Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Film Review; Tina.

March 25, 2021 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) 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 […]

African-American Women, My Sisters.

March 9, 2021 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Like most people, I enjoy peace and tranquility in my life. I find that I sometimes experience profound frustration with the need for continuous social unrest to move us forward. I erroneously assumed that when Trump left, the discord that followed daily in his wake would gradually vanish. To the contrary, Trump’s numerous […]

Film Review; The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

February 21, 2021 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) It’s a major showcase. Viewers can watch the brilliant musical talent Andra Day take center stage as she crosses over into the world of film acting. With the bright lights on her, she summons up an astonishing, all-in, Oscar-caliber portrayal of Billie Holiday. A feat achieved by Diana Ross five decades ago. Same […]

Finding Inspiration to Create Music When Going through a Creative Block.

Tweet (Akiit.com) Creating music is never an easy job. There are times when finding a single idea becomes a difficult task. I choose to let my mind relax whenever I experience such a difficult spell. I always find a break at the end of it all and get new ideas to create music. Many artists […]

Film Review; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

November 26, 2020 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Who’s the Mother of the Blues? Better say Ma Rainey! 1927. It’s a steamy Chicago summer, just like the rest. Hot. Humid. Even the streets are sweating. Ma (Viola Davis) comes up from Georgia to Chi-town to make an album. Her quartet arrives before she does, practicing in a cramped recording studio rehearsal room. […]

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