Soon after she eased on the Powell Hall stage signifying the posh elegance often associated with a night at the Symphony, Grammy-nominated soul singer Ledisi thanked the audience for being their “whole, true self” to Powell Hall.
Chris Brown will be hitting the road for his INDIGOAT Tour with some of the hottest names in hip-hop including Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy. The tour is a follow-up to last year’s highly successful Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour. The show kicks off in Portland and …
Fox Concerts will present Diana Ross and her Music Book Tour on Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diam…
Erin Moore’s road for a career that has spanned film, television and stage began at the Muny. She was in the inaugural group of Muny Kids before graduating to Muny Teens and earning her Actor’s Equity Association card as a 17-year-old performer in the “King and I” and “Anything Goes.”
A majority of the buzz surrounding Friday night’s Spring Music Festival was the ongoing debate as to whether R&B singer Jaheim would actually show up. Yes, he was reportedly booked. Yes, he was on promotional material. But neither have stopped him from being absent before. They would hav…
Guests who attended the Spring Music Festival Friday night were thrilled to learn by way of the big screens promoting upcoming shows that soul goddess Erykah Badu and her fellow Dungeon Family cohorts Goodie Mob – including original member Cee Lo Green – will be headed to Chaifetz Arena this fall.
When the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production of “Love’s Labor Lost” opens this weekend at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park, it will be the first professional Shakespeare production for Naima Randolph and Kiah McKirnan.
“I’ve been coming to the May Day Parade since I was 8 years old,” radio personality BJ Holiday, known to listeners as “BJ The DJ,” was eager to share his personal parade history to parade co-host Gary Boyd when the Majic 103.7 car rode past the judges’ station at the 109th Annual Annie Malon…
Curators of contemporary art museums face a competing set of challenges, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis responds to them all with dazzling creativity in the set of shows that opened on Friday, May 17 and close August 18.
Nina Simone is widely known as the personification of the tortured genius. Her life was made even more complicated as one of the countless African Americans forced to endure generations of systematic barriers impeded on their life and experiences that stretched back to when black people were…
Melvin Edmonds, one of the founders of the R&B vocal group After 7, passed away on Saturday following a brief illness. He was 65. Edmonds was also the older brother of R&B heavy hitter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. The Grammy Award nominated group also featured Edmonds younger brother …
Curators of contemporary art museums face a competing set of challenges, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis responds to them all with dazzling creativity in the set of shows that opened on Friday, May 17 and closes August 18.
Professional athlete-turned-filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is in the heart-melting business with his book “Hair Love.” Based on an idea for a short film to promote positive African-American family images in animation, “Hair Love” uses seven-year-old Zuri’s fluffy tresses to display the bond bet…
(St. Louis Public Radio) – People living in the disparate municipalities of St. Louis often struggle to relate to each other. But members of a local dance troupe believe the first step toward having meaningful conversations can be taken without words.
Tisha Campbell, an internationally recognized actress, singer, and producer, will give the keynote address to Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) graduates at the spring commencement ceremony on May 18.
“My skin is brown. My manner is tough. I’ll kill the first [expletive] I see. My life has been rough,”a character later identified as Peaches sings in Nina Simone’s powerful musical narrative “Four Women.” “I’m awfully bitter these days, because my parents were slaves.”
“A memoir is horrible for families,” Charles M. Blow, author of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” told Kameel Stanley before a captive audience at Brick River Cider two weeks ago. “I would wager that the best memoirs you’ve ever read are written by people whose parents are dead or by people who ha…
IN UNISON chorus members L.R. Bracy and Rochelle Calhoun endearingly refer to themselves as soprano sisters, though they look more like grandmother and granddaughter. That is part of the power of the 120-voice choir.
“If you ask Michael Ealy, who DeVon Franklin now agrees with, the morale of the story is to listen to your husband,” Meagan Good said during her visit to St. Louis to promote her upcoming film “The Intruder,” which hits theaters nationwide on Friday, May 3.
Regardless of whom you ask, two things for sure will be said about Cedric Cobb. The first is that his enthusiasm tank is always full. The second is he is always sharp, both in intellectual capacity and in impeccable appearance.
As part of the Africans to Americans: 400 Years of History event, the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration and St. Louis Public Library's Genealogy Room are co-hosting a free workshop to help people of color trace their ancestry in America.
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa announced his “The Decent Exposure Tour” during his set on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over weekend.
Based on a true story whose beginning, middle and end was covered by news outlets around the world, the film “Breakthrough” takes audiences on a passionate journey of heartbreak, self-discovery, faith, hope, love and a modern-day, within-this-decade miracle.
Gerald Early is an acclaimed scholar, critic and essayist. He is the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in the African and African American Studies Department at Washington University, and among his many interests is the wide world of sports – especially baseball.
Mary J. Blige and Nas will be hitting the road together for the first time ever across North America this summer. Produced by Live Nation, the 22-city outing will kick off July 11th in West Palm Beach, FL at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre and make stops in Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas and more.
The Sheldon has announced its 2019-2020 concert season, to take place in the intimate and acoustically perfect Sheldon Concert Hall. The season includes five signature series – the Sheldon Rhythm & Jazz series, Sheldon Folk, Sheldon Classics, Saturday Matinees and Coffee Concerts, which …
“Nipsey was to the hip-hop community what Bob Marley was to the reggae community,” Minister Louis Farrakhan said as he paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle during the rapper’s homegoing celebration Thursday at Staples Center. “He was a prophetic voice.”
Because of the story behind the story, it will be impossible not to root for “Little” and give it the benefit of the doubt long after the grace period of buckling down and officially declaring the film a bust.
Imagine receiving a phone call that thrusts your heart from your chest into your throat. You sprint to your car and rush to the hospital, where you see your loved one laying in a bed – cold, without a pulse and no sign of life. What will you do next?
A new four-hour documentary, produced and hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores the U.S.’s emergence from the civil war and slavery, and the era’s thwarted vision for an interracial democracy that haunts the country more than 150 years later.
(St. Louis Public Radio) – For two decades, Lois Conley, founder of St. Louis’ Griot Museum of Black History, has struggled just to pay the bills, hoping the roof, heating and air conditioning will last another season.
“I knew we were going to win the Oscar – I really did,” said St. Louis native Kevin Mayes. As her head tailor, the fashion designer helped Ruth Carter make history as the first African American woman to earn a costume design Academy Award for “Black Panther.”
Multi-platinum/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The O’Jays and Stephanie Mills will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Pop star Justin Timberlake lived up to every bit of his reputation as the personification of fun when his Man of the Woods Tour played before a sold out crowd at Enterprise Center Thursday. It had been more than five years since Timberlake visited the city. And because of vocal cord issues t…