The Fourth of July Belongs to Louis Armstrong

COMMENTARY: In our American mythology, Louis Armstrong symbolizes all of our nation’s struggles and all of its glories.
By Mark Allan Williams | July 3, 2016

On the town with Toni

Looking for something fun to do in the Qcity this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson's weekly entertainment picks. It's fun for grown folks.
By Toni Baker-Tyson | June 23, 2016

Jagged Edge @ White House Night Club (Photo Gallery)

Scene at The White House Night Club, where R&B group Jagged Edge performed Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Photos: Michaela Duckett)
By Michaela Duckett | April 25, 2016

Why Prince’s death hit me especially hard

(Commentary) Whenever I’m happy. Or sad. Whenever I feel loved. Or feel alone. Prince was there with the perfect lyric and the perfect note.
By Lindsay Pollard | April 22, 2016

Prince, the pop music icon, has died at 57

Pop star Prince, 57, was found unresponsive on Thursday at his Minnesota home and was later declared dead, U.S. media reports sai
By Reuters | April 21, 2016

A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, coming to Charlotte as part of the Charlotte Jazz Festival, shares thoughts on jazz culture, diversity, and Romare Bearden.
By Michael J. Solender | April 12, 2016

On the town with Toni (March 25-27)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson's weekly entertainment picks. It's fun for grown folks.
By Toni Baker-Tyson | March 24, 2016

The music of Jacqueline Hairston will ‘shine’ at UNC Charlotte

The internationally known composer and arranger returns to her hometown for a (free) celebration of Black art songs and spirituals.
By Glenn Burkins | March 17, 2016

Remembering Maurice White: My 40-year love affair with Earth Wind & Fire

News of Maurice White's death hit me hard. Although I may have competition for the title, I just knew I was Earth, Wind & Fire’s No. 1 fan.
By Toni Baker-Tyson | February 6, 2016

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies at age 74

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Maurice White, the founder of R&B funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, died in Los Angeles […]
By Reuters | February 4, 2016