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The Mills Brothers Celebrate 100 Continuous Years of Musical Excellence
June 9, 2022
For over a century, The Mills Brothers have been one of the world’s preeminent vocal groups of all time. They are significant pioneers of African American music history—spearheading barrier-breaking impacts (racially and musically) on our society and the music industry worldwide ... read more »
November 11: Louis Armstrong Recorded the First of Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, 1925
November 11, 2021
November 11: Louis Armstrong Recorded the First of Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, 1925 ... read more »
Universal Music Faces Federal Lawsuit For Recordings Lost In 2008 Fire
June 28, 2019
Representatives of several artists who lost master recordings in a 2008 fire at Universal Studios have filed a class action lawsuit seeking at least $100 million in damages, ... read more »
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‘Bolden’: Film Review by Kam Williams
May 3, 2019
Buddy Bolden (1877-1931) was born in New Orleans, where he took up the cornet at an early age. His unique approach to the instrument involved a novel form of improvisation while playing a combination of gospel, blues and ragtime.  ... read more »
Russell Transcends Genres with Creative, Versatile Music
March 21, 2019
Catherine Russell is a music lover’s dream vocalist. Whether it’s pop, rock, jazz or soul, Russell sings them all with her unique brand of creative versatility. ... read more »
The Reverend Shawn Amos: A Night in Harlem
January 25, 2019
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the return of The Reverend Shawn Amos for A Night in Harlem on Friday, February 1 at 8:00pm. In celebration of African American History Month, blackbox curator, Amos, returns to the stage for an evening of songs and storytelling — presenting songs from his album, Harlem, for the first time in ten years. The American roots song cycle tells the story of 1920s black Americans’ migration from the south to Harlem. Amos’ album was inspired by the artists, songs and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance.  ... read more »
This Week In Black History (August 2nd – August 9th)
August 13, 2017
The country celebrates their independence in Enugu. ... read more / view gallery »
This Week in Black History (November 5)
November 4, 2015
This week in black history November 5 ... read more »
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