We could write a book about Henry Stone's musical contributions. The dude is a legend. Based in Miami since about 1948, he was good friends with Sam Cooke. He cut some of Ray Charles's earliest recordings out of a little studio on Flagler Street in Downtown Miami. And he personally knew every l ... More >>
Are you kidding? Kenny effing G! Wow, we here at Crossfade can't wait for the 2012 edition of Jazz in the Gardens. The hair will be long, luxurious, and kinky. "The Moment" will be sweeter than a soprano on a sugar high. And there's gonna be so much smooth sax in the air that it'll be a shock i ... More >>
This morning at 6 a.m., a massive group of sincere, talented singers (and a equally massive gaggle of delusional people who think they're singers) gathered at the BankUnited Center to show the world's bullies that they actually are, in fact, special. Auditions for the upcoming Simon Cowell show, X ... More >>
Bobby Brown gonna get jazzy.Last month, Crossfade reported the massive news that Ms. Lauryn Hill would be headlining the two-day Jazz in the Gardens festival at Sun Life Stadium -- and only a few months after the former Fugees frontwoman laid down one of Miami's best concerts of 2010 as part of U ... More >>
It was billed as a "private" performance. But unless you're one of those rule-watching wimps with way too much respect for authority, you snuck onto the University of Miami campus to see November 5's free homecoming concert starring Lauryn Hill. We did. And we brought back a recap, some photos, a ... More >>
It's the most wonderful time of the year for these guilty pleasures.
Maya Azucena works hard for the shine
July 16 - 22, 1998
First came teen superstardom, then years of troubled obscurity. Now Betty Wright is seeking to balance music, family, and faith.