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Lara Downes: Florence Price premieres in Washington, DC this Saturday!

Holes in the Sky Lara Downes & Friends Sony Masterworks     Lara Downes and Rhiannon Giddens star in "Holes in the Sky."  (Courtesy Areon Mobasher) Lara Downes writes: Hi Bill, I hope this is finding you very well!I wanted to let you know that I'm honored to be performing three world premieres of newly-discovered works by Florence Price this Saturday at Washington Performing Arts. These pieces are beautiful!! One of them is ...
Tags: Washington, Religion, Washington Dc, Rhiannon Giddens, Lara Downes, William J Zick, Florence Price, Hazel Scott, Southwestern University, Areon Mobasher Lara Downes, John Michael Cooper, Margaret Bonds Nina Simone, Lara Lara Downes Skype

The Expert Pianist Mentioned At The Grammys

When Alicia Keys sat between two pianos and started to play, she gave a brief shout-out to Hazel Scott. But who was Hazel Scott? “An expert pianist who made a career out of the maneuver, an entertainer and movie star whose accomplishments made her a household name during her prime.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, People, Alicia Keys, Hazel Scott, 02.10.19

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

61st Annual Grammy Awards: BTS Topped Twitter While Alicia Keys Led Facebook Chatter

The most-tweeted-about moment during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night was Korean boy band BTS presenting the award for Best R&B Album, while Alicia Keys' performance on two pianos in homage to pianist Hazel Scott was the most-talked-about moment on Facebook. The most-tweeted-about moments Sunday night were: BTS presents Best R&B Album Drake wins...
Tags: Advertising, Alicia Keys, Drake, Hazel Scott, Social Pro Daily

Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club TV Series Headed to BET

Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club TV series headed to BET BET has landed the TV series First Wives Club, according to Deadline. The series based on the 1996 film of the same name and starring Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau was originally set to debut in January on Paramount Network as part of its new Thursday dramedy night. However, the network has since shifted its course and is now reevaluating its planned Thursday night lineup, along with the future of Younger and Emily ...
Tags: TV, Movies, New York City, David, Mtv, Paris, TV News, Bette Midler, Hulu, Bet, Scott Rudin, Viacom, Gary, Lee, Tony, Benjamin

First Wives Club Series Reboot Adds Three to Cast

First Wives Club series reboot adds three to cast According to , Mark Tallman, RonReaco Lee, and Malik Yoba have joined the cast of Paramount Network‘s upcoming reboot of the 1996 Paramount film First Wives Club. The series also stars Grammy winner Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us) and Michelle Buteau (Key and Peele). RELATED: Check Out the Red Band Trailer for Paramount Network’s Heathers Reboot The First Wives Club was a comedy film based on Olivia Goldsmith’s bestselling novel...
Tags: TV, Movies, New York City, David, TV News, Bette Midler, Scott Rudin, Paramount, Gary, Alicia Silverstone, Lee, Tony, Benjamin, Goldsmith, Peele, Ari

Ryan Michelle Bathe Joins First Wives Club Series Reboot

Ryan Michelle Bathe joins First Wives Club series reboot According to Deadline, Empire‘s Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us) has joined the cast of Paramount Network‘s comedy drama series reboot of the 1996 Paramount film First Wives Club. Bathe will be the show’s third lead star alongside Grammy winner Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?, Black Lightning) and comedian Michelle Buteau (Key and Peele). RELATED: Check Out the Red Band Trailer for Paramount Network’s Heathers Reboot The First Wives ...
Tags: TV, Movies, New York City, TV News, Bette Midler, Scott Rudin, Paramount, Alicia Silverstone, Tony, Benjamin, Goldsmith, Peele, Ari, Bree, Cynthia, Jill Scott

Was It Weird For The Jim Crow U.S. To Send African American Musicians Out Into The Cold War World As 'Jazz Ambassadors'?

Yeah, it was. But that came about thanks to House Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr., who was married to jazz pianist Hazel Scott. "As the State Department is sending some American cultural exports like the Boston Symphony, or acapella singers, or folk dancers around the world, he says, hold on, why don't we send jazz […]
Tags: Art, Music, House, State Department, Jim Crow, Boston Symphony, Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Hazel Scott, 05.05.18

28 Beautiful Baby Names Inspired By Badass Women In History

As Women's History Month comes to a close, we reflect on the incredible women who have influenced our country's past and present. Their contributions touch areas like education, social justice, art ... and perhaps even baby name choices.   Here are 28 awesome baby name ideas from badass women in U.S. history -- some found in every history book and others less well known. 1. Maya There are several incredible Mayas in the arts, from the late writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou to the ...
Tags: New York, Congress, California, Washington, United States, Arkansas, Amelia Earhart, House, Aclu, House Of Representatives, Jane Lynch, Angelina Jolie, Red Cross, New Mexico, Alice Walker, Naacp