G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

The G20 of the 19 largest national economies and the European Union meet in Argentina to further development, sustainability, fairness, equality.  Genre: Industries, Major Economies, Summit. Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dates: November 30 — December 1, 2018. Sponsors: The G20. Description: Heads of state and finance and economy ministers from...

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‘A Star is Born’

In his directorial debut, Bradley Cooper remakes the film standard, starring himself and Lady Gaga in performances that are disarming, mesmerizing, persuasive. Genre: Film, Remake, Adaptation (from short story). Venue: United States and Worldwide Release. Date:  October 5, 2018. Primary Creators/Distributors: Bradley Cooper (director, co-writer, co-producer) and Warner Bros Pictures. Primary Actors:...

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Macy Gray’s ‘Ruby’

In her tenth full-length album, Macy Gray’s voice is as intimate and emotive as we, in 1999, first heard it. Genre: Music, Soul, Popular. Title: Ruby. Date:  September 21, 2018. Artists & Distributors: Macy Gray and Mack Avenue Records. Description: Macy Gray’s Ruby remains authentically contemporary in its use of bass as...

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‘BlacKK-Klansman’

Spike Lee adds to his significant work as influential director and social commentator with a feature that is unafraid, wry, startling. Genre: Film, Adaptation (from Memoir). Venue: United States and Worldwide Release. Date:  August 10, 2018. Primary Creators/Distributors: Spike Lee (director, co-writer, co-producer) and Focus Features. Description:  Spike Lee presents a significant addition to...

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’

Drake’s unparalleled genius for melding lyric, bass, space, and syncopation is on full display in his most recent LP offering. Genre: Music, Hip-Hop, Rap. Title: Scorpion. Date: June 29, 2018. Artists/Distributors: Drake, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records.Preview: In Scorpion, Drake sustains an unmatched pace of creativity,...

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Jardel Selele: ‘Entre Cores’

Exposição na Luanda de uma pintor ja celebrada nos circulos artisticos; chega esta vez com trabalhos coloridos, distinctos, impresionantes. Genero: Exposição. Lugar: Fábrica de Sabão, Rua da Cerâmica, Cazenga, Luanda, Angola. Data: 8 dezembro, 2017. Artista: Jardel Selele, artista plástico, nasceu em Viana, Luanda. Manifestou o gosto pelo desenho quando...

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John Akomfrah in London

An immersive video-installation exhibit from the Black British artist is one of the highlights at the Barbican Centre, London. Genre: Film, Exhibition Venue: Barbican Centre, London, England Time: October 6 2017 till January 7 2018 Curators & Sponsors: Commissioned by the Barbican, London and co-commissioned by Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden, TBA21-Academy, The Institute of...

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SZA’s ‘CTRL’

SZA’s debut album surpasses the highest of expectations, by bending and expanding contemporary R&B and soul, sound, lyrics, genres.  Genre: Sound, Music, Albums, R&B, Soul. Venue: United States and Worldwide release. Dates: June 9, 2017. Primary Artist/Distributors: SZA , Top Dawg Entertainment, and RCA Records. Description: SZA surpasses every...

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Rose-Innes’ ‘Nineveh’

Henrietta Rose-Innes offers a “gripping, thrilling allegory of a troubled nation” and a “wounded love for her country,” South Africa. Genre: Books, Fiction. Full Title: Nineveh. Author: Henrietta Rose-Innes, award-winning South African writer, author of Homing, and the novels Green Lion, Shark’s Egg and The Rock Alphabet. Publisher: Unnamed Press. Place:...

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