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Meet The Pioneering Queens of Hip-Hop

The Birmingham Times Quite naturally, when discussing the pioneering women of hip-hop, the names of DJ Spinderella (Deidre Roper) of Salt-N-Pepa and MC Lyte (Lana...

Blk Alchemy: Spinning Records for Social Justice

By Ameera Steward For The Birmingham Times Shante Wolfe-Sisson, known professionally as Blk Alchemy, is a 25-year-old DJ who has always had a love for music....

DJ Gorgeous: Staying True to the Music — and Herself

By Ameera Steward For The Birmingham Times Thirty-four-year-old Aisha Stroud, from Birmingham’s Eastside Kingston neighborhood, is known as DJ Gorgeous. While attending Woodlawn High School, she...

DJ Dolly: Bringing an Edge to a Male-Dominated Industry

By Ameera Steward For The Birmingham Times Jealena Dillard, known as DJ Dolly, is a 26-year-old DJ from the West End area of Birmingham—and she never...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu TODAY “HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!!” THANKSGIVING NIGHT w/THE PEARL and REBECCA EGELAND at The Nick. SIXISH BHAM, the Thursday After Work Experience, every Thursday at Boss...

‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker,’ a Holiday Classic Made Contemporary at UAB...

By Shannon Thomason UAB News Dancers, a violinist and DJ and MC Kurtis Blow lead a unique, joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, “The Hip Hop Nutcracker,”...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu TODAY NATURAL BORN LEADERS and Q DOT DAVIS at The Nick. COMEDIAN MIKE MERRYFIELD at the StarDome Comedy Club. JIMMY HERRING AND THE 5 OF...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu TODAY Thursday Night LIVE BAND KARAOKE and OPEN MIC at Perfect Note. CHICKEN DIAMOND, JEREMY PORTER & THE TUCOS at The Nick. COMEDIAN HEATH HYCHE...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu TODAY Thursday Night LIVE BAND KARAOKE and OPEN MIC at Perfect Note. REVEREND HORTON HEAT and THE DELTA BOMBERS at The Nick. COMEDIENNE THE CHRISTI...

Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson, owner of Bessemer juke joint, dies at 99

WVTM 13 Henry "Gip" Gipson, the musician and owner of a popular juke joint in Bessemer, Alabama, has passed at the age of 99, according...

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