Born Patrick Denard Douthit in Winston-Salem, NC on Jan. 15, 1975, 9th Wonder is a Grammy Award-winning producer, DJ, college lecturer and social activist. Since his introduction to hip-hop in 1982, 9th has been immersed in the music and the culture of the art form, while gaining experience in music theory throughout middle and high school.
(GIN) – Nigerians across the internet are cheering the new Broadway music and dance interpretation of the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti – a dynamic political dissident, composer and uncompromising cultural icon – as staged by African-American choreographer Bill T. Jones.
(NNPA) - ABC says Chris Brown will appear on its "20/20" newsmagazine Dec. 11. In what's billed as an in-depth interview, the singer will discuss his assault of ex-girlfriend and recording superstar Rihanna that happened last February. He is on probation for the beating.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The shimmering, white glove Michael Jackson wore when he premiered his trademark moonwalk dance in 1983 was auctioned off for $350,000 -- plus tax -- on Saturday.
Winning bidder Hoffman Ma of Hong Kong will pay $420,000, including taxes and fees, for the rhinestone-studded, modified golf glove Jackson wore on his left hand for his moonwalk on Motown's 25th anniversary TV special.
Berry Gordy founded what would become Motown Records a half-century ago with an $800 loan. Today, that would have got you two tickets with a bit to spare to the Motown 50 Golden Gala.
For $200 more, you could have attended a VIP event and a swanky party afterward.
The event was Saturday in Detroit, with an appearance by Gordy and performances by Aretha Franklin, The Temptations and duet partners Stevie Wonder and Kid Rock.
David Ornette Cherry was nominated for the 2010 Portland Music Awards for "Outstanding Achievement in Jazz" by the Jazz Society of Oregon. The awards are decided by a public vote, which can be made at www.musicspectator.com/portland_music_award.
The mystery surrounding bluesman Robert Johnson's life and death feeds the lingering fascination with his work.
There's the myth he sold his soul to the devil to create his haunting guitar intonations. There's the dispute over where he died after his alleged poisoning by a jealous man in 1938. Three different markers claim to be the site of his demise.
The Universal Zulu Nation has come to Portland.
The newly formed local chapter of the international hip hop culture organization - the 45th Parallel Universal Zulus - is holding a house warming celebration on Friday, Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at their new office at 109 SE Salmon St. Suite C in Portland.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rod Stewart grew up idolizing soul singers like Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and Otis Redding. On his new album, "Soulbook," he gets a chance to pay tribute to his childhood idols in song -- and even gets a chance to sing with one of them on the CD.