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THIS WEEKEND: EMP Pop Conference (LA) — Feb 25-27


Showcasing the study of popular music in every guise, past and present.

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TONIGHT: The "Coon Bidness" Launch

coon bidness flyer

Greg Tate and LaTasha Diggs invite you to celebrate the launch of their new literary magazine.

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CMJ: Fishbone/BRC panel discussion–10/22


Discussing the impact of Fishbone. This Friday @ 4pm.

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New ringShout Reading Series Kicks Off 9/10


Black literary excellence has a home at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival.

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UPCOMING: 12th Annual Allied Media Conference–June 18-20

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 […]

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UPCOMING: Fela exhibit at NYC's Caribbean Cultural Center — 6/10-8/6

Thanks to our Ngozi and the folks at Society HAE for giving me a heads up on this.  Check it out: This exhibition seeks to pay tribute to one of the African Diaspora’s most influential living ancestors as well as critique the complexity of his persona. Life After Death: A Multi-Media Analysis of the Persona […]

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UPCOMING: Conversations on Michael Jackson's Black America — 6/5

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 […]

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UPCOMING: Screening of Kenyan sci-fi film "Pumzi" — 6/5

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 […]

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THEATER: Funkface's Luqman Brown in "Caligula Maximus"

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 […]

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SXSW 2010: Panels

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 […]

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