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Maxwell and K'Jon Force Soul Music to Grow Up

Maxwell, K'Jon lead return to classical soul era's adult themes and sound

(Newser) - Soul music has always been adult, conveying mature themes like financial insecurity and emotional anxiety. Now, with the emergence of K’Jon and the return of Maxwell, it finally sounds adult, too, Jon Caramanica writes in the New York Times. “K’Jon and Maxwell represent a strain of R&... More »

Next for Richie: 'World Beat' Disc, Commodores Reunion

(Newser) - Not yet done touring to promote his new album, Lionel Richie is already talking up his next effort, Billboard reports. “I’ve plugged into a world beat somewhere,” Richie said of the upcoming disc, which he will produce himself with collaborators. “I can always tell when I’... More »

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