Tag: Soul

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Entertainment

Breaking news: Keyboard legend George Duke dies at age 67

George Duke 2013 (PromoE Photo by Toshi) Editors Note: According to the Associated Press, George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the performer died Monday night in Los Angeles. Duke was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Duke’s son, Rashid, thanked his father’s fans in a statement Tuesday. “The outpouring of love and support that we have received from my father’s friends, fans and the entire music community has been overwhelming,” he said. “Thank you all for your concern, prayers and support.” Below is an exclusive interview by the Courier with Duke last week. He never mentioned having any health problems.

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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.

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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.”