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The Citywide New York African Film Festival Returns May 23 - June 9
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The Citywide New York African Film Festival Returns May 23 – June 9

The citywide New York African Film Festival(NYAFF)reaches backward into time and forward into the unknown for its 26th edition to center audiences in the present, with cutting-edge films from throughout the ages, films that regale with resplendent talesof all things African.Under the theme “Beyond Borders: Storytelling Across Time,” this year the event launches at BAM […]

"Invincible" Returns to Lehman Center
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“Invincible” Returns to Lehman Center

In honor of the 10th year of the passing of Michael Jackson, I spoke with Darrin Ross, the creator/producer of “Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson,” who is once again bringing his blockbuster extravaganza to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West in the Bronx, on Saturday, May […]

Diana Ross Returns to Las Vegas
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Diana Ross Returns to Las Vegas

Adding to her headlining engagements at Wynn Las Vegas this summer, Diana Ross is set to return to the Encore Theater with her “Diamond Diana” production in Aug. 2019. Ross will present six more performances Aug. 14-24 at 8 p.m. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. PDT. The launch […]

Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary Offers an Opportunity to Reflect on 50 Years of the Michael Jackson Soundtrack
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Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary Offers an Opportunity to Reflect on 50 Years of the Michael Jackson Soundtrack

Motown 60: A Grammy® Celebration broadcasted on Sunday, April 21, 2019, was a stirring journey through 60 years of American music history and a reminder that it is music — the universal language crossing time and generations – and its artists that have helped to shape the country’s cultural identity. While 2019 marks a 60-year […]

Gloria Gaynor Releases New Single “Joy Comes In The Morning”
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Gloria Gaynor Releases New Single “Joy Comes In The Morning”

Legendary songstress Gloria Gaynor has unveiled a new single “Joy Comes In The Morning” from her forthcoming gospel album Testimony out June 7th. LISTEN HERE.Fans will automatically receive the song as an instant-grat track with each pre-order of the album. “Joy Comes in the Morning” captures Gaynor’s smooth, soulful vocals with an authenticity that could only come from someone who has experienced the challenges […]

Philip Bailey Announces New Album & Tour
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Philip Bailey Announces New Album & Tour

Philip Bailey, the legendary falsetto voice, Grammy Award winner and co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire announces his upcoming solo album Love Will Find A Way via Verve Records on June 21 with the release of the first single “Billy Jack,” which he co-produced with Robert Glasper. Listen to “Billy Jack” here: https://Verve.lnk.to/PBBillyJack   “Billy Jack” was originally written […]

The 2019 Kimmie Awards (presented by SHEEN Magazine) Celebrates “The Illustrious Woman”
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The 2019 Kimmie Awards (presented by SHEEN Magazine) Celebrates “The Illustrious Woman”

2018 has been defined as the “Year of the Woman,” and in 2019 the movement’s momentum only continues to grow. Therefore, the 2019 Kimmie Awards will shine the spotlight on “Illustrious Women,” proudly saluting individuals who promote the message that all women have unique gifts and attributes which make them illustrious.  To name a few […]

Black Public Media's PitchBLACK Winners Take on the Criminal Justice System
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Black Public Media’s PitchBLACK Winners Take on the Criminal Justice System

Three projects that indict the American criminal justice system have been chosen as winners of PitchBLACK, an interactive pitching session that culminates Black Public Media’s 13-week 360 Incubator+ for broadcast programs, web series and virtual reality projects. The Black Public Media (BPM) incubator and talent development program, designed to identify and pipeline quality black content while honing the skills of […]

Hiplet Ballerinas Bring Unwrapped's  "Pick Up The Phone" To Life In New Video
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Hiplet Ballerinas Bring Unwrapped’s “Pick Up The Phone” To Life In New Video

The internationally acclaimed Hiplet ballerinas deliver uplifting and inspiring visuals for Unwrapped‘s hip-hop jazz version of Travis Scott’s double platinum single “Pick Up The Phone.” Watch the Hiplet ballerinas in the new video for Unwrapped‘s “Pick Up The Phone” HERE. Based in Chicago, the Hiplet ballerinas have appeared in New York, Germany, Spain, South Korea, […]

The 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival® Brings the 90’s Heat with Special Performances of the Hottest Albums Celebrating 25 Years
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The 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival® Brings the 90’s Heat with Special Performances of the Hottest Albums Celebrating 25 Years

The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and largest celebration of global Black culture, is set to bring the 90’s heat with special performances that celebrate the 25th anniversary of some of the top albums of the decade. The Festival also just announced the official night-by-night performance line […]

New Music from Artist Shelea
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New Music from Artist Shelea

With hands that effortlessly glide over the keys and a voice that will carry you to the moon, Sheléa’s musical mastery makes her one of the most exhilarating up and coming artists today. While donning multiple hats of vocalist, songwriter, pianist, arranger and producer, Sheléa evokes the sultry energy of Whitney Houston and the piano […]

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of E-Moves, Harlem Stage's Signature Dance Series - May 2-11
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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of E-Moves, Harlem Stage’s Signature Dance Series – May 2-11

Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2019 season of performances. The 2019 spring season is curated by Monique Martin, Director of Programming for Harlem Stage and […]

National Black Theatre Joins Forces with the Apollo Theater for WiLDFLOWER
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National Black Theatre Joins Forces with the Apollo Theater for WiLDFLOWER

The Apollo Theater Salon Series in partnership with Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) will present WiLDFLOWER, the staged concert reading of the full-length musical with book, music and lyrics by Jason Michael Webb and Lelund Durond Thompson, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, on the Apollo Theater Soundstage. Tickets to the event, directed by Logan […]

Diana Ross: "The Boss 2019" Hits #1
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Diana Ross: “The Boss 2019” Hits #1

Diana Ross, has once again made music magic!  Considered one of the most influential recording artists and iconic entertainers of all time, Ms. Ross rewrote history once again. In just 7 weeks, the new remix of “The Boss 2019” has hit No.1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Top 50 Chart. “The Boss 2019” is Ms. Ross’ fourth […]

Rwandan Actress Celebrates "Miracle in Rwanda"
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Rwandan Actress Celebrates “Miracle in Rwanda”

This writer had the opportunity to talk with Rwandan actress Malaika Uwamahoro. Ms Uwamahoro (pronounced Ooh-wam-ah-har-oh) earned a scholarship to Fordham University where she studied Theater Arts. She is presently in rehearsal for her one-woman-play “Miracle in Rwanda,” wherein she plays 10 separate characters at the Lion Theater, located at 410 West 42nd St., Theatre […]