Tag: R&B

Take_6_slide.jpg

Entertainment

Take 6 takes time to celebrate anniversary

by Steve HolseyFor New Pittsburgh Courier When it comes to tight four-part harmony, it is doubtful that any group could surpass Take 6, the a capella group that is in the midst of celebrating their 25th anniversary. They put their extraordinary vocal talent on display Oct. 11 at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, North Side.

normanbrown.jpg

Entertainment

Norman Brown pays tribute to Jackson on latest CD

NORMAN BROWN Michael Jackson has been an inspiration to guitarist Norman Brown. So when friend and musician tenor saxophonist, Kirk Whalum came up with the idea to create an album with trumpeter/flugelhornist Rick Braun and guitarist Norman Brown celebrating Jackson’s invaluable contribution to the music industry, Brown immediately agreed to be a part of the project.

mindless-behaviornpc.jpg

Entertainment

Mindless Behavior world tour hits Pgh

Mindless Behavior is coming to Pittsburgh to perform for their fans this summer from their “All Around The World Tour” at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland Aug. 1. The concert will also feature special guest OMG Girlz and SCR Scream Team. In 2008, Mindless Behavior was born from a concept created by Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap. An audition was held and out of 600 people the four were chosen to come together as a group. The teen quartet — Prodigy, Roc, Ray Ray and Princeton would soon become a national phenomenon. Since then the R&B group has stepped on the music scene and began to take over the world with their style of dance and song.The name Mindless Behavior was already created by their manager Keisha Gamble. “It’s a lifestyle that gives you the freedom to express yourself with fashion, entertainment and anything you do. Keisha chose us because of our inner confidence and how nice we were to her,” said Ray Ray.

miguel.jpg

People

Miguel speaks on Billboard Awards fall

American recording artist, songwriter and producer, Miguel, poses for a portrait, in New York. Miguel was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including song of the year for his No. 1 R&B hit, “Adorn,” and best urban contemporary album for his sophomore release, “Kaleidoscope Dream.” (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP Images) (CNN) — Miguel’s fall at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards certainly has legs.

Shuggie_Otis.jpg

Entertainment

Quickie Review: Shuggie Otis’ new album best of 2013

“Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love” by Bob Davis Funk/Soul/Blues/Jazz/Pop/Electronica/Peace & Love (soul-patrol.com)–This is a great album. I have been waiting for this album to appear since the mid 1970′s. It’s the best album I have heard so far in 2013. The original “Inspiration Information” has actually been a key influencing factor in my thought processes and behavior since I first listened to it in 1974, via WAMO in Pittsburgh. Since that time I have probably listened to it more than any other single album I have ever owned, with the possible exception of Miles Davis “On The Corner.”