Chuck Berry’s Old Brick House in St. Louis Eyed for Cultural Museum

St. Louis is planning to convert Chuck Berry‘s one-time home into a museum and to create a cultural district around it honoring the rock ‘n’ roll legend and other prominent African Americans who have lived in that part of the city. The city on Monday solicited bids for the project, which will be centered around

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Chuck Berry, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 90

Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock ’n’ roll’s potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday at his home near Wentzville, Mo. He was 90. The St. Charles County Police Department

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Carmel exhibit celebrates Ella Fitzgerald centennial

A new exhibit at Carmel’s Palladium will showcase photos, sheet music and other artifacts related to Ella Fitzgerald, the “First Lady of Song” who won 13 Grammy Awards during a recording career that spanned 1935 to 1989. Opening today at the Great American Songbook Foundation’s Exhibit Gallery, “Ella Sings the Songbook” is a free exhibit

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The Inexplicable Online Absence of Aaliyah’s Best Music

The digital discography of the late R&B legend is unavailable and incomplete. Only her uncle, mysterious music industry exec Barry Hankerson, knows why. It has been 15 years since Aaliyah died in a plane crash, ending a life and career that were only beginning to realize their full potential. The three albums she released while

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Drake Has Shared an Unreleased Track Featuring Aaliyah

Considering Drake’s position (particularly in light of his recent string of record-breaking), he can pretty much do whatever he wants. And yes, that does include releasing never-before-heard tracks featuring Aaliyah. Wait, what? You would be forgiven for thinking that “Talk Is Cheap” was actually created with Drake and Aaliyah looking longingly at one other from across

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Chuck Berry Celebrates 90th Birthday With First Album in 38 Years

Rock n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry, who turned 90 on Tuesday, celebrated his birthday by announcing that his new LP Chuck, the guitarist’s first LP in 38 years, will arrive in 2017 on Dualtone Records. Chuck, Berry’s first album since 1979’s Rock It, is stocked with new, original songs written, recorded and produced by the

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Aaliyah’s One in a Million: The Game Changing Album Turns 20

Aaliyah’s second album, 1996’s One in a Million, turns 20 today (August 27). It was a game changing album in her too-short career, as well as in the careers of producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott. Here, Radio.com discusses the album with some of the DJs from Atlanta hip-hop powerhouse V103: Greg Street, Ryan Cameron, Ramona DeBreaux andBig Tigger.  It was

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Remembering Aaliyah 15 years after her death

August 25 is a tough day every year for celebrity stylist Derek Lee. It was on that day in 2001 that Lee’s client and friend, superstar singer Aaliyah, died when her plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas. Lee was supposed to be on that flight, but at the last minute decided to stay

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