*With a Grammy nomination and a sudden boost of exposure on urban radio via Kanye West’s latest single “Flashing Lights,” R&B singer Dwele has enjoyed a breakout 2007 – but he says much more is in store for 2008.
Janet Jackson being questioned about the Superbowl on an interview with Tyler Perry for Why Did I Get Married?
It’s been 4 years since the Superbowl wardrobe malfunction and Janet is still being questioned about it but Justin Timberlake has consistently worked and not received the same reaction from people. The year before the Superbowl Madonna and Britney Spears kissed at the MTV Awards and America shrugged it off as pop performance art. Enough fans of Janet’s complained and Mark S. Allen apologized to her.
Las Vegas, NV – January 6th, 2008: Hip Hop legends Chuck D of Public Enemy, DMC of RUN-DMC and DJ Johnny Juice Rosado team up for one night only at the Hard Rock Hotel to launch BEYOND.FM and to kick off the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held from Jan. 7th through the 10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
One of jazz music’s piano giants passed yesterday. In a music world where memory, technique, rhythm, composition and feeling have to all meet at one Oscar Peterson was one of the best.His command of the piano reaches back into his heyday of ’40′s and ’50′s and reaches forward into the piano-man tactics of John Legend.
Music legend and murder suspect, Phil Spector, isn’t trying to make friends or curry favor with old pals while he waits for a second trial. He turned up at reviled R&B legend Ike Turner’s Los Angeles funeral on Friday and gave an impromptu speech that laid into both Tina Turner and Oprah Winfrey.
GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Ike Turner’s funeral was part memorial service, part rock concert. The nearly three-hour remembrance Friday at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena featured Turner’s eight-piece band, the Kings of Rhythm, which performed rollicking renditions of some of the musician’s greatest hits, including “Nutbush City Limits” and “Proud Mary.” The songs brought the crowd of hundreds to its feet.
“Daddy wouldn’t want any of us crying,” said Turner’s daughter, Mia Turner. “He would want us to throw a party.”