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The Music Center Celebrates Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s 60th Anniversary with Four Special Programs
March 14, 2019
Featuring West Coast premieres of “Lazurus” and “Kairos” as well the Los Angeles premiere of “The Call” ... read more »
“Black Panther” Notches 2019 SAG Awards’ Top Honor
January 31, 2019
“Black Panther” snagged the most prestigious award at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture, on Sunday night inside the Shrine Auditorium. Chadwick Boseman, who played the film’s leading man T’Challa, used Nina Simone’s song “To be Young, Gifted and Black” as a way to describe the groundbreaking win in his acceptance speech. ... read more »
National Trust Raises Over $10 Million to Preserve Historic Black Sites
November 22, 2018
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that one year after the launch of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund the organization has hit a funding milestone, raising more than $10M dollars for this $25M initiative. ... read more »
Living and Singing Soul with Aretha: Respecting Our Awesome and Soulful Selves
August 23, 2018
Whatever others may say in clearly deserved praise and homage to Aretha Franklin, it is vitally important that we, as persons and a people, speak our own special cultural truth about her and make our own unique assessment of her music, life, service and meaning to us. Here I mean not letting others’ descriptions of her and her music serve as an orientation and framework for our own praise and proper due, but rather reaching inside ourselves and understanding and speaking of her in a multiplicity of meaningful and praise-worthy ways drawn and distilled from the depths of our own hearts and our own culture. ... read more »
Nina Simone and Thom Bell Receive Music’s Highest Honor: The Recording Academy® 2017 Special Merit Award
January 5, 2017
Two giants of soul enshrined with bronze plaques on the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame have been awarded the music industry’s highest honor ... read more »
This Week in Black History (April 21-27)
April 21, 2016
This Week in Black History. ... read more / view gallery »
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