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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, "Roots of American Music" Performances by Aloe Blacc, Otis Clay, Lenny Williams, Swamp Dogg

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, "Roots of American Music" Performances by Aloe Blacc, Otis Clay, Lenny Williams, Swamp Dogg

It may be the final week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, but the festival isn’t winding down when it comes to exciting performances. This week, Lincoln Center celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the landmark Soul at the Center, highlighted by Valerie Simpson’s first tribute to her late partner, Nick Ashford, since his passing. The pair ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kelley Johnson: Make Someone Happy

Read "Make Someone Happy" reviewed by Jim Santella

Singer Kelley Johnson has a relaxed manner and a brassy aura that speaks clearly to the listener who wants to appreciate lyrics and become immersed in a song’s attitude. Searingly effective on slow, deliberate, dramatic ballads, such as “I Haven’t Got Anything Better To Do" and “Moment to Moment," the singer points every phrase and shapes ...