Curator’s Notes

  Jill Scott And Queen Latifah Lead All Black Cast ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake

Jill Scott And Queen Latifah Lead All Black Cast ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake

UPDATE: The Steel Magnolias remake will air on the Lifetime network on October 7th, 2012 at 9 pm.

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  Spike Lee’s BAD 25 Documentary

Spike Lee’s BAD 25 Documentary

UPDATE: Spike Lee’s BAD 25 Documentary will air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day. “This will be a very special Thanksgiving for all families to enjoy the genius of Michael Jackson… Big thanks to ABC for allowing people to witness the making of Michael Jackson’s ‘BAD’ album. Shamon,” said Spike Lee in a statement. Prior to ABC’s broadcast premiere of Bad 25, the album’s 25th Anniversary will also be celebrated, on September 18, 2012, with the Legacy/Epic Records release of deluxe 25th Anniversary editions of the album.

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  Summer Short List – Clybourne Park

Summer Short List – Clybourne Park

It’s 1959 and after a family tragedy, Bev and Russ are moving out of their Chicago neighbourhood . The knock-down price means that a Black family will be moving in and to the dismay of their neighbor Carl, who tries to tell Bev and Russ – in front of the Black maid Francine, that they are undermining property values.

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  Collector’s Quest Visits The Museum Of UnCut Funk 2

Collector’s Quest Visits The Museum Of UnCut Funk 2

Back in June, Collector’s Quest visited The Museum of UnCut Funk to do a video shoot featuring our collection for their new website. We posted pictures from the shoot in the pix section of the Museum. We posted the first two videos from the shoot in the Funky Stuff section of the Museum. Here are the next three videos from the shoot. Again, we were very excited about the opportunity to talk to Collector’s Quest because they are one of the premiere collector community websites in the country.

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  Collector’s Quest Visits The Museum Of UnCut Funk

Collector’s Quest Visits The Museum Of UnCut Funk

Back in June, Collector’s Quest visited The Museum of UnCut Funk to do a video shoot featuring our collection for their new website. We posted pictures from the shoot in the pix section of the Museum. We were very excited about the opportunity to talk to Collector’s Quest because they are one of the premiere collector community websites in the country.

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  RED HOOK SUMMER – AN INTERVIEW WITH SPIKE LEE

RED HOOK SUMMER – AN INTERVIEW WITH SPIKE LEE

Spike Lee’s new film “Red Hook Summer” hits theaters on Friday.  The latest installment from his “Chronicles of Brooklyn,” it follows previous releases “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Do The Right Thing,” “Crooklyn,” “Clockers” and “He Got Game.”

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  Dear White People

Dear White People

Remember when Black movies didn’t neccesarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn…

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  Earvin “Magic” Johnson Buys ‘Soul Train’ Rights

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Buys ‘Soul Train’ Rights

According to the NY Post, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his business partners have bought the rights to the Soul Train franchise for “several million dollars,” and are planning an upcoming musical based on the life of Don Cornelius.

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  Summer Short List – FELA!

Summer Short List – FELA!

Everybody say YEAH YEAH! I say oh HELL to the YEAH. FELA! is back for a limited run on broadway through August, 4th. If for some reason, like me, you are one of the few that missed the original run of this show you have been granted a once in a lifetime second chance to see something amazing that will transform you.

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  Michael Johnson: Survival Of The Fastest Documentary Controversy

Michael Johnson: Survival Of The Fastest Documentary Controversy

File this one under interesting…Michael Johnson, 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the 200m and 400m traces his roots to answer whether Olympic dominance by African American and Caribbean sprinters is a by product of Slavery. The documentary that explores this question was broadcast recently on Channel 4 in the UK.

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  Magic Johnson – The Announcement

Magic Johnson – The Announcement

A few months ago, ESPN aired a documentary directed by Nelson George called The Announcement. I just had an opportunity to watch this. If you missed it, this is highly recommended viewing for basketball fans, students of sports history and most importantly Magic fans.

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  Summer Short List – A Street Car Named Desire

Summer Short List – A Street Car Named Desire

Seeing A Streetcar Named Desire was on the top of my short list of things that I want to accomplish this summer. Finally got a chance to see It. LOVED IT. Highly recommend that if you haven’t seen it you get to the theatre before July 22nd when it leaves to go on tour. STELLLLLLLA!!!

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  Finally, The Black Dynamite Animated Series

Finally, The Black Dynamite Animated Series

The Black Dynamite Animated Series will finally premiere on July 15 at 11:30 on Adult Swim. I say finally because I attended a session at NY Comic Con, a couple of years ago, where the series was announced. I got my copy of the Black Dynamite comic book at the same time. I have been waiting for this series to air every since…

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  Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer Trailer

Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer Trailer

It’s going to be busy summer. Finally some good reasons to go to the theater. Red Hook Summer is on the short list of films that I will be checking out.

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  RZA’S Man With The Iron Fists Trailer

RZA’S Man With The Iron Fists Trailer

The Man With The Iron Fists is on a short list of films that I am really excited about seeing. Here is the trailer for the upcoming kung fu flick written by, directed by and starring RZA. It is produced by Quentin Tarantino. It will be in theaters on November 2nd.

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  The Jacksons Unity Tour

The Jacksons Unity Tour

At the Apollo, the Jacksons Pay Homage to Their Roots and Their Brother

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  Jennifer Hudson Stars As Winnie – The Trailer

Jennifer Hudson Stars As Winnie – The Trailer

“Winnie” stars Jennifer Hudson as the wife of South African leader Nelson Mandela, played by Terrence Howard.

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  Celebrate Video From Sparkle Soundtrack Honors Whitney

Celebrate Video From Sparkle Soundtrack Honors Whitney

Here is the official music video for Celebrate, Whitney’s last song recorded for the soundtrack of the upcoming remake of Sparkle.

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  Magic Johnson Launches The Aspire Network

Magic Johnson Launches The Aspire Network

Magic Johnson’s new Aspire network went live today.

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  ‘Sparkle’ Will Be Made Into Book Before Release, Then A Broadway Play

‘Sparkle’ Will Be Made Into Book Before Release, Then A Broadway Play

Sparkle, the remake of the 1976 film starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, will be novelized by Simon & Schuster and adapted for the Broadway stage with executive producer Howard Rosenman, the Hollywood Reporter confirms.

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