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Country hitmaker Razzy Bailey has passed away. The “Midnight Hauler” singer is known for a string of 13 Top 10 hits in the early 1980s, including five No. 1 songs on Billboard Table of hot country songs. “Loving Up a Storm” was the first of four consecutive No. 1 hits for Bailey in 1980. “I …

As the song fades from the speakers, DJ Harris Francis keeps one eye on his monitors and the other on the streaming console under his fingers. He brings the microphone closer to his face. “I hope you are having a good day, that you have some exciting plans for the coming weekend,” he said, switching …

On Monday August 2, family, fans and friends made up the hundreds of people who attended hip hop legend Biz Markie (57-year-old Marcel Theo Hall) return home services at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts in Patchogue, Long Island, NY He joined the Ancestors on July 16 after having complications from diabetes. Participants displayed …

Virgin Music is looking for a Director, Streaming & Playlist Strategy. The Director will interface with the programmers of all accounts and streaming services, preparing and strategizing for Hip-Hop + R&B releases for our labels. The primary focus of this role is to provide editorial playlists, strategize to grow a recording across various playlists, maintain …

Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for ACM Keith Urbain was among the famous guests who contributed to a performance of John lennon‘s “Imagine” at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, People reports. The pop singer joined him in the pre-recorded music video John legend, Spanish performer and composer Alejandro sanz, singer-songwriter and …

When saxophonist Christopher McBride and his band “The Whole Proof” perform Jazz UpFront in Bloomington on Saturday night, McBride said they would bring “the whole African American experience with them.” McBride is originally from Chicago and now lives in New York City. He spoke with Jon Norton of WGLT about life in the Jazz Capital …

through: SHEIKH SAALIQ and KRUTIKA PATHI, Associated Press Posted: Jul 20, 2021 / 12:18 AM CDT / Update: Jul 20, 2021 / 12:28 AM CDT FILE – In this file photo from September 14, 2020, Ramananda Sarkar, 43, who has cremated more than 450 COVID-19 victims, stands while burning the funeral pyres of COVID-19 victims …

President Biden’s White House is re-launching a previously stalled review of proposed policy changes that could allow the Census Bureau to ask questions about people’s race and ethnicity in a radically new way in time for the 2030 count, NPR has found out. First offered in 2016, the recommendations ran out of steam under the …

Tthe trio behind the award-winning podcast, Radio Farmerama, have spent much of the past year thinking about the coronavirus. The day we met it was at the forefront of their minds: founders Abby Rose and Jo Barratt both have family halfway around the world; and Katie Revell, their co-producer, had just spent seven days in …

Pop Smoke’s posthumous new album “Faith” was released on Friday, and the release has generated considerable enthusiasm on digital platforms. The songs on the album also sparked interest on the radio. One of those tracks was “Demeanor (with Dua Lipa)”. The collaboration sparked interest in pop and rhythm radio formats, with many stations offering multiple …