Articles tagged r. kelly

From R. Kelly to ‘Reflektor’: The Rise and Fall of the Disco Revival

There are plenty of popular musical trends swirling around in 2013, but perhaps none more unexpected or wonderful as the disco revival. From R. Kelly's Write Me Back to Arcade Fire's Reflektor, the new-disco trend has grabbed hold of R&B, pop, dance music, and indie rock, but why?

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PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day Three: 21 July 2013)

After two days in the sun, people came ready to dance on Pitchfork's final day. A stellar, dance-heavy lineup, capped by R. Kelly brought the festival to a satisfying close.

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29 Jul 2013 // 10:00 AM

Stray Thoughts on Pitchfork 2013

As Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 struggled to find, refresh, or maybe just reinvent its identity, one has to wonder: what exactly is the appeal of music fest in 2013, apart from seeing a lot of bands in the same vicinity?

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4 Feb 2011 // 8:00 AM

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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We Don’t Die, We Multiply: R&B Posse Tracks

Take Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love For You", a steamy tale of a mistress longing for romantic bliss with a married man, and imagine how it might play out with a multi-perspective delivery.

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CHICAGO - R&B superstar R. Kelly denies he’s headed back to the courtroom less than three months after being acquitted of child

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13 Jun 2008 // 2:13 PM

Singer R. Kelly acquitted of child pornography charges

CHICAGO - A Cook County jury on Friday acquitted R&B superstar R. Kelly of child pornography charges, marking the end of a high-profile

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Reading Slate’s coverage of the R. Kelly trials fills me with that self-loathing that comes from being entertained by morally toxic junk culture. 

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7 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

R. Kelly: Double Up

Self-proclaimed King of R&B returns with another audacious, entertaining tour de sex.

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Snoop Dogg: Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Snoop Dogg invites a bunch of friends to the studio, records a small army of songs, accomplishes not much of anything.

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26 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	R. Kelly: TP.3 Reloaded

Few artists in recent times, besides maybe Prince, are more prolific and consistent as Kelly has been throughout his career.

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16 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	R. Kelly: Happy People/U Saved Me

The career of R. Kelly has been plagued with incendiary sexual scandals, the flames of which Kelly has brazenly fanned in public and in his

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        R. Kelly: TP-2.COM- PopMatters Music Review

It is my suspicion that critics and listening audiences have taken R. Kelly for granted. Simply put, he is arguably the most accomplished R&

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//Mixed media


Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

// Notes from the Road

"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

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