Black literary excellence has a home at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it out to this event, but certainly hope to join the AMC next year. What's the Allied Media Conference, you ask? Contrary to popular perception, it's another example of some good things that are happening in Detroit. Check it out: The Allied Media Conference advances our visions for [...]
The trouble with living in NYC is there's often TOO much happening on the same day. Case in point: Saturday, June 5. In addition to the BRC 25th anniversary show, the screening of Kenyan sci-fi film Pumzi, add this event at the Schomburg to your list. Lots of good discussion happening here, so whatever you [...]
Click to enlarge the above images As if the BRC Anniversary show weren't enough on Saturday, there's a screening of Pumzi. Recall that I mentioned the film back in February, just after the film finished its run as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. This looks like it'll be a great afternoon, as [...]
Funkface/Mackie Riverside/Dope Sagittarius frontman and Primordial Punk co-founder Luqman Brown is currently flexing his acting chops in an off-Broadway production called Caligula Maximus, which takes place during the final party thrown by the depraved Roman emperor. Luqman tells me: "I'm a main character [Sulla], the Peanut vendor who is the foreteller of doom for Caligula [...]
Lots of good panel discussions happening during SXSW Music. Here are the ones that fam are participating on: Wednesday, March 17 — 330PM Bill Bragin is on the panel Performing Arts: New Frontier for Live Acts? Thursday, March 18 — 11AM The great Smokey Robinson delivers the festival keynote Friday, March 19 Soul Patrol's Bob [...]
From producer Brian Tate: "This free forum with some of NYC's most adventurous producers will explore what they do, why they do it, and how they maintain progressive ideals at major institutions. Be there! The conversation will be thoughtful, eye-opening, and hip…" Additional links: Full Spectrum site Full Spectrum on Facebook Corridor Gallery
(l to r) Reebee Garofalo, Tamar-Kali, Moe Mitchell, Linda Tillery, Dr. Portia Maultsby, Greg Tate Frankly, it’s easy to think that wherever you are is the center of the Universe. In my case, that would be Brooklyn and New York City. But, in fact, there’s a lot going on—particularly in the world of black rock [...]