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The Difference Between Cornrows, Dutch Braids, & More

"Boxer braids." "Bobby-pin headbands." "Inside-out plaits." Those are just a few of the phrases people have used to describe what are really cornrows, Doobie wraps, and Dutch braids. No big deal? Well, actually that mislabeling is exactly where cultural appropriation happens. It's not just about taking from other cultures, but taking without giving credit.While there are many people who blatantly rip off Black hairstyles, I recognize that others are simply uneducated about them. And with more b...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Marley, Havana, Ghana, Bobby, Velázquez, Doobie, Devri Velázquez, YouTuber Jasmine Brown, Kinky TwistsJust, Bantu KnotsBantu

Our Favorite Moments From Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Chanel Show

On February 19, Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris at the age of 85. The industry legend had been ill for several weeks and was absent for two of Chanel's haute couture shows in Paris last month.Anna Wintour described the loss, saying: “Today the world lost a giant among men. Karl was so much more than our greatest and most prolific designer — his creative genius was breathtaking and to be his friend was an exceptional gift. Karl was brilliant, he was wicked, he was funny, he was generous beyond mea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Atlanta, Thom Browne, Gigi, Paris, David Bowie, Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Penélope Cruz, Anna Wintour, Kristen Stewart, Vogue Italia, Naomi Campbell

On His New Single, Seth Walker Encourages Us to Look "Inside" (premiere)

Inspired by a life largely spent between New Orleans and Nashville with a Havana stint somewhere in the middle, Seth Walker's forthcoming album Are You Open? paints as broad and atmospheric a picture as its title might imply. Like much of the music of the Wood Brothers, whose drummer, Jano Rix, produced the album, Walker's latest hones in on sinking into a distinct rhythm as much as it does telling a story. It also comes across as a personal exploration for Walker—one in which he spreads out...
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Blues, Nashville, John, Americana, Premiere, Havana, Singer-songwriter, Walker, Wood Brothers, Havana Cuba, Seth Walker, Jano Rix, Gary Dorsey, Pixel Peach Media

Why the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Telecast Was the Queerest, Fiercest, and the Best Yet

None Even if you didn't watch it, you knew that this year's Grammys were like any other's year's Grammy Award telecast: it was simply far, far too long.Yet that wasn't the only negative to be noted on the ceremony's 61st iteration. This time around, there were far too few awards were given out during the televised portion, several acceptance speech winners were played off (and twice abruptly cut off), one of the night's big winners wasn't even there (Childish Gambino/Donald Glover), and Recordi...
Tags: Feature, Music, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Motown records, St. Vincent, James Corden, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center

Grammys 2019: Women dominate the award show performances

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was dominated by strong female-led performances. From the start with Cuban-American singer-songwriter and former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello was on fire with her Grammy nominated-single “Havana” as she was joined by fellow Latin stars Ricky Martin and J Balvin, as well as Young Thug and trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. That along with 15-time Grammy Award-winner and powerhouse R&B singer Alicia Keys hosting, set the tone for the evening. Early on, Ke...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Los Angeles, Sport, Neil Young, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga

Camila Cabello Opens 2019 Grammys With Young Thug, Ricky Martin & J Balvin: Watch Them Perform “Havana” & “Mi Gente”

Camila Cabella opened up the 2019 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles with an electrifying performance of her hit single “Havana.”The former Fifth Harmony star also shared the stage—which she turned into a mini city—with Young Thug, who joined her for “Havana,” and Ricky Martin, and J Balvin, who performed “Mi Gente.”Stay tuned for the full performance, but check out some clips (via Twitter) below:#CamilaCabello kicking off the #GRAMMYs as only she can! #CAMILAxGRAMMY— Mike A...
Tags: Videos, Music, Celebs, Television, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Grammys, Havana, Young Thug, Ricky Martin, Mike Adam, Camila Cabello, J. Balvin

Grammys 2019: Ricky Martin, Camila Cabello and J Balvin deliver a colorful bilingual performance

Latin crossover sensation Ricky Martin first performed at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony and gyrated his hips to “Cup of Life,” the 1998 World Cup anthem, at the Shrine in Los Angeles in 1999. He returned to the Grammy stage 20 years later to join Cuban-American singer-songwriter Camila Cabello, J Balvin and trumpet player Arturo Sandoval in a colorful version of Cabello’s Grammy-nominated hit, “Havana.” It was a big moment for Latin music as throughout the Grammys’ 61-year history there...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Michelle Obama, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Havana, Young Thug, Concerts, Ricky Martin, Martin, West Side Story, Cardi, Camila Cabello

Twitter Has A Lot To Say About Ricky Martin's Grammys Mustache

Even after hitting the Grammys red carpet with his adorable son Matteo and taking the stage to belt "Havana" with Camila Cabello, Twitter only wanted to talk about one thing when it came to Ricky Martin on Sunday night: his mustache.The musician and actor, who usually keeps his facial hair thick and full, used the Grammys red carpet as an opportunity to debut a totally new look: a straight-shaved mustache and soul patch, which left Twitter divided.Fans gave the singer's jarring new look an iden...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, Austin, Grammys, Havana, Ricky Martin, Teigen, Matteo, Camila Cabello Twitter, Rich Thomas, BetterMichelle Obama

The Grammys Red Carpet Was Full Of Surprises

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that it's awards season — our mid-winter excuse to lounge around on a Sunday night, order takeout, and, if only for a few hours, live vicariously through the celebrities we stalk on Instagram. Thus far, we've witnessed the raucous glamour of the Golden Globes and the mellow vibes of the SAGs. But those were just the pregame compared to what's next: the Grammys.As the only music-focused trophy-fest of the season (musicians are unpredictable, man!)...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Beyonce, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Grammys, Havana, Ashlee Simpson, Kanye, Ralph, Recording Academy, Cardi, Chloe, Kevin Mazur Getty

A Week In San Diego As A Furloughed Government Employee

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a lawyer who is on furlough due to the partial government shutdown and spends some of her money this week on Diet Coke. We previously published a Money Diary from this OP last November. Today, we asked her to talk about how the government shutdown is...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Senate, New York City, Walmart, Netflix, San Diego, Mitch McConnell, Starbucks, Tsa, Deadpool, Hulu, Havana, Irs, Joe

The 61st GRAMMY Awards nominations 2019 – Complete list

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here revealing what has been shortlisted as the best in music and legacy music for 2019. Here are all of the nominations for each category of the famed award ceremony. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. I LIKE IT Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie B...
Tags: Featured, 2019, Awards Ceremony, Grammy, Grammy Awards, Grammy's, Music, Nominations, Nominees, Recording Academy, Shows

Fred Hersch Trio Live at the Village Vanguard (concert review)

Fred Hersch Trio.Photo: John Rogers. Fred Hersch Trio Village Vanguard January 5, 2019 Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – Beginning the new year with a six-night long residency at the Village Vanguard, pianist Fred Hersch had a lot to celebrate. His current trio, in which he is joined by bassist John Hebert and drummer Kevin McPherson, has been together for a decade. They have received a Grammy nomination for their 2018 Palmetto Records CD Live in Europe. In December, Pa...
Tags: Europe, New York, Religion, Billy Joel, Jazz, Piano, Concert Review, Havana, Lee, McPherson, Miguel Zenón, Chopin, Loewe, Lerner, Zenon, Village Vanguard

January's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: American Caesar by William Manchester Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany Birds, Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durell Blind Ambition by John Dean Chaos by James Gleick Darkness Visible by William Styron The Earth Is the Lord's by Taylor Caldwell Great Lion of God by Taylor Caldwell The Hidden Flower by Pearl S. Buck I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro Last Days by Brian Evenson The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie Marvel Comics: The Un...
Tags: Music, Obama, Earth, David, Sherlock Holmes, Neal Stephenson, Havana, David Foster Wallace, Lagos, Eleanor Roosevelt, Atomic Books Comics Preview, William Styron, Debbie, Carrie, Tom Wolfe, James Gleick

Becky G’s Salvaje Makeup Collaboration Marks A Big First For ColourPop

As a Latina, I can tell you that it's rare to find products in the beauty aisle that I feel were made just for me, let alone ones that have Spanish-language names emblazoned across the packaging. So when Mexican-American singer Becky G announced that she had a new collaboration coming out with ColourPop titled Salvaje, I — and her 14 million Instagram fans — got excited.This year, diversity has been at the forefront of the beauty conversation, with both influencers and customers holding brands ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Cuba, Smith, Havana, Becky, Camila Cabello, Becky G, Colourpop, Colourpop Cosmetics, Camila Coelho, Becky G x ColourPop

Shorties (An Interview with Poet Tracy K. Smith, a New Guided By Voices Song, and more)

The Believer interviewed poet Tracy K. Smith. Stream a new Guided By Voices song. 26 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total to 481), including including The Globe and Mail’s best books, The Times and The Sunday Times’ best fiction, & Book Riot’s best audiobooks. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Darkness Visible by William Styron Our Man in the Havana by Graham Greene The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene All S...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, The Times, Globe, Havana, Graham Greene, Atomic Books Comics Preview, William Styron, Electric Eel, Tracy K Smith, Heid, World Needs Now Vulture, Largehearted Boy The Boston Review

Complete Cuban Jam Sessions

Just as American jazz musicians of the 1950s headed off to jam sessions following their last sets at clubs, Cuban musicians did the same in Havana. Between 1956 and 1964, musicians who dressed in guarachera shirts to play for tourists in hotels slipped into button-down shirts and slacks after at 3 a.m. and headed off to the studios of Ramón Sabat's Panart Records. There, a dozen or so guests who weren't due to play stood along the studio's parameter enjoying the music. Musicians and guests wer...
Tags: Spotify, New York, Israel, Jazz, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Havana, Castro, Lopez, Marc Myers, Jose Fajardo, Sabat, Panart Records, Cuban Jam Sessions, Julio Gutiérrez, Pedro Justiz

These Amazon Cyber Monday Tech Deals Are Too Good To Pass Up

Amazon may be known best for its self-made Prime Day, but its Cyber Monday deals are seriously impressive too — especially since the deals hit right when you need them most.We've been eyeing all the usual Cyber Monday tech deals: headphones, accessories for our new Apple devices, bluetooth speakers, as well as a few items you wouldn't normally think to get the day after Thanksgiving. With free standard shipping for holiday orders, the discounts have gotten even more tempting.It may be getting l...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Fire TV Stick, Toshiba, Amazon Fire TV, Havana, Alexa, Britney, Netflix Hulu, Amazon Apple, Amazon Lenovo, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Alexa Voice Remote

These Amazon Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tech Deals Are Too Good To Pass Up

Amazon may be better known for Cyber Monday, but its Black Friday deals are too good to pass up — especially since the deals have already begun.We've been eyeing all the usual Black Friday tech deals: headphones, accessories for our new Apple devices, bluetooth speakers, as well as a few items you wouldn't normally think to get the day after Thanksgiving. With free standard shipping for holiday orders, the discounts have gotten even more tempting.But don't discount Cyber Monday just yet (pun in...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Sony, Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire TV, Havana, Alexa, Britney, Netflix Hulu, Amazon Apple, Amazon Sony, Amazon Lenovo, Amazon Fire TV Stick

These Amazon Black Friday Tech Deals Are Too Good To Pass Up

Amazon may be better known for Cyber Monday, but its Black Friday deals are too good to pass up — especially since the deals have already begun.We've been eyeing all the usual Black Friday tech deals: headphones, accessories for our new Apple devices, bluetooth speakers, as well as a few items you wouldn't normally think to get the day after Thanksgiving. With free standard shipping for holiday orders, the discounts have gotten even more tempting.Click through to see some of the Amazon devices ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Sony, Fire TV Stick, Havana, Alexa, Britney, Netflix Hulu, Amazon Sony, Amazon Lenovo, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Toshiba Toshiba, Huawei Huawei, Bruno Mars Cardi

YouTube's Lyor Cohen Warns Of Creator Apocalypse If Article 13 Become law

YouTube Global Head of Music, Lyor Cohen, pens a monthly newsletter to global industry execs, often co-authored by key figures from within the broader business. In this month's newsletter, Cohen invited John Shahidi, CEO of Shots Studios, a management company for musicians and artists including Anitta, Alesso, Rudy Mancuso and Lele Pons. "The success of the music industry and the creative environment that has benefited so many artists are threatened by Article 13" The pair...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Eu, Bob Dylan, Camilla, John, Rudy, Havana, Music Business, Bruce Houghton, Lyor Cohen, Cohen, Delaney, Anwar, J Balvin, Alesso

This Spotify Commercial Has Been Banned In The UK For Being Too Scary

A Spotify ad has been banned in the UK for being too scary. The ad, which first ran online before YouTube videos this summer, is centered around a creepy doll that pops up every time Camila Cabello's "Havana" plays. "The fact that the ad was set inside a home, including a bedtime setting, and featured … More »
Tags: Spotify, Video, Music, UK, Havana, Camila Cabello

Drake & Cardi B Lead 2018 AMAs Nominations

Drake and Cardi B’s domination this year continues. The Canadian superstar and Bronx rapper lead the 2018 American Music Awards nominations. Announced on Wednesday (Sept. 12), the 6 God and Bardi each received 8 nods for this year’s AMAs. Drake will face-off against Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift for the night’s biggest award – “Artist of the Year.” Cardi B’s long list of nominations include “New Artist of the Year,” “Collaboration of the Year” and “Video of the Yea...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Abc, Awards, Ed Sheeran, Jazz, Drake, Bronx, Tracee Ellis Ross, Havana, Music News, Savage, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Dan Shay, Sheeran, Malone

Spotify reveal the nominees for 2018’s Secret Genius Awards

After the success of last year’s inaugural Secret Genius Awards show, Spotify are back to celebrate the biggest inspirations and influences in music that are under-recognised – the Secret Geniuses. On November 16th Spotify return to celebrate the hidden driving forces behind some of the biggest music in the world. The Secret Genius Awards celebrate the most influential songwriters, producers and songwriters around the world behind some of the biggest hits and artists. As Spotify say, their “...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Montana, Nicki Minaj, Awards, America, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Portugal, Sam Smith, Artists, Portland, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Liam Payne, Selena Gomez

Spotify Secret Genius Award Nominees 2018 [Full List]

Spotify's second annual Secret Genius Awards designed to the people behind the music -  songwriters, producers, engineers and even beat makers - will be hosted by NE-YO on November 16 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles Mix Engineers.  2017's first Spotify Secret Genius Awards honored Rick Rubin as the Legendary Genius, Max Martin as producer of the year, J Kash as songwriter of the year and more with performances by Shawn Mendes, Halsey and PartyNextDoor. Last year, th...
Tags: Music, Montana, Nicki Minaj, America, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Portugal, Sam Smith, Portland, Kendrick Lamar, Streaming, Bruno Mars, Liam Payne, Selena Gomez, Rita Ora, Demi Lovato

MTV Video Music Awards 2018 Winners and Nominees

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were held last night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Madonna was attacked on Twitter for her tribute to Aretha Franklin. Despite performances by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, and more, reviewers panned the show as low on star power. And, oh yeah, there were a bunch of awards given away. MTV Video Music Awards 2018 - Full Winners List VIDEO OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”– Republic Records Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Fin...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Aretha Franklin, Nicki Minaj, America, Atlantic, Mtv, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, Liam Payne, Rita Ora, Demi Lovato

Camila Cabello Wins Video Of The Year At The 2018 VMAs

Camila Cabello's "Havana" has won the 2018 MTV Video Music Award for Video Of The Year. The video was directed by Dave Meyers. The award was presented by Madonna. The field of nominees this year included the Carters' "Apeshit," Drake's "God's Plan," Childish Gambino's "This Is America," Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left To Cry," and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Madonna, Havana, Dave Meyers, Camila Cabello, MTV Video Music Awards, Carters Apeshit Drake, America Ariana Grande

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2018

To view individual photos or a slideshow, click below. All photos ©2018 Nikki Vee. [See image gallery at] Louis Armstrong once famously said, and I paraphrase, that all music is folk music because all music is made by folk. The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Investment Managers, apparently set out to determine whether all music is jazz too. The weekend’s offerings as chosen by Artistic Director Christian McBride were wildly diverse and wildly successful in blurrin...
Tags: Music, Smith, Louis Armstrong, Havana, James, Clinton, Ken Shane, Gregory Porter, Jose James, Woodstock, A Fan's Notes, Ventura, Laurie Anderson, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Porter, Lloyd

Janet Jackson Partners With Tech Driven Indie Cinq Music For New Release

Janet Jackson has partnered with tech driven indie distributor, label and publisher Cinq Music to release new music through her own label Rhythm Nation Records. Jackson's last release was in partnership with BMG. ____________________________________ (L-R) Jareiq 'JQ' Kabara, A&R Rhythm Nation Jason Peterson, Chairman GoDigital Media Group & Cinq Music Hunter Paletsas, CFO GoDigital Media Group Barry Daffurn, President Cinq Music Photo Credit Solaiman Fazel Cinq Music has par...
Tags: Music, Mtv, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Jackson, Havana, Dave Meyers, Janet Jackson, Bruce Houghton, Peterson, Janet, Randy, Cinq, Camila Cabello, Jason Peterson, Beyonce Drake

Full List Of Teen Choice Award Winners 2018

Last night's Teen Choice Awards were held  at the Forum in Los Angeles last night.  The 2018 awards were hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons and featured performances by Bebe Rexha, Meghan Trainor, Khalid and Lauv. Full List Of Teen Choice Award Winners 2018 MUSIC Choice Male Artist Bruno Mars Drake Ed Sheeran Louis Tomlinson — WINNER Niall Horan Shawn Mendes Choice Female Artist Ariana Grande Camila Cabello — WINNER Cardi B D...
Tags: Conventions & Awards, Music Business, Bruce Houghton

The Magazine Stand Is Looking Very Diverse These Days — & It's About Time

I was eight years old when I fell in love with magazines. The glossy pages, slightly sticky and heavily scented perfume samples, and the supermodels in insanely decadent haute couture designs drew me in from the very start. But even as a kid, I noticed something missing: people who looked like me and the women in my life. Aside from Essence, I rarely saw women of color.There's always been a myth that brown faces don't sell copies. Even if you've got a big, buzzy project out, all priority seems ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Danai Gurira, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Vogue, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Time Magazine, Jaden Smith, Gq, Tracee Ellis Ross, Elle, Serena Williams, Vanity Fair

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