Keeping Soul Alive No Picnic For Angie Stone

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Angie Stone complained to the San Francisco Chronicle she hasn’t gotten as much play from urban stations as she’d like. “They’ve made hip-hop pop,” she explained. “They found a way to appeal to the children, and the parents spend the money to buy the records. That’s great from a commercial standpoint, but what is bad about it is they’re not getting the grit and grime of what real, real soul music is about.” Read more.

Angie Stone London Concert Pictures

Angie Stone performed at the first of her two London dates showcasing material from her latest album ‘Stone Love’, released last June, at The Forum on Sunday (April 3) in London. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

‘Diary Of A Mad Black Woman’ Soundtrack To Be Released

India Arie, Natalie Cole, Angie Stone, Cheryl Pepsi Riley, Patti LaBelle, and Tamia will appear on the new ‘Diary Of A Mad Black Woman’ soundtrack. The soundtrack will be released this April by Rowdy/Universal Motown Records produced by producer Dallas Austin.

BET’S Celebration Of Gospel ’05

BET’s Celebration Of Gospel ’05 brings the roof down during a night filled with emotional reunions and memorable moments that pay tribute to the legacy of gospel music. The telecast features inspirational performances, moving renditions and diverse collaborations by some of today’s hottest and most talented artists from the worlds of gospel and R&B. Joining in the celebration are Fantasia, ‘American Idol’ season two champ Ruben Studdard and season three champ Fantasia Barrino, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Smokie Norful, Fred Hammond, Angie Stone, Deitrick Haddon, BeBe Winans, Mary Mary, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dr. Bobby Jones and Tye Tribbett. The show, hosted by Steve Harvey, premieres on BET Thursday, February 24th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.