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'Spirit in the Dark' exhibit open at Smithsonian museum

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its latest exhibition, “Spirit in the Dark: Religion in Black Music, Activism, and Popular Culture,” on Nov. 18. Through never-before-seen objects from the museum’s permanent collection, alongside rare photographs and stories featured in Ebony and Jet magazines, the exhibition explores ways in which religion is a part of the cultural fabric of the African American experience.
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Desperate Journalists: Music In Print, 1950–2000

In 1953, just a year after buying Musical Express and relaunching it as the New Musical Express, Maurice Kinn bagged the mother of all music press scoops – with Frank Sinatra. The globally popular singer was emotionally smarting from the breakdown of his marriage to Ava Gardner which was compounded by a frosty reception on tour in Italy before he arrived in London. Grateful for the opportunity to tell his side of a story being played out across the international press, the Chairman of the Board wasn’t one to forget the paper’s support. Two years later, he gave Kinn and his wife quite possibly the first and one of the ultimate music press freebies by flying them to Las Vegas for an all-expenses paid stay at the Sands Casino.
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The pirate that changed British radio

Dread Broadcasting Corporation: The pirate that changed British radio. Dread Broadcasting Corporation: The pirate that changed British radioClose. In 1981 Rita Marleys brother Leroy Anderson aka Lepke launched the Dread Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), Europes first dedicated black music station. Frustrated by the lack of airtime for reggae music in the...
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Remembering Michael Jackson: ‘Thriller’ revolution turns 40

Mixing rock, pop and RnB like never before, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, 40 years old next week, became the most successful album of all time and defined a coming era with its audiovisual ambition. “Thriller” has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide since its release on November...
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Phrenology Turns 20

“You gotta believe, I think like a artist/ But my bills through the roof can’t do numbers like the Roots.” That was Jay-Z, freestyling over the beat from 50 Cent’s “If I Can’t,” on 2003’s The S. Carter Collection, a great mixtape released to promote a line of Reebok sneakers. Jay had made points like that one before — explaining, over and over, that the pressures of stardom kept him from expressing his true depth. It’s the same point that Jay made on The Black Album a few months later, when he claimed that if skills sold, truth be told, he’d probably be lyrically Talib Kweli. But I always wondered about the specificity of that Roots namecheck — a beautiful little backhanded compliment from arguably the world’s biggest rap star.
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More Than Rhythm -- A Black Music Series returns with Nicole Neely and The Black Exchange

The Columbia Museum of Art presents More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series with Nicole Neely and The Black Exchange, the second concert in the second season of the popular music series, on Thursday, December 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with galleries and bar open at 6:00 p.m. The evening celebrates the impact and influence of Black composers and musicians in American classical music. Violinist-arranger-composer-conductor and Columbia native Nicole Neely sits down with Dr. Birgitta Johnson, ethnomusicologist and series host, and Hassan Anderson, USC assistant professor of oboe and coordinator of teaching artistry, for a conversation before Neely and her string quartet, The Black Exchange, perform a range of pieces showcasing the diversity of today’s art music scene.
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Win free tickets to the MOBO Awards 2022 in Wembley

The 25th MOBO Awards is taking place week at OVO Arena Wembley - and readers have the chance to win free tickets to the event featuring live performances from Kojey Radical, Eliza Rose, Tion Wayne, Fireboy DML, Cat Burns, FLO, and others. The event on Wednesday, November 30 will be...
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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ revolution turns 40

MIXING rock, pop and RnB like never before, Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’, 40 years old next week, became the most successful album of all time and defined a coming era with its audiovisual ambition. ‘Thriller’ has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide since its release on November 30,...
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Win a pair of tickets to the 2022 MOBO Awards in association with Lucozade

We're giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to attend the 2022 MOBO Awards in association with Lucozade. Celebrating 25 years of the MOBOs, this year's ceremony will take place on Wednesday November 30, hosted by Chunkz & Young Filly at the OVO Arena Wembley, bringing the MOBOs back home to London for the first time in eight years.
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The Terror End of Beauty (Sunnyside)

The Terror End of Beauty (Sunnyside) The runner dashes toward the cliff’s edge, his hang glider’s wings rattling above. He has reached the crest and, before he can think to stop, he is falling. For those few seconds before the wind mercifully sweeps him away, he is in a freefall, in a state of exhilaration, heightened awareness and, perhaps, terror. Yet, he has committed himself and had to push through the fear in order to soar. The members of Harriet Tubman find this an apt analogy for their musical approach. For over two decades, guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Melvin Gibbs and drummer JT Lewis have thrown themselves into making music that is sans genre, infective and overpowering. Their years of experience playing alongside and driving many of the improvised music, jazz and rock’s most celebrated ensembles have prepared them to run this gauntlet, The Terror End of Beauty.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' revolution turns 40

Mixing rock, pop and RnB like never before, Michael Jackson's "Thriller", 40 years old next week, became the most successful album of all time and defined a coming era with its audiovisual ambition. - Threatening MTV - "Thriller" was the moment when Jackson started to pull in influences from across pop culture, with Eddie Van Halen's hard rock solo on "Beat It", and pop ballad "The Girl is Mine" with Paul McCartney.
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