Monthly Archives June 2014

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Press Release – Chicago

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Press Release – Chicago

HEY, HEY, HEY!
“FUNKY TURNS 40: BLACK CHARACTER REVOLUTION” A NEW ANIMATION-INSPIRED EXHIBITION
SCHEDULED TO OPEN
AT THE DuSABLE – JUNE 27, 2014

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By Rolling Out

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By Rolling Out

Pamela Thomas’ ‘Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution’ exhibition to open at The DuSable Museum

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By Soul Train

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By Soul Train

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is honored to have had the opportunity to speak with LaShawn Williams from Soul Train.com about our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition traveling to the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Bronze Medal

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Bronze Medal

The Museum Of UnCut Funk continues to add bronze medals featuring Black Icons to our Gold, Silver and Bronze Coin, Medal and Medallion Collection. We hope you dig the latest installment from the US Mint.

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FUNKIN’ PHILLIP SEYMOUR

FUNKIN’ PHILLIP SEYMOUR

I didn’t write a tribute or an obituary immediately after he died.  Not that much time has passed in the greater scheme of things, but from the perspective of doing a news story or covering a current event, hence why this is a blog.  Phillip was a Funkin’ good mutherFunkin’ actor, a thespian, a true artist… right down to the way he thought, his thought process.

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition At The Schomburg

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition At The Schomburg

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution – Exhibition Results From The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

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FUNKY FATHER’S DAY

FUNKY FATHER’S DAY

The first year I started this blog, I wrote a poem for Mothers http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2009/05/20/funky-mothers-day/.  I sent it out to all my friends that are moms via e-mail and made it my sixth blog installment.  Earlier this week, an old friend of mine lost his dad, and another reminded me that Father’s Day was this Sunday.  So I took time out to write a little something, in hopes it will allow “My Fellow Fathers” to have a better Monday.

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FUNKIN’ MORTALITY AND LEGACY/ Maya Angelou & Ruby Dee

FUNKIN’ MORTALITY AND LEGACY/ Maya Angelou & Ruby Dee

The loss of National Treasures evokes thoughts of one’s own mortality and legacy.  THEY DID THEIR WORK; THEY’VE LEFT THEIR MARKS ON THE PLANET; TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS!  How much time do we/ I have left?  What will we/ I leave behind?  My/ our child (ren) and/ or future children?  This blog, a Facebook post?  I believe those of us still here… STILL HAVE STUFF TO DO.

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FUNKY DIVAS SHELIA & CHAKA/ PATTI LaBELLE FUNKS UP BROADWAY!

FUNKY DIVAS SHELIA & CHAKA/ PATTI LaBELLE FUNKS UP BROADWAY!

Patti LaBelle is back on Broadway this month!  Appearing in the stage production of “After Midnight,” she fills in where Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton and Fantasia have all taken bows, opposite Dule Hill http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2014/02/25/vanessa-williams-funks-up-broadway-again/.  Her run goes through June 29th at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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Sista ToFunky’s Interview With 1970s Fashion Fair Model Bunnie Baldwin

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With 1970s Fashion Fair Model Bunnie Baldwin

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is honored to have had a conversation with Bunnie Baldwin, a 1975 Fashion Fair model. Bunnie shares her experience working with Mrs. Eunice Johnson and the entire Fashion Fair family.

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