Grammy®-winning vocalist Kurt Elling hosts a line-up of modern-day jazz greats for “Saturday Night at the Green Mill,” a new series of four livestream performances from the iconic Chicago club continuing with Makaya McCraven on Saturday, October 24. Kurt Elling has launched his Cocktail Hour: 25th Anniversary Virtual Concert Tour,...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Lanre Olabisi’s film “A Storybook Ending” focuses on a Black man who kills a white cop in self-defense. Starring Rotimi Paul, Carra Patterson, Sawandi Wilson and Toni Ann DeNoble. “A Storybook Ending” focuses on a Black man who accidentally kills a white cop in self-defense. This topical...
Moore Performs Friday, October 16th On ‘Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®’ on PBS “Hold On, I’m Comin’” featured during NBA Finals in Michelob ULTRA ‘Worth It’ commercial featuring Los Angeles Lakers starter Anthony Davis, Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, and more The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore turns 85, and...
Powerful Documentary is Eye-Opening Call to Action, Urging Everyone to Use Their Vote & Their Voice! - Available for Streaming Now By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Examining the ongoing reverberations of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election from a women’s perspective, “Resisterhood” is a compelling and impactful documentary urging us all to...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Each year during the Chicago International Film Festival, there are a few films that are presented as part of the Black Perspectives slate. This year—although the Festival is being presented virtually and in some drive-in theaters across the city—there are a number of films being...
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 Scheduled to open October 9, RETREAT at Currency Exchange Café will Serve as a Refuge and Sanctuary for Artists and Entrepreneurs Following the Closure of Critical Art Spaces Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Rebuild Foundation, the arts, education and cultural development organization founded by artist...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “Fargo” – Season Four Returning to FX (and also playing on Hulu) is its anthology series “Fargo,” which is in its fourth season. It’s been a few years since the last season, and this season takes on another shade—so to speak. Each season deals with a...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “The Good Lord Bird,” a new limited series starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown, premiered on SHOWTIME® on October 4. Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by bestselling author James McBride, the series is produced by Blumhouse Television, the studio behind the Golden Globe®...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has launched its first-ever animated short-form comedy film series, from celebrated creator Munirah Safiyah Jones. The smart, funny and relatable series, “Sincerely, Camille,” follows a trio of women navigating life, work and relationships in the throes of the 2020 Presidential Election...
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 Pop music duo RubyGld Smoke (T. L. & Dani Jo Williams) are stepping onto the scene with their debut single “Throw Away Tonight” under Quiet Kingdom Recordings. The first single from their forthcoming album Revolutionary Love, “Throw Away Tonight” is a dynamic pop single...