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Meet Jon Batiste, new Grammy winner with plenty going on

By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press Jon Batiste wears so many hats he may need a closet for them all — recording artist, bandleader, musical director,...

The Most Overlooked Music Venue in America

By David Wilfong, North Dallas Gazette Contributing Writer Music has a history. Choose your favorite artist, and chances are you can find the subtle hints...

Music and Film Star Jerome Benton Talks Purple Rain Sequel During NNPA Convention

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Many know Jerome Benton as co-leader of the legendary music group, The Time. Others recall his work...

FILM REVIEW: Tina

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic She’s like an eternal flame. Can’t remember when she wasn’t around. Can’t imagine life without her. That’s the...

National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville

From rock and roll to blues, jazz, and hip-hop, music is as much the African American way of life as the afro was Black people’s style in the 1970s. Finally honoring that history, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has opened in Nashville, Tenn.