Tag Archives: Curator’s Notes

Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol.5

Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol.5

Celebrating Blackness is a on-going series that pays homage to those who fought against oppression. The Museum Of UnCut Funk Celebrates Blackness and pays homage to strong Black women who led the fight.

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Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup was a citizen of New York who was kidnapped in Washington city in 1841 and rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana.

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March On Washington Stamp

March On Washington Stamp

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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What’s Going On Circa 1963

What’s Going On Circa 1963

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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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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Let’s Do It Again?

Let’s Do It Again?

In 2002, Will Smith and his production company bought the rights to Sidney Poitier’s Uptown Saturday Night.

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Afrodisiac

Afrodisiac

The Museum of UnCut Funk is thrilled that Jim Rugg shared some of the art from his Afrodisiac graphic novel with us.

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Spike Lee Making James Brown Biopic

Spike Lee Making James Brown Biopic

Spike Lee is making a biopic on the life of James Brown and will be using the vocals of the Godfather instead of the actor portraying him – Wesley Snipes.

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Marlon Wayans To Star In Richard Pryor Biopic

Marlon Wayans To Star In Richard Pryor Biopic

Writer / director Bill Condon, who most recently wrote and directed Dreamgirls, is producing his script Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?

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Ice Berg Slim’s Pimp To Hit The Big Screen

Ice Berg Slim’s Pimp To Hit The Big Screen

Ice Berg Slim’s 1969 autobiography Pimp: The Story Of My Life is being rumored to be headed for the big screen.

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Black Hollywood Documentary

Black Hollywood Documentary

“White people put together cheap films, took advantage of a hungry black moviegoing audience, took advantage of hungry black actors and actresses, paid very little money and stole all the profits.”

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Brotherman

Brotherman

Brotherman was a Blaxploitation film set to hit screens in 1975.

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