“The contemporary artist Ayzay Ukwuoma has released a groundbreaking new series of paintings that explore themes
of identity, race, and impermanence. Using stretch wrap as the primary medium, Ukwuoma creates vivid, ephemeral compositions that challenge traditional notions of materiality in art.
Rising R&B powerhouse CANDIACE presents Deep Space Deluxe Edition, out now. She re-upped, re-energized, and recharged her acclaimed full-length debut album with eight new recordings. This pops off as the most dynamic and definitive vision of Deep Space.
Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will celebrate their 15th year of being the largest traveling arts show featuring Artists from the African Diaspora. This show will feature up to 100 artists of African, Caribbean, and Black descent over a monumental three-day cultural experience and festival at the end of Black History Month, 2023, in New York City.
Iconic Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling R&B supergroup NEW EDITION closed out 2022 with the highly successful “The Culture Tour,” nominated as one of the Top R&B Tours in the country by Pollstar. Selling out arenas across the country, the icons and The Black Promoters Collective (BPC) are happy to announce the 30-city “LEGACY TOUR” with a must-see lineup that includes a New Jack Swing reunion with KEITH SWEA T and the original members of GUY (Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, and Damion Hall) and TANK starting on Thursday, March 9 in Columbia, SC and ending on Sunday , April 30 in Tampa, FL.
Broadway In Chicago announced that individual tickets for a limited engagement of CATS are available now. Ticket prices range from $30 - $95 with a select number of premium tickets available for all performances. CATS will play at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theater (24 W. Randolph St.) from February 21 through February 26, 2023. Individual tickets are available at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing Group- \Sales@BroadwayInChicago.com.
Trace Austin, the grandson of the Temptations’ legendary Otis Williams, has released a new single, “My Story,” which was written by Trace Austin and produced by Byron Dorris, AKA Scotty. Trace recently launched his own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Together All Protected, in October to coincide with National Bullying Prevention Month The (TAP) organization will raise awareness about bullying in the community and provide resources such as mental health services, parent support groups, suicide prevention, self-defense classes, creative arts programs for musicians, alternative programs (schools) for minority youth, the LGBT community, and foster children.
Academy Award nominee Aunjanue Ellis, talks to Culturs Global Multicultural Lifestyle Network podcast “Destinations with Doni” about her short film, which was a passion project. The project centers on the freedom fighting legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer in the United States through the lens of Ellis and awards inning director, Christine Swanson. Ellis is best known for roles in “King Richard,”
with Will Smith, and HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.”
The inaugural HBCU Honors award show will showcase the “Who’s Who of HBCUs,” and will celebrate the best and brightest HBCU alumni across various industries. The event will be held at the Black Archives-Historic Lyric Theater in Miami, Florida. Emmy award-winning actress
and producer Wendy Raquel Robinson, a Howard University alumna, will host the all-star night of Black Excellence. The event will be broadcasted during Black History Month in February 2023.
Artists, industry leaders, and legal experts have joined together in a call to “Protect Black Art,” publishing an open letter in The New York Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution urging legislators across America to limit how creative expression can be used against defendants on trial. Specifically, it calls for an end to the racially discriminatory practice of treating rap lyrics as confessions.
Amanda Seales, comedian, multi-hyphenate, and social justice advocate, can now add syndicated radio host to her growing
list of achievements, Reach Media announced. The Amanda Seales syndicated radio show and accompanying podcast premiered on Nov. 7th on WRNB 100.3 FM Philadelphia and is available for distribution to additional radio stations.
Maverick Entertainment is proud to present, “Boxed In,” a film directed by Ariel Julia Harston and starring Reginae Carter (Lil Wayne’s daughter). The premiere will be held outside of Atlanta on Nov. 3rd, attended by Reginae Carter and the rest of the cast. The movie will be available for streaming on all streaming platforms on Dec. 1st.
droppLabs, a leading subsidiary of dropp group (“Dropp”), a future-forward Web3 enabler, and Dave East, commercially and critically acclaimed music artist and actor in Wu-Tang: An American Saga, today announced the launch of the flagship program “Dave East Total Access.” The program allows 5,000 members to collaborate with Dave East’s team, become credited executive producers for his upcoming EP, and receive exclusive benefits.