Tag Archives: Nina Simone

Oh How We Love the FUNK of Shonda Rhimes

Oh How We Love the FUNK of Shonda Rhimes

On the day after Eric Holder announces the results of the Federal Investigation on Ferguson…  Shonda Rhimes incorporates the essence of current events on “Scandal,” presenting the horror of the Michael Brown case and addressing the issue of “illegal immigrants”, via “Olivia Pope” ala Kerry Washington.

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Black Woodstock circa 1969

Black Woodstock circa 1969

 “I left because I didn’t feel that Black people were going to get their due, and I still don’t.”  Nina Simone 1997

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15 FUNKY MUSIC BIOPICS – honorable mentions, dream ‘pics & conflicts

15 FUNKY MUSIC BIOPICS – honorable mentions, dream ‘pics & conflicts

As music fans, lovers and aficionados are perched and waiting for “Get On Up” and “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” one can’t help but think of musical biopics that have been previously released.  This blog was prompted and inspired by a chat with, and query from my wife, as to how many films of this nature have been done — there are numerous.  While many are excited for the lives of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix to grace the silver screen, the lives of other music icons have been brilliantly depicted.  (click on photo above for full view)

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Marcus Kwame Anderson’s Art

Marcus Kwame Anderson’s Art

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.

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Luís Alves Illustration

Luís Alves Illustration

I received an image of Luis’ work that was sent to me via facebook. I have never seen graphic design quite like this before. Being such a huge fan of 1970’s Black culture, Luis’ creations blew me away. His designs are very Afrocentric, which of course is appealing to me. His intricate patterns of iconic figures like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Prince and Marvin Gaye are so beautiful that they speak for themselves. I think you are going to like his work.

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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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