Kool & the Gang ‘Keeping Funk Alive’ This Summer, Lalah Hathaway Hits the Road & KING Goes Vinyl: R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs

The indefatigable Kool & the Gang, which has been celebrating its 50th anniversary, will be “Keeping the Funk Alive” this summer. That’s the name of the multiple-award-winning band’s upcoming tour, featuring a supporting cast that includes Prince protegés Morris Day & the Time, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Doug E. Fresh and Big Daddy Kane. The eight-date run starts July 22 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and ends Aug. 28 in Los Angeles.

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