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Stevie Wonder Emabraking on Songs in the Key of Life Tour

Stevie Wonder Embarking on ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Performance Tour

Entertainer will perform the double-album on an 11-city Live Nation tour

Stevie Wonder will be performing his ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ double album on…

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12-Year-Old Actors Portray Music Icons on Broadway

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry play Motown icons in new Broadway musical.

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry take on the roles of a young Michael Jackson,…

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Stevie Wonder Disappointed with Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Lyric

Lil Wayne frowned upon for releasing disrespectful lyrics about Emmett Till.

Epic Records asked to pull Future’s recent single, “Karate Chop,” as Lil Wayne disrespectfully references…

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Stevie Wonder Performing Super Bowl Weekend

Legendary Motown singer will hit the stage February 2nd in New Orleans

Can you believe Stevie is still belting out those tunes?

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Lifetime Achievement Award recipients New Edition along with EVP and General Manager of Centric, Paxton Baker, arrive at the Soul Train Awards.

Photos from the 2012 Soul Train Awards

Check out the celebrities who hit up the show.

2012 Soul Train Awards at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Macy Gray Covers Stevie Wonder With ‘Talking Book’

Singer talks about her latest project, covering Stevie Wonders' album

Singer talks about her latest project, covering Stevie Wonders’ album

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Stevie Wonder Apologizes for Frank Ocean Sexuality Comments

The legendary singer releases statement for damage control

The legendary singer releases statement for damage control

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Stevie Wonder on Frank Ocean: ‘People Think They’re Gay, They’re Confused’

The Motown legend shared his thoughts on homosexuality

The Motown legend shared his thoughts on homosexuality

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On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack. Over the course of his storied career, the legendary radio/TV personality entertained millions as he rang in countless New Years Rockin’ Eve specials in New York City’s Times Square and a perpetual game show host. Most notably, Clark was the host of the classic American Bandstand, which broadcast new and popular musicians into the homes of countless viewers. Among the many greats that were featured on the show; Clark also helped break racial barriers by giving many African American artists their first TV appearances. 

In the wake of Clark’s passing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights some of the musical legends of color that have the American Bandstand host to thank for one of their big breaks. As a bonus, click the celebrities' name to see video of their American Bandstand appearances.—Anslem Samuel

7 Black Entertainers Who Became American Idols after ‘American Bandstand’

Legendary American Bandstand host Dick Clark broke many acts on his show, including these black musicians who later became true American idols

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82 after…

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Whenever most people think about the Academy Awards, it’s the actors, actresses and directors that often come to mind first. (Congratulations to Octavia Spencer on joining the short list of African American Oscar winners during the 84th Annual Academy Awards.) However, there are dozens of other categories that highlight the hard work of Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes players. For instance, the categories of Best Original Song and Best Original Score feature several African American winners. Here are seven oftentimes forgotten names from the world of music on the list of African American winners. —Darralynn Hutson

The Oscars Decoded: The Black Winners Who Often Get Overlooked

African American Academy Award winners in the category of Original Score

While Academy Award winning actors & directors of color get most of the fanfare, there…

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WATCH: The Grammys Decoded: Artists Discuss the Impact of a Win

Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas and more reveal the pros of being at music's biggest night

Artists ranging from Mary J. Blige to the Black Eyed Peas discuss the lasting impact…

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Jay Z Proclaims the ‘Glory’ of Fatherhood!

Will Jay Z's song for Blue Ivy inspire more baby-daddies to quit singing the blues and assume their rightful place?

Will Jay Z’s “Glory” for Blue Ivy inspire more baby-daddy’s to quit singing the blues…

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In the News: Child Homelessness Up 38% Since 2007; ‘BET Honors’ Award Recipients Announced and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Few can deny the impact Dr. Bill Cosby has made in entertainment. From being the first African American to play a leading role in a TV show on NBC’s I Spy (1965-68) to making his self titled series The Cosby Show No. 1 on the same network almost 20 years later, he has withstood the test of time in Hollywood as a writer, producer, director, actor, composer and more. More than just an entertainer with over 2.3 million Twitter followers (@BillCosby), Cosby has managed to evolve his sphere of influence and remain relevant through his philanthropic efforts, advertising, public speaking, business acumen and involvement in academia. BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the iconic Dr. Bill Cosby. —Kevin Clark

Bill Cosby Decoded: A Family-Friendly Brand

The comedian and philanthropist has blazed trails in television, advertising and more

From comedian to actor to educator and philanthropist, Bill Cosby has done it all and…

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Behind the Music: The Anatomy of the Record Deal

Music executives and insiders tell you who you need to have on your team to secure the best deal

Music executives and insiders tell you who you need to have on your team to…

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In the News: Southern Baptists Elect First Black Rev.; Stevie Wonder in Apollo Hall of Fame;Pres. Obama’s Job Council Gets to Work

Headlines around the web

Headlines around the web

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Behind the Music: Jeff Robinson on the 360 Deal

Alicia Keys's longtime manager tells what every artist needs to know before signing on the dotted line

Alicia Keys’s longtime manager and label owner tells what every artist needs to know before…

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My Oprah Experience: The Final Taping of Oprah’s Legendary Talk Show

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the star-studded finale of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and talks about the soul-stirring day

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the grand start-studded finale,…

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Winging It: The Gift of My Father’s Example

The writer reflects on her relationship with her father, and cherishes the lessons of finding balance that he left behind

The writer reflects on her relationship with her father, and cherishes the lessons of finding…

By Caroline Clarke

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Who Will Be the Next ‘Celebrity Apprentice’?

Take notes on the strengths and weaknesses of the five Black contestants from this season of Celebrity Apprentice

Take notes on the strengths and weaknesses of the five Black contestants from this season…

By Janel Martinez

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Beyonce, Madonna Join Telethon; DiCaprio Gives $1M

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Madonna have been added as performers to Friday’s multi-network…

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Day 37

Obama named his third nominee for Commerce secretary, former Washington Gov. Gary Locke.
The president also…

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