FLOTUS Michelle Obama Hosts Gospel Music Workshop

FLOTUS Michelle Obama Hosts Gospel Music Workshop at White House with Darlene Love, Michelle Williams and More + Issa Rae, Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Debbie Allen & Mara Brock Akil Cover Essence Magazine Game Changers Issue FLOTUS Michelle Obama is […]


Michelle Obama declares love of gospel music

Obama spoke at a History of Gospel Music interactive workshop for students from around the country, her customary educational component for the “In Performance at the White House” concert series she has co-hosted since the Obama administrationtook office. Tuesday night’s concert will feature […]


5 takeaways from Tuesday’s White House celebration of gospel music

WASHINGTON (RNS) First lady Michelle Obama hosted a discussion with musicians and students on gospel music at the White House on Tuesday (April 14), praising gospel’s role as “a ray of hope” in American history. “Gospel music has really played […]


Darlene Love, Sally Field speak at Simmons forum

By Meredith GoldsteinGLOBE STAFF APRIL 03, 2015 Sally Field at Thursday’s Simmons Leadership Conference. KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Darlene Love, whose legendary career as a backup singer was chronicled in the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” finished […]


The Unsung Hero of Sixties Music

“I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still.” That’s the opening line of the 1963 hit “Da Doo Ron Ron”, one of a string of songs that vividly captured the essence of teenage romance in a way American […]

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099 Darlene Love: “20 Feet From Stardom”

Rolling Stone calls her “one of the greatest singers of all time.” The New York Times raves: “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” Darlene’s background vocals for […]