Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum to Secure Its Museum Building in December 2015
The Community of Harlem has a rich history of Arts & Cultural contributions. The Harlem Renaissance has influenced artists, poets, scholars, educators, politicians, fashion, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and community leaders from New York City throughout the world. Hip Hop Music & Culture will now join that legacy in Harlem as... Read more
UMe Celebrates B.B. King’s 90th Birthday With Release Of Three Classic Albums On Vinyl
The world of music lost one of its all-time legends when the great blues guitarist B. B. King passed away on May 14, at the age of 89. Accolades and tributes came not only from fans but fellow musicians who were influenced by the Mississippi-born son of sharecroppers, who virtually popularized the genre that spawned... Read more
‘Key & Peele’ ‘quit before it dips’ after finding laughs in fraught topics
It’s fitting, if entirely coincidental, that the sketch comedy show “Key & Peele” is coming to an end during the waning days of Barack Obama’s presidency. The Comedy Central series, created by and starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, introduced the world to Luther, Obama’s “anger translator.” By inventing... Read more
Rihanna’s First Creative Campaign and Fall Sock Collection for Stance is Released
Today Stance released Rihanna’s first seasonal sock collection and unveiled the campaign Rihanna directed for her fall 2015 styles as the brand’s Contributing Creative Director. Stance also released behind-the-scenes footage of Rihanna overseeing and directing the fall campaign photo shoot, which was shot earlier this summer in Los Angeles.... Read more
Kirk Whalum to join Visible Music College
Kirk Whalum is going back to school. The Grammy-winning saxophonist and former Soulsville Foundation head is joining the faculty of Memphis’ Visible Music College, as an adjunct professor. Visible made the announcement on Tuesday morning, noting that Whalum would focus his work on the faith-based music school’s newly launched... Read more