‘Black Is a Race’: Smokey Robinson Draws Mixed Reactions After Saying He ‘Resents’ Being Called ‘African American’
Smokey Robinson’s poem “A Black American” sparked a widespread discussion about racial identity following its original performance nearly 18 years ago during the season finale […]news.yahoo.com
Lehman Center celebrates 40th season serving the Bronx, NY
Over the last decade, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has served the Latino population in the Bronx by hosting stars including José Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa and La India, while attracting a wider audience with acts like Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson.
New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from the legendary group The Temptations, the latest addition to the animated “Ice Age” franchise and a new series on HBO by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes called “The Gilded Age” and starring Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of "Chanukah" in this video for a mom has gone viral
Motown legend Smokey Robinson has gone viral — but not for his music. It all started when Jeff Jacobson and his brother decided to get a video greeting from Robinson as a gift for their mom. Please DM me your mother's phone number so we can try this again — Smokey Robinson (@smokeyrobinson) December 15, 2020"Nice talking to you again, I guess," Robinson laughs. "He is a true legend whose music has been with me since birth," Jacobson tweeted, tagging Robinson. Happy Chanukah (however you choose to pronounce it) and Happy Holidays," he tweeted.cbsnews.com
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of Chanukah has gone viral
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of Chanukah has gone viral Smokey Robinson was asked to record a holiday greeting for a woman who used to live on his street in Detroit. The woman's sons wanted the video to be a gift for Chanukah, so Robinson sent her well wishes for the holiday - accept he mispronounced one crucial word. Now, Robinson's confusion over "Chanookah" has gone viral.cbsnews.com
AP's song of the year: Keedron Bryant's 'I Just Wanna Live'
This cover image released by Warner Records shows "I Just Wanna Live," by Keedron Bryant. Bryant's song was named one of the top 10 of the year by the Associated Press. Keedron Bryant, “I Just Wanna Live": During times of turmoil and unrest, people respond differently. She asked her son, then 12-year-old Keedron Bryant, to sing the song and the rest is for the history books. The song not only helped Keedron Bryant land a record deal, it helped heal the world at a time when music is a language that unites us all.
Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our (expletive).’ We are passionate. Last year’s Grammys marked the first time a hip-hop song was awarded song and record of the year when Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” achieved the feat. “You’re in the music industry.