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Questlove to Guest Star on Law and Order

Most people know Questlove as the drummer of the band The Roots who have their own solo success but are also the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, formerly Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In addition to his great success with The Roots, Questlove is also a DJ, music journalist, and music […]

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Larry David Visits Emerson College

Larry David Visits Emerson College

Article by Stephen Stone He may have become famous for creating a show about nothing, but when Larry David took the stage at Semel Theater Wednesday night, he certainly had a lot to say. [soundcloud id='120140015' autoPlay='true' color='#2a3590'] A packed house of students sat attentively as the “Seinfeld” co-creator and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star spoke […]

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Shirley Murdock started her career as a singer in Toledo, Ohio by singing gospel music. In 1984, she was hired by Roger Troutman to be a background singer for Troutman’s G-Funk group, Zapp. The funk group had several popular hits with Warner Brothers Records. Based on this success, Troutman began recording with Murdock. Murdock and […]

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

As the creative force behind the Timex Social Club’s R&B chart-topper single “Rumors”, producer Jay King decided he could find success by forming his own funk group. He named the group Club Nouveau, and consisted of Jay King, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Samuelle Pratter, and Valerie Watson. The group was brought together in 1986 in […]

Where Are They Now: Undisputed Truth

Where Are They Now: Undisputed Truth

During the 1960s and ’70s, Motown changed the way people thought about and recognized the R&B/soul genre. In 1970, the record producer of the most successful Motown act, The Temptations, decided to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Norman Whitfield called his new group Undisputed Truth. Undisputed Truth consisted of members Joe Harris, who […]

Where Are They Now: Charles Wright

Where Are They Now: Charles Wright

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band is known for the soulful sound that were formed in the 1960s. They received the most recognition between 1967 and 1973 when the reached the Billboard charts with nine singles and released their 1970s single “Express Yourself.” Some of their most known hits include “Do Your […]

Where Are They Now: Atlantic Starr

Where Are They Now: Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr was a known for their biggest hits, “Always” and “Secret Lovers.” They originally formed in 1976 by Duke Jones who was the trumpeter for the group. Other members of the group included drummer Porter Carroll Jr., bassist Clifford Archer, percussionist and flutist Joseph Phillips, guitar Sheldon Tucker, David Wayne, and Jonathan Lewis. As time went on the […]

Reality TV: A Marketing Benefit

Reality TV: A Marketing Benefit

Reality television shows are as much a form of entertainment as they’ve become a marketing strategy. To the viewer, the purpose of the cast is to entertain. But that may not be the case for all cast members. In fact, a lot of those who do agree to take part in reality television agree with […]

Where Are They Now: Roberta Flack

Where Are They Now: Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack is known as one of the best story telling artists ever. Growing up with a musical background in North Carolina and with her father and mother both being church organists, Flack took an interest in piano. At the age of nine, Flack was taking classical piano lessons and mastered the art. She received […]

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