Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Video Production Tips: Understanding About Stock Music.

December 1, 2022 by  
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Stock music can be a great option for video production. It’s affordable, accessible, and has all of the necessary rights associated with it. All you need is a good ear for picking the right tune. They are all there for the taking.

Rapper Kanye West: ‘Just a Black Man Stating the Obvious’.

As imaginary grievances loop inside their brains, the problems in lagging black communities have become so severe that they’re spilling out everywhere.  It’s obvious.  

Tyler Perry’s A Jazzman’s Blues Premieres at Toronto Film Festival (2022).

September 28, 2022 by  
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Writer/director Tyler Perry had never had a movie programed at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. He said as much on the night of his latest film’s premiere.

Film Review; Elvis.

July 1, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( (**1/2) Baz Luhrmann photobombs this Elvis portrait with over-extravagant filmmaking that dwarfs the iconic rock and roller. And that ain’t easy. The script, cowritten by Luhrmann, Sam Bromell and Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet), puts it all out there. Ambitious singer borrows heavily from R&B music, fuses it with up-tempo rock and […]

Broadway Veteran Fearlessly Confronts Music Industry Exploiters.

Tweet ( Let’s begin by introducing Chapman Roberts. In a biographical sketch distributed in a Carnegie Hall celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, he is described as a “Singer-actor–composer-vocal/choral arranger-conductor-musical supervisor-concert producer.” He is also a four-time Grammy Award recipient who has been successful in show business for over 50 years. During that time, […]

The Different Types of Banjos to Choose Between.

February 8, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( The beauty of learning the banjo is that you will have diverse types of banjos to choose from. For instance, you could choose a 5-string or 4-string instrument to play. A beginner would be advised to choose a 5-string banjo to start on, but a musician already experienced in playing other stringed instruments […]

Black Films Thrive at Sundance Film Festival 2022.

February 3, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( At the last minute, due to Omicron concerns, the 2022 Sundance Film Festival morphed from an in-person and virtual event to a purely digital experience. Thanks to streaming, Black filmmakers and Black films were on center stage all over the world. Check them out… Aftershock (***) According to WHO, the U.S. ranks 60th on the […]

Tips for Musicians: What You Need to Know About Learning to Play the Mandolin.

December 7, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( When it comes to which musical instrument we should learn, there is a vast choice. We can choose from ones that are played with strings, those blown with a mouthpiece, and keyboard instruments that can provide the full 8 octave range. Many musicians will play more than one instrument. This is particularly so […]

2021; Best of the Best Films at Miami Film Festival GEMS.

November 24, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( Every March the city of Miami comes alive when the Miami Film Festival premieres global and Ibero-American films. Every fall MFF GEMS selects the best films on the international film fests circuit and screens them at Little Havana’s historic MDC’s Tower Theater Miami. These gems shined in their own ways. Belfast (***) Actor/writer/director Kenneth Branagh is more likely to adapt a Shakespearian play […]

Film Review; Tina.

March 25, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( She’s like an eternal flame. Can’t remember when she wasn’t around. Can’t imagine life without her. That’s the magic that some music legends can create. They get people to think about them in the past, present and future. The here, now and always. Tina Turner’s journey into the world of professional music began […]

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