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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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blink-182, SOJA, Gallant and Lukas Graham for Your GRAMMY Consideration

blink-182, SOJA, Gallant and Lukas Graham for Your GRAMMY Consideration

Blink-182, Gallant, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner, PartyNextDoor and SOJA are all among the Grammy Award nominees for 2017.  Recently I did an article on the fact that Blink has never won a Grammy.  The veterans in music among those mentioned, it’s their first time among Grammy nominees, I’m hoping their CD “California” is their “Golden Ticket” for Best Rock Album.  http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2016/10/03/didnt-blink-182-win-a-grammy-a-musical-yorn/

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BIG PHARMA ADS – THE NEW CIGARETTE SPOTS: Funked Up Pharmacists Pt. 2

BIG PHARMA ADS – THE NEW CIGARETTE SPOTS: Funked Up Pharmacists Pt. 2

Did you know pharmaceutical ads are illegal in other countries?  Before the Affordable Care Act aka “ObamaCare,”  health insurance was unattainable to millions in the U.S., but has been free in every other country for years.  Commercials about drugs and new pills; the substitution of NARCAN as opposed to a junkie weening off heroin and the constant bombardment of remedies for erectile disfunction is out of control.

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WHAT THE FUNK IS “QUALITY ASSURANCE”?

WHAT THE FUNK IS “QUALITY ASSURANCE”?

Apparently it’s a delusional fabricated term to give a solicitor a license to keep calling at hours you asked them NOT to call.  At least that’s been my recent experience with Sirius/XM Radio.  Seriously Sirius – I won’t be blasting “Yacht Rock” or “BackSpin” any longer.

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

Moonlight(ing) with Morgan & Murphy and Monae & Misty
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WHAT THE FUNK! My Current State of Mind

WHAT THE FUNK! My Current State of Mind

Above all, I’m grateful for my blessings, I can truly say that.  This coward that took the lives of so many innocent people in Orlando should not be called a terrorist.  It was a horrific occurrence, and while I do consider acts of violence terrorist acts, this weakling for lack of better description isn’t worthy.

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80 EMPIRE “FALLING” for ANDREA are “SO SMOOTH” w/ BONE CRUSHER

80 EMPIRE “FALLING” for ANDREA are “SO SMOOTH” w/ BONE CRUSHER

80 Empire a.k.a. The Rezza Brothers and Andrea Godin are all from Canada, but their favorite music, was made in the lower half of North America.  The production duo and rising pop star got together and revamped Godin’s song “Falling.”

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REFLECTING ON PRINCE – A MONTH AFTER

REFLECTING ON PRINCE – A MONTH AFTER

It’s been a month yet it’s still very much in the forefront of my mind.  Although he was not an actual friend, he was a very dear companion to me through his music, as he was to millions.  My last entry on him was merely a mention of his latest release “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2.”

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A Chronology of Black Characters In Comics Pt. 1

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Today, many black heroes grace the pages of comics, and some are now making it to the silver screen. But it’s been a long road filled with very small steps and long periods of no movement at all.  Here is a chance to see how black comic book characters appeared in comics from the earliest “Pioneer era” through the Golden Age,  Atomic Age, Bronze Age, the Modern Age, to the present day.  These historical treasures depict black characters from the 1800s to today, spanning virtually the entire history of American comic books.

The Chronological History of Black Characters is a collaboration between the Museum Of UnCut Funk and a private collector on the west coast.

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A Chronology of Black Characters In Comics Pt. 2

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Today, many black heroes grace the pages of comics, and some are now making it to the silver screen. But it’s been a long road filled with very small steps and long periods of no movement at all.  Here is a chance to see how black comic book characters appeared in comics from the earliest “Pioneer era” through the Golden Age,  Atomic Age, Bronze Age, the Modern Age, to the present day.  These historical treasures depict black characters from the 1800s to today, spanning virtually the entire history of American comic books.

The Chronological History of Black Characters is a collaboration between the Museum Of UnCut Funk and a private collector on the west coast.

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A Chronology of Black Characters In Comics Pt. 3

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Today, many black heroes grace the pages of comics, and some are now making it to the silver screen. But it’s been a long road filled with very small steps and long periods of no movement at all.  Here is a chance to see how black comic book characters appeared in comics from the earliest “Pioneer era” through the Golden Age,  Atomic Age, Bronze Age, the Modern Age, to the present day.  These historical treasures depict black characters from the 1800s to today, spanning virtually the entire history of American comic books.

The Chronological History of Black Characters is a collaboration between the Museum Of UnCut Funk and a private collector on the west coast.

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ROGER ORTEGA HIT “THE LOTTERY”

ROGER ORTEGA HIT “THE LOTTERY”

Roger Ortega, a.k.a. RO, has hit “The Lottery”!  It wasn’t by way of a “Lottery” ticket though, but through his choices to relish in his fortune, and appreciating the benefits that life has afforded him.  Ortega started his first group, Slo Motion, at the age of 14.  These days he’s rollin’ solo, as an artist, with the undying support of his loving family.

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PRINCE DOES IT AGAIN – “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2”

PRINCE DOES IT AGAIN – “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2”

Prince’s release “Hit N Run,” was a definite favorite of mine last year… http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2015/12/07/the-funky-top-10-for-2015/ – Now his majesty has followed it up with “Hit N Run: Phase Two”…

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FUNK AD(D)S UP TO $$$ – PART X: SLY STRIKES AGAIN!

FUNK AD(D)S UP TO $$$ – PART X: SLY STRIKES AGAIN!

Sly & the Family Stone’s “Everyday People” is the new song for selling Farxiga.  Farxiga is a drug to aid people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, more commonly known as “High Blood Sugar.”  Last year, the same drug used the song “Walk of Life,” by Dire Straits.  Apparently Big Pharma wasn’t getting the bucks they needed from that ad campaign – so this year they’re bringing the FUNK…   http://www.ispot.tv/ad/A21Z/farxiga-everyday-people

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Funk Ad(d)s Up To Dollars – Part 9: All About The Isleys

Funk Ad(d)s Up To Dollars – Part 9: All About The Isleys

I just featured The Isley Brothers in this series in “Part Seven” http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2015/11/16/funk-add-up-to-dollar-pt-even/  It seems like I blinked and here comes that sound… of FUNK, again.  Phillips Norelco uses the group’s hit “It’s Your Thing,” to accent a man’s shaving prowess, which results in his face being fresher than that of his lady… http://www.ispot.tv/ad/Aw_Y/philips-norelco-getting-ready 

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Funky Divas Fly w/ QATAR: Let the Games Begin – Will the Deaths Ever End

Funky Divas Fly w/ QATAR: Let the Games Begin – Will the Deaths Ever End

Qatar Airways has kicked off beefing up their locations for commercial flights across the country.  Qatar is the world’s third largest cargo operator with more than 150 destinations.  The airline currently operates six cargo destinations to the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles.

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Oliver W. Harrington

Oliver W. Harrington

The Museum Of UnCut Funk pays tribute to Oliver Wendell Harrington’s Dark Laughter comic strip series.

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Garifuna Food and Culture in Harlem

Garifuna Food and Culture in Harlem

All Black communities living on the Caribbean coast of Central America are called Garifuna or Black Carib, or as they refer to themselves, Garinagu. The Garinagu are the descendants of Caribs Indians and African Slaves. The Museum Of UnCut Funk and Cafe 70 celebrates the Garifuna feast.

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The Lost Cookbooks Of Black Chefs

The Lost Cookbooks Of Black Chefs

Of the 100,000+ recipe collections published over hundreds of years of American history through the end of the 20th century, only 200 or so have been credited to black cooks and writers.

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Harlem’s Culinary History

Harlem’s Culinary History

Alvin Starks gestured broadly as he spoke. He was standing in a gallery space in Harlem at the Schomburg Center, a research unit of the New York Public Library. Starks is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Schomburg, the leading research facility devoted to black culture. “The Schomburg is trying to take its material… and put it out,” he said, turning his palms outward and extending his arms, with a wide smile.

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