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Alt R&B Singer SZA Talks Inspirations and Influences


Newcomer SZA Talks Inspirations and Influences

This Jersey girl is fresh on the scene and making good listening neo soul. Signed to TDE records SZA recently performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Below is here clip … Read More

British Singer Hollie Cook Tours the US


Hollie Cook Hits the U.S.

Hollie Cook is a talented British pop reggae artist. She performs as a solo artist and also as a member of The Slits. Her sound is very intoxicating. The Boston Globe described her … Read More

Support This Very Necessary Project “The Wind is Spirit” – A Bio/Anthology of Poet Audre Lorde


The Wind is Spirit

Audre Lorde was a Caribbean American writer who described herself as “black, lesbian, mother, warrior and poet”. Though she succumbed to cancer at the rather early of 58, by that time she … Read More

Shadia Mansour – The First Lady of Arabic Hip Hop


Shadia Mansour – The Queen of Arabic Hip Hop

Shadia is a British Palestinian Christian born and raised in London. Growing up she spent her summers visiting relatives in Haifa and Nazareth. She began performing, singing at protest … Read More

Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ Scores $35M Box Office Debut


The Equalizer Scores

Denzel Washington once again returns as the lone male vigilante who saves the cute young girl in peril, in a film whose plot sounds eerily similar to the 2004 “Man on Fire”. It was well … Read More

FKA Twigs Bombarded with Racist Tweets For Relationship with Robert Pattinson


FKA Twigs Gets Exposed to The Ugly Side of Twitter

FKA Twigs is a beautiful and talented British artist of Jamaican and Spanish descent who has been covered often by MBL. We love the haunting rhythms … Read More

First Look – Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic


First Look – Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was American singer, dancer, actress, and model. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. Aaliyah and eight others were … Read More

Vocal Trio King Unplugged on NPR


The Warm, Lush Soul of Vocal Trio King

King is an incredibly talented vocal trio. This comes from their web. If you miss the golden days of soul or maybe you never really knew them, rush over to … Read More

2014 Latin Grammy Nominations Announced – MBL Artist Highlights


Some Really Cool Sounds From Latin Grammy Artists

Nominations for The Latin Grammys were announced recently with Puerto Rican band Calle 13 leading the competition. Eduardo Cabra of the group is nominated for 10 awards, including producer … Read More

Art Curator Ingrid LaFleur’s Detroit


Ingrid LaFleur

Ingrid Lafleur of Maison LaFleur described as “creative culturalist & professional wanderer” is re-invigorating art in the Motor City.

She opened Maison Lafleur in 2012 and has been a part of a renaissance … Read More