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When news of Chadwick Boseman's death was announced back in August, the world grieved the loss of a true artist. This loss was made more apparent with his final role in Netflix's original film,Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, starring Viola Davis and produced by Denzel Washington.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a film adaptation of August Wilson's 1980 stage play of the same name. The story focuses on a fictional recording session in 1927 with legendary blues singer Ma Rainey (Davis) and her band in Chicago. Boseman plays the talented but arrogant trumpeter Levee Green.

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Austin-based musician, actor, and director Jeff Hortillosa drops his EP, The Horticulture Vol. 1 as a companion to his new film War Monkey.

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Carmanah Releases“Best Interests”

The steady beat of the West Coast.


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Vancouver Island-based Carmanah release their latest single/music video, entitled "Best Interests."

Carmanah's sound, called "West Coast Soul" by producer Gus Van Go, amalgamates roots, alt-rock, and blues. Vocalist Laura Mina Mitic's lustrous tones give the lyrics a polished sound: "We will run / We'll be ocean bound / In the night / I've got your best interests in mind."

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Courtney Paige Nelson Premieres "Sorry I’m Not Perfect"

"This song was my truth that I wanted to get out"

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Lizzo dazzled on her SNL debut this weekend, but fans might have noticed another source of energy and talent emanating from next to the "Truth Hurts" singer as she belted out her tunes.

That would be Celisse Henderson, who shredded on guitar as Lizzo sang.

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Henderson is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who is a member of the band Ghosts of the Forest. She took center stage during Lizzo's performance, adding a layer of gritty, bluesy rock to the unbelievably catchy song about getting over a man who doesn't deserve you.

Henderson styled her look and guitar after the legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose gospel and blues recordings were instrumental in shaping rock and roll. As one of the first guitarists to use distortion, she inspired many blues and rock players, and her voice and stage presence helped make her a star.

Seeing Lizzo's pristine, very 21st-century pop mixed with a tribute to one of the greatest rock and roll guitarists of all time gave scope and depth to the performance and helped make it the unforgettable showstopper that it was.

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Lizzo, who took to the stage covered in head-to-toe Gucci and hit stratospheric notes from start to finish, also posted a heart-warming tribute to her journey.

Between Henderson's masterful guitar playing, Lizzo's unbelievable pipes and stage presence, and the dancers that lit up the stage, it was a performance to remember.

Lizzo's sets were highlights of Eddie Murphy's star-studded, highly acclaimed, and hilarious SNL episode, which also braided tributes to icons of the past (like Gumby, dammit) with very modern humor.

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Desi Valentine Releases Soulful Album "Shades of Love"

The singer's evolution shines on his debut album.

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Raised in London and now based in Los Angeles, Desi Valentine just released his debut album, Shades Of Love.

With over 14 million streams prior to Shades Of Love, Valentine has shared the stage with Elton John, Leona Lewis, and Andra Day. His sound blends blues, auras of jazz, cool soul, and flavors of pop with retro doo-wop and swanky horns. The album's highlights include the gospel-infused "Walk On Water," the bayou-dripping blues of "Altar," and the wickedly catchy "Help Me Remember."

Shades Of Love embodies Desi Valentine's evolution from tentative artist to strong vocalist, secure in his confidence and intense with emotion.

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