B.O.L.T. RECORDS presents “Bringing One Life Together” ftg AKA: Big O.W.L on Radio One's WOLB w/ DMG
: Tune-in to Doni Glover with Big O.W.L. on 9.4.12 from 10-11 am on WOLB 1010 AM in Baltimore: Streaming live at www.wolbbaltimore.com.
For William Murray, who is known as Big O.W.L to the entertainment world, music was never just a hobby, it was something much more. It almost seemed destined that music would become such a big part of his life. Big O.W.L began singing at the early age of six. With the help of Aleathia Washington, the music director of Christian community Church of God. It was there that his gift truly bloomed. Read in Full >>
Marcel and Fiancée Eloped!
Yes, folks! It is confirmed! Baltimore's Soul Singer Marcell Russell eloped this past weekend!
We have been patiently waiting for his new album, but this good news will do for now. The mysterious woman that seemingly just appeared, the one that Marcell met exactly one year ago on ChristianMingle.com, has stolen his heart and sealed the deal! This has also inspired new music on his upcoming album entitled: The Serenade & The Sermon. Read in Full >>
"Con10poraries", a group exhibition at Morgan State :: 10th Anniversary of the The Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center
: Coming Thursday, September 13, 2012 :: "Con10poraries", a group exhibition at James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University
featuring Larry Poncho Brown, Sylvia Walker, Charles Bibbs, Synthia SAINT James, Paul Goodnight, Valerie Maynard, James Denmark, Phyllis Stephens, Charly Palmer, and Grace Kisa commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the The Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center and the reunion...
of 10 of Americas most influential African American Artists who each have participated in the Artist Lecture Series benefiting the Morgan State University- Visual Arts Department over the past decade.
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MAIMOUNA: Baltimore's Maimouna Youssef to Perform @ Artscape, Sunday :: 7 pm :: Festival Stage
: On WOLB 1010 AM w/ DG on 7.17.12 :: 10 am :: www.wolbbaltimore.com (Streaming Live!)
Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef is a Grammy-nominated seasoned singer, songwriter, producer and emcee. She received a Grammy nomination for her contribution on the Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007 for best rap song. She has swapped musical licks with such artists as Angelique Kidjo, Brian Wilson’s band, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Dead Prez, Wilco, Zap Mama, Cody Chestnut, Martin Luther, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli. Maimouna has also rocked the stages of many renowned venues such as Denver Colorado ‘s Red Rocks Amphitheater, New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Switzerland’s Moniteau Jazz Festival, and The Carter Baron Amphitheater in Washington, DC. Read in Full >>
BALTIMORE: African American Festival '12: Musiq, Chante, Elle Varner
Sunday's show is a dedication to hip hop, featuring:
*Salt N’ Pepa
*Big Daddy Kane
*Slick Rick. Read in Full >>
Meet the Founders of Run Shoot Filmworks (RSF): MARTHA'S VINEYARD African American Film Festival, Aug. 7-11
In 2002, RSF established the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Fesitval which was designed to provide an upscale platform dedicated to showcasing and honoring emerging filmmakers in a relaxed environment. Now in it’s 10th year, the Run&Shoot Filmwork’s MVAAFF is an emerging, sophisticated event on the radar of many entertainment executives and industry tastemakers. Read in Full >>
Tyler Perry: The “Madea’s Witness Protection” Interview with Kam Williams
"What is clear to me is that it’s about everything in your life: work, and struggling, and paying attention to grinding, grinding, grinding. It takes their going into a simple situation, living with Madea, a woman who doesn’t even have wi-fi, to realize what family is, come back together, and get to know each other." Read in Full >>
KENYA'S Suzanne Njeri Tetu :: Artist
Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Suzanne Njeri Tetu has been involved in both the visual and performing arts since early childhood. Suzanne moved to the United States in the mid- 90s to pursue her creative talents and goals. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and New York Film Academy, Suzanne enjoys all forms of artistic expressionism, including painting, creative writing, poetry and dance. Read in Full >>
TGR: Chuck Brown Rocked DC... and Baltimore, too!
His Go-go music is characterized – to me – by the drum. It has it’s own funky beat. While I had an appreciation for Go-go, it was my ex-wife who really got me lovin’ and appreciating the culture of Go-go. She taught me how to appreciate it from an indigenous perspective. And this meant there is a certain etiquette that is understood at Go-go concerts.
The best advice I can give is to go an experience how Go-go music gets Washington, D.C. jumpin’. A sort of trance where people are in a zone might attempt to describe what happens. And there is no question that deep down, the beat is purely African. Read in Full >>
Deval Patrick: The “A Reason to Believe” Interview with Kam Williams
Deval Laurdine Patrick was born on July 31, 1956 in Chicago where he and his elder sister, Rhonda, were raised by their mother, Emily “Mae” Wintersmith, in the home of their maternal grandparents after she was abandoned by her husband. Their absentee father, the late Pat Patrick, was a legendary jazz saxophonist who recorded and performed with everybody from Duke Ellington to Miles Davis to Thelonious Monk to Sun Ra. Read in Full >>
Really Ealy! The “Think Like a Man” Interview with Kam Williams
Born in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 3, 1973, Michael Ealy majored in English at the University of Maryland before heading to New York City where he performed in several stage productions, including the off-Broadway hits Joe Fearless and Whoa Jack. After finding his breakout screen role as Ricky Nash in Barbershop and Barbershop 2, Michael rapidly rose through the ranks as one of Hollywood’s emerging young actors. Read in Full >>
LEDISI :: Better Than Alright :: Book Signing at Enoch Pratt Free Library :: Sunday, June 10th 3 pm :: Central Library
: Better Than Alright
, an innovative collaboration with Essence
and Ledisi in her writing debut, is a collection of Ledisi's personal photos, quotes, lyrics and richly detailed stories. Beginning with her performance at Essence
's first Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in 2008, Ledisi charts her journey to acceptance of her beauty, talent and power, showing how she endured and ultimately triumphed in the music business, on her own terms. Read in Full >>
Women Make Movies Receives NEA Arts in Media Grant to Support
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that Women Make Movies is one of 78 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Arts in Media grant. Women Make Movies is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support production and post-production costs for a documentary on Ellis Haizlip. The 78 Arts in Media grant awards total $3.55 million, and support the development, production, and national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts and media projects that can be considered works of art. Read in Full >>
Amateur Boxing :: Saturday, April 28th :: The Palladium :: Baltimore
: Tickets available:
$20 General admission
$75 vip (includes open bar).
FMI, please call 443.790.8642
or Tanya 410.564.8581
or Coach Calvin 443.205.8394 Read in Full >>
LOCAL MEDIA AND COMEDIANS PREPARE TO ROAST MAYOR SHEILA DIXON
The Comedy Factory at Power Plant Live will present “Roast and Toast Mayor Sheila Dixon” on April 19 at 8pm. The former Mayor Sheila Dixon
was persuaded by organizer Richard Siegel
to subject herself to potential ridicule for the good of several charitable organizations. Read in Full >>
"Think Like A Man's" Michael Ealy with Radio One's Robin Akinwale
Maryland's own Michael Ealy on a promotional tour for "Think Like A Man" that hits theaters (http://www.thinklikeaman-movie.com/
). Ealy is pictured here with Radio One's Online Editor Robin Akinwale (4.12.12). Read in Full >>
Mr. SOUL! Documentary to Screen at Coppin State University
: Shoes In The Bed Productions
presents a screening of the work-in-progress documentary “Mr. SOUL! ELLIS HAIZLIP AND THE BIRTH OF BLACK POWER TV,” which will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A on Thursday, April 19, 2012
at the Talon Center Atrium at Coppin State University. The event is co-sponsored by the Entertainment Management Student Union. Read in Full >>
ANTM Alumns Hit the Runway at Annual Bridal Fashion Event for Worthy Cause
Top Models Bianca Golden (Cycles 9 & 17) & Bre Scullark (Cycles 5 & 17) of America’s Next Top Model will join local models on the runway, with a live performance by Chelsey Green (The Green Violinist). Read in Full >>
Kerry Washington: The “A Thousand Words” Interview with Kam Williams
Born in the Bronx on January 31, 1977, Kerry Washington attended the Spence School and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University. After making an impressive film debut in Our Song in 2000, she went on to win the NAACP Image Award just five years later for playing Ray Charles’ wife, Della, opposite Jamie Foxx in Ray
. She will again be paired with Jamie as his spouse in Django Unchained
, Quentin Tarantino’s revenge flick about slavery in the ante bellum South. Read in Full >>
Good Deeds Indeed!
: Tyler Perry: The “Good Deeds” Interview with Kam Williams Read in Full >>
MEET Col. Bob Friend :: Last Remaining Tuskegee Airman :: Last of the Airmen
"We can overcome almost any adversity. Believe in yourself. Believe in what you're able to accomplish." Read in Full >>