As guest Artistic Director for 'The Cosmic Synthesis of Sun Ra and Afrofuturism' at Harlem Stage, funk rock icon Nona Hendryx brings audiences to other dimensions.
From Phil Spector's Wall of Sound to 20 Feet from Stardom, Julia, Maxine, Luther, and Oren Waters reflect on their six-decade career, including historic sessions with Herbie Hancock, Neil Diamond, Michael Jackson, and countless other music legends.
Following the release of her latest album She's Back, the legendary Dionne Warwick delivers another musical gift with Dionne Warwick & the Voices of Christmas.
More than 50 years after her last solo album, Northern soul legend P.P. Arnold returns with a magnum opus produced by Ocean Colour Scene's Steve Cradock. Arnold discusses this and her long musical history working with the likes of the Small Faces, Ike & Tina Turner, and the Rolling Stones.
With her new album 'She's Back' plus a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, Dionne Warwick remains a regal force among music legends.
In this exclusive interview with PopMatters, Joseph Joubert revisits his remarkable career, from working with Diana Ross and Kathleen Battle to orchestrating Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals.
On the eve of premiering her new single "ISLY (I Still Love You)", soul legend Thelma Houston revisits her landmark debut for Motown's boutique label, MoWest.
In this PopMatters exclusive, legendary Motown songwriter/producer Valerie Simpson and the musicians behind The Boss recall how Ashford & Simpson brought Diana Ross back to number one.
Fifty years after leaving Honolulu for London, Yvonne Elliman retraces the road from Hawaii to Jesus Christ Superstar and Saturday Night Fever ... and back again.
From her very first vinyl release to her Legends of Vinyl (L.O.V.) Hall of Fame induction, former CHIC vocalist Alfa Anderson celebrates a year of solo triumphs.
Acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter-producer Angela Johnson delivers a salve for the soul on her new single "Inclusion".
In this PopMatters exclusive, producer John Farrar and the creative team behind Physical recall how Olivia Newton-John brought a Grammy-winning sensation from the studio to the screen.
Celebrating her tenth album, Macy Gray delivers a set of radiant gems on Ruby, bringing guests like Gary Clark, Jr. and Meghan Trainor along for her Mack Avenue debut.
Known to millions as the Late Show with Stephen Colbert's masterful MD, Jon Batiste makes a space for listeners "to feel and to think" on his Verve debut, Hollywood Africans.
From "Love in C Minor" to "Supernature", legendary drummer and producer Marc Cerrone recalls the classic recordings that propelled him to the forefront of disco and beyond.
Putting the sizzle in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Ariana DeBose charts her own course to Broadway stardom.
Original Ritchie Family members Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason-Dorman, and Gwendolyn Wesley, plus Philly soul songwriter Phil Hurtt, reflect on African Queens (1977), the trio's chart-topping homage to Nefertiti, Cleopatra, and the Queen of Sheba.
As Broadway powerhouse Vivian Reed preps her critically acclaimed Lena Horne tribute for New York's Green Room 42, the two-time Tony Award nominee recalls a lifetime of career triumphs.
Inspired as ever, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading explores the complexity of love on her 21st album Not Too Far Away.
With dazzle, flair, and "all that jazz", Songwriters Hall of Fame legend Valerie Simpson makes her Broadway debut as Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago: The Musical.
Whether a nightbird in flight or a skindiver in transformation, Nona Hendryx is the quintessential Rock Solid Woman. PopMatters celebrates Joe's Pub at the Public's very first Vanguard Resident with 20 of her most unforgettable performances.
On the eve of the Motels' first new album in ten years, The Last Few Beautiful Days, founder Martha Davis talks "Hollywood 101", the machine of celebrity, and why the Motels are like a thrift store treasure.