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Apollo Blaze – “Dark Rose”

Out of Washington D.C. rising underground artist Apollo Blaze showcases single “Dark Rose“, off his recent album drop “Break the Cycle“.  The album serves as a release for the stress and trauma caused by traumatic events throughout his life. .  Follow him on Instagram @apollo_blaze_music. The post Apollo Blaze – “Dark Rose” first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Washington, Jazz, Singles, Apollo Blaze


Rickie Lee Jones talks ‘Last Chance Texaco’ and tales of music, heartache, addiction and family

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones says she decided to write her life story for one simple reason. The material was just so good. “I know I have great stories to tell,” she says recently by phone from her home in New Orleans. “I’ve told a few to audiences in live shows, and told them to friends, and watched them play in my head again and again.” Readers can now get the chance to experience these tales themselves in Jones’s memoir, “Last Chance Texaco,” which hit stores on April 6. She recounts t...
Tags: Books, Music, Bruce Springsteen, California, Washington, Robin Williams, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Tom Waits, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, Bob Dylan, Arizona


From Soul Train to Beyoncé: the joy of black performance in America

In A Little Devil in America, Hanif Abdurraqib set out to celebrate black artists across music, dance, comedy and more, who succeeded even when their own country refused to honour themWhen I began A Little Devil in America, I was thinking about Josephine Baker. The title of the book comes from Baker, from her speech at the March on Washington in 1963. It is a speech that is often overlooked. The legacy of the march so often centres on its male speakers (Martin Luther King Jr, A Philip Randolph),...
Tags: Books, Music, Beyonce, Washington, France, Poetry, Race, US, America, US news, Soul, Culture, Essays, Baker, Josephine, Josephine Baker


Jordan Clarkson, Montrezl Harrell have a sizzling battle for Sixth Man of the Year

Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday, Feb. 24 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. In a matchup between the Lakers and the Utah Jazz, the next Sixth Man of the Year is likely to be on the court. Who you think that is might just be a matter of taste. The reigning award winner, Montrezl Harrell, is slamming down dunks nightly for the Lakers. The challenger, Jordan Clarkson, has become a lethally efficient s...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Jazz, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Cleveland, Clarkson, Anthony, James


How Jazz Became the “Mother of Hip Hop”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Caxwob1iKX4 Jazz and hip hop have been in a lively conversation in recent years, breaking new ground for both forms, as the work of artists like Kendrick Lamar and his collaborators amply shows. Lamar created his majorly-acclaimed albums To Pimp a Butterfly and Damn with the indispensable playing and arranging of jazz-fusion saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his frequent sideman, bassist Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, who have contributed to the work of Flyi...
Tags: Google, Music, John Lewis, Youtube, College, Washington, Jay Z, America, Nas, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Stephen, Alice


What Rhymes with Hamilton?

I can't begin to tell you how much I miss making musicals. It's like someone cut a leg off.The only way I can keep my sanity during the Great Pandemic is to write about musical theatre. If I can't direct musicals for awhile, at least I can still do research and lots of pondering. I spent last year creating some really fun musical theatre novelty books -- a horror anthology, a Christmas carol collection, a children's book (that's not just for kids), and a "civilian's guide." And it was only last...
Tags: New York, Washington, France, Theatre, America, Rap, Harvard, Britain, Hip-hop, Ben Franklin, Broadway, Jackson, Madison, Hamilton, Lin-manuel Miranda, Thomas Jefferson


Daddy’s Hangout 2021 Wild Card Predictions

After a crazy final weekend of the regular season, we now enter the playoffs. My record was 8-3, which brought my overall mark to 90-49. The winning percentage jumped from 64.1 to 64.8%. The Giants beat the Cowboys with the hopes of capturing the division title with help from Philadelphia. Unfortunately, the Eagles fell to the Washington Football Team in what many believe was a tank job. The final loss came when the Green Bay Packers blew out the Bears to clinch the top spot in the NFC. We now...
Tags: Washington, Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Drew Brees, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Dolphins, Chicago, Tennessee, Steelers, Arizona, New Orleans, Jazz, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts


Daddy’s Hangout Final Weekend of the 2020 NFL Season Predictions

Welcome to the 2020 NFL Finale of 2020 with so many questions still need to be answered. My record from a week ago was 6-3 and my overall mark is 82-46. The winning percentage rises a little from 63.9 to 64.1%. The Jets are currently on a two game winning streak after beating the Browns. With the return of George Kittle, the 49ers defeated the Cardinals and possibly knocking them out of playoff contention. Pittsburgh used a miraculous comeback to defeat the Colts and clinch the AFC North title...
Tags: New York, Washington, Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Dolphins, Chicago, Tennessee, Steelers, Arizona, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Jacksonville Jaguars


Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Week 16 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 16 of the NFL season as we are almost done with this tumultuous outing. The big news coming out of last week was the Jets beating the Rams for their first win. On Monday Night, the Bengals upset the Pittsburgh Steelers which was one of my losses. My record last week was 4-4, which dropped my mark to 76-43. The winning percentage dipped from 64.9 to 63.9%. The Chargers won their second consecutive game by beating the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chicago Bears beat Minnesota to stay al...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Washington, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Raiders, Derek Carr, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dolphins, Tennessee, Steelers, Arizona, New Orleans, Jazz, Chargers


Zu pleite für Weihnachtseinkäufe? Wir hätten da 6 Tipps

Entweder mit Corona oder ohne, ist es jedes Jahr das Gleiche: Zu Beginn der Weihnachtseinkäufe bist du supermotiviert und fröhlich, aber dann wird aus diesen schönen Gefühlen plötzlich ganz schnell Angst und Schrecken. Warum? Weil dein Kontostand aussieht wie ein Laubbaum im Winter: traurig und kahl.Die Adventszeit kann aus vielen Gründen stressig sein, aber so richtig anstrengend wird es erst, wenn du knapp bei Kasse bist. Vielleicht studierst du noch, bist gerade auf Jobsuche oder musst mit e...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Washington, Tipps, Namen, Sommer, Essen, Zeit, Massen, Freund, Kunst, Monat, Geld, Geschenke, Strategie


Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Week 15 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 15 of the NFL season as we continue to wind down on the regular season. My record last week was 5-3, which made my overall mark drop to 72-39. The winning percentage dipped from 65. 1 to 64.9%. The Chicago Bears blowing out the Houston Texans was my first defeat. The New York Giants falling to Arizona in a critical game was another loss. The final defeat came on Monday Night when the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns in an epic game. This week there will be another 8 g...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Washington, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Raiders, Dolphins, Chicago, Steelers, Arizona, New Orleans, Jazz, Chargers, Miami, Aaron Rodgers, Arizona Cardinals


Don’t Think Twice: A Poignant Film Documents How Bob Dylan & The Beatles Bring Joy to a Dementia Patient

It’s often said the sense of smell is most closely connected to long-term memory. The news offers little comfort to us forgetful people with a diminished sense of smell. But increasingly, neuroscientists are discovering how sound can also tap directly into our deepest memories. Patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia seem to come alive, becoming their old selves when they hear music they recognize, especially if they were musicians or dancers in a former life. “Sound is evolutionarily ancien...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Music, College, Washington, Neuroscience, Bob Dylan, Npr, John, Dover, Northwestern University, Ac, Facebook Twitter, Jon, Tchaikovsky


How John Coltrane Introduced the World to His Radical Sound in the Groundbreaking Recording of “My Favorite Things”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg1RGmyl-_A John Coltrane released “more significant works” than his 1960 “My Favorite Things,” says Robin Washington in a PRX documentary on the classic reworking of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway hit. “A Love Supreme” is often cited as the zenith of the saxophonist’s career. “But if you tried to explain that song to an average listener, you would lose them. [“My Favorite Things”] is a definitive work that everyone knows, and anyone can listen to, and...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Washington, Broadway, Davis, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Rogers, Coltrane, Julie Andrews, Facebook Twitter, Rodgers, Hammerstein, George Gershwin, Josh Jones


Check Out Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Week 13 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 13 of the NFL season as we get closer to the finish line. As we all know, Covid is dominating the news in the NFL and around this country also. The NFL is still moving along as we inch nearer the end of the regular season. My record last week was 5-2, which raised my overall mark to 61-33. The winning percentage jumped from 64.4 to 64.9%. With my winning percentage being below the 70% percent mark I still have some work to do. My two losses were when the Titans beat down the Co...
Tags: New York, Washington, Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Dolphins, West, Tennessee, Steelers, Arizona


Z Black – “Polaroid Flick” (Video)

Coming to us from Washington, D.C, rising underground Hip Hop artist Z Black releases his new music video titled “Polaroid Flick“.The post Z Black - "Polaroid Flick" (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Washington, Jazz, Polaroid, Z Black


Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Week 12 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 12 of the NFL season. First off, let me say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there. As part of the NFL tradition, we will have 3 games played on Thanksgiving. My record last week 3-3 and my overall mark drops to 56-31. The overall winning percentage drops from 65.4 to 64.4%. Tennessee went to Baltimore and beat the Ravens in OT in a rematch from last year’s playoffs. In another OT thriller, the Colts defeated the Packers 34-31. The final loss came when the Los Angeles Rams we...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Cowboys, NFL, Mark Ingram, Indianapolis, Chicago, Tennessee, Steelers, Jazz, Dallas, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Tom Brady, Philadelphia, Nfc


Chicago PhD Student Accused of Stalking & Killing Her Ex-Boyfriend

A gender studies Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois Chicago is facing serious charges after she allegedly stalked her ex-boyfriend by following him all the way to Washington, D.C. before shooting and killing him. 37-year-old Nijinsky Latassia Dix, who was also an employee at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, was charged with second-degree murder Saturday (Nov. 14) in the death of 44-year-old Terry Hickman, police said. According to court documents obtained by NBC Chicago, when of...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, Washington, Indiana, Chicago, Jazz, Toxic Relationships, NBC Chicago, Dixon, University of Notre Dame, Hickman, University of Illinois Chicago, Dix, Washington D.c, Terry Hickman


The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we’d like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I’d write a Number Ones-style column on a song of their choosing, as long as that song charted on the Billboard Hot 100. We’ll publish those once a week for the next couple of weeks. *** The Kingsme...
Tags: Music, Washington, Oregon, Boston, Beach Boys, Superman, Raiders, America, Los Angeles, Indiana, Fbi, Tom Waits, Village Voice, Chase, Portland, Long Beach


The 40 Best New Bands Of 2020

In a year when it’s largely been impossible to see live music, a major source of discovering new artists has been eliminated. But music finds a way and plenty of acts have emerged over the last 12 months. Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look at the artists that make us most excited about the future of music and organize them into our annual Best New Bands list, in order to celebrate what they’ve already accomplished and highlight them as someone to keep an eye on moving forward. There are, a...
Tags: Music, UK, New York, London, Washington, La, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Park, Chicago, Stephen Malkmus, Sufjan Stevens, Brooklyn, Williams, Liverpool


Former Ballerina with Dementia Gracefully Comes Alive to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owb1uWDg3QM According to dance/movement therapist Erica Hornthal, “dance/movement therapy operates on the premise that our life experiences are held in the body, and that through the use of movement, memories and emotions can be recalled and re-experienced despite cognitive, psychological, or physical impairment.” The video above of former dancer Marta C. González shows in effect how music might activate those muscle memories, as a recording of Tchaikovsky...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Washington, Russia, Neuroscience, Dance, New York Times, Tokyo, Npr, Swan Lake, Cuba, Valencia Spain, Facebook Twitter, Tchaikovsky, Gonzalez


Hear a Rare First Recording of Janis Joplin’s Hit “Me and Bobby McGee,” Written by Kris Kristofferson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irU5oihACj4 “You can’t think of that song without thinking of Janis,” says Kris Kristofferson of Janis Joplin’s raw, bittersweet, posthumous “Me and Bobby McGee.” Kristofferson, who wrote the song, only heard Joplin’s version after her death, when he returned to California after playing the Isle of Wight in 1970. He met the producer of Joplin’s last album, Pearl, in L.A., who told him to come to the studio “to play me her recording of ‘Bobby McGee.’ And it...
Tags: Google, Music, California, College, Washington, Los Angeles, Louisiana, Janis Joplin, Federico Fellini, Gulf, Foster, Facebook Twitter, Kristofferson, Kris Kristofferson, Joplin, Barbara


Singer, activist, sex machine, addict: the troubled brilliance of Billie Holiday

A new documentary uncovers lost tapes to tell the intimate real story of the jazz singer – one with terrible resonance today as the US continues to fight institutional racismThere’s an electrifying moment in Billie, a new documentary about Billie Holiday, when Jonathan “Jo” Jones, a tempestuous, influential African American drummer who played with Holiday from the 1930s to 50s, challenges his white interviewer. “You don’t know what we was going through then,” he says, referring to travelling thr...
Tags: Music, Film, Washington, Race, US, Billie, Culture, Jazz, Music Documentary, Count Basie, James Erskine, Billie Holiday, Kuehl, Linda Kuehl, Documentary films, Jonathan `` Jo '' Jones


Neil Young Releases a Never-Before-Heard Version of His 1979 Classic, “Powderfinger”: Stream It Online

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJPq4daZKEk If Neil Young proved anything in his feud with Lynyrd Skynyrd (actually “more like a spirited debate between respectful friends,” writes Ultimate Classic Rock), it’s that Canadians could play southern rock just as well as the Southern Man, an argument more or less also won at the same time by The Band’s Music from Big Pink. Young’s songwriting contributions to the tradition are just as well recognized as “The Weight.” Foremost among them, we mu...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Washington, Alabama, Neil Young, John, Vietnam, Rolling Stone, Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Facebook Twitter, Zuma, Phish, Josh Jones, David Briggs


October linkfest

Cleo Levin wrote for Slate about “ridiculously surreal” made-for-Amazon brand names: “Here were a series of names that were not only unknown to me, but also quite perplexing: Artfish, Wishpig, Sweatyrocks, Demonlick, and Pukemark.”  * Ben Zimmer wrote for Beyond Wordplay about Washington’s new Planet Word Museum, which opened via virtual ribbon-cutting—with President Obama as a surprise guest—on October 22. * Have you ever wished there was a word for “words that elicit amusement due t...
Tags: Amazon, Music, UK, Medicine, Obama, Washington, Advertising, Journalism, Atlantic, Linguistics, Burma, Words, Herald, Contests, Wall Street Journal, Neologisms


Beauty Pill – “Instant Night”

Beauty Pill, the Washington, DC pop experimentalists led by former Smart Went Crazy frontman Chad Clark, have released a new song. The band recorded "Instant Night" at Clark's brothers rooftop apartment with strict social distancing, and they're sharing it just in time for the election. "I really want people to hear this song before the … More »
Tags: Music, Washington, Clark, Beauty Pill, Chad Clark


The University of Texas school song, "The Eyes of Texas," is disparaged as originating in minstrel shows.

I'm reading a WaPo column by Cindy Boren: "Texas players told to stand for school song, despite its origin in blackface minstrel shows."  The lyrics to “The Eyes of Texas” were inspired in part by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who after the Civil War was a teacher at what would become Washington and Lee University, where he made an impression on future UT president William Prather by repeatedly telling students that “the eyes of the South are upon you.” .  ... Edmund T. Gordon, a professor of...
Tags: Art, Music, Texas, Law, Washington, Slavery, Surrealism, Blackface, Gordon, UT, University of Texas, WaPo, Robert E Lee, Lee University, Race And Education, Ann Althouse


Sa-Roc – “The Sharecropper’s Daughter” (Album Review)

Sa-Roc is a 38 year old MC from Washington D.C. who’s dropped a total of 6 albums a rarities compilation, 2 EPs & 2 mixtapes throughout the the first half of the previous decade before signing to Rhymesayers Entertainment in 2015. But after several years of singles, we’re finally being treated to her debut on the label & her 7th full-length album overall. The opener “EmergencE” tells her haters to look at her now over a quasi-jazzy instrumental from longtime collaborator Sol Messiah whereas the...
Tags: Reviews, Washington, Albums, Alicia Keys, Jazz, Dilla, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Sa Roc, Rocwell America


Delonte West Spotted in Dallas Holding Sign Begging for Food & Money, NBA Has Been Trying to Help Him for Months

A new photo that has surfaced of Delonte West on the streets of Dallas holding up a sign begging for food and money has prompted calls for the people who were once close to him to step in and get him some help. But as it turns out, former NBA players and coaches have been trying to help Delonte for MONTHS. According to TMZ Sports, multiple sources say that folks with the NBA, the Players Association, and even Delonte’s former coach Doc Rivers and his former St. Joe’s college teammate Jameer Nels...
Tags: Celebs, Texas, Washington, Sports, West, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Dallas, Jack, Celtics, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Jameer Nelson, Doc Rivers, St Joe


Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Week 3 NFL Predictions

Welcome to 2020 NFL Week 3 NFL season after another exciting week of football. My record was 9-2 last week, which boosted my overall mark to 17-10. My winning percentage jumped from 50 to 63%. The only losses were the Vikings losing to the Indianapolis Colts, which many are wondering, what’s up with Minnesota? The other was the Monday Night game where the Las Vegas Raiders defeated the New Orleans Saints. It was the first game ever at the new Allegiant Stadium for the Raiders and they looked a...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, Dolphins, Arizona, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Jazz, Dallas, Miami, Aaron Rodgers


Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Week 2 NFL Predictions

Welcome to 2020 NFL season Week 2 after an exciting opening weekend. Speaking of the 2020 NFL opening week, things started out bad. My record was 8-8, which is a 50% winning percentage. We kicked out the opening week with the defending champion, Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans. The Chiefs defeated the Texans in a battle between two of brightest QBs in the league. Week 1 ended with two Monday Night games to cap things off. We had the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the New York Giants ...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, NFL, Drew Brees, Raiders, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indiana, Indianapolis, West, New Orleans, Jazz



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