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Watch The PBS Teaser For The “Nas: Live from the Kennedy Center” Documentary (Trailer)

This is when you appreciate what an ARTIST like Nas means to Hip-Hop – to rap and music in general. As soon as you say ‘Kennedy Center’ in your mind and think of who would rep the culture and rock that joint right, Nas ought to show up at the top of a relatively short list. LEGENDARY! And there will be PBS coverage of the event. Plus a documentary on the whole happening and events leading up to it.

Two decades after the album’s critically-acclaimed release, Hip-Hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in Hip-Hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy and nostalgia of this collaborative performance and premieres nationwide Friday, February 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
– Mass Appeal

So dope!

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Lebron James, King Of The Courts, Scored 57 Points To Lead His Cavaliers To Victory (Video)

Yooo! Sometimes the star is the story. King James was the [All] star this weekend, homie. Without a doubt.

Cleveland Cavaliers all-star LeBron James took off and scored 57 points. He added 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in a victory against the Washington Wizards.
– NBA

And check after the jump. This is how being comfortable with greatness looks…

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Remember When That Cliffside Shop Was Giving Out Free Jackets? (Video)

Ah! Here’s what looks like a winner for best response to when bae pops up like, “Honey, let’s go shopping,” all excited and *ish. Just make sure bae’s not a climbing enthusiast, and you can have your weekend back… Sheeeeit! They haven’t made a jacket worth a death-defying rock climb. Sorry, so NOT sorry. HA!

A pop-up clothing shop lets you get warm 300 feet up.

Cocona set up a shop 300 feet in the air in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon. Climbers earned the clothing simply by making the ascent up the canyon’s Bastille Wall — no purchase necessary.

Cocona wants to show off their clothing, which is based on “37.5 technology” — it keeps climbers’ body temperature at 37.5 degrees Celsius, or 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Many climbers claim that temperature is ideal for endurance.

– Vocativ

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Atlanta United Qualifies For MLS Playoffs In Their Inaugural Season – JAYFORCE.COM (Video)

The JAYFORCE.COM Sports Media Team was there as we covered Atlanta United securing a MLS playoff spot in their inaugural season. It was an opportunity for us to also check out the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta which also doubles as home base for the Atlanta Falcons NFL team. As soccer (Futbol) becomes more popular in the U.S., its an exciting time for Atlanta fans with sold out games for what was an expansion team in Major league soccer. Check out our time as the Atlanta United team beats Philadelphia Union to claim their spot in the MLS playoffs. Atlanta United will play their 1st playoff game ever on October 22nd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  ATLUTD.COM

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Common Does A Soulful ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ At The White House (Video)

The White House is often at the center of some controversy, more so nowadays. But there was a recent time when there was less ‘crazy’ – as Keith Olbermann might say (here) – coming from the White House …or, at least, a different type of ‘crazy.’ Even then, something like this probably would not have made headline news. But it was certainly worthy of being documented. And I am glad NPR did. And after you watch, bet money that you will be, too.

We’ve never done a Tiny Desk Concert that wasn’t behind my desk at NPR. But when the White House called and said they were putting on an event called South by South Lawn, a day-long festival filled with innovators and creators from the worlds of technology and art, including music, we jumped at the chance to get involved. We chose Common as the performer and the White House library as the space.

This Tiny Desk Concert was a convergence of art and soul, mixing politics with heart. Common’s choice of songs dealt with incarceration as the new slavery, imagined a time where women rule the world and honored the man he looked up to all his life, his father. For this occasion, Common put together a special six-piece band of close friends that includes the great Robert Glasper, with his eloquent and delicate touch, on keyboards and Derrick Hodge, whose music spans from Hip-Hop to folk and has made a big imprint on the world of jazz, on bass. Common also asked his longtime friend and collaborator Bilal to sing on two songs. The performance includes three brand new songs, along with one classic, “I Used To Love H.E.R.”

Bob Boilen

Yooooo! Brother Common and his crew rocked a [Tiny Desk] Concert at The White House. DOPE!

(Oh, and the girl on the flute is Elena Pinderhughes, who played flute on Future’s “Mask Off.” Hella cute! Especially in that form-fitting dress. Yes!)

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Skye Morales “Video Premiere & Single Release” [ATL Event]

Artist development is becoming a lost art. These days artists record vocals on a laptop upload it and claim they are a recording artist. Well I have watched Skye Morales grow and with the assistance of super producer WLPWR she is setup for success. You not familiar with Skye Morales well let me introduce you. She is a talented songstress based in Atlanta, GA surrounded by a talented team backed by Gray Matter Collective. She has released snippets of her new music on her social media. The time has come to hear more than a few seconds of what she has been cooking up. This Saturday September, 9th 2017 the single release and video premier celebration for her track “New One” goes down. It will take place at Galleria 314 810 Huff Rd NW at 10 pm. I also forgot to mention our good friend Fort Knox will be hosting the event. So that means pending pandemonium on a Saturday night! Make sure you click RSVP link below. Lastly let me give the biggest shout out to Gray Matter Collective CEO Angela Woodley who has played the biggest role in getting Skye where she is. So are you ready for a New One? RSVP and be at Galleria 314 to witness it live!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR EVENT

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Tennessee Bests Georgia Tech By One Point, 42-41, In Overtime, At Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Video)

Okay, stay with me. The Saturday Florida State vs. Alabama game was the college football debut for Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the kickoff for the season. But last night was the Chik-Fil-A Season Kickoff. Got a problem with two kickoff games at Atlanta’s premier football venue. Can you get over it if you do? Let college football be great!

And it was great, esp. last night. While Alabama put Saturday’s game (highlights here) in the books well before the end of regulation, the Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets kept kicking and stinging and fighting… all the way through intense overtime play. A true nail-biter to the end that, which should make broadcast advertisers and event sponsors hella happy (as there was NO turning away).

Watch the highlights above. And MAAAAAD respect to Georgia Tech for going for two and the win at the end. That’s guts. THAT’S FOOTBALL!

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Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium Opens College Football With Alabama Vs. Florida State (Video)

In every good way, it was a great kickoff for the new home to Atlanta football, Mercedes-Benz Stadium… and a bit ‘greater’ if you are a Crimson Tide fan. A good look on TV and it looked like an epic event was being enjoyed by those fortunate enough to be at the FSU vs. UA game live. Very unfortunate late game injury to FSU Seminole quarterback Francois though.

Watch the game highlight reel above.

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Atlanta Fans Are Excited About The New Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Video)

Falcon Fans, college football fans, fans of spectacle… REJOICE! And witness opening day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Complete with attendee comments and cute cheerleaders. Now all that’s left is the Florida State vs. Alabama baptism next weekend.

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Live Footage From ‘United We Stand: Rally for Colin Kaepernick’ (Video)

When does a protest gesture become a movement? When others get involved. Rosa Parks took a stand by refusing to stand and go to the back of the bus, then boycott, then movement. Kaep took a stand by taking a knew because he felt he could no longer stand our American nightmare (injustice, police brutality) that is our current situation. You have no doubt heard talk about boycotting the NFL. Do we now have a movement?

Time will tell. But for right now, we do have a rally. Check it out.

We’re live at the NFL headquarters in NYC as demonstrators rally in support of unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
– HuffPost Black Voices

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VICE News Reports On ‘Race and Terror’ In Charlottesville (Video)

Here is a VICE News piece on the protests, counter-protests, why everyone is REALLY there, the points of view, passionate responses and tragedy coming out of Charlottesville.

On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured.
– VICE News

The lens through which we observe events that affect us should be handled responsibly. The lens in this instance is journalistic reporting. There is stuff we ought to know. A free press should (read again: SHOULD) keep our eyes on what is important, tell us why, and provide proper focus long enough for us to make up our own minds about it. Extending the metaphor, the lens should be kept clear of clutter so we can see the TRUTH. That truth is left to each of us to find for ourselves.

On what’s going on in Charlottesville, VICE News does that. Like they always do: They go to the hot spot and embed, clear out the clutter and show us what it going on and why we should care; and viewers can go from there. Elle Reeve was there for VICE News to show us the raw truth, including what everyone said… including the U.S. President and White supremacist leader Chris Cantwell. Their words. Footage of actions and aftermath. Truthfully presented. Point blank period.

(You will likely feel enraged, sad, confused, helpless, or some combination. But if you feel anything like akin to Cantwell’s smirk at the end of this piece, LEAVE. And NEVER come back!

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Save The Date: The ‘Eclipse Across America’ Occurs On August 21st (Trailer)

Just imagine back when eclipses were ‘magical’ events, mysteries that caused anxiety in the hearts of all around when they happened unexpectedly. But not today, we predict when they are coming… even tell you how to get the best look at them… But this ‘Eclipse Across America’ is one of those that still might cause a ‘stir’ within even the most experienced observers of eclipses.

On August 21st, as the Earth, Moon and Sun align, a total solar eclipse will blaze a brilliant path across the continental United States. For millions, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make the most of it with our new exclusive 4-part series, where we reveal the best way to watch, dive deep into the science, and explore the high-tech experiments ready to capture the event.
– CuriosityStream

Watch the trailer for this documentary mini-series.

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The Do Over is Kicking it Back in Atlanta [ATL Event]

One thing we enjoy in Atlanta, GA is a good time. So when you combine good music, adult beverages, an international traveling party, and a world renown footwear brand you have one heck of a kick back. On July 9th that’s what we have when the Do Over party arrives back in Atlanta powered by Adidas and Miller Lite to take over the Sound Table on Edgewood. This day party wont be confined to just the sound table it is an official block party so prepare to dance in the streets of Atlanta while sipping come cold brew (If that is your choice of course). All you have to do in RSVP for entry and you are in the game. You know they will have a killer lineup of DJ’s thats a prerequisite for all Do Over events. They have not released that information yet but with the many great DJ’s in Atlanta and they always have surprise guests so no need to worry. Here is some video footage from previous Atlanta Do Over and RSVP link below.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR ATLANTA DO OVER

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Look At All The Women With Their ‘Buns’ Out And Trucks Doing ‘Burnouts’ At California Truck Invasion 2017 (Video)

These women love trucks, the smell and smoke from burnt rubber, and live bands! And daaaaaamn… California Truck Invasion 2017 certainly does bring out some deliciously thick Eye Candies, doesn’t it?! NICE! Nice music for this video montage, too. Check out the Eventasy’s IG for this event.

Check out the Instagram, too.

EVENTASY ON INSTAGRAM

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Ice Cube Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Video)

I’ll admit that I had not given much thought to stuff like this, mainstream Hollywood’s recognition of Ice Cube’s work, but it’s about time! Now, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer can point to his own star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame. That’s cool. Very cool. Congrats, Cube!

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Girls Gone Viral: Black Beach Weekend 2017 (Biloxi, Mississippi, USA) [Video]

Wowzerrrrs ma’ams and sirs! By now you know, or ought to know, that I am from Alabama. Begs the question of me: WHERE did all them thick Alabama molasses asses in this vid come from, and WHY did they all flood Mississippi like this and not tell me???

Oh, Black Beach Weekend. They still do it like that? Apparently so. And I’ain’even know must be getting old *sigh*

Now, it might just be me, but I must warn y’all that there is a HIGH degree of ratchet roaming about. Not mad at that. Folks getting ratchet provide the best batches (drink, smoke, photos, videos, and all kinds of ASStonishing things). The music you’ll hear is the perfect soundtrack for all that hood hectic (fair warning). Young Black folks going WILD for sure. But I saw some hustlers handling biz, too. Every archetype from the trickster/gambler, to the curbside fry cook, to a weed edibles salesman. Then you see folks walking and flashing the fly liquors and folks riding in the big body vehicles with even bigger rims. All that kind of stuff I remember from back in the day for the most part.

But THEN you get new school star power. Sure, rumpshakers alone will get views. But how about folks who are already viral stars out there? Coming to the stage NOLA’s own PATTIWHACK and Dancing DanRue (around the 7 minute mark) getting live baaaaby with the ‘Peter Piper pick a pan… Yeeeeaaaah!’

Hahaaa! I’m not mad at y’all overall Biloxi (but some YouTube commenters are apparently… chill will’ya… sheezus). Do you! But at least send home some of them juicy ‘Bama yum-yums though.

@ojones1

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Feature Presentation: Man On Hoverboard Delivers The 2017 Portuguese Cup Final Game Ball To The Official (Video)

Dear real American football: You took an L for this round. Have you SEEN this technical extracurricular activity they had poppin’ at the football (okay futbol, happy?)?? A hoverboard pilot delivered the soccer game ball to the official like a f#cking superhero (well, supervillain, if you go the Green Goblin route)!

The match ball for the 2017 Portuguese Cup final was delivered to the referee by a man on a drone. The man rode the spider-like drone around 70m in driving rain before landing by the match official near the halfway line and handing the ball over. Benfica won the game 2-1, beating Vitória de Guimarães and completing their 11th league and cup double.
– Guardian Football

Even if you aren’t into this kind of ball, you gotta admit that this clip is baaaallinnnn’!

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Politics: Former President Obama Goes To Germany (Video)

I believe that the Barack Obama post-Presidency has the potential to be even more impactful and far-reaching across the decades than even former President Jimmy Carter’s. And that’s a high bar. In my lifetime, Carter was one of the few U.S. Presidents that have done more than had a big library built. Google his accomplishments as Ambassador, as a peace negotiator, working with the Peace Corps and Habitat for Humanity… and both Carter and Obama have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

A massive crowd gathered in Berlin to listen to former POTUS Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak about democracy.
– CBS This Morning

Watch this clip. Just a warm up. But it looks like the former Prez is done with the water skiing vacations and is getting ready to go back to work making the world a better place.

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ESPN President John Skipper Speaks At The Tuskegee University Commencement And…

…it was a CELEBRATION! Strike up the band… the best band in the land, the Tuskegee University Golden Virtuosos!!

Wow. I have a LOT of family and friends who are Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee University alumni. I may well have attended myself, but The University Of Alabama ended up being the best option (financially, mainly) for continuing my education post-high school. However, anyone who grew up in ‘Skegee can tell you that TU and the town that surrounds it are bound in many ways; especially on Football Saturdays (Homecoming Weekend = Off The Meter!) and special commemorations. So, I may not be a TU alum, but I am a true Tuskegeean (46!)… and trust me, that is way past close enough for me join in celebrating this.

See more footage and some of what students and Presidents Skipper and Johnson had to say on this occasion after the jump.

(Wonder if any of this made SportsCenter over the weekend? Best bet for worthy coverage is ESPN’s ‘The Six’ with Jemele Hill and Michael Smith.)

#ESPNSportsCenterTheme #TUBallandParlay #MCP #TUCommencement2017#CelebratingTUBestandBrightest

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The Atlanta Jazz Festival Celebrates 40 years: Memorial Day Weekend

 

It is cause for a Celebration because the Atlanta Jazz Festival is going into it’s 40th year of operation.  This is no small feat considering it is one of the top free Jazz Festivals in the country.  It all happens Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) at historic Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA.  Three days filled with great music from Jazz legends and new artists on the rise.  We are talking about The Robert Glasper Experiment, Macy Gray, Regina Carter, and Freddy Cole just to name a few.  So if you are in Atlanta or the surrounding areas make your way to Piedmont park.  Get there early with your blanket, picnic basket and enjoy some great performances courtesy of the City of Atlanta.

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