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Justin Timberlake and the disappearance of black R&B artists

Justin Timberlake is everywhere. Or at least he seems to be. The actor and pop/R&B phenom recently hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the fifth time — a historic event that drew appearances from comedic heavyweights like Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase — and followed that up by co-hosting “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” […]

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High time for Chris Brown to face the man in the mirror

Another week, another ill-advised rant from Chris Brown. On March 6, the pop/R&B star — affectionately known as Breezy to his fans — offered some R-rated advice about relationships at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood. And while his tips for men can’t be printed here, suffice to say Brown recommends claiming ownership of a woman’s […]

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Concert review: Rihanna at TD Garden

Her repertoire has expanded, but her approach hasn’t changed. Pop/r & b idol and one-time Chris Brown batteree Rihanna continues to play the distant diva in live performance, staging a grand spectacle filled with massive video screens, glowing orbs and expansive wardrobes but revealing little about herself in the process. The Barbadian star doesn’t bare […]

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Five Songs that Sampled Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

With the release of Thriller 25 — the 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson’s crowning achievement and the world’s biggest selling album of all time — it’s a good time to look back and consider the influence that Thriller had on the music world. In addition to laying down the blueprint for the Justin Timberlakes of the music world to follow […]

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