Billie Holiday

TradFest 2018: 'It’s a traditional festival at this stage, rather than a festival of traditional music'

TradFest, the annual celebration of traditional and folk music from home and abroad, includes an impressive line-up this year and promises to deliver …

News (Ireland)

Puma Blue interview: Jeff Buckley taught me how to sing from the soul

The hotly tipped London artist talks about his biggest influences as part of the Standard Soundcheck series


Chance The Rapper Net Worth 2018 - How Rich is Chance The Rapper?

Chance The Rapper Net Worth 2018 – How Rich is Chance The Rapper?<p>Home » Net Worth » Chance The Rapper Net Worth 2018 – How Rich is Chance The …

Award Shows

The 6 ways actress-singer Audra McDonald dazzles us on stage and off

It’s hard to comprehend what Audra McDonald has accomplished in her career, and she seems like she’s only getting started.<p>The charismatic …


Culture: Liza Pulman puts on a show

Singer Liza Pulman tells us about the career path that led to her new show celebrating the magnificent Barbra Streisand and how she cheated death in …


Phil Ranelin gives J.J. Johnson his due

There are a handful of musicians in jazz history whose names are synonymous with the development of their instrument, and J.J. Johnson is one of …


With Black Lightning, the CW's Universe of Superhero Is Growing Up and Getting Real

Billie Holiday’s rendition of “Strange Fruit” and the sounds of lightning and thunder are the very first things you hear as <i>Black Lightning</i>’s pilot …


This Is Us Recap: “Clooney”

Photo Credit: RON BATZDORFF/NBC<p><i>This Is Us</i> returns after an emotionally charged therapy session from last week with the Pearsons returning to their …


This Is Us episode recap ‘Clooney’ Season 2 Episode 12

This Is Us episode recap for ‘Clooney’ Season 2, Episode 12 revisits William and focuses on the interaction of two unlikely pairs, Kate and Madison …


This Is Us recap: 'Clooney'

This week’s episode brings into focus a pair of characters who haven’t gotten much screentime all season — Miguel and William.<p>Let’s start with …


This Is Us season 2, episode 12 recap – Clooney: The moments that made us cry

Here’s everything you need to know about Tuesday’s new episode of This Is Us titled “Clooney” that saw Kate go wedding dress shopping.<p><i>This Is Us</i> …


I Watched a Hologram of Ray J Host a Terrible 'Freakshow'

Holographic Billie Holiday and Kato Kaelin were also there for some reason.<p>The current iteration of Hollywood Boulevard is not a place particularly known for its subtlety. Bong emporiums, stripper shoe retailers and Americanized “cantinas” peddling plates of congealed nachos now riddle the …


I found my baby's father on Craigslist

<b>Ten months ago, thirty-something Jessica was eager to get pregnant. A series of relationships had failed so she tried a radically new approach - she posted an advert online. The outcome turned out to be far better than she had hoped.</b><p>"Safe, bareback babymaking," the advert read.<p>"I'm in my 30s & have …


This Is Us producer on that ominous ending for Jack: 'We are very close'

<i>Warning: This story contains plot details from Tuesday’s episode of</i> <b>This Is Us</b><i>, titled “Clooney.”</i><p>There are no batteries in the smoke detector. Be …

Celebrity News

This Is Us Recap: Let’s Go to the Mall

This Is Us<p>Clooney Season 2 Episode 12<p>Editor's Rating 4 stars<p>We interrupt your regularly scheduled emotional family drama for some murder-mystery …


Review: ‘Lady Day’ at Weathervane paints portrait of a fading Billie Holiday

Marissa Davis as Billie Holiday and bass player Bradford McGhee in Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill at Weathervane Playhouse. (Aimee Lambes …


Help select our featured artists for Black History Month 2018

February is approaching, and that means we're finalizing our plans for Black History Month. As in previous years, The Current is celebrating by …

Black History

How LA's MLK Boulevard got its name because of another King

Celes King III was a high-profile Republican businessman in South L.A. His family ran a well-known bail bonds outfit as well as the Dunbar Hotel, …

Black History

'Black-ish,' 'Power,' Ava DuVernay win at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change.<p>DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as …


The Trump Protest-Song Boom, in the Eye of History

Pop is now as political as it was in the ’60s, the author Dorian Lynskey says.<p>The first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency is also the first anniversary of a landmark weekend for art and politics. Trump’s inauguration festivities brought Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down to the National Mall—amid …

Janelle Monáe

From James Brown to Beyonce: Protest Music Inspired by Dr. King

Music has always been a key element to social evolution. In fact, 2009 documentary <i>Soundtrack for a Revolution</i>, examines the Civil Rights Movement …


How African-American and Jewish communities are uniting on MLK Day

A new community partnership in Phoenix seeks to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with more than just a single day of service.

Black History

Nicole Andrea Aube focuses on the voice | Jan. 20 in Cambridge

Aube is known for her acclaimed 2013 release "Philosoft." It was produced by Ron C. Chilton with co-production by Rick Hutt and Dube at Kitchener's …

Daft Punk

Artists Who Want to Change the World Should Innovate, Not Just Resist

Nina Simone

Icelandair Puts Baltimore Back on its Map

<b>WHY IT RATES:</b> <i>Travelers in Maryland and the surrounding area will now have more opportunities to fly to Nordic countries thanks to new service</i> …


Round Hill Finalizes $245M Acquisition of Carlin America, Home to Elvis Presley & AC/DC Catalogs

The publishing house picked up a catalog chock-filled with iconic songs, including "Fever," "Happy Together," "The Twist" and more.<p>While Round Hill …


Jeff Sessions Strikes a Blow for World Government

Cracking down on states that have legalized marijuana brings the U.S. back into line with international accords it spearheaded.<p>When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Barack Obama-era federal policy that allowed recreational marijuana to take root in Colorado and Washington, he did more …


Showing by Doing: Marking Four Decades of NBM with Terry Nantier | The Comics Journal

It was forty-one years ago this year that NBM began publishing. From the start, Terry Nantier envisioned a company that would publish European and …


'Gloomy Sunday:' The Song Linked to More Than 100 Suicides

Plenty of people have accused songs of spurring loved ones to commit suicide: Bands like Judas Priest and Marilyn Manson can attest to that. But …

Sinead O'Connor

Round Hill Completes $240 Million Acquisition of Carlin Music Publishing

Carlin Music Publishing, home to songs by Elvis Presley, James Brown, AC/DC, Billie Holiday and many others, closed its sale to Round Hill Music, …

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