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Jazz Legend George Duke Dies at Age 67

Jazz Legend George Duke Dies at Age 67

Jazz great George Duke died Monday in Los Angeles at age 67. He had been battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to his label Concord Music Group, which also confirmed his passing.

Jennifer Lopez Attacked for Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Jennifer Lopez Attacked for Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Jennifer Lopez attacked for singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (gur-BAHN-goo-lee bair-dee-mukh-ha-MAY-doff), who has been criticized for his oppressive rule. The singer’s publicist issued a statement saying if she had known there were human rights issues in his country, she wouldn’t have performed at all. The publicist’s statement also […]

Singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Dies at 83 from Complications to Ongoing Illness

Singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Dies at 83 from Complications to Ongoing Illness

Singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, best known for hits such as “Turn on Your Love Light” and “Further on up the Road,” died Sunday at age 83. Bland’s son Rodd said his father died at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his Memphis home. He reportedly died from complications from an ongoing […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest Music News
Report: Singer Bruno Mars’ Mother, Bernadette Hernandez, Dies at Age 55

Report: Singer Bruno Mars’ Mother, Bernadette Hernandez, Dies at Age 55

REPORT:  Grammy-award winning singer Bruno Mars’ mother, Bernadette Hernandez, died at age 55, after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. Bernadette Hernandez died Saturday at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Hernandez. who was a hula dancer and singer, migrated from the Philippines.

by Janet Shan· · Latest Music News
Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, Mother of Hip-Hop Star Andre 3000, Dies Suddenly in Atlanta Home

Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, Mother of Hip-Hop Star Andre 3000, Dies Suddenly in Atlanta Home

Our deepest condolences go out to Hip-Hop musician Andree 3000 over the death of his mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo. Billboard reports the cause of death has not been confirmed, but it is believed Mrs. Benjamin-Hodo, 62, died of natural causes. Sharon Benjamin-Hodo was a regular fixture in metro-Atlanta. She started the […]

Jennifer Lopez Draws Viewer Complaints for Raunchy Performance on “Britain’s Got Talent”

Jennifer Lopez Draws Viewer Complaints for Raunchy Performance on “Britain’s Got Talent”

Jennifer Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is under fire in the UK after a raunchy performance on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Dressed in thigh-high boots and a skintight bodysuit, JLo performed her hit single “Live It Up” but the performance didn’t sit well with some viewers. The UK equivalent of […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest Music News
Singer Miguel Crash-Lands on Female Fan’s Head During Billboard Music Awards Performance

Singer Miguel Crash-Lands on Female Fan’s Head During Billboard Music Awards Performance

Singer Miguel hurt a female fan, Khyati, during Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards when he attempted to jump from the stage to the catwalk. Um, that didn’t go as planned. He landed into the back of a female fan’s head, genitals and all, slamming her face onto the stage. got […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest Music News
Jay-Z Mocks Republicans Over Cuba Trip Outrage in New Track ‘Open Letter’

Jay-Z Mocks Republicans Over Cuba Trip Outrage in New Track ‘Open Letter’

Jay-Z is hitting back at the critics, specifically the Republicans, who questioned his and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba, in a new rap track, mocking their anger. Florida Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, as well as Sen. Marco Rubio, have been attacking the couple and the Obama Administration over the trip, […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest Music News, Politics
GOP Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart Call for Probe into Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Trip to Cuba

GOP Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart Call for Probe into Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Trip to Cuba

Republican lawmakers Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart are calling for an investigation into Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba. Ros-Lehtinen wrote in a letter to Adam Szubi, director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, saying “despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest Music News, Politics

1970s Top Reggae Producer Harry Johnson, Known for ‘Breakfast in Bed’ Hit, Dies at Age 68

RIP Harry J:  1970s top reggae producer Harry Johnson died Wednesday at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, Jamaica, from complications to diabetes. He was 68. Johnson, popularly known as Harry J, launched his record label Harry J label in 1966 and had several big hits including, “Young, Gifted and Black,” […]