Muhammad Ali doc to open, Misty Copeland film to close 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival

Industry insiders and movie buffs alike are buzzing about the upcoming 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival. Presented by BET Networks and HBO, this year’s fest will open with the Muhammad Ali biopic, The People’s Champ, and close with A Ballerina’s Tale, a documentary about trailblazing American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland. Both films are among […]

D’Angelo to debut new ‘Black Messiah’ album at NYC listening session

Back in June, music industry veteran Kevin Liles promised that this day was coming and it looks like it’s finally here. After 14 long, torturous years and a number of false starts and missed deadlines, D’Angelo is finally ready to release the follow up to 2000’s classic Voodoo album, entitled Black Messiah. The “Brown Sugar” […]

D’Angelo worries that fans could be ‘confused’ by his new stuff

Soul singer-songwriter D’Angelo was the latest featured guest at Red Bull Music Academy. Hosted by famed music critic and author Nelson George, “A Conversation With D’Angelo” took place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where the reclusive artist behind such beloved albums as Brown Sugar and Voodoo shared anecdotes about his life and career, but also spoke about his new musical direction. He revealed that classic rock has been guiding his creativity as of late.

Questlove and Nelson George go searching for the funk

On the “A” w/Souleo:  At this year’s 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, numerous attendees were seeking the funk. One of the event’s most anticipated films, Finding the Funk was screened and brought out stars including George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic, Nona Hendryx, Melvin Van Peebles and Questlove. With the project author, filmmaker and producer, Nelson […]

Kim Coles reveals battle with depression in one-woman show

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo There was a time when the pain behind the laughter brought on by career and financial challenges became almost too much to bear for actress-comedian Kim Coles. For the first time ever, in her one-woman show, Oh But Wait, There’s More, which makes its New York premiere […]

Omar Tyree, BernNadette Stanis to Speak at the 2011 Harlem Book Fair

The Harlem Book Fair (HBF) has been the premier meeting place for book lovers and authors since it was founded more than 10 years ago. This year’s fair will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011, starting at 11 a.m. and will feature actress-author Cherie Johnson, filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, culture critic Nelson George, Kola Boof […]