Christian John Wikane
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PopMatters Contributing Editor

Christian John Wikane is a NYC-based journalist and music essayist. He's a Contributing Editor for PopMatters, where he's interviewed artists ranging from Paul McCartney to Janelle Monae. For the past three years, he's penned liner notes for more than 100 CD re-issues by legends of R&B, rock, pop, dance, and jazz. Since 2008, he's produced and hosted Three of Hearts: A Benefit for The Family Center at Joe's Pub. He is the author of the five-part oral history Casablanca Records: Play It Again (PopMatters, 2009). Follow him on Twitter @CJWikaneNYC. 

Features // 70 Articles
Reviews // 141 Articles
Blogs // 51 Articles

Born in a Trunk, Raised on the Stage: An Interview with Leslie Uggams | 30 Nov 2015 // 9:00 PM

Celebrating a lifetime on stage and screen, Leslie Uggams reflects on Broadway, her roles in Roots and Deadpool, and why Pharrell makes her happy.

From Broadway to Labelle: A Roundtable With Disco and R&B Legends | 11 Nov 2015 // 8:00 PM

Six R&B and disco icons reflect on life, success, and the G.E.M.A. Foundation's role in celebrating classic music.


Sarah Dash Birthday Celebration: 23 August 2015 - New York | 17 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM

From singing on Keith Richards’ new album to leading Broadway and R&B legends on "Lady Marmalade", Sarah Dash had a lot to celebrate during her birthday bash at 54 Below.

Melba Moore Honors Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and More at New York Show | 5 May 2015 // 5:00 AM

In her sold-out return to the Metropolitan Room, Melba Moore honored legendary ladies of song.


David Bronson - "Task" (video) (Premiere) | 24 Jun 2015 // 2:00 AM

As David Bronson prepares for his appearance at Joe's Pub in New York City, his song "Task" takes flight in a paper world created by Johannes Labusch.

David Bronson - "Song of Life" (video) (Premiere) | 8 Apr 2015 // 2:00 AM

What is the meaning of life? David Bronson's collaboration with photographer Ben Goldstein on "Song of Life" just might have the answer.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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