*(CNN) — Hours before Dave Chappelle was set to hit the stage in Minneapolis, the venue canceled the sold-out show. First Avenue, well known as the venue featured in Prince’s 1984 film “Purple Rain,” declined to host Chappelle’s comedy show after backlash over comments in some of his previous Netflix specials that have been criticized
*The 4th annual Micheaux Film Festival occurred in Downtown LA over the weekend. The week-long event featured a series of activations, film screenings, digital panels, master classes, workshops, and in-person ticketed events at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. In addition, this year, the festival partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment for a sneak peek and Q&A
UNIVERSAL ANCESTRY is the first album recorded and released in the United States by Slovak vocalist and lyricist HANKA G. HANKA has lived in New York City since 2016 where she performs at all the local jazz hotspots. She produced UNIVERSAL ANCESTRY together with three stellar jazz musicians – JAMES HURT, SHEDRICK MITCHELL and RODNEY
What: HITMAN LIVEDavid FosterFeaturing Katharine McPheePlus an array of world class vocalistsWhen: December 16 & 17Where: Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas David Foster—the legendary musician, producer, songwriter and composer and winner of 16 Grammy Awards—brings four decades of hits to the Encore Theater, where he’ll tell fascinating storytelling about the songs, artists and moments
In 2020, to celebrate JazzTimes’ 50th anniversary, we made a bold (some would say foolhardy) call: the top 50 jazz albums of the past 50 … Read More “The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1950s: Critics’ Picks” The post The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1950s: Critics’ Picks appeared first on JazzTimes.
Pianist Matthew Shipp’s ever-expanding discography as leader, soloist, and collaborator can be a challenge to anyone hoping to keep up. In some ways it’s better … Read More “Matthew Shipp Trio: World Construct (ESP-Disk’)” The post Matthew Shipp Trio: World Construct (ESP-Disk’) appeared first on JazzTimes.
By Maya Pottiger, Word in Black School buses stopped running, classrooms turned virtual, and the traditional education system turned upside down. In the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the […] The post #WordinBlack: Black parents are more involved in their children’s education than ever appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
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