Tag Archives: Philadelphia

ERYKAH IS LEGEND: FUNK WORLDWIDE

ERYKAH IS LEGEND: FUNK WORLDWIDE

Just off the set with Digable Planets and Ro James, among others at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater, for ATL’s Funk Fest, Erykah Badu brought the heat to the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans this Memorial Day weekend on the 28th.

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40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

Forty years ago this February, President Gerald Ford, was the first to recognize “Black History Month.”  This period of acknowledgement evolved from “Negro History Week,” that was created by historian Carter G. Woodson, and other prominent African-Americans.  This installment of the FUNKALICIOUS blog, is a retrospective of some American and Internatinal “Black” History accomplishments and occurrences, throughout 2015…

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100 YEARS OF BILLIE HOLIDAY – In Tribute to Eleanora Fagan

100 YEARS OF BILLIE HOLIDAY – In Tribute to Eleanora Fagan

April 7th, 2015 would mark the 100th birthday, of the legendary Billie Holiday!  Born on April 7th, 1915 in Philadelphia, her innovative vocal style has influenced a multitude of singers around the world, over the past century.

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Reflections: The Black Panther Party’s 48th Anniversary

Reflections: The Black Panther Party’s 48th Anniversary

Fifteen days ago, October 15th, marked the 48th anniversary of the Black Panther Party (BPP).  This is the second installment of my reflections on the revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization.  The BPP was able to flourish in urban cities like Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Winston-Salem.

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Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

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…

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Funk Ad(d)s Up 2 Do$$ars – Part VI: GAP Band vs. Commodores

Funk Ad(d)s Up 2 Do$$ars – Part VI: GAP Band vs. Commodores

Charlie Wilson is without a doubt one of the best return to music stories in R&B.  I won’t call it a comeback, cause he’s been here for years, with one of the FUNKIEST bands in the ‘80s – The GAP Band.  Lionel Richie was down with the Commodores before his solo success, and today they both have songs, backing major brands.

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“Knock-Out” MUST STOP! Have You Heard About This?

“Knock-Out” MUST STOP!  Have You Heard About This?

Indelibly on my brain are thoughts of loved ones and experiences that have shaped who I am.  Most memories I cherish – there’s a few I’m not so fond of, and a couple I’d like to forget.  As every individual is made up of how they have lived and what one eats — what the hell is in the water of the ignorant children taking part in this detrimental “game” called “Knock Out”?

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FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” are the specific choice of words that Angela Davis insisted be used when the plight to emancipate her was in progress.  The film of the same name hits theaters today at select AMC theaters across the country.

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Sista ToFunky Is The New Chair Of The Glyph Comic Awards Committee!!!

Sista ToFunky Is The New Chair Of The Glyph Comic Awards Committee!!!

I am extremely honored to have recently been named as the new chairperson of The Glyph Comics Awards Committee (GCA). I would like to thank Rich Watson, the original chair and founder of GCA as well as the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) for this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to working with this prestigious award program and the ECBACC.

Sista ToFunky

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Oyster House – Sansom Street, Philadelphia

Oyster House – Sansom Street, Philadelphia

Spent the day at The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia, making connections and judging a Superhero custom contest. Now it was time to eat.

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TYRESE GETS THE RIGHTS FOR TEDDY

TYRESE GETS THE RIGHTS FOR TEDDY

Tyrese Gibson tweeted recently: “I have officially secured the life rights to the life story of Teddy Pendergrass, my inspiration. This movie will be made…”  People are already saying he can’t pull it off…  to those haters, there’s still hope for you 😉 I’m not even a Tyrese fan, but say CONGRATULATIONS!

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Kool Cats and One Hip Chick

Kool Cats and One Hip Chick

Today I ventured to the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con with three goals in mind. To meet Pam Grier, Richard Roundtree and Billy Dee Williams. As my business partner and I made our trek, we talked about our continued love of the 1970’s, the films, the animation from the Saturday morning cartoons and the comics. We even discussed how this could be a small turning point in our lives as we continue to follow our passion by meeting these 1970’s film icons.

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