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Romare Bearden exhibition draws celebs and artists among hundreds to Museum of the African Diaspora

Romare Bearden exhibition draws celebs and artists among hundreds to Museum of the African Diaspora

Jazz-infused opening reception jammed with art lovers and admirers “From Process to Print” exhibition on view until July 3, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO – The Museum of the African Diaspora’s latest exhibition, a celebration of the work of Romare Bearden — one of the most talented and original visual artists of the twentieth century — drew nearly 400 guests to a jam-packed opening night reception Friday, May 6, where art … Read entire article »

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Ronnie Stewart, outraged blues and gospel musicians protest Grammy’s decision to cut Blues, Gospel and R&B from award categories

Ronnie Stewart, outraged blues and gospel musicians protest Grammy’s decision to cut Blues, Gospel and R&B from award categories

By Big Cat Tolefree Tempers flared at a press conference held at Yoshi’s in Oakland Monday, to oppose the decisions by NARAS and the Grammy’s to remove 31 ethnic genres of music from future categories at the annual award shows. Hundreds of bay area musicians, students and super star entertainers took the streets in downtown Oakland, citing the San Francisco based foundation sponsors will be contacted and boycotted if the action … Read entire article »

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