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The New York Opera Alliance Presents The Sixth Annual New York Opera Fest Featuring Local Companies,  Virtual Premieres, Walking Tours, Podcasts, And More
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The New York Opera Alliance Presents The Sixth Annual New York Opera Fest Featuring Local Companies, Virtual Premieres, Walking Tours, Podcasts, And More

Hailed as “a remarkably strong and diverse exploration of everything opera can be in the city” by The New York Times, the New York Opera Fest celebrates its sixth season with both virtual and in-person performances by 20-plus local, New York City-based opera companies. Presented by the New York Opera Alliance, with support from OPERA […]

Jennifer Lopez & Ariana Grande's Producer Launches Pop Star Shab
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Jennifer Lopez & Ariana Grande’s Producer Launches Pop Star Shab

From the producer behind some of Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande’s biggest hits comes pop artist Shab, who is quickly climbing the Mainstream Top 40 Indicator Billboard Chart at #21 with a bullet. Her brand new album is “Infinite Love” with the single “What I Do,” which is topping both American & UK Charts with […]

Daniel "DBJ" Bartley Jr.: The Consummate Music Artist
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Daniel “DBJ” Bartley Jr.: The Consummate Music Artist

Daniel Bartley Jr., aka DBJ, was born in Cap-Haitian, Haiti and raised in South Florida. Music has always been a central part of his life. From jazz to classical, R ‘N B to Pop, DBJ immersed himself in different styles of music from a young age. This diversity has helped shape his sound today. He […]

Black Public Media Awards $410,000 To Creatives At PitchBlack Awards
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Black Public Media Awards $410,000 To Creatives At PitchBlack Awards

Black Public Media (BPM) awarded its highest-ever total funding to five teams competing at its PitchBLACK Forum, an interactive pitching competition before public television and commercial distributors and funders. The creatives received $410,000 in funding for their productions at the PitchBLACK Awards on Friday, closing out the fourth edition of BPM’s intensive 360 Incubator+ fellowship, […]

Creative Team For ‘Shout Sister Shout!’ Is Announced
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Creative Team For ‘Shout Sister Shout!’ Is Announced

“Shout Sister Shout!,” the story of music pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, celebrates Women’s History Month by announcing its creative team. Playwright Cheryl L. West (“Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer”; “Jar the Floor”), will be joined by Kenneth L. Roberson (“Avenue Q”; “All Shook Up”), who will direct, and Joseph Joubert (“Respect”; […]

The National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium Returns With A Conversation With Talib Kweli
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The National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium Returns With A Conversation With Talib Kweli

The Center for Black Literature presents renowned hip-hop artist and activist Talib Kweli in conversation with Akiba Solomon, senior editor at The Marshall Project. The topic is his new book “Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story,” a memoir and a collection of essays that illuminate Kweli’s upbringing and his artistic success. The work gives life to […]

WOMEN’S MONTH SPOTLIGHT: Celebrity And Athlete Publicist, Content Creator And Entrepreneur Krystle Coleman Entering World Of Film And Hollywood
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WOMEN’S MONTH SPOTLIGHT: Celebrity And Athlete Publicist, Content Creator And Entrepreneur Krystle Coleman Entering World Of Film And Hollywood

Krystle Coleman is the founder and CEO of Midori Star Media Group a full-service public relations boutique. She is not only known for her brand she is also quite credited as a writer, creative and event designer. By age 35 she has built her name in the game working with some of the most prominent […]

NEW MUSIC! 'Far From Average' From Koz.Me! Watch Video
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NEW MUSIC! ‘Far From Average’ From Koz.Me! Watch Video

“Far From Average.” This isn’t merely the title of the latest track from Koz.Me. It’s who he is. Koz.Me is far from average. He’s got international swag! The music Koz.Me makes is too big for one genre. It’s hip hop, R&B, pop, kizomba, Afrobeat, dancehall, reggaeton, trapton, club. It’s all of the above. For about […]

Multi-platinum Grammy Award Nominee Bobby V Returns With New Single -- 'Reply'
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Multi-platinum Grammy Award Nominee Bobby V Returns With New Single — ‘Reply’

Multi-platinum R&B singer and Grammy Award nominee, Bobby V (formerly Valentino), who charted three No. 1 albums on Billboard’s U.S. Top R&B Chart and has been turning out hits for over a decade with songs like “Slow Down,” “Tell Me,” and “Anonymous,”has announced the release of his new single, “Reply,” and the launch of his […]

Kirk Douglas Gibson SG Signature Model Marks Second Guitar Collab Between Guitarist Of Hip-Hop Group The Roots And Gibson Guitars
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Kirk Douglas Gibson SG Signature Model Marks Second Guitar Collab Between Guitarist Of Hip-Hop Group The Roots And Gibson Guitars

After more than century, Gibson artists, players and fans continue to experience Gibson rejuvenated. Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres for 127 years. Gibson recently announced the new Kirk Douglas SG signature guitar. The new signature guitar marks the second instrument collaboration with the American-made guitar brand and Captain Kirk Douglas, guitarist for […]

Grammy Winner Bassist Christian McBride Embraces 2021 With 'The Movement Revisited' Performance
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Grammy Winner Bassist Christian McBride Embraces 2021 With ‘The Movement Revisited’ Performance

Six-time Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride has kicked off 2021 in grand musical style. From his newly formed label imprint, Brother Mister on Mack Avenue Records; saluted as DownBeat Jazz Artist-of-the-Year (2020); and a historical digital musical performance sponsored by the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) on January 18, 4–5:30 […]

Lisa Yaro: Grammy-Nominated, Nigerian-Born Songstress Takes On New Music & 2021 Projects
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Lisa Yaro: Grammy-Nominated, Nigerian-Born Songstress Takes On New Music & 2021 Projects

Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer, producer, actor, and model Lisa Yaro is poised to make 2021 her year with the release of multiple projects, including new music, a feature film, and more original content for her popular YouTube channel. The Nigerian-born entertainer to discuss all of her new projects, her inspirational success story having already worked with […]

'W.A.P.: Women and Protest' Highlights Black Female Artists and Media Moguls Who are Standing Up For Social Justice
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‘W.A.P.: Women and Protest’ Highlights Black Female Artists and Media Moguls Who are Standing Up For Social Justice

In a continuing commitment to amplify the voices of social justice philanthropists of color and disrupt the philanthropy sector, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) is publishing the second position paper in its new series called The Iconic Impact Initiative. The newest paper, “W.A.P.: Women And Protest,” highlights 12 Black women who are leveraging their celebrity, platforms, […]

The Legacy of Ecstasy of Whodini
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The Legacy of Ecstasy of Whodini

By Jay Quan John Fletcher, best known as Ecstasy from the pioneering rap group Whodini, died Dec. 23 at the age of 56. Whodini is one of the most distinctive and original tandems in rap music. Hitting the scene in 1982 with a dedication to the late Mr. Magic – a legend who is credited […]

TBS’ “Go-Big Show” Presents Snoop Dogg’s Virtual New Year’s Eve Special
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TBS’ “Go-Big Show” Presents Snoop Dogg’s Virtual New Year’s Eve Special

Presented by TBS’ “Go-Big Show,” which premieres on January 7, hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg goes BIG on New Year’s Eve with a one-of-a-kind live virtual celebration from his Compound. Fans are invited to join Snoop, Bert Kreischer, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, and AEW’s Cody Rhodes as they roast 2020 and dance into the new year, […]