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Actor and Comedian Doug E. Doug Releases First Novel Inspired by the Unique Experiences of the Hip-Hop Generation, The Fall of 1987

Based on his viewpoint that the historic contributions of the Hip-Hop generation has largely been ignored by popular culture, actor and Comedian Doug E. Doug has released his first novel titled, “The Fall of 1987,” which tells dramatic story of a young Black man investigating the mysterious death of his brother during the rise of the Hip-Hop genre. […]

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Rapper Ball Greezy Headlines Tiger Trail Festival 2020, John P. Kee and Special Guest Marvin Sapp Headline Gospel Fest

     “I am very proud that the Tiger Trail Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary,” said Edward Phillips, event chairperson. “Originally, this program was conceived to celebrate the importance of Black History Month, but today in the spirit of inclusion, the festival honors ‘Agents of Change,’ celebrating the contributions made by  all of Pompano Beach’s citizens, Black and white, who have contributed to building our city, through services and economic empowerment.” […]

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JAZZ IN THE GARDENs ANNOUNCES 2020 LINEUP FOR THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EVENT ON MARCH 14-15, 2020

MIAMI GARDENS, FL —  Jazz in the Gardens announced the 2020 lineup for the 15th anniversary of the event today at the City of Miami Gardens press conference. This year, Live Nation Urban and Live Nation Miami have signed on as partners to produce the festival in Miami Gardens at Hard Rock Stadium on March 14-15, 2020. The festival will showcase impactful and influential artists, including Mary J Blige, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, H.E.R, Kirk Franklin, SWV, and Stokely from Mint Condition with more to be announced. Rickey Smiley will once again return as the host for the 2020 Jazz in the Gardens Festival. […]

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Pompano Beach Arts presents Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival

     The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to present the 2nd Annual Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival, an enriching and entertaining showcase of the best local, national and international spoken word artists and writers. This four-day event, December 11-14, takes place at three of Pompano Beach’s cultural arts venues – Bailey Contemporary Arts, Historic Ali Cultural Arts and Pompano Beach Cultural Center.  Visit ccpompano.org for a full schedule of events and $10 daily and $25 all-access passes. […]

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Kurtis Blow Celebrates 40 years of Christmas Rappin’

Christmas came with a new funky beat back in 1979 when Kurtis Blow released  the rap classic, Christmas Rappin’. The chart-topping single became an instant sensation, selling  more than 400,000 copies. Blow, nee Kurtis Walker, was twenty years old when Mercury signed him to the label, making him the first rap artist to sign with a major label. […]

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In Fabric

     Credit Strickland for succeeding where others have not. His direction exhibits a quirky, artistic style. Scenes melt into each other effortlessly. There’s a dazzling visual flare that keeps your eyeballs glued to the screen for 118 minutes. You’re hooked until he’s through weaving a very sordid tale about a dress with a mind of its own and a curse that is deadly. […]