This past week I had the pleasure of seeing the latest revival of Jesus Christ Superstar! This classic Andrew Lloyd Webber composition, with lyrics by Tim Rice, was first introduced as a musical recording before it hit the “Great White Way” in 1971.
There have been many tributes over the last few weeks to Trayvon Martin. Here are two. We will continue to post more. No justice, no peace!
Aretha Franklin celebrated her 70th birthday yesterday! DAMN!!! God bless her, she is truly anointed – YES! Twas not long ago that she was very ill, and yet she’s still with us, as we continue to mourn the passing of her god-daughter Whitney Houston. Houston’s mom Cissy, sang back-up for Franklin, Mahalia Jackson and Elvis Presley, in addition to forging a solo career. It’s sad and unfortunate when a parent has to bury a child, I sympathize with Ms. Houston for her loss. As it’s too often it seems that our stars on earth continually fall from the sky, from grace or off the face of the planet…
The Museum of UnCut Funk is always looking for artists who create kool and unusual art for our Aesthetic Grooves blog. Although Ian Fleming’s 100th birthday has come and gone we are pleased to share with you the art of Michael Gillette.
I collect comics because of my background ground is in African American History and I believe it is my duty to preserve comics that feature Black heroes, superheroes, villains and everyday folks as part of the storyline or as the main characters.
Satoshi was born in Japan in 1967. In 1992, he began work in a video production company working as a designer. In 1996, he began to take on work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.
I came across DJ Skeme Richards blog by pure luck. After spending some time reading his blog entries I was impressed with his love for the 1970’s. He doesn’t just collect 1970’s memorabilia, he has an obsession that is greater than mine.
Behold, the cover for Anthony Bourdain’s graphic novel Get Jiro!, about “a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants.”
An upcoming comic and animated release, Pale Fragment brings nanotechnology and espionage together in the not too distant future. As a firm believer that science-fiction provides more than entertainment, Wayne Robinson, the illustrator and creator, hopes to explore “how nanotechnology affects us biologically as well as sociologically.”
A new hero for our times – from the fertile imagination of music superstar, Ziggy Marley! A noble champion has arrived on Earth, and he brings an important message even as he struggles to save his own planet. Joe Casey (GODLAND, Butcher Baker) and Jim Mahfood (Kick Drum Comix, Mix Tape) join forces to bring you this all-new jam, telling a tale of high adventure! We guarantee: This is not the comic you think it is!
Ok ok…I know I’m a little late to this party but this is TIGHT!!! I am talking about the new Jimi Hendrix motion comic Mojo Man, created by The Aleem Brothers. You know you want to read more about this!!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Lance Pilgrim at the 2011 New York City Comic Con. After I introduced myself I shared my love of Blaxploitation films, a source of inspiration for the artwork featured on the Hot Peas and Butta posters. I was so impressed with what these brothers where doing that I had to interview them to find out more.
I came across Jim Mahfood’s site by shear accident. I was like WOW I really dig this cat’s work. I’m a fan of black and white comic illustration and Jim has taken characters that I love and admire and created interesting works of art.
The Museum of UnCut Funk has received a copy of Marvel Legacy: 1970’s Handbook from noted Comic Book Historian Professor William Foster III. This issue will be placed in our Black Comic Book collection. Professor Foster will be joining The Museum of UnCut Funk family as a contributor. We are extremely pleased and honored to have this relationship with Professor Foster.
Since I hit 100 blogs without realizing it, I figured I do something special for blog #105. The following list of LPs/ CDs are the FUNKIEST Soundtracks of all time according to www.funkaliciousblog.com – while all albums may not be comprised of all FUNK music, they are unquestionably FUNKY! Now, put on your favorite soundtrack, go ahead put it on… Let’s take a ride down memory lane and reminisce about what made you feel good when you heard any of these musical FUNKY gems.
A brand new “Reality Show,” “Q’Viva! The Chosen” is produced and hosted by now divorced couple Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. Apart from the enormous press, publicity, notoriety and money the two Latin icons stand to garner from the show, I gotta give them MAJOR PROPS!!! Millions of people around the world will be able to witness Latin talent from places thousands will never travel to. In a word, i think the concept of the show is AMAZING!