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In Praise of Female Musicians

By Krystal Flowers From here on, every word written will be dictated to every women who picked up an instrument and refused to put it down. From my personal experience, I know what it feels like to walk down the …...
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Ab-Soul and My Manic Episode in June @abdashsoul

By Adam Marquardt Obama sent troops back to Iraq. My mother celebrated her birthday. The Chevy Cobalt is apparently the new Ford Pinto. (Bailout money apparently can’t make airbags inflate). What am I here to write about...
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Slept On Soul: Long Time No See

By Michael A. Gonzales Seventeen years ago, during the summer of 1997, 29-year-old Chico DeBarge was at Battery Studios working on his then-upcoming album Long Time No See (Universal/Kedar Entertainment). Dressed in a ho...
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MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT this THURSDAY 7/3 – @BKNationOrg

MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT: This Thursday, July 3rd, at 5 p.m. Calling people between the ages of 18 and 30 of every race, ethnicity, and gender for a music video shoot for a BK Nation song about summertime. Please wear summer &h...
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Bobby Womack: Legend

By Chris Barnes The legendary Bobby Womack passed away at the age of 70 due to complications from colon cancer, diabetes, and pneumonia. As a child my parents would blast the song “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” on the ...
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Down in Brownsville, Brooklyn

By Caleb Bloomfield When I rode the Crescent Line of Amtrak from New Orleans to New York City — returning home from college for the summer — I met only one person in my train car that was taking it … <...
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@Pharrell Gets Lucky

By Caleb Bloomfield From the moment I walked into The Apollo Theater in Harlem for Pharrell’s concert, part of the “American Express Unstaged” music series, emotions were running high. I could feel history as I watched p...
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BK Nation 50-State Summer 2014 #MusicFestival Preview

Alabama   Gadsen Riverfest When: June 13th-14th, 2014 Where: Gadsen, Alabama Description: The Gadsen Riverfest is a country music festival bringing prominent country music stars to Gadsen since 1986. Website: http:/...
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Memories of Marvin Gaye

By Rosina Teri Memolo During a summer program, I worked with youth across from Marvin Gaye Park in my hometown of Washington, DC, in the Deanwood area. I began researching Mr. Gaye so that I would be able to have &hellip...