Classic Hits & Oldies

Getty/Steve Granitz Artwork created by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is set to go up for auction in August.  Kings Auctions will auction off 76 pieces of Jackson art, some of which are double-sided. The auction includes pieces hand drawn with wax colored pencil and others in watercolors. Some pieces are even drawn on presidential paper […]

The Four Tops in 1964 with Abdul “Duke” Fakir top left; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images The Four Tops‘ Abdul “Duke” Fakir passed away Monday, July 22, from heart failure at his home in Detroit. Fakir, the last surviving founding member of the legendary Motown group, was 88.  “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the […]

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images The life and career of Whitney Houston continues to be celebrated in her absence. According to People, the Whitney E. Houston Legacy Foundation and Primary Wave will celebrate her 61st birthday at their third annual Whitney E. Houston Legacy Foundation Gala, taking place on her actual birth date, Aug. 9. The event will also […]

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images An upcoming Prince documentary is reportedly being held up because there’s just too much of it. Puck News reports that back in 2018, Netflix made a deal with the Prince estate for a documentary that was initially supposed to be directed by Ava DuVernay. She was replaced by O.J. Made in […]

Courtesy of A Capitol Fourth/PBS Sheila E is one of the many performers booked for the annual PBS special A Capitol Fourth, and she’s looking forward to celebrating our nation’s independence in Washington, D.C., for the first time. “I think just the celebration in itself is pretty exciting for our first time being here [in D.C.],” […]

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Smokey Robinson and Sheila E are among the artists set to perform live on A Capitol Fourth, the annual PBS special celebrating Independence Day. The celebration, America’s longest-running live national July Fourth TV tradition, will air July 4 at 8 p.m. ET and will feature a telecast of the fireworks live from the West […]

Dave Simpson/WireImage Happy milestone birthday to the woman nicknamed the Empress of Soul. Gladys Knight turned 80 on Tuesday, and the legendary singer took to Instagram to reflect on her life and career. “80 years of beautiful life, love, service, celebration, achievement, falling down, faith, fun, lessons, blessings, friendship, collaboration, soul sharing and more,” she wrote. […]

CNN Films/OWN Films Luther: Never Too Much, a documentary about late singer/songwriter Luther Vandross, will premiere next year on CNN, OWN and Max, it was announced Wednesday. The film, directed by Dawn Porter, premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in January. It tells the musician’s story through interviews with his friends and musical collaborators, such […]

Richard E. Aaron/Redferns Prince fans now have a chance to stay in the house featured in his iconic movie Purple Rain. In connection with the film’s 40th anniversary, Paisley Park and the Prince Estate have teamed up with Airbnb to offer up the home for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as part of Airbnb’s Icons program. It marks the […]

NPG Records/Paisley Park Enterprises/Sony Music Entertainment The 20th anniversary celebration of Prince’s 28th studio album, Musicology, continues with the digital release of “Magnificent,” which originally came out as a virtual B-side to the album’s title track. This is the first time the song has ever been released to streaming services; it was sourced from master tapes discovered in […]

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