Review

Album reviews: Chaka Khan, the Specials, and music inspired by ‘Roma’

What you should be listening to this week.

Dan DeLuca’s Mix Picks: Gary Clark Jr., Nick Drake, plus Ruba Club jazz and Art Museum blues

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

Dan DeLuca’s Mix Picks: Gary Clark Jr., Nick Drake, plus Ruba Club jazz and Art Museum blues

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

The singer-songwriter who made Stephen King proclaim he was ‘happy to have ears’ hits Manayunk

How a letter King wrote helped Michael McDermott get clean and sober.

The singer-songwriter who made Stephen King proclaim he was ‘happy to have ears’ hits Manayunk

How a letter King wrote helped Michael McDermott get clean and sober.

Nik the Web Chick joins staff at 92.5 WXTU: ‘New Job…Who Dis?’

Michalik heads to XTU from her former position at Real 106.1, which rebranded to 106.1 The Breeze in a format change in November.

Nik the Web Chick joins staff at 92.5 WXTU: ‘New Job…Who Dis?’

Michalik heads to XTU from her former position at Real 106.1, which rebranded to 106.1 The Breeze in a format change in November.
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Meek Mill now has beef with actor Michael Rapaport

Meek Mill officially moved past his beef with fellow rapper Drake last year, but now, the Philly-based rapper may have another high-profile feud on his hands with an even more unlikely opponent.

‘It’s cool and it's annoying’: What happens when dad’s in the band

Boone has taken precocious players under his wing in the past, but this one is special: 12-year-old Mekhi Boone is not only a promising drummer, he’s bassist’s youngest son.

Column

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.

Review

Album reviews: Girlpool, Mavis Staples, Jessica Pratt

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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.

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.

Column

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.

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