Category Archives: Music

04Feb/18

Dennis Edwards, a former lead singer of The Temptations, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 10, 2013) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – Grammy-winner Dennis Edwards, who performed lead vocals for some of the chart-topping Motown singles recorded by The Temptations in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 74, his manager said on Friday (February 2). Continue reading

29Jan/18

On Grammys red carpet, white roses are the motif, women’s equality the message

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) – Even the most outrageous outfits of feathers, sequins or lace included a simple white rose at the Grammy Awards show’s red carpet on Sunday (January 28) as the glitterati of the music world showed support for women’s equality and freedom from sexual harassment. The roses – worn or held by both sexes on the red carpet outside New York’s Madison Square Garden – were a sign of solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, spreading from Hollywood to the music industry. Continue reading

29Jan/18

S. Africa’s Sowetans pay tribute to jazz legend Hugh Masekela

SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA (JANUARY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) – Hundreds of South Africans from Soweto gathered on Sunday (January 28) for a memorial event paying tribute to the “father of South African jazz”, Hugh Masekela who died from prostate cancer last week at the age of 78. Continue reading

28Jan/18

2018 Grammys: Will hip-hop finally even the score?

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 25, 2018) (REUTERS) – After several near misses and heaps of outrage, this could finally be hip-hop and R&B’s year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 28) where rappers Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dominate nominations for the top prizes on the biggest night in music. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Jay-Z is honored with The Recording Academy’s President Merit Award

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 27, 2018) (REUTERS) – Rapper Jay-Z received The Recording Academy’s President Merit Award at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday (January 27) in New York. Continue reading

13Jan/18

Japan’s latest idol group chants cryptocurrency choruses

A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday (January 12), dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm this last year. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading

14Nov/17

South Africa’s first gay choir sing with pride

The “Mzansi Gay Choir” is South Africa’s very first all gay musical ensemble consisting of 20 young men who represent the diverse, creative and musical side of the country’s gay culture and community. Founded last year, the choir has gained significant support and following for spreading positivity and entertainment while addressing various social injustices against the LGBT community.

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13Nov/17

Shawn Mendes, Eminem and U2 among winners at MTV Europe Music Awards

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 12, 2017) (MTV NETWORKS EUROPE) – Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes led the pack at the MTV Europe Music awards on Sunday night, taking home “Best Song,” “Best Artist,” and “Biggest Fans” awards, in a show that featured performances from French Montana, The Killers and Kesha. Continue reading