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South African Amapiano sensation Lady Du has made a remarkable comeback in the music industry after facing personal and professional setbacks. In 2021, amidst her rising fame with the hit “Superstar,” she endured significant losses, including her apartment and the end of a significant relationship. This period led her to a moment of despair, but […]

The highlight of New York Fashion Week (NYFW) was Beyoncé’s unexpected appearance at the Luar show in Brooklyn, alongside her mother, Tina Knowles, and sister Solange, to support her nephew Julez Smith Jr.’s runway debut. The fashion spectacle saw a range of celebrities from various fields, including Uma Thurman, Matt Damon, and Queen Latifah, showcasing […]

Rep. Shontel Brown, D-Ohio, has relaunched the “Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus,” initially founded in 2012 by former Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio. The caucus aims to celebrate the positive influence of music, emphasizing the role of cultural organizations like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in fostering community unity, supporting arts and […]

The Downtown Canandaigua Fire & Ice Festival, now in its eighth year, is set to bring a blend of warmth and chill to New York with a weekend full of activities slated for February 17 and 18. Recognized by Forbes.com as a must-visit winter event, the festival offers an array of attractions that cater to […]

The Rochester school board voted to change 7 different school names, and one school is being named after Andrew A. Langston. The Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Monroe County Broadcasting Company and WDKX-FM.  Andrew A. Langston Middle School at the Jefferson Campus at Edgerton Park. The schools are listed below, along with the district’s descriptions […]

Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R., delivered an electric guitar solo alongside Usher at the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show. Contrary to some social media users’ misidentification, the performer was not North West, but the 26-year-old H.E.R., an accomplished artist one award shy of achieving the prestigious EGOT status. With five Grammy Awards, an […]

New York State’s only remaining black-owned commercial radio station celebrates 50 years in Rochester. Andre Langston was just a kid when his parents Andrew and Gloria Langston moved here in the 1960’s. “Content is what’s going to save radio, ” Langston explains, “If you have content people will listen.” As the host of the popular […]

At the 15th annual AAFCA Awards on February 21 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, notable figures from the arts will be honored for their contributions. Ballet dancer turned producer Misty Copeland, renowned director, writer, and producer George C. Wolfe, and Academy Award nominee Jeffrey Wright will receive special accolades. Copeland will be awarded […]

At 90 years old, Ed Dwight, who was once on the path to becoming the first Black astronaut, is receiving recognition for his pioneering contributions. Growing up in segregated Kansas, Dwight’s fascination with flying led him to pursue an aviation career despite the racial barriers of the time. Selected by President John F. Kennedy’s administration […]

Lil Jon is venturing into new territory with his announcement of a guided meditation album, marking a significant departure from his well-known crunk style. This upcoming album, which consists of 10 tracks, reflects Lil Jon’s personal evolution and his focus on fitness and wellness in 2024. Music insiders revealed to TMZ that this project is […]


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