events, Bride Wars, Soul Men, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

Palm Springs: Fitz and the Tantrums bring hits to Tachevah

After the success of their infectious 2010 debut, "Pickin' Up the Pieces," neo-soul and indie-pop sextet Fitz and the Tantrums were faced with a stylistic dilemma.


Related Topix: Soul, Michael Fitzpatrick, Entertainment, Music

Tue Apr 15, 2014


MOTOWN's Ryan Shaw to Play The Cutting Room with Brandon Dixon and Morgan James, 4/21

THE CUTTING ROOM will once again host RYAN SHAW, the two time Grammy nominee and star of MOTOWN The Musical on Broadway, on Monday evening, April 21 at 8:30pm .


Related Topix: Soul, Stevie Wonder, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Denver Westword

Bands playing this year's redesigned Root 40 Fest talk about...

The members of Steele and Colfax are indebted to one of Denver's most unique stretches of road.


Related Topix: Auraria (Denver, CO), Soul, Colorado College


Twenty Feet From Stardom: the decline of the pop professional

It's an entertaining and often engrossing film. Unlike say jazz or rock, there are surprisingly few films about soul music - Standing in the Shadows of Motown from 2002 and last year's Muscle Shoals are two rare examples of soul documentaries - so this is a welcome addition.


Related Topix: Joe Cocker, Pop/Rock, Soul

Model D

A record lover's guide to Detroit

Remember those funny looking black frisbees you found in grandma's basement and threw across the room? Those were records.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Bing Crosby, Jazz, Soul

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Red Eye Chicago

National tour: 'Motown the Musical'

Chicago native Allison Semmes is a classical singer by training - she has a bachelor's degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - but she grew up with Motown in the house.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Champaign, IL, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Soul, Diana Ross, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock

Bexhill Observer

He's our Soulman

A big 'Thumbs up and Thank you' was given to local DJ Soulman Sam when he called into the Bexhill Gateway Club to announce that his next fundraiser will be dedicated to them.


Related Topix: Soul, Life, Charity

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

Kossack "signature lines"---you can create your own in your profile page and it appears every time you post a comment---are a way to draw attention to a favorite quote, cause or opinion.


Related Topix: Soul, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Hampshire Chronicle

Still dancing 50 years on

IT is not only the signature tune of a legendary Motown girl band but it is one of the world's most iconic pop songs.


Related Topix: Soul