*Stephen A. Smith said on a recent broadcast of ESPN’s “First Take” that racism is the reason he is underpaid with a $12 million annual salary. Smith claims his earnings as a broadcaster and media personality are well below that of his white colleagues. “We are still black in this country,” Smith said ahead of
*Over the past few years, Netflix has been making waves in the film and tv department with its original content. And their newest shows “The Watcher” and “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” are breaking records. Both shows were created by acclaimed TV writer/producer Ryan Murphy. “The Watcher” boasts an ensemble cast that
*Over the years, Gregg T. Daniel has developed a working relationship with the late playwright August Wilson. Whether he’s acting or directing, Daniel considers it “a real gift” to work on any August Wilson play. A trained theatre actor from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Daniel directed Fences, the sixth entry in
Teaming with his longtime collaborator and dear friend, saxophone star Candy Dulfer, Chance Howard just dropped a smooth and soulful R&B reimagination of The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” that he retitled “Buy Me Love.” Howard was recently in a one-car crash, and his injuries included spinal cord damage, a severed aorta and breaking twelve ribs.
Some singers play it cool. Whatever language she sings in, Jackie Ryan wears her heart on her sleeve. The multilingual San Francisco Bay Area vocalist … Read More “Jackie Ryan: Recuerdos de Mi Madre (Open Art Productions)” The post Jackie Ryan: Recuerdos de Mi Madre (Open Art Productions) appeared first on JazzTimes.
At the midpoint of Universal Tonality’s opening composition, “Tails of a Peacock,” spoken-word artist and vocalist Leena Conquest interjects, “Where there’s a will/there’s a way/to … Read More “William Parker: Universal Tonality (Centering/AUM Fidelity)” The post William Parker: Universal Tonality (Centering/AUM Fidelity) appeared first on JazzTimes.
LECRAE’s “Church Clothes 4” Out Today! Before the Grammys, multi-platinum sales, and releasing the #1 Album on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts (Anomaly,2014), Reach Records’ president & co-founder, LECRAE, dropped arguably the most seminal project in his catalog, Church Clothes. In the ten years since Church Clothes initially dropped, Lecrae has evolved from an artist into
Ugee Royalty has emerged as the winner of the just-concluded Nigerian talent show and competition, De9jaspirit Talent Hunt Season 2. The ever-energetic singer took home the grand prize of 7M Naira and an all-expense paid trip to Dubai and Kenya respectively. “No Words at all, still in shock. Thank you Jesus for this History,” she
Rising R&B singer and actress Coco Jones has released her debut EP, What I Didn’t Tell You, via High Standardz/Def Jam Recordings. The seven-track project includes the previously shared tunes “Caliber” and “ICU.” “What I Didn’t Tell You is all about the stories that happen off camera,” explains Jones. “This project will hopefully share my real
Emerging singer-songwriter Rileyy Lanez has released her new single “Can’t Deny.” On the track, Lanez sings about giving her all to someone who didn’t reciprocate and lets the know it will sting as she walks away for good. “You can’t deny, you’re one of a kind / You can’t deny, the love that I gave