It seems there was a certain inevitability that doomed James Ambrose Johnson Jr., AKA Rick James, from the start. Despite his phenomenal success in the late '70s and early '80s, including no fewer than four number-one hits on the R&B charts (among them, "Super Freak," "Mary Jane," and "You an ... More >>
Suffice it to say, the world lost one of its great voices when Etta James died last week, only a few days prior to her 74th birthday. Born Etta Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938, she became one of the most influential female performers of all time, a daring diva who was able to transcend R&am ... More >>
Labelle brings back space-age, supersonic glam.
This Sunday evening, recording artist Farah Juste will be at Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant on South Beach for "a CD signing and celebration". Ms. Juste's career as a passionate singer of Haitian folk songs took off with her debut solo album in 1977, and since then she has performed from Paris to Switze ... More >>
A lounge-loving throwback
Back to Black (Universal)
But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model.
That guy's dress cost how much money?
Saves the Day knows what makes a hero.
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A legendary producer wants to make Fort Lauderdale a hit factory
Lewis and Dave rant and rave -- but mostly rant
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Where there's a Willis, there's a cult icon who can whup rock's geniuses
Mama's Gun (Motown)
Brian Transeau rips trance a new one