The first (and only) time I met Avery*Sunshine was at the 2011 Soul Music Summit in Atlanta. She admired my purse.  That was when I knew we were kindred spirits.  But we also sat on the same panel during the summit.  She is such a bright spirit. I went to see her perform at a […]

Review: Lalah Hathaway in Concert

By Madeline Sutton Before Lalah came on stage in Atlanta on October 1, 2016, she asked that all cell phones be turned off, so that we could be “fully in the experience.” And what an experience it was! Lalah’s voice is exquisite and silky and powerful and something meant to be experienced live. The recording […]

Protective Hair Styling

A Conversation With Yvonne Harris Interviewed by Angela Lester Summer is almost over.  As a person with natural hair, I’ve decided to investigate the possibility of using a protective hairstyle during the fall and winter months.  I sat down and spoke with Yvonne Harris, owner of Infinite Hair Company. Tell me about yourself and your […]

CD Review: Maysa – Back 2 Love

This Baltimore-born singer’s 11th solo release might be one of her best in years. It is a passionate, swinging album with a collection of pristine tunes from start to finish that also reveal her ability to tackle topics that most singers probably wouldn’t. Let’s begin with “Go Away Little Boy,” a slow-tempo tune in which […]