Entertainment

HOUSE OF FIRST PARTNERS WITH THE PAINTED HOUSE ON NEW NFT PROJECT “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL”

The NFT launchpad platform, House of First, has announced a new partnership with The Painted House, co-founded by Ja Rule (Rapper, Actor & Entrepreneur) and business partner Herb Rice. The platform was launched alongside an impressive group of Founding Collaborators with the mission of supporting and uplifting artists and creators of color, while encouraging dialogue and empowerment across the Web3 community at large.

Real Housewives of Dubai Rising Star Is Also An Entrepreneur

Lesa Milan Hall has been cast as one of the newest housewives in “The Real Housewives of Dubai,” a new addition to Bravo’s juggernaut franchise series. Expected to be the most lavish and luxurious of the housewives franchise, the new series premiered on Bravo on Wednesday, June 1.

CHICAGO’S WNDR MUSEUM CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH WITH NEW ART GALLERY, BLACK LIGHT AT WNDR

WNDR Museum, Chicago’s original immersive art and technology experience, will celebrate Juneteenth with the opening of a new art gallery, Black Light at WNDR. Curated by WNDR Museum managers Randi Townsend and Huey Douglas-Small, the gallery will shine a spotlight on Chicago-based Black artists. Black Light at WNDR will be on view at WNDR Museum throughout the month of June.

“AfroSoundz Radio” Brings Cultural African Music & Afrobeats to the Mainstream

AfroSoundz Radio (www.afrosoundz.com) is a new streaming music platform now heard on iHeartRadio. Its mission is to present modern, culturally engaging African music to people all over the world.

‘Finding Happy’ highlights Bounce’s upcoming originals slate

Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, today unveiled its upcoming original programming schedule. The lineup features an all-new original series about Black women that is written, produced, directed by and starring Black women, “Finding Happy.”

ISSA RAE TO SERVE AS 2022 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR

On Monday, May 2, American Black Film Festival Ventures LLC announced that multi-hyphenate star Issa Rae (Insecure) will serve as festival ambassador for the 2022 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The festival, widely recognized as a leading platform for Black content creators, returns live to Miami Beach June 15-19 followed by virtual events from June 20-30 on ABFF PLAY, https://abffplay.com/, the festival’s custom-designed online platform.

Chicago Humanities Festival Starts This Week

Chicago Humanities Festival presents a fully in-person line-up for 2022 Spring Festival, which will run through Sunday, May 22, and feature conversations with headliners like attorney and educator Anita Hill, filmmaker John Waters, comedian Sarah Cooper, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, political philosopher Francis Fukuyama, actress Selma Blair, deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, and former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

JOHN LEGEND CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF “LOVE IN LAS VEGAS”

Twelve-time GRAMMY Award-winner, multiplatinum artist, activist, and EGOT (Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony) winner John Legend celebrated the launch of his Las Vegas residency, “Love In Las Vegas,” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Salute Her Awards Celebrates Multi-Generational Excellence

In the true essence of Sisterhood, Café Mocha radio network celebrates Black women in their fullness on Sunday May 8, during the 12th Annual Salute Her Awards, presented by AARP and Toyota. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the show will stream across Café Mocha and SaluteHer.com social media channels. This year, Café Mocha will honor esteemed select Mothers who have been intricate in paving the way for those coming behind them as thought leaders within our community.

Clubhouse Media Group, Inc. Announces Finalized Promo Deal With Jordyn Woods

Clubhouse Media Group, Inc. (OTCMKTS: CMGR) (“CMGR”), an influencer-based social media firm and digital talent management agency, today announced that they have finalized a promo deal with model and former best friend of the Kardashian/Jenner family, Jordyn Woods, through their partnership with The Reiman Agency. The deal inks a 12-month feature on a prominent platform.

TERRON BROOKS RELEASES “THE SOUL OF BROADWAY - DELUXE ALBUM” AVAILABLE APRIL 29

Terron Brooks, two-time NAACP Award nominated singer-songwriter, actor and writer celebrates the theater on his new release The Soul of Broadway – Deluxe Album, available on all music platforms Friday, April 29.

PRINCE: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE MAKES WORLDWIDE DEBUT IN CHICAGO JUNE 9

Chicago will glow purple this summer when Prince: The Immersive Experience makes its worldwide debut on Thursday, June 9. Presented by Superfly in partnership with The Prince Estate, attendees will be invited to fully immerse themselves in the music and life of Prince. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 31, exclusively at PrinceTheExperience.com.

STANLEY NELSON AND JACQUELINE OLIVE SET TO DIRECT DOCUMENTARY

Award-winning filmmakers Stanley Nelson and Jacqueline Olive will direct The Color of Cola, an inspirational documentary that sheds light on the experience of an all-Black sales team, the first of its kind for any major corporation, tasked with tapping the African American market in the Jim Crow South. Based on Stephanie Capparell’s “The Real Pepsi Challenge: How One Pioneering Company Broke Color Barriers in 1940s American Business,” the documentary will take viewers on a journey marked by persistence and fortitude.

Otis Redding Foundation Announces New Center for the Arts & Amphitheater

The Otis Redding Foundation is excited to announce the planned 9,000 square foot Otis Redding Center for the Arts and Amphitheater located in a place that is famous for its musical talent and heritage. It is envisioned as a central destination for youth educational programs in music and the arts.

UMe Reissues Five Classic Uptown Records Albums

Celebrating one of the most storied labels in R&B and hiphop, Universal Music Enterprises reissues a suite of five classics from Uptown Records available now. The label proudly presents the definitive versions of these albums with unreleased tracks, remixes, and more. Guy’s The Future (Expanded Edition), Heavy D & The Boyz’s Big Tyme (Expanded Edition), Jodeci’s Forever My Lady, Jodeci’s Diary of a Mad Band (Expanded Edition), and Christopher Williams’s Changes (Expanded Edition) are available to listen to