A new exhibit, “African American Musicians of North Carolina,” is coming to the City of Raleigh Museum! Visitors can view the materials from August 4, 2023, through October 29, 2023. “African American Musicians of North Carolina” celebrates the contributions of individuals and bands to regional and popular culture. In addition to a title and introductory […]

Got talent? Moore Square is seeking entertainers to perform in the park as part of the “Moore Buskers” series. This entertainment series features singers, musicians, magicians, DJs, and more. Starting in March, the park will be hosting performances every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The series is free and open […]

Crowned the "First Lady of Gospel Music," Shirley Caesar began her recording career at the tender age of 12. With a career spanning over 60 years...

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Drummer Clyde Stubblefield passed away this weekend in Madison, Wisc., but his indelible mark on music lives on in one of the most sampled drum breaks ever. As a member of the Godfather of Soul James Brown’s band, Stubblefield’s performance on the “Funky Drummer” track has been used as a backdrop for hip-hop and dance […]

The 2017 Grammy nominations are in. Could “Queen Bey” win Record of the Year? The 59th Grammy Awards air on Sunday February 12, 2017, 2016 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Here’s partial list of the nominations. Record of the Year Beyonce – “Formation” Rihanna – “Work” Adele – “Hello” Lukas Graham – “7 Years” Twenty […]

The iconic group Confunkshun gave us hits like Loves Train, Straight from the Heart, Ffun, and Chase Me to name a few. Now the group is back with a new tune called “Your Night.” Confunkshun is one of the bands that laid the groundwork for today’s R&B and Funk, from the hot dance tracks to […]

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Rick James’s biography Glow has met the approval of one tough critic – his daughter, Ty James. “I love this book,” Ty says. “I tried…

Ronald Isley may not be in a museum but that doesn’t mean he’s not a national treasure. The lead singer of the Isley Brothers has…

Ladies it’s a night of soft kisses with R & B group Silk. Gary “Big G” Glenn talks about the upcoming show on Sunday and the groups new album. Don’t miss Silk at Club Taboo located in the Longbranch complex. Doors open at 6:30p.m. show starts at 8p.m. Tickets can be purchase at the Longbranch box […]