Thousands of fans, students and alumni converged upon Alabama State University (ASU) on Saturday, Feb. 18, to take part in the 18th Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase (HBOB), the nation's premiere showcase for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) marching bands and dance teams. Marking its return to a live event format for the first time since 2020, HBOB also was held for the first time on an HBCU campus, featuring spectacular performances from six marching bands representing HBCUs.
Kevin Hart is bringing his widely popular Reality Check comedy tour to Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana’s Hard Rock Live venue on Saturday, June 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. General on sale begins this Friday, March 3, at 9 a.m. Central Time at Ticketmaster.com and KEVINHARTNATION.com.
After three decades of entrepreneurial success across his renowned brands and a historic last year including a landmark acquisition of becoming the largest minority-owned, vertically integrated multi-state operator in the Cannabis industry, Sean "Diddy" Combs announces the rebranding of his parent company from Combs Enterprises to Combs Global.
Urban One Inc's Reach Media and Radio One announced that Ralph Tresvant, lead singer of famed supergroup New Edition, is now the new host of the network's long-running syndicated show "Love and R&B," heard nightly on all affiliate stations.
Leading Black-owned multimedia company REVOLT today announced the exciting addition of industry veteran Mara S. Campo as the Global News Anchor of their growing news division. Through this initiative, REVOLT continues to expand its highly talented team with pioneering women ahead of the season four premiere of its flagship series, REVOLT Black News Weekly.
Musical legends Dolly Parton and Dionne Warwick are having their first ever collaboration with their recording of a gospel duet entitled ‘Peace Like A River,” which Dolly wrote and Damon Elliott, Dionne’s son/manager produced for AND CUT… Productions. They are filming a video today in Nashville to accompany the musical release. The song and video will be released on February 24 on Dionne and Damon’s Kind Music Group label. The video was directed by Nick Pres and Damon Elliott.
“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.