Russ Parr

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

Michael Jackson would have turned 56 on the 29th of this month.  Tonight, we kick off a week of mini concerts in his honor.  We’ll have Michael’s music plus the music of his siblings.  It all starts tonight at 8 the way it all began, as a family group.   Here’s a quick sample of the […]


For nearly 50 years, Maxine Powell served as a mentor to Motown’s greatest hit music stars: The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana…