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Philly music ambassador Dyana Williams on paying tribute to Kool & the Gang with the Marian Anderson Award

Philadelphia music mover and shaker Dyana Williams is the force behind the Marian Anderson Awards honoring Kool & the Gang on Tuesday. She will receive Live Connections 'Connector' award at the World Cafe Live the following week.

Album reviews: Michael Kiwanuka, the Mavericks, and Blanco Brown

What you should, or should not, be listening to this week.


Did Bob Seger play his last show ever at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night?

"I love my band. I love my crew. I’m the luckiest man in the world.” Seger told a Wells Fargo audience that stayed on its feet for most of the two-hour-plus concert.

Rosanne Cash, Ry Cooder, and the long shadow of the Man in Black

Throughout her singing career, Rosanne Cash has tried to avoid directly confronting her father's legacy. Now she's touring with Ry Cooder, performing only Johnny Cash songs at the Met Philadelphia on Sunday.

Album reviews: Miranda Lambert, Van Morrison, and that dog.

What you should, or should not, be listening to this week.


A new Sleater-Kinney, still electric at the Fillmore

The rock band band is on its first tour without longtime drummer Janet Weiss.

At long last, Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ has arrived

The 11-song album, under a half-hour long, contains no curses or sexual references. The titles make it clear salvation is West’s sole focus: “Follow God,” “On God,” “God Is,” “Use This Gospel.”

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ delayed again

He promised the album would materialize at midnight. It didn't. Social media was soon filling up with memes mocking anyone so naive to think that West would deliver the goods in a timely fashion.

The Boss on the big screen, under the ‘Western Stars’

Between songs in the concert film, Springsteen digs into his struggles with depression, building a family life, and learning how to let go of his solitary male rage.