Beyoncé dropped her new Lion King-inspired album The Gift on July 19, and as expected, it's amazing. Standout songs such as "SPIRIT" and "BIGGER" are like cocoa butter for the soul — smooth, soft, healing
The date was 15 July 1969. As the Saturn V rocket towered over the launchpad, about to send the first men to the moon, two dozen black families from poor parts of the south, accompanied by mules and wagons
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Calling Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am just a “biography” of the Pulitzer- and Nobel-winning novelist doesn’t properly describe what the filmmaker’s doing here.
Since his pioneering first opera, “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X” in 1985, Anthony Davis has helped give American opera — often and importantly African American opera — a conscience. He’s tackled