Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper has released his new single “Reckoner,” a cover of the Radiohead song which is available today on all streaming services and digital retailers. The track appears on the keyboardist’s forthcoming album Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios), which will be released June 16 on Blue Note Records.
Glasper has also announced upcoming tour dates in […]

Tiger hits opening round of 71 at Masters

Tiger Woods didn’t break 70 to begin his Masters quest Thursday. That’s nothing new — he has done it only once in 17 opening rounds at Augusta National.
Nor did being six shots behind co-leaders Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros seem all that bothersome. After all, he has come back from an opening Masters […]

UConn & Butler will meet in National Title Game

Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift UConn to its 10th straight victory since finishing off a .500 Big East regular season, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky that moved the Huskies a victory away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.
Walker, a quick-handed junior from the Bronx, […]

Musiq (Soulchild)

Philadelphia-born Taalib Johnson, aka R&B artist Musiq (Soulchild), grew up the oldest of nine children and did not finish high school. Musiq, whose influences include James Brown, Patti LaBelle, Billie Holiday, and Sly & the Family Stone, participated in Philadelphia’s open-mike scene in his early teens. The son of […]

Jury selected in Barry Bonds perjury trial

A jury has been selected in the Barry Bonds perjury trial. After more than five hours of questioning Monday, prosecutors and Bonds’ lawyers agreed on 12 jurors and two alternates from a pool of around 100 prospective jurors.
Bonds played for the San Francisco Giants when he hit 73 homers in a season […]


Maxwell, along with fellow founders D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, was enormously important in defining and shaping the neo-soul movement that rose to prominence over the latter half of the ’90s. Drawing his greatest inspiration from the concept o
f the R&B auteur (looking to artists like Prince, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, etc.), […]

Esperanza Spaulding

2011 Grammy winner for Best New Artist, Esperanza Spalding is a gifted bassist, vocalist and composer, blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren, and a natural beauty that borders on the hypnotic, the 25-year-old prodigy-turned-pro might well be the hope for the future of jazz […]

Lakers Outlast Suns in 3OT, Kobe Has 42

By the third overtime, everybody on the court appeared drained from their heads to their sneakers. The Suns’ fast breaks slowed to a trickle, and the Lakers’ shots fell short from wobbly legs.
Basketball games aren’t supposed to last 63 minutes, with a week’s worth of highlight-reel cliffhangers. These guys were just trying […]