1. Jeffrey Osborne at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom
This funk and R&B signer returns to Metro Detroit to perform at Andiamo. Osborne was a mainstay on the R&B charts through the 1980s and early '90s. 7 p.m. Sun. $65 and up. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.
2. K. Michelle at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. on joking around in the era of Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — It's fitting that comedian Roy Wood Jr. is an avid player of Sudoku. "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" correspondent always seems to be a few steps ahead of the obvious.
It's a necessary skill when you make jokes during a time of fake news and political division. "The problem with writing jokes now is that stuff evolves so damn fast," he says, laughing.
Rapper Talib Kweli to speak at Stockton University event
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and social activist Talib Kweli will visit Stockton University next week to speak at the university's annual hip hop summit.
Initial erroneous Tom Petty death reports cause confusion
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For several hours Monday, music lovers believed Tom Petty was dead.
Courtney Love, Talib Kweli, Kid Rock, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Stanley and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among scores of fans posting remembrances on Twitter, where Petty was the top worldwide trending topic Monday afternoon. A memorial was scheduled for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
THE BLAST AT BERKLEE: Hip-hop artist and activist Talib Kweli dropped by Berklee College of Music to tell students how he ... ahem, got by ... in the music business, as well as outside it. The “Crossfire” collaborator and entrepreneur shared lessons learned from joint ventures he’s taken on with fellow artists, such as the bookstore he bought with Mos Def. From the stories he shared, students walked away knowing a more about what made Kweli an “everything man.”
Hip hop artist and activist Talib Kweli and Syrian musician Oman Souleyman will be among the artists opening the 2017 edition of Moogfest in downtown Durham.
The annual festival devoted to art, music and technology has designated its main stage on opening night on May 18 as a Protest Stage, with performances, talks and technology experiments.
The festival runs May 18-21 at various downtown Durham venues.
It’s been at least four years since Gary Clark Jr. was widely hailed as “the future of the blues.” But his fans and collaborators — who range from Beyoncé, Eric Clapton and Foo Fighters to Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton and rapper Talib Kweli — represent a significantly broader musical spectrum. And that suits this acclaimed Texas guitar dynamo, singer, songwriter and band leader just fine.