J. Cole and Meek Mill to headline NBA All-Star Game
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will headline the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game.
The seven-time Grammy Award nominee will return to his home state to perform a medley of hits at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17. He released his latest single, "Middle Child," on Jan. 23.
The National Basketball Association also announced on Wednesday that Meek Mill will open the game and perform an introduction of the All-Star teams.
ATLANTA (AP) — Rap mogul Jermaine Dupri will celebrate his groundbreaking record label So So Def with a multi-city anniversary concert tour.
Dupri told The Associated Press on Monday that The So So Def 25th Anniversary Cultural Curren$y tour will feature himself, Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz and J-Kwon.
Correction: Celeb Birthdays story
In a story Jan. 23 about Celeb-Birthdays, The Associated Press included Dennis Edwards in the Feb. 3 birthdays. Edwards died on Feb. 1.
Sound Hot Ticket: Robert Randolph & the Family Band visit Utah for multiple shows
If you see Robert Randolph & the Family Band in concert and don’t feel the rhythm, please consult your physician. You might be catatonic.
NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother's Day two days early at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn.
The second annual SJ Presents Mother's Day Good Music Festival took place at the Barclays Center, which also included rising singer-songwriter Major.
The Sound of Philadelphia, in all of its soulful variations, will be well represented at the 50th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival, taking place June 23-25 at the Hampton Coliseum. Headlining the highly anticipated weekend featuring the “top jazz, pop, R&B and blues performers in the nation” are Grammy Award winners Jill Scott and Patti LaBelle, along with fan favorites Maze featuring Frankie Beverley. The 2017 lineup includes:
After Kaepernick’s protest, singers question anthem
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has sung the national anthem in the past. Don't ask him to sing it in the near future.
Hamilton's frustration with "The Star-Spangled Banner" is shared by some other black Americans, who feel like the tune sung before major U.S. events is not the best representation of all Americans.