Earth Song is the third single from Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The ballad incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. Jackson had a long-standing history of releasing socially conscious material such as We Are the World, Man in the Mirror and Heal the World. However, Earth Song was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare. Continue reading
By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.
While Moncler definitely upped its fashion game with Alexandre Mattiussi’s capsule this season, the rest of the brand’s cold-weather outerwear are just as worth the look. We aren’t talking about the Moncler Grenoble or Gamme Bleu collections either Moncler mainline is expensive for a reason. Continue reading
The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was an act of protest by the African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. As they turned to face their flags and hear the American national anthem (The Star-Spangled Banner), they each raised a black-gloved fist and kept them raised until the anthem had finished. Continue reading
The 1968 Olympics Black Power, an act of protest by the African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, took place during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Olympic Stadium, Mexico City. The two athlete stunned the audience and received international press as they turned to face their flags and hear the American national anthem (The Star-Spangled Banner), Smith and Carlos raised a black-gloved fist and kept them raised until the anthem had finished. Continue reading
Harold George “Harry” Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is a singer, songwriter, actor, social activist, and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Governors Awards honoree. One of the most successful Caribbean American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the King of Calypso for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million selling album by a single artist. Continue reading
Tim Bowman, Jr. has voice reminiscent of and capable of the acrobatics of Stevie Wonder. A contemporary gospel singer and songwriter this Detroit, Michigan native grew up in a musical family. His father, Tim Bowman, is a Billboard-charting jazz/gospel musician, and his paternal aunt is popular gospel singer Vickie Winans. He grew up singing in church choirs, and as a teenager was featured on his aunt’s single How I Got Over. Continue reading
Michael Jackson’s Thriller is a 13-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983. It was directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jackson. It was MTV’s first world premiere video. Continue reading
The Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2015 collection interprets the grandeur and opulence of the Baroque, not from a strictly literal perspective, but focusing primarily on the core ideas of expressiveness and exuberance. Continue reading
Stereotypes marks the third LP but major-label debut for hip-hop/classical crossover duo Black Violin, who also incorporate jazz, R&B, roots, rap, and pop into their unconstrained sound. Violinist Marcus and violist Wil B invited numerous collaborators to the recording, including but not limited to Grammy-winning singer Melanie Fiona, rapper Pharoahe Monch, keyboardist Ray Angry (Dianne Reeves, Elvis Costello), drummer Daru Jones (Jack White, Talib Kweli), string arranger/performer Rob Moose (yMusic, Alabama Shakes, Bon Iver), and producer Eli Wolf (Norah Jones, Digable Planets). Continue reading
By Walter Rutledge
Clive Thompson literally began performing before he worn his first pair of long pants.