The Dandies Project: New coffee table book highlights fashion-forward men of color
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Style is subjective.
But when it comes to the image of young men of color, a general perception is that too many dress in a manner that dishonors their elders and shows a lack of self-respect. There have been calls from both outside and within the community to have Black males pull up their pants and quit showing the world their brand of underwear. Several cities even have laws on the books saying as much.
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced the lineup for the 14th annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival from May 27-June 1. Minnesota's signature arts festival for children and families—one of the largest of its kind in the nation—features local, regional and international artists representing 25 countries on seven indoor and outdoor stages. The Festival fills downtown Saint Paul's Rice Park, Landmark Center, Landmark Plaza, Hamm Plaza, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and the Lehr and Lab Theaters.
Boz Scaggs brings his mellow brand of blue-eyed soul to the garden state
Boz Scaggs will be turning 70 next month, but you'd never know it judging by his demanding two-hour set, including three encores, at New Jersey's legendary State Theatre in New Brunswick on May 7th. The legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist brought his unique brand of blue-eyed soul to town on a cross-country tour promoting "Memphis," his first studio album in five years.
Book Review: What the Word Be: Why Black English Is the King's (James) English
"Blacks came to the U.S. chained to each other but from different tribes. Neither could speak the other's language. If two black people, at that bitter hour of the world's history, had been able to speak to each other, the institution of chattel slavery could never have lasted as long as it did.
"Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art " at Walker Art Center... Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator; Fionn Meade, Walker coordinating curator; artist Jamal Cyrus and artist Maren Hassenger.