NEW YORK (AP) — Questlove responded with incredulous disbelief when he was first told about the footage.
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Kelsey Waldon, “They'll Never Keep Us Down” (Oh Boy)
Kelsey Waldon’s “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” is a serviceable homage release, as the proud Kentuckian covers everyone from Nina Simone to...
TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved in North Carolina.
Bettye LaVette, “Blackbirds” (Verve)
The wise intuition and emotional commitment of Bettye LaVette’s interpretative skills find an ideal setting on “Blackbirds,” a collection of songs mostly...
Nina Simone, “Fodder On My Wings” (Verve/UMe)
Nina Simone's “Fodder On My Wings” is an album of contrasts and extremes — personal traumas and world sounds, joy and despair, harmony and...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Award-winning actor and musician Ben Platt took a quick jab at President Donald Trump late Friday while being honored by Harvard University’s famed Hasty Pudding...
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NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month's Academy Awards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While actors are accustomed to being on camera, not every starry moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards makes the screen. Here's a look at some of the best moments that took place off-camera:
YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK
Moments after winning the night's top honor, Chadwick Boseman expounded on his definition of the song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" backstage after "Black Panther" won the show's top award.
TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The trust said in a news release Tuesday that it will develop and find a new use for the house in Tryon where Simone was born in 1933. Last year, four African-American artists purchased the home.
R+R=NOW, "Collagically Speaking" (Blue Note)
Robert Glasper leads R+R=NOW, a distinguished lineup whose "Collagically Speaking" is a colorful patchwork of sounds rooted in jazz but stretching far and wide, recorded in single takes and composed on the spot.
Glasper says the R+R part of the band's moniker stands for "reflect" and "respond," inspired by a Nina Simone quote about an artist's duty to "reflect the times."
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Alicia Keys talking about Nina Simone, or Ashley Judd on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the late icon Nina Simone was welcomed to the prestigious music club with show-stopping performances from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day.
Bon Jovi's portion of the four-hour-plus event ran an hour-long Saturday night, with Jon Boni Jovi giving a lengthy 20-minute speech onstage. He said he had been writing the speech for years.
NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees.
The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class announced Wednesday. They will be inducted on April 14, in Cleveland, Ohio.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday.