Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’ trailer is here

Parkwood Entertainment and Disney+ have released a new trailer and poster for Black Is King, a film by 24-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, which will premiere globally on July 31, 2020, streaming on Disney+. The new film based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, will premiere two weeks after the one-year anniversary of the … Continue reading “Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’ trailer is here”

AMP Awards names 2020 Curatorial Committee

The AMP Awards for Music & Sound is getting ready to take the digital stage as it preps for its new show date of July 30. That’s when the winners of the 2020 competition for the best in music and sound for branding and marketing will be revealed during its virtual online presentation, according to … Continue reading “AMP Awards names 2020 Curatorial Committee”

The-Artery signs roxanneandco for East Coast representation

Multi-award-winning creative company The-Artery is pleased to announce its recent signing of talent representation company roxanneandco, run by Roxanne Artesona and Jeff Bowman, for East Coast representation. According to The-Artery Managing Director and Executive Producer Deborah Sullivan, “roxanneandco’s versatility and depth of knowledge of film, editorial, design, and visual effects suit us perfectly. We’re excited to collaborate and … Continue reading “The-Artery signs roxanneandco for East Coast representation”

Yessian, Detroit Youth Choir go for ‘Glory’ in BLM

Like so many across America, the Detroit Youth Choir singers and their families have been deeply affected by the collective pain experienced by the black community following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others, as well as the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on black health. They felt compelled to … Continue reading “Yessian, Detroit Youth Choir go for ‘Glory’ in BLM”

Kanye says ‘Black Panther’ will influence presidency

“WestKanda forever!” Last week, we reported that Grammy-winning artist Kanye West had announced his bid for the presidency. That’s the presidency of the United States. Needless to say, the announcement on Twtter was met with the expected mixture of praise (looking at you Elon Musk, you enabler) from fans and eye rolls from everyone else. … Continue reading “Kanye says ‘Black Panther’ will influence presidency”

Rapper Kanye West plans to make it a real WEST Wing

Here we go. That MAGA hat wearing rapper, Kanye West, has announced that he will make a run for the presidency, just four months before election day. The Chicago native has sparked talk before about occupying the White House, most recently saying he planned to run in 2024. The 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day … Continue reading “Rapper Kanye West plans to make it a real WEST Wing”

Comedy icon Carl Reiner passes at 98

Carl Reiner will be missed. The 98 year old passed away from natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills Monday night.  Having starred in Broadway musicals before furthering his career as a producer, writer and director, Reiner has left a prolific legacy.  While perhaps best known for the The Dick Van Dyke Show,  along … Continue reading “Comedy icon Carl Reiner passes at 98”

‘Hamilton’ trailer is here

Last night, as part of the 2020 ESPYs airing on ESPN and ESPN2, Disney+ debuted the trailer for the smash Broadway show,  Hamilton, the filmed version of the original production, ahead of its global premiere on the streaming service on July 3, 2020. An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway … Continue reading “‘Hamilton’ trailer is here”

If you watch one video today, watch this – you NEED it

The Reel 360 team is literally blown away. “What the World Needs Now” is a jaw-dropping, powerful music video performed by Grammy-nominated Tank and The Bangas (along with the band’s friends and family) created by creative agency Elephant for Yahoo. The song, a reimagining of “What the World Needs Now,” was shot and recorded in … Continue reading “If you watch one video today, watch this – you NEED it”

Whoopi Goldberg teams up with Extinction Rebellion

Whoopi Goldberg has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion in a beautiful new animation set in the future. The stunning 3 minute film looks back from 2050 to show how people came together to save the world from the climate crisis. The film, titled The Gigantic Change, went live on Extinction Rebellion’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram on Friday 5th June 2020, as … Continue reading “Whoopi Goldberg teams up with Extinction Rebellion”

Château de Berne celebrates National Rosé Day 2020

On the heels of announcing an exclusive, global virtual ZOOM event celebrating National Rosé Day 2020, Provence Rosé Group and Château de Berne have launched a special promotion featuring a toast with Inspiration Rosé, one of the favorites from the Provence-based winery. Scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 1 PM Pacific Standard Time (4 PM EST/9 PM BST/10 PM CEST), … Continue reading “Château de Berne celebrates National Rosé Day 2020”

Sekou Andrews shares love letter to hate in new work

Cities are burning. Hearts are broken. The knee of racism is once again crushing the windpipe of Black America. With a nation fighting two pandemics, comes the world premiere of Love Says from award-winning Los Angeles-based poet Sekou Andrews. The third single and video from his Grammy-nominated album Sekou Andrews & The String Theory, “Love Says” … Continue reading “Sekou Andrews shares love letter to hate in new work”

Fonda, Freeman, Santana host Artists for Amazonia

On May 28, 2020, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, and numerous other artists will join indigenous leaders, scientists, and a broad coalition of NGOs in hosting Artists United for Amazonia: Protecting the Protectors, a global livestream event. The event is being produced by Artists for Amazonia. The two-hour event, to run from 8pm … Continue reading “Fonda, Freeman, Santana host Artists for Amazonia”

AGC Studios casts Jonas, Fishburne in ‘Blacksmith’

Golden Globe and Grammy nominated actor, singer, and songwriter Nick Jonas (Jumanji franchise, Midway) and Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (Matrix franchise, John Wick franchise, Man of Steel, Mission: Impossible III) have signed on to The Blacksmith, which Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios will finance and produce. Pierre Morel (Taken) will direct the action thriller, which … Continue reading “AGC Studios casts Jonas, Fishburne in ‘Blacksmith’”

TNT celebrates ‘Snowpiercer’ with train car design contest

All aboard the Snowpiercer, artists! In celebration of the series premiere last night of the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic series Snowpiercer, TNT is inviting fans to design one of 1,001 virtual passenger cars for the luxury train. DC artists like Tyler Kirkham, Laura Braga, Tim Seeley and more have already created their own custom designed train cars, … Continue reading “TNT celebrates ‘Snowpiercer’ with train car design contest”

Grande, Bieber duet supports first responder kids

On May 7, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber have collabed on a really pretty song, along with an emotionally-charged video called Stuck with U featuring several special moments.  The video currently has over 34 million hits on YouTube. The song is actually their first-ever track together and is a romantic duet inspired by the lockdowns brought by COVID-19 across the globe. “There’s nowhere … Continue reading “Grande, Bieber duet supports first responder kids”

Little Richard dead at 87

One of the founding fathers of rock and roll has left us. Little Richard, whose real name was Richard Wayne Penniman, has passed away. He was 87. His son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the death to Rolling Stone. A cause of death remains unknown. Little Richard was known for his flashyperforming style, which would eventually influence James Brown, … Continue reading “Little Richard dead at 87”

Beastie Boys get ill in new documentary on Apple tv+

Friday night saw the premiere of the highly-anticipates Spike Jonze Beastie Boys documentary on Apple tv+. The film premieres on the heels of the 26th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ number one charting 1994 album, Ill Communication, and reunites surviving members, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, with director Jonze over 25 years after … Continue reading “Beastie Boys get ill in new documentary on Apple tv+”

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time

Tonight, CBS will air an all-star tribute to the life and legacy of seven-time Grammy winner Prince. The iconic musician died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Before they became legendary producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were members of Prince’s first spin-off group, The Time. The … Continue reading “Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time”

Our top ten favorite songs from that sexy MF Prince

Philadelphia, my name is Prince and everything you’ve heard about me is true. Those were the first words I ever heard the Purple One utter. It was Philly. The Tower Theater. The early 80s. And I had no idea my musical life as I knew it would change. I admittedly did not know that much … Continue reading “Our top ten favorite songs from that sexy MF Prince”