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November 18, 2019

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Harlem's Apollo Theater: arts hub and civil rights landmark

Harlem's Apollo Theater: arts hub and civil rights landmark

A springboard for everyone from Billie Holiday and James Brown to Lauryn Hill, New York's storied Apollo Theater remains an icon of black culture that is home to showbiz legends and amateurs alike.The globally recognized Harlem music venue that has launched c

Prince estate to release new album featuring unreleased work

Prince estate to release new album featuring unreleased work

A new Prince album of mostly unreleased recordings will drop in June, the estate managing his music archives announced Thursday.The 15-track album entitled "Originals" will begin streaming exclusively on the paid subscription platform Tidal on June 7, Prince

South Africa pupils open up to wounds of apartheid past

South Africa pupils open up to wounds of apartheid past

Black-and-white pictures were projected onto the wall of a South African classroom and gospel music played evocatively in the background.The pictures told a chilling tale: Angry protesters. Policemen beating crowds. Corpses lying scattered on the road. Coffins

Ugandan police detain dissident pop star turned MP Bobi Wine

Ugandan police detain dissident pop star turned MP Bobi Wine

Ugandan police on Monday detained Bobi Wine, a pop star turned MP who became a high-profile government critic, after shutting down one of his concerts and firing tear gas at his fans.The local music sensation, a potential challenger to veteran President Yoweri

Johnny Cash hits US Capitol as state replaces statues

Johnny Cash hits US Capitol as state replaces statues

Music legend Johnny Cash will be immortalized with a statue in the US Capitol as his native state of Arkansas replaced divisive figures associated with white supremacy. Each US state sends two sculptures to the Statuary Hall, a grand gallery leading to the Cap