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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Global Citizen Festival celebrates Mandela’s centennial

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer A spectacular array of entertainers, world leaders and private sector heroes are convening in Johannesburg, South Africa Dec. 2 for the Global Citizen Festival’s celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centennial. Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” will return to his homeland to host the event at FNB Stadium along with Danai Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘It’s Nation Time’ again with Baraka reissue

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Imamu Amiri Baraka’s Pan-African manifesto “It’s Nation Time — African Visionary Music,” out of print since 1972, is available once again on vinyl via Motown/UMe. The spoken-word jazz album was the poet/writer/director/activist formerly known as LeRoi Jones’ first recording and included a funk band led by James Mtume and a Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Anderson .Paak celebrates hometown with ‘Oxnard’

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer The long-awaited third album from Anderson .Paak is about to be released and it is an homage to his hometown. On “Oxnard,” the singer/instrumentalist presents his unique brand of funk, soul and hip-hop on the Dr. Dre-produced tracks. Guest turns from Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.J. the Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Pusha-T, Read More…