Music

Beyoncé Announces Homecoming Scholars Award Program For 2018-2019 Following Her Historic Headlining Show At Coachella

Today, Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces the four schools to receive the newly established Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Universities, Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman, are all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  HBCUs are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil…

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Charleston Gospel Choir Spring Performance To Honor Civil Rights Icon James Weldon Johnson

The Charleston Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2018 spring performance entitled James Weldon Johnson HIStory & Words Saturday, March 24, 5 p.m. at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston, under the musical direction of Dr. Lester S. Green, Jr., guest conductor. Through song and narration, the performance showcases and honors…

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16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Celebrates HBCU Culture and Marching Band Tradition

A crowd of 62,000 fans, students and alumni took part in the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase (HBOB) on Saturday, where they enjoyed spectacular performances by eight of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) marching bands and GRAMMY Award-winning R&B group 112. This year’s HBOB theme, “March On. Dream…

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Funky Turns 40! Funk, Art & Soul – The Black Archives Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc. turns 40 this years and is set to host a celebration during its Soul Basel event taking place December 6-9 in Miami, FL. Hosted by comedian Rickey Smiley, the four-day event is set to take place  at the Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex, 819 NW Second Ave., Miami, Florida…

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DJ SCrib + Ill Vibe The Tribe Present: ‘SCrib and Friends’ at Purple Buffalo

On Friday, December 15, 2017 at The Purple Buffalo, Charleston powerhouse DJ SCrib will team up with local master curators Ill Vibe the Tribe in celebration for “SCrib & Friends”, night one of a weekend-long takeover between the two brands including #ArtBinge (December 16th at The Royal American) and #TheRecoveryBrunch (December 17th at Dellz On The…

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Lowcountry Voices In Demand For Christmas

Some of the most beautiful, uplifting, and inspiring music ever written is the music of the Christmas Season. No matter the religion, the denomination or even non-believers, people can’t help but react to the familiar Christmas carols and the many other classic tunes of the season. Many churches are in preparation for their own Candlelight…

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Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter for Culture-Defining “Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap”, Achieves Goal Early

The Smithsonian launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign October 17 for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a powerful cultural statement told through an unequaled combination of music, text and stunning visuals. The compilation, to be produced and released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, includes nine CDs, more than 120 tracks and a 300-page book with extensive…

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