In celebration of Black History Month I’m paying tribute to 28 contemporary history makers. These people have inspired me throughout my life, as well as today, and are making a positive impact on our world.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk was recently interviewed for an article written by Patrick Sauer from Vice Sports about visual representations of Muhammad Ali.
Stevie Wonder is taking “Songs in the Key of Life” on the road! He initially announced the tour about a year ago, but dates for the road trip, hit the Internet just last month. I got the news via http://insideplaya.wordpress.com about a week or so ago! I didn’t recall having heard about it before – then I spoke to a fellow Wonder lovers, and they too said they hadn’t heard yet either. I am generally the one to hear about major music events among my immediate family and friends — then our cousin Stevie told us that he wanted to write something for The Museum of UnCut Funk. His inspiration, to talk about his memories connected to the album, made me begin to think of mine…
The Museum Of UnCut Funk thanks Corey Pickett for agreeing to showcase his work in Aesthetic Grooves. Corey creates works of art that is consistent with our mission to pay homage to Black Icons from the 1970’s and beyond.
His name is Marcus Kwame Anderson. He creates paintings, drawings, comics, music, poems and whatever else moves him. The Museum Of UnCut Funk is inspired by the passion Marcus invests in his work.
According to Variety, Producer David Sonenberg has begun work on a musical version of “When We Were Kings,” the Oscar-winning 1996 documentary about the Rumble in the Jungle, the legendary 1974 heavyweight title bout in Zaire between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. Sonenberg produced the documentary.
I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali was an animated series featuring heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The short-lived series was broadcast Saturday mornings on NBC, starting on September 10, 1977. The series was cancelled after 13 episodes, by January 1978.
Joe Frazier’s life, in and out of the ring, was indelibly tied to the man with whom he had an often poisoned relationship – Muhammad Ali.
Ali and Frazier, who on Monday, November 7, 2011 lost his toughest fight of all to liver cancer aged 67, were at the vanguard of the heavyweight division’s heyday throughout the 1970s.
From 1970 to 1976, during the height of the Blaxploitation era, there were fourteen westerns made for public consumption. Some of these films never made it to a national audience and others haven’t been seen since their release. There were a few films that found box office success and were critically acclaimed by some of the toughest film critics.
Some of the greatest moments in sports history happened during the 1970‘s, like the New York Knickerbockers winning the NBA championship. Hopefully they will make it to another championship before I collect Social Security…LMOL!!!
Ronald “Butch” Lewis, known in the fight industry for tenaciously landing his light heavyweight champion Michael Spinks a massive $13.5 million purse for what turned out to be a brutal, one round KO at the hands of Iron Mike Tyson, apprently suffered a massive heart attack. Lewis, age 65 and more active in recent years in the music and TV fields than in boxing, was in or around his stately home in Delaware when he went into cardiac arrest.
I’m not really a huge fan of comic books but I do realize the importance of preserving history and documenting pop culture. Most museums have archives that are centrally based on art, social and political history and current events. The Museum of UnCut Funk collects material that is relevent to the history of The Greatest Decade Ever…the 1970’s, in which the lives of Black folks was more defined and forever altered.
The Museum of UnCut Funk celebrates and pays homage to a few of our favorite Black sports heroes who rocked the 1960’s and the 1970’s (“The Greatest Decade Ever”).
I co-owned an art gallery for 4 years and I had the privilege to meet some fascinating collectors, dealers and celebrity artists. They all had their opinions as to what art meant to them. In my mind if I liked what I saw and could identify with the images I made my purchase.
Superman’s Greatest Opponent: Muhammad Ali
Superman has had a tumultuous superhero career since his debut in 1938. He has been forced to walk the Earth as the boring Clark Kent and suffered the stress of battling villains like Lex Luthor and Braniac. In 1992, he was even killed by another foe, Doomsday, before returning a year later.