Gil Scott-Heron
Features // 4 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
//Features

Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs
17 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM

Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.

Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man
4 Dec 2014 // 9:15 PM

In this excerpt from his book on legendary soul singer Gil Scott-Heron, Marcus Baram recounts Scott-Heron's crucial time touring with Stevie Wonder.

//Columns

Dead Stars Tell No Tales: Whitney Houston's Death Casts New Light Onto Memoirs by Two '70s Pop Stars
28 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

Just as the winners of the war tend to write the history books, only survivors write memoirs. Nile Rodgers' Le Freak and Gil Scott-Heron's The Last Holiday.

//Reviews

Various Artists: Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul
28 Sep 2016 // 9:05 PM

A collection of kids, pushed by parents or teachers or by their own dreams of pop stardom, aspire to follow in the path of the Jacksons.

Bill Ortiz: Winter in America EP
21 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

Santana trumpeter Bill Ortiz provides a fitting tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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