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Cymande, London's Greatest Funk Band, on Return to Stage

When Cymande first formed in London during the early 1970s, their music evaded easy categorization. Hits such as "Bra," "The Message" and "Brothers on the Slide" seemed as conversant in spiritual jazz and rasta reggae as American soul and Nigerian...

Sting, Al Green Among Five Kennedy Center Honorees

Top performers and power players from Hollywood, Broadway and the nation's capital are gathering this weekend to honor five artists who will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees are Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin, singer Al...

Sting, Al Green, Tom Hanks Named Kennedy Center Honorees

Sting, Al Green and Tom Hanks are among this year's Kennedy Center Honorees. The two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singers and Forrest Gump actor, along with comedian Lily Tomlin and ballerina Patricia McBride, will be celebrated in a ceremony at the...

Sting & Al Green Among Kennedy Center Honorees

It's a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes. Now Al Green can claim both, knowing that President Barack Obama is a fan. Green is among five artists receiving this year's Kennedy...

Hear D’Angelo Cover Al Green and the Ohio Players

While there’s still no release date for D’Angelo’s follow-up to his 2000 classic Voodoo, he’s tiding us over with a new live album called Live at the Jazz Cafe, London The Complete Show, due out March 25. The album is an expanded version of a rare...

Obama: 'I Wasn't Worried' About Singing Al Green

President Barack Obama wowed an audience at a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York back in January by singing the opening line from Al Green's classic, "Let's Stay Together." A clip from the event immediately went viral, and it was soon...

Obama & Al Green Tour? 'After Re-Election,' He Says

President Barack Obama and the Rev. Al Green on tour? Obama was joined by the soul singer at a Democratic fundraiser on Thursday, a month after the president launched into a brief, impromptu version of Green's "Let's Stay Together" at New York's...

Obama Bumps Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' Sales by 490%

Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" got a sales boost last week from an unlikely source -- President Barack Obama. A video of the president singing the first line of the song at a Jan. 19 fund-raising event went viral the next day, sparking a 490%...

Obama's Al Green Tribute Available as Free Ringtone

President Obama's recent impromptu a cappella performance of Al Green's hit "Let's Stay Together" at a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York last week is now available as a ringtone on his official website. The ringtone captures eight seconds...

R.I.P. Soul Producer Willie Mitchell

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that legendary Memphis soul producer, artist, and Hi Records label head Willie Mitchell died this morning at a local hospital after suffering cardiac arrest last month. Mitchell was 81. Mitchell was the man...