Last year's events drew more than 130,000 students and adults, with this year's tour focused on the achievements of Mavis Staples, former label owner Al Bell, and more.
The 3-part YouTube documentary series is being released to celebrate the band’s 60th anniversary and their new upcoming album, 'Temptations 60.'
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Bill Withers' had one of the unlikeliest paths to music stardom, from a stutter to crafting some of Soul's greatest songs, his ubiquitous sound earned him the title of music's "everyman"... then he up and left it all behind.
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Check out our sit down with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alvin Garrett as we discuss his latest release, 'The Lightness of Love', carving out a successful songwriting career, writing for big name artists like Joe and Kelly Rowland, and much more.
Disaster Relief and Thornetta Davis are able to revive the true meaning and feel of classic soul singles with "How I Feel" and "Not So Scared of You."
The collection came from Chicago music historian Bob Abrahamian and it includes more than 35,000 singles and albums, plus more, from incredibly rare Chicago soul.
With "This Place," Aman Jagwani shows he's capable of crafting something that fits into the 'smooth' category while still delivering the substance of quality jazz and soul.
This February, from its location in Memphis, TN, Stax Museum of American Soul Music will offer virtual field trips and an online concert as it takes viewers through the history of the Stax Records label.
Back in 1986, Prince took on a feminine alter ego called Camille and recorded an album that went into test pressing, but was then suddenly scrapped. Now it's finally getting a release.
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We sat down with Mirabelle Fobi on the eve of the release her debut single, "Zigiyaga" to talk about her eclectic blend of Afro Funk and Blues and her journey to turning her passion into a reality.
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Live music made a comeback this year in a very special way with a folk family reunion called FOLK ON! The historic Newport Folk Festival returned with artists like Chaka Khan, Marcus King, Grace Potter, Brandi Carlile, and more gracing their stages.
'Summer of Soul' focuses on the little-known history of the Harlem Cultural Festival, dubbed “the Black Woodstock.”
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'One Night in Miami' has renewed interest in Sam Cooke, and rightfully so, but the singer's true impact stretches far beyond one fabled night.
Titled 'Funky Nation: The Detroit Instrumentals,' the album was recorded in 1971 during the period when Gay refused to tour in support of his absolute classic 'What’s Going On.'