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Blackface and pop music have a long history together | Dan DeLuca

The persistence of offensively racist imagery and its continued capacity to shock — hello, Gucci blackface turtleneck — got me thinking about the long and complicated history of blackface minstrelsy and how the timeline of American popular music as are intertwined.

Dan DeLuca’s Mix Picks: Sam Cooke, Linda Ronstadt & Adia Victoria

What our music critic is listening to and watching this week.

Boyz II Men: We went from playing Madison Square Garden to shows in front of 50 people

Wanya Morris talks about going from selling 12 million records to playing an audience of 50, and how is sons are carrying on his legacy.


Will the Grammys get it right this time? Of course not.

Will Philly's Tierra Whack take home Grammy? Probably not, but she should.

The biggest concerts coming to Philadelphia, with Ariana Grande, the Rolling Stones, Cher, Meek Mill, Mott the Hoople, and more

Can the Rolling Stones still rock? Can Meek Mill perform a hometown banger? And then, of course, there's Kiss.


Wu-Tang Clan marks 25 years of ‘36 Chambers’ with a raucous tour kickoff at Franklin Music Hall

Is the Wu-Tang Clan something to [mess] with? Obviously not.


Mary Lattimore’s harp makes all the guitar dudes jealous. But her instrument is also the reason she had to leave Philly

Lattimore’s first time ever playing with a rock band was at a sold out show sitting in with what was then one of the hottest rising bands in the world.

Meek Mill, Jay-Z, and more start criminal justice reform foundation

"Meek and I started shifting our conversation from ‘How do we get him out of prison?’ to ‘How do we apply this to millions of other people who are unfairly caught within the system?’

Review: Kacey Musgraves, celebrating inclusivity, at the Fillmore

The country-pop star who is nominated for four Grammys played a sold-out show at the Fillmore on Friday night.


Wu-Tang Clan set to kick off ‘36 Chambers’ anniversary celebration with two shows in Philly

It's been a quarter century since the martial arts inspired Staten Island collective released their landmark debut album.