Wavelength Boards PBS Marian Anderson Doc (Exclusive)

Wavelength Boards PBS Marian Anderson Doc (Exclusive) Wavelength Productions has got on board a film about African American contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) for PBS’ American Master series. Rita Coburn is set to direct Marian Anderson: The Whole ...

‘American Masters’ Filmmakers On Historical Importance & Overlooked Contributions Of Black Performers – Guest Column

‘American Masters’ Filmmakers On Historical Importance & Overlooked Contributions Of Black Performers – Guest Column Editor’s note: Yoruba Richen is the director and Mehret Mandefro and Lacey Schwartz Delgado are executive producers of American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free, a documentary that looks at the ...

Lovecraft Country Soundtrack: Complete Details and Playlist

Lovecraft Country Soundtrack: Complete Details and Playlist HBO’s latest blockbuster drama effort, Lovecraft Country, is a unique Lovecraftian beast. As adapted by Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, the show takes classic horror, sci-fi, and adventure tropes ...

Flashback: Bob Dylan Performs at the 1963 March on Washington

Flashback: Bob Dylan Performs at the 1963 March on Washington The protest movement that has erupted during the past few weeks in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hands of former Minneapolis police offer Derek Chauvin is unlike anything America has ...

PBS Sets New Documentary on Pioneering African-American Opera Singer Marian Anderson — Exclusive

PBS Sets New Documentary on Pioneering African-American Opera Singer Marian Anderson — Exclusive Thirteen’s American Masters series and Philip Gittelman Productions, in association with Black Public Media, will develop a new documentary on opera singer Marian Anderson for PBS, sources exclusively ...

James Holzhauer Wins Opening Round of ‘Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions’

James Holzhauer Wins Opening Round of ‘Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions’ “Jeopardy” standout James Holzhauer is one step closer to being crowned overall champion, winning his opening round Wednesday in the game show’s “Tournament of Champions.” The former champion ...

Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler

The next recipients for the Kennedy Center Honors will be announced in the late summer, often around Labor Day. The all-star event is held each year in the nation’s capital during the first weekend in ...

9th Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival at Missouri History Museum Feb 5-7

The 9th annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies at the International Studies and Programs Office, University of ...

Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad by Rufus Jones Jr.

Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad by Rufus Jones Jr. (Rowman & Littlefield)   This is, I'm pretty sure, the first book-length biography of conductor Dean Dixon (1915-1976), the first African ...

Rosenwald – The Review

By Cate Marquis Julius Rosenwald is not likely to be a name you recognize but this head of Sears, Roebuck was once a man of enormous influence, not just in commerce but in philanthropy. But the most ...

As the Met's Macbeth Opens, a Critic Asks: Does Opera Stardom Still Matter?

Observed from afar, the opera world looks like a strange, turbulent planet populated by tantrum-throwing, bouquet-catching, window-shattering creatures called divas. Zoom in closer, though, and it’s ...

“American Idol” Top 2: Kreedom Vs. Candimonium

It’s Candice vs. Kree. But only one is still fighting. Here is my solemn promise: The last competitive episode of every American Idol season is anticlimactic and boring, and the last actual episode ...

'The Anderson Monarchs' Gets A Digital Release (On iTunes, Amazon Today)

A project we've been following since 2011 is now available for all who are interested, to see. The Anderson Monarchs (named after famed African American opera singer Marian Anderson and Jackie ...

How Downton Abbey Is In My Blood

How Downton Abbey Is In My Blood Special From Next Avenue By Elizabeth Wray A genealogical search reveals my dirty little secret life as a closet Brit! Despite my name, I never related to my Anglo heritage. Still, I get caught up ...

Who should receive the Kennedy Center Honors this year?

The recipients for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors will be announced shortly after Labor Day. Each year, the selection committee chooses five entertainment veterans from a variety of fields - film, ...

James Earl Jones Wins Marian Anderson Award

Philadelphia -- James Earl Jones has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity. The critically acclaimed stage and screen ...

James Earl Jones Set For Career Award

James Earl Jones Set For Career Award James Earl Jones is to be honoured for his iconic career on the stage and screen as the recipient of the 2012 Marian Anderson Award. The veteran actor will be presented with the prestigious prize in ...

The Met's Most Prolific Singer Dies At 82

New York -- Character singer Charles Anthony, who set the record for most appearances at the Metropolitan Opera – 2,928 – during a career that spanned from 1954 to 2010, died Wednesday. He was 82. ...

Natalie Merchant On Motherhood As Muse

Natalie Merchant On Motherhood As Muse Natalie Merchant was still a teenager when she strolled into the community college radio station in Jamestown, New York, arms loaded with albums and eight-tracks she wanted to hear. She met DJs Steven ...

Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma Reveals Its Line-Up

Today, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (Fnc), which will take place between October 12 to 23. Here's the complete line-up of feature films according to the press release we received. Opening ...

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