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Leslie Odom Jr.: Broadway’s Renaissance Man
5 months ago

Leslie Odom Jr.: Broadway’s Renaissance Man

In the revival of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, Leslie Odom Jr. takes center stage, not only as the lead but also stepping into the role …
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The Purple Gateway to Spiritual Enlightenment
1 year ago

The Purple Gateway to Spiritual Enlightenment

Delve into a tale of redemption, enlightenment, and the power of self-discovery that will leave you inspired and captivated. Join the king, the seekers, and the elusive ladder of salvation …
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Live Prince Performances: A Carefully Curated Playlist
1 year ago

Live Prince Performances: A Carefully Curated Playlist

By  •  Music

Prepare to be captivated by a carefully curated playlist of live Prince performances from 1982 to 2013. This playlist allows fans to immerse themselves in the alluring world of Prince …
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Terence Blanchard’s “Champion” Triumphs at The Met
1 year ago

Terence Blanchard’s “Champion” Triumphs at The Met

By  •  Opera

Terence Blanchard’s opera Champion is a unique blend of jazz and classical music, featuring a powerful libretto and stunning choreography. The opera tells the inspiring true story of Emile Griffith’s journey through discrimination, adversity, and triumph. With an exceptional score and Latonia Moore’s outstanding soprano voice as Emile Griffith’s estranged mother, Champion is a testament to Blanchard’s genius and ability to create a cohesive and emotionally-charged work of art.
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Girls at the Vanguard of Change in the Era of Brown v. Board
1 year ago

Girls at the Vanguard of Change in the Era of Brown v. Board

On this anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education ruling, we commemorate the courageous girls who played pivotal roles in desegregating America’s schools. Their stories, while inspiring, …
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The Fine Art Debate: Giclées vs. Originals
1 year ago

The Fine Art Debate: Giclées vs. Originals

Building an art collection is a personal journey that enables enthusiasts to explore diverse options and find pieces that align with their tastes and values. From original artwork to giclées, …
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The Transformative Artistry of Daveed Diggs
1 year ago

The Transformative Artistry of Daveed Diggs

Discover the captivating world of Daveed Diggs, the Tony-winning performer who brings a fiery passion to everything he touches. From his award-winning role in “Hamilton” to his work on the …
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The Art World’s New Frontier: NFT’s and the Unstoppable Force of Creativity
1 year ago

The Art World’s New Frontier: NFT’s and the Unstoppable Force of Creativity

Shooting stars of innovation, NFTs have disrupted the traditional art world, creating an emerging trend of exclusive and verifiable digital art. They are like beacons of light, guiding artists and collectors toward a future where ownership and authenticity are paramount.
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Vino Adventures: The Sonoma Shuffle (A Trip to Wine Country)
9 years ago

Vino Adventures: The Sonoma Shuffle (A Trip to Wine Country)

Beats, Vino & Parks in Sonoma

Heartistic is Sonoma-speak for exhibiting a passionate response to the arts, which, with a range from music and film to the visual …
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Exhibition Creates New Narrative About African Art
9 years ago

Exhibition Creates New Narrative About African Art

By  •  Art, Places

Artists live to tell the truth, challenge visual perceptions and decimate false ideologies, oftentimes through notions based on their own cultural and societal experiences. When it comes to African culture, …
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