Spoken word film ‘Slam’ celebrates 15th anniversary

If there were a poem to describe the thoughts of independent film producer and director Marc Levin on the 15th anniversary of his gritty film, Slam, it would likely include the phrase “blown away.” Levin is still surprised at the film’s impact despite winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the Camera […]

‘Songs for a Healthier America’ album fights childhood obesity

On the “A” w/Souleo The piercing cheers of more than 500 New York City schoolkids trumpeted the kickoff event at Symphony Space for the album, Songs for a Healthier America. Hip-Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America, chaired by first lady Michelle Obama, collaborated to produce the project, which features health conscious […]