Who’s Making Golden Oldies Now?

Jun 11, 2012 | Music, Press
Who’s Making Golden Oldies Now?

Last February, Nia Ngia Meeks at Black American Web contacted me to speak as an expert on a piece she was working up for Black History Month that asked who among contemporary black popular artists were creating the future classics. Let me first say that overall, it’s a fun enough piece. No harm done whatsoever. … Read more »

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Black Music at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair

May 13, 2012 | Music, Press
Black Music at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair

Chicago celebrated its 175th birthday this past March. The CBMR teamed up with WFMT to highlight key moments in Chicago musical history in honor of the occasion. This collaboration was the kind I like: it was straightforward with clear parameters and truly mutually beneficial. WFMT added rich content and a level of diversity to its … Read more »

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