Allyson McCabe talks with Ray Padgett about his new book,
Cover Me, and the blog that inspired it, giving us a fascinating window into the craft and business of making music. ...more
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Alana Massey discusses her debut collection,
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At Vela Magazine, Danielle Jackson discusses Whitney Houston as an embodiment of black excellence, and the continued erasure of black artists’ contributions to commercial music: Houston and the entire lineage of black women performers that preceded her invented techniques and sounds that have been endlessly covered and riffed upon, but they are generally under-acknowledged for their […]
Last week the New York Times reported that Billie Holiday’s hologram is coming to the Apollo Theater this fall, where the singer made her debut at nineteen, and recently was inducted into the Apollo Hall of Fame. Apparently it’s planned to be the first in a series significant enough to be announced as a “partnership” between […]
I wish it had been: Amy was a brilliant and tortured artist. Lets explore her brilliance. Let’s watch her perform. ...more
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Legendary bassist Nathan East talks about playing with the pros, from Barry White to Daft Punk, about his new solo album and documentary, and about teaching musicians to play the instrument he loves.
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I didn’t know Whitney Houston, and yet there I was, weeping. I’d read the Tweets, watched the videos, and re-posted a video of her singing “I’m Changing” live from when she was very young and so pretty that it remains almost painful to look at her, even now after all these years.
The one that got me was a torso shot. There were a bunch of them published even before she died, frantic paparazzi pictures of Whitney Houston leaving last night’s party.