Tag Archives: Janelle Monae

JITNEY: A FUNKY CELEBRATION OF AUGUST WILSON’S LEGACY!

JITNEY: A FUNKY CELEBRATION OF AUGUST WILSON’S LEGACY!

“Jitney” is a triumph for the great playwright August Wilson, director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the cast and Broadway!  It opened this past Thursday and features a brilliant ensemble cast.

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Moonlight(ing) with Morgan & Murphy and Monae & Misty

Moonlight(ing) with Morgan & Murphy and Monae & Misty
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE – A FUNKY CELEBRATION FOR A KING

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE – A FUNKY CELEBRATION FOR A KING

Living 57 years is great, but if he were still here, he’d be 58.  The ‘Controversy’ concerning his estate is a disgrace. People with a ‘Dirty Mind’, making claims to what he created, ‘Must Be Something in the Water They Drink.’

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Stevie Wonder’s Grammy Honor – ‘Songs’ Back on the Road

Stevie Wonder’s Grammy Honor – ‘Songs’ Back on the Road

According to CBS’s website: 25-time Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored in a star-studded musical primetime special “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute.” It airs on CBS next Monday, February 16th at 9pm/8pm central.

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NEW FUNK FROM PRINCE

NEW FUNK FROM PRINCE

Prince is releasing not one, but 2 new albums this fall.  Expected for release on September 30th, “Art Official Age,” is a solo project and “Plectrumelectrum,” is the long anticipated project that features 3rdEyeGirl.  Friends and fans may already have seen the video for the previously released single, “Breakfast Can Wait,” which features Dave Chapelle on the cover art – if not, go here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHbyNrGXpAA

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Barack, Michelle And The Women Of Soul

Barack, Michelle And The Women Of Soul

During the tenure of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama I can definitely say there has been a whole lot more SOUL up in the people’s house…

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The FUNKALICIOUS Top-20 (Two) FUNKY CDs for 2013

The FUNKALICIOUS Top-20 (Two) FUNKY CDs for 2013

2013 was a good year for music!  There were a plethora of releases amidst a mass of diversity.  Here are the favorites for the FUNKALICIOUS Blog (in no particular order) – Enjoy!!!!

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FUNKY FEMALES IN R&B & not so R&B — TAMAR ON TOP/ DISCOVER LAURA!

FUNKY FEMALES IN R&B & not so R&B — TAMAR ON TOP/ DISCOVER LAURA!

I Funkin’ LOVE Tamar Braxton’s new CD!  If you haven’t heard it, GET IT, it’s unquestionably one of the best in R&B this year.  Titled “Love And War,” it’s actually set a record in Billboard history.  The album features the hit “The One,” which samples the classic Mtume jam, “Juicy.”

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PHILIP’S FUNKY CONSPIRACIES

PHILIP’S FUNKY CONSPIRACIES

Movies adapted from the writings of Philip Kindred Dick are always depicted through fantasy, steeped in conspiracy.  It’s the art of film encompassing what we love most about movies and why we rely on them for momentary escapism.  So far, 10 major motion pictures have been brought to life based on the writings of Philip K. Dick.  Eleven and 12 are on the way; 13 and 14 are in the wings; and other writings by the author have been sold.

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“42” FUNKS UP THE BOX OFFICE

“42” FUNKS UP THE BOX OFFICE

The new movie “42” based on the life and sacrifices of Jackie Robinson, is looking like it will be tops at the box office this weekend.  Based on the book by Aaron Rosenberg and written directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland, it opened with $9.1m at 3,003 venues on Friday, April 12th, according to studio estimates via Box Office Mojo.

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PRINCE LOVES NEW YORK – Funkin’ with Kardashian

PRINCE LOVES NEW YORK – Funkin’ with Kardashian

Prince took the stage at Madison Square Garden last night for the fourth time amidst his Welcome 2 America Tour. “I’ll be back New York,” he yelled, “I love it here,” he exclaimed during the latter part of the show. His Highness vowed that he would return before TOO long, saying it had been awhile since he had done a major show in the Big Apple.

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My Top 10 for Music in 2010

My Top 10 for Music in 2010

How can I let 2010 (10) go by w/o listing my Top-10 favorite CDs? While the Top-10 list for many of us has taken a back seat to more pressing things in life, I believe it’s because there’s been less music that’s been inspiring for us to mention.

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The New Princess of Funk

The New Princess of Funk

 
Janelle Monae is known to most via her appearance on Big Boi’s compilation release Big Boi Presents… Got Purp? Vol. II. Featured on the album is an uptempo remake of the DeBarge classic “Time Will Reveal,” which still gets airplay, and the track “Lettin’ Go,” my favorite song on the CD.

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Dates 4 Welcome 2 America

Dates 4 Welcome 2 America

 
 
The first run of dates for Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” tour were announced Monday (10/27) morning. Purple Rain will fall on New Jersey December 14, 15 & 17 and in New York on December 18 and 29.

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Prince And The Return Of Graham Central Station

Prince And The Return Of Graham Central Station

Prince is hitting the road. His majesty announced the upcoming “Welcome 2 America” tour will kick off on a “Purple day in December,” but he didn’t say where. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem recently.

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Funkin’ Video Games

Funkin’ Video Games

 
I’m funkin’ pissed off about the new tactic that video games are using for their advertising. While I don’t knock anybody for playing video games, the new ad campaigns for them are deplorable.

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