From jamming with funk forefathers to helping break New Jack Swing and cofounding legendary '90s R&B label LaFace Records with partner Antonio "L.A." Reid, the man known as Babyface has spent three decades creating and shaping pop music.
Now 53, Kenneth Edmonds is working on a new album by Are ... More >>
Miami's most fabulous queens are busy ruling South Beach from their undisputed drag kingdom, the Palace. This iconic drag bar/restaurant/stage show is about to celebrate a quarter-century of bringing teased hair, fake tatas, and gravity-defying nips and tucks to Ocean Drive.
The 25th-anniversary ce ... More >>
Got your "I Love JIG" tees?
Well, looking deliver on their promise of an "an all the way live weekend," Jazz in the Gardens and mayor Oliver Gilbert have just added human "Stress Reliever" and pop-hop loverboy Ne-Yo as well as R&B diva Monica (AKA "Miss Thang") to JIG's 2013 lineup.
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Back in the days of the Sir John Knight Beat, the Harlem Square, Rockland Palace, Birdland Fiesta, Mary Elizabeth Hotel, Cafe Society, Red Tap, and many more, the streets of Overtown were filled with music spilling out of the many clubs, bars, and restaurants that lined its streets.
For now, those ... More >>
Hundreds of people hungry for good food and music filled the pews of the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church on Saturday afternoon for the second annual Gospel Brunch, organized by Overtown Music Project.As Bishop Margaret Reynolds (who, by the way, is a former backup singer for KC and the Sunshine Band) w ... More >>
Jazz in the Gardens 2012
With Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Sensere, Nicole Henry, Kevin Eubanks, and Kenny G
Sun Life Stadium
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Better Than:Kenny G doing a saxophone solo while writhing around in a bed of roses. Well, Mr. G was there. But a bed of roses was not included.
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Fierce, strong, independent -- Mary J. Blige is now a full-grown, 41-year-old diva, known as The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.
But like so many enormously talented young women in the music business, she's endured seriously hard times. Throughout her teens and 20s, she struggled with drugs, alcohol, her ... More >>
Just before Christmas, Chanukkah, and Kwanzaa hijacked our editorial focus, we here at Crossfade checked up on the annual Jazz in the Gardens music fest. And unfortunately, we were kinda bummed.
We referred to the lineup as "lackluster." We complained about Kenny G's saxophone sucking. We called ... 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 >>
What do Sesame Street, Patti LaBelle and the West African Yoruba religion have in common? Well, they're all part of legendary DJ-producer and Yoruba Records chief Osunlade's fascinating story.
Back in the '70s, he started out by juggling different musical gigs, like composing for Sesame Street an ... More >>
Bobby Stringer, who captivated the crowd. This weekend,, dozens gathered in the 115-year-old Greater Bethel AME Church to witness the talents of locally born and raised gospel musicians.Amy Rosenberg of the Overtown Music Project, organized this beautiful event to support a jazz and blues resi ... More >>
Photo by Sarah LawThese United States' Jesse Elliott is the guy with the second-least amount of facial hairSunFest 2010 -- AKA a five-day injection of live music, food, art, and maybe a few beverages -- begins today at the West Palm Beach waterfront. New Times will be there all week, and updates ... More >>
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, after knocking out Chris Cornell in four roundsNow Crossfade isn't taking any steps to become Sunfade for the week, but
there's going to be a lot of SunFest coverage. The lineup, which includes Weezer, the Flaming Lips, Nas, among many others, is strong to say the least. A ... More >>
It was a Funky Friday at RevolutionThe Funky MetersWith King BeeRevolution Live, Fort LauderdaleFriday, April 16, 2010There was something in the air outside Revolution Live on Friday night. A steady drizzle mixed with the aroma of boiled crawfish provided by Fort Lauderdale's Shuck 'n Dive re ... More >>
311 performing at SunFest 2009West Palm Beach hasn't had this much musical excitement since Ozzy Osbourne rolled through town. An impressive crop of national acts are set to play the 28th installment of SunFest, which takes place April 28 - May 2 in downtown West Palm Beach along Florida's Intrac ... More >>
This Sunday evening, recording artist Farah Juste will be at Tap Tap Haitian
Restaurant on South Beach for "a CD signing and celebration". Ms.
Juste's career as a passionate singer of Haitian folk songs took off
with her debut solo album in 1977, and since then she has performed
from Paris to Switze ... More >>