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Langston Hughes’ Timeless Resonance on Showtime
5 months ago

Langston Hughes’ Timeless Resonance on Showtime

Fellow Travelers, a Showtime© series exploring the challenges queer individuals faced during McCarthyism, featured a pivotal scene. Journalist Marcus Hooks, portrayed by Jelani Aladdin, encounters the drag performer Frankie (Noah …
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Terence Blanchard’s “Champion” Triumphs at The Met
12 months 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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The Art World’s New Frontier: NFT’s and the Unstoppable Force of Creativity
12 months 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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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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The Night Shift: Fantasia and Dulé Hill Talk After Midnight
9 years ago

The Night Shift: Fantasia and Dulé Hill Talk After Midnight

Jazz music “still lives, and people need to know that,” says Fantasia, referring to the new foot-stomping Broadway revue After Midnight, in which she costars alongside Dulé Hill (The West …
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Misty Copeland: The Fight Of Her Life
9 years ago

Misty Copeland: The Fight Of Her Life

In her new book, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina (Touchstone), Misty Copeland opens up about her rise from poverty to becoming the first African American female soloist in two …
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