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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.

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with underage girl.

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with underage girl.

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Album reviews: Girlpool, Mavis Staples, Jessica Pratt

Albums, reviewed
Review

Album reviews: Girlpool, Mavis Staples, Jessica Pratt

Albums, reviewed

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

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

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

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

Wyclef Jean visits South Philadelphia High School, announces music technology grant

The Grammy winner announced to the students that their high school would receive $50,000 for music production equipment.

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Philadelphia designer makes red carpet debut at the Grammys with Tierra Whack’s Technicolor showstopper | Elizabeth Wellington

Nancy Volpe Beringer, a 64-year-old educator turned emerging couturier, graduated from Drexel University in 2016 with a masters of science in fashion design with a signature that’s definitely more art of fashion rather than off-the-rack.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Motown tribute on the Grammys: What was that insulting foolishness? | Elizabeth Wellington

Sunday night’s performance was a slap in the face to history — in particular black women’s, who were the backbone of many of Motown’s greatest musical contributions.

Bradley Cooper didn't show up to the Grammys last night, even though he won. Here's why.

Bradley was winning at the BAFTAs instead.

Ariana Grande a no-show despite winning first Grammy Award

Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the singer didn't collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show's producer.

List of early winners in top Grammy Award categories

A list of winners in the top early categories at the 2019 Grammy Awards, including wins for Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Dave Chappelle, Beck, Brandi Carlile and 'Black Panther'.

Gaga wins Grammy for ‘Shallow’; Hugh Jackman wins 1st Grammy

Lady Gaga's "Shallow" continues winning streak during this awards season.

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

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

Meek Mill iced out Robert Kraft with a new gold chain after Patriots’ Super Bowl Win

“Meek Mill gave me that after we won,” Kraft said. “He’s a great guy and when we were privileged to win the Super Bowl, he took this off his neck and he gave it to me."

Philly rapper Freeway receives a kidney transplant

Philadelphia rapper Freeway, real name Leslie Edward Pridgen, is undergoing a kidney transplant several years after initially being diagnosed with kidney failure.

Combining klezmer and jazz in West Philadelphia, in pieces that range from pop music to all-out free jazz chaos

One of Dan Blacksberg's collaborators is 94-year-old Sun Ra Arkestra member Marshall Allen

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.

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