Rick James

A woman who says she was raped by late Buffalo R&B singer Rick James when she was 15 years old is suing his estate for $50 million in damages.

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It's time for Kenny Ivy to hire a contractor to fix up the Pixie Lounge on Jefferson Avenue, as he plans renovation of his father's old bar into a museum for famed Buffalo musician Rick James.

Local native Kenneth Ivy has been talking with the family of the late Rick James about creating a museum in honor of the funk icon.

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A neon public art display commemorating Buffalo born pop-icon Rick James will not be going up on an Elmwood Avenue parking garage.

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They'll be bringing in the funk and bringing in the noise on Jefferson Avenue Friday and in LaSalle Park all day Saturday, as Funk Fest 2017 celebrates the music and its master, Buffalo-born Rick James.

Heritage Moments: Rick James and ‘the city that has led me to my thang’

Oct 10, 2016

Rick James belongs to the world: the hit funk anthems, infectious grooves, lyrics celebrating sex and drugs, wildly entertaining videos and stage act, tales of bizarre excess, self-destructive binges that finally tipped over into crime and jail time -- but most of all, the great music that, even today, still gets people to dancing across oceans and continents.