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REDEFINING JAZZ FOR A NEW ERA (Part Two -- in the mix)

REDEFINING JAZZ FOR A NEW ERA (Part Two -- in the mix)

MUSIC - is still an art form, and despite the obstacles…

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Added by bai americana on August 3, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Super-Figurative Painter Jas Knight -- Solo Show at Bill Hodges Gallery in New York

Super-Figurative Painter Jas Knight Solo Show at

Bill Hodges Gallery (NYC)…

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Added by bai americana on July 30, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Lagniappe: Imagining New Orleans in a Post-Katrina World at Stella Jones Gallery

Lagniappe: Imagining New Orleans in a Post-Katrina World

August 1 – September 30, 2015…

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Added by bai americana on July 29, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Kanye West & Steve McQueen Premier Short Film at Los Angeles County Museum of Art | LACMA

Kanye West & Steve McQueen Premier Short Film at Los Angeles County Museum of Art | LACMA

by Faron Manuel…

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Added by bai americana on July 28, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations features works by contemporary artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network.

(above:  Mammy's Golden Legacy by Laura Gadson)

And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations

Almost 400 years of African American history starting from 1619 is told through quilts in the And Still We Rise:…

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Added by bai americana on July 28, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Exhibition -- "Common Ground: African American Art"

Common Ground: African American Art  from the Flint…

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Added by bai americana on July 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers

San Francisco-based photographers Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch photographed the rise of the Black Panthers in Oakland, CA, during the summer of 1968."

"...a mobilization of tremendously talented but very young Black people who had little financial and institutional resources, but we had unlimited imagination…Kathleen Cleaver…

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Added by Caron Bowman on July 24, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments

South Side Community Art Center’s 50th Annual Art Auction (Sat., Aug. 1, 2015)

South Side Community Art Center’s 50th Annual Art Auction to feature treasure trove of African American historic and contemporary art

Faheem Majeed to be honored for life of service and community-focused artistry.

 (CHICAGO)…

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Added by bai americana on July 21, 2015 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Ba Djibril Ngawa, Artist, Mauritania, Africa -- A Contemporary Nomadic Aesthetic by William Savage

Ba Djibril Ngawa, Artist, Mauritania, Africa

A Contemporary Nomadic Aesthetic by William Savage

Although from a traditional nomadic background, Ba Djibril's art is…

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Added by William Savage on July 21, 2015 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Ba Djibril Ngawa: A Solo Exhibition, Molloy College, Ends July 30, 2015

“A MUST SEE ART EXHIBIT”

“In the spirit of Picasso and Herbert Gentry…” says William Savage, Savage Aesthete Collection

Ba Djibril Ngawa: A Solo…

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Added by William Savage on July 21, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

In the Spirit: The Connection of John Biggers and Maya Angelou's

In the Spirit: The Connection of John Biggers and Maya Angelou's        

Our Grandmothers  by John Biggers (left) …

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Added by bai americana on July 19, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

MARCH ON WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL JULY 15 - 25, 2015

THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL'S objective is to increase awareness about "events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspire renewed passion for activism."  

The Festival features film screenings, discussions and music performances in Washington, D.C. starting July 15, through July 25, 2015.  The Festival opened with…

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Added by bai americana on July 19, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

MISTY COPELAND MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRINCIPAL DANCER AT AMERICAN BALLET THEATER

Ballerina Misty Copeland has become the first African American female principal dancer in the 75 year history of the American Ballet Theater. Copeland has danced with ABT for the past 14 years, working toward her goal of achieving the highest rank at the company.  

Born in Kansas City, Missouri and…

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Added by bai americana on July 19, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM CIVIL RIGHTS EXHIBITIONS (St. Petersburg, Florida)

On June 29, 2015,  the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, FL announced the opening of the exhibition, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, and FHM's FHM original exhibit entitled, Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights…

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Added by bai americana on July 19, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Poet Tracy K. Smith is named as Director of Princeton University's Creative Writing Program

Poet Tracy K. Smith has been appointed as the new Director of the Creative Writing Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.  Smith is an award winning author having won such awards as the James Laughlin Award, Essence Literary Award, Rona Jaffe Award and a Whiting…

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Added by bai americana on July 17, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

BAIA Beats proudly welcomes the extraordinary Chris Campbell (aka DJ Cambeaux)

BAIA Beats proudly welcomes the extraordinary Chris Campbell (aka DJ Cambeaux), a DJ/music journalist and nationally-renowned tastemaker who has written for publications such as Upscale, Smooth Jazz News, Soul Interviews and Examiner. His books The Essential Neo Soul and Neo Soul 2.0 spotlight the…

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Added by bai americana on July 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE ~ TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION__CENTRAL, INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY__IN:

WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE ~  A TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHIC CELEBRATION OF THE BLACK AMERICAN WOMAN:

Jackie Nytes, Library CEO and

The Indianapolis Public Library's African…

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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on July 17, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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