A Blues for Walter: Remembering a Gospel Legend | 27 Jul 2010 // 4:00 PM
A towering figure in gospel music history, the late Bishop Walter Hawkins not only built an impressive discography that helped shape the contemporary gospel sound, but he also created a body of work that remains central to the black religious experience.
Running the Voodoo Down: An Interview with Meshell Ndegeocello | 27 Oct 2009 // 4:00 PM
With a new understanding of herself (and a new album to go with), the innovative singer Meshell Ndegeocello freely talks about some of her controversial lyrics, her deepest inspirations, and how she's reached a point where she doesn't need to prove anything anymore ...
Kenny Garrett: Sketches of MD: Live at the Iridium | 21 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM
Combining the deep spiritual probing of John Coltrane, the intellectualism of Wayne Shorter, and the ebullient style of Cannonball Adderley, saxophonist Kenny Garrett's latest release represents the absolute best of the jazz spirit.
Nina Simone: To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story | 16 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM
Maybe one day Nina Simone's searing messages and righteous indignation will be completely irrelevant to the here and now, but in these trying times, this fearless leader's music and spirit remains as relevant now as four decades ago.