Curator’s Notes

  Arsenio Hall Coming Back To Late Night TV

Arsenio Hall Coming Back To Late Night TV

Back in the day, Arsenio’s show was late night must see TV…I was lucky enough to go to a taping of the show in LA. I still have my t-shirt!!!

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  Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Trailer

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Trailer

This trailer has definitely peeked my interest even more in seeing this film, as if I needed any additional motivation. It combines Quentin Tarantino, Reginald Hudlin and slave vengence against the Man!!! As Django says, what’s not to like???

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  Mary J Blige To Play Dr. Betty Shabazz

Mary J Blige To Play Dr. Betty Shabazz

Mary J. Blige has signed on to play civil rights hero Malcolm X’s wife in a new TV drama.

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  Eunice Johnson And EBONY’s Fashion Fair Clothing Exhibition At Chicago History Museum

Eunice Johnson And EBONY’s Fashion Fair Clothing Exhibition At Chicago History Museum

If you weren’t able to snag any of Eunice Johnson’s extraordinary collection of designer clothes and accessories during the first-ever EBONY Fashion Fair auction last year, you’ll still have a chance to marvel at the fabulous threads thanks to an upcoming exhibition at the Chicago History Museum.

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  Whitney Houston’s Sparkle Trailer and Last Songs

Whitney Houston’s Sparkle Trailer and Last Songs

I have been meaning to post the trailer for Whitney’s movie Sparkle, along with the poster. I was a little slow on this. So when Whitney’s last song Celebrate, recorded for the movie soundtrack, was released earlier today, I decided to post everything at once. I have also included a couple of interviews on the film. ENJOY!!!

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  Jimi Hendrix Biopic

Jimi Hendrix Biopic

LOS ANGELES — When it was announced that Andre Benjamin — better known as Outkast’s Andre 3000 — would be portraying legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a biopic, it put to rest years of rumors regarding who would play the psychedelic guitar god on the big screen.

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  Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song To Hit Broadway

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song To Hit Broadway

According to Shadow & Act, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song – A Hood Opera is coming to New York sometime in 2013.

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  Tributes To Trayvon

Tributes To Trayvon

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!

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  NAACP Image Awards circa 1975

NAACP Image Awards circa 1975

As we prepare for the 43rd annual NAACP Images Awards, the Museum of UnCut Funk decided to take a trip down memory lane.

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  Whitney Houston’s posthumous turn: As star of Sparkle

Whitney Houston’s posthumous turn: As star of Sparkle

The death of Whitney Houston at the age of 48 is a deep loss for the music world. But it also has reverberations in another artistic realm–the movies.

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  Red Tails aka The Tuskegee Airmen by George Lucas

Red Tails aka The Tuskegee Airmen by George Lucas

It was a long time ago – 1994, to be precise – when George Lucas produced his last film that was not connected to his “Indiana Jones” or “Star Wars” fantasy franchises. Now his long-in-the-works film about the fighting men of a very different war finally has a release date: on Friday, Lucas film said that “Red Tails,” a film about the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-Black pilot group that fought in World War II, would be released on January 20, 2012.

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  Celebrating MLK Day Our Way

Celebrating MLK Day Our Way

Our Friend, Martin is a 1999 animated children’s educational film about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American civil rights movement.

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  Florence Ballard Biopic. Maybe!

Florence Ballard Biopic. Maybe!

It has been a while since we last checked in on the maybe/maybe not biopic about the life of fallen Supreme Florence Ballard, but film blog Shadow and Act spotted something curious on the flick’s IMDB profile.

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  Bounce TV Acquires Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids

Bounce TV Acquires Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids

Has anyone been watching the new Black TV network, Bounce TV? And if so, what are your thoughts on the programming thus far? It’s still a little early in the game I suppose, but I’m sure some of you have already started forming your opinions of it, based on its current offerings.

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  On The Shoulders Of Giants

On The Shoulders Of Giants

The feature-length documentary On the Shoulders of Giants honors a group of sports pioneers who have been all but forgotten to time, and it celebrates the legacy of a magical game – and the shoulders that today’s players stand on.

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  Mary J Channels Nina

Mary J Channels Nina

Mary J. Blige spent the summer researching the life of late jazz and blues legend Nina Simone for an upcoming biopic.

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  Samuel L. Ipsum

Samuel L. Ipsum

Now I don’t know if you will ever have a need for Ipsum copy – the dummy text that is usually in latin that you use when you are developing a mock-up of a website or a print ad. But whether you are in the market for some Ipsum or not you have to check out Samuel L. Ipsum.

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  Thunder Soul

Thunder Soul

This Friday marks the release of Jamie Foxx’s executive produced music documentary titled ‘Thunder Soul.’ The docu-pic follows the alumni from Houston’s acclaimed 1970’s Kashmere High School Stage Band as they regroup 35 years later for a tribute concert in honor of their band leader, Conrad “Prof” Johnson.

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  ‘Super Fly’ Musical Struts A Step Closer To The New York Stage

‘Super Fly’ Musical Struts A Step Closer To The New York Stage

Could blaxploitation meet Broadway? It’s an obvious question that comes up with news that Bill T. Jones, the director and choreographer, will spend three weeks next month developing “Super Fly: The Musical” in New York.

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  Whitney Houston Sought For ‘Sparkle’ Remake

Whitney Houston Sought For ‘Sparkle’ Remake

The 1976 musical drama “Sparkle” is getting an update, and Whitney Houston is in talks to star as Jordin Sparks’ mother.

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