Since same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide, you're going to need a perfect wedding playlist. Portland's DJ Rhienna and I put together a mix for the summer's same-sex weddings. Like the scouts say, "Be prepared!"
June is Black Music Month—also known as African American Music Appreciation Month—so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight Black women in music who don't get as much of the attention as they should.
The blues are loved around the world because it inhabits a deep level of passion, sexiness, self expression (or self deprecation) and honesty that flows from the mouths of its singers and permeates any room with thick emotional truth. The blues is about human flaws, sadness and at times, finds the humor and irony of the rough spell of life.