A Lost Album From John Coltrane, With Thanks To A French-Canadian Director | NPR

Nate Chinen, NPR John Coltrane, photographed in his backyard in Queens, New York in 1963. JB/© Jim Marshall Photography LLC.Featured Image There is never any end,” John Coltrane said sometime in the mid-1960s, at the height of his powers. “There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at.” Coltrane, one of jazz’s […]

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The “King of Calypso”: Beautiful Portrait Photos of a Young Harry Belafonte in the Early 1950s | Vintage Everyday

Vintage Everyday, Staff Vintage Everyday Leah Chase (left) and Jessica B. Harris at Dooky Chase’s in 2018. PHOTO: CEDRIC ANGELES. Featured Image Born 1927 as Harold George Bellanfanti Jr. in Harlem, New York, American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte is one of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history. He was dubbed […]

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‘Brian Banks’: Football Star Who Was Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares His Story For “People Who Are Currently Voiceless” | Deadline

Amanda N’Duka, Deadline Aldis Hodge (left, with Sherri Shepherd) stars as a high school football star whose NFL dreams are waylaid when he’s wrongfully convicted of a crime in the inspirational drama “Brian Banks.” (Aug. 9) (Photo: BLEECKER STREET). Featured Image The story told in Brian Banks is unfortunately all too familiar. The eponymous biopic, […]

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Rapper Common, developers planning massive movie studio campus as part of South Works redevelopment | Chicago Tribune

John Byrne & Ryan Ori, Chicago Tribune Common. ©AARON ROGOSIN/RED BULL CONTENT POOL. Featured Image Chicago rapper Common and a group of real estate developers are drawing up plans to convert the massive former U.S. Steel plant on the city’s south lakefront into a massive movie production campus alongside live entertainment venues, sports facilities, hotels, […]

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Lead Belly | Folkways Recordings

Folkways Recordings, Folkways Recordings Lead Belly is “the hard name of a harder man,” said Woody Guthrie of his friend and fellow American music icon who was born Huddie Ledbetter (c. 1888–1949). From the swamplands of Louisiana, the prisons of Texas, and the streets of New York City, Lead Belly and his music became cornerstones […]

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Little Known Black History Fact: National Black Network | Black America Web

D.L. Chandler, Black America Web The U.S. National Archives. Featured Image The National Black Network became the first coast-to-coast radio network fully owned by Black Americans on July 2, 1973. The NBN was the brainchild of white media executive Robert Pauley, who eventually handed over the idea to a trio of Black executives. Pauley, a […]

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