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Prominent Music Historian (Dr. Scot Brown) Releases Sultry Summer Single Celebrating Black Women

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You may recognize him as an expert commentator on the TV One hit show Unsung, the PBS documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution or from one of his appearances on KLRU, National Public Radio or VH1 among others.

Music Historian Dr. Scot Brown has become synonymous with black music history and University of California, Los Angeles professor is blazing a path for himself as an artist and producer with the recent release of “Last Man [Remix],” a danceable and uplifting tune inspired by a style of Reggae music known as Lovers Rock.

“A friend of mine was a big fan of Beres Hammond and she introduced me to the Lovers Rock style of Reggae which is a very romantic, warm sound,” said Brown. “Inspired, I composed a track with a smooth bassline and a joyful-sounding chord pattern — trying to capture that Lovers Rock feeling and combine it with an R&B and pop sensibility.”

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Brown teamed up with Mr. Ric, a vocalist, who co-wrote and sings lead on the song. “What ended up becoming ‘Last Man [Remix]” Brown said, “came together so naturally that it felt to me as if we were fulfilling a higher purpose in making the song.” Guitarist Rick Marcel added Brazilian Afro Jazz-sounding licks to the song. Brown said that he along with Mr. Ric and Rick Marcel all played in a band called “Radiance” during their high-school years in hometown, Rochester, NY. Fellow UCLA professor, Bryonn Bain also joined in and laid down a rap verse.

Brown’s experience as a musician and songwriter is the untold force behind his dynamic insights, artist interviews, and presentations. Having grown up in Rochester, NY he played in a local band called Radiance during his high school years, and always kept his “funk shield” close while combining his love of music and history to become a published author, educator, and public speaker.

Brown says the release of both the “Last Man [Remix]” single and video, is a refreshing celebration of the brilliance and beauty of black women around the world.

“The time is always right for love — be it directed toward a significant other, one’s community or humanity in general,” Brown shared. “But, the significance of love in “Last Man [Remix]” is even more intense during these challenging times. We need each other and need to see beauty in one another.”

The hot single can be purchased on Apple Music, Google Play, iHeart Radio, iTunes, and Spotify.

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BLIND ITEM: Singer is Completely Broke

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*The following Blind Item comes from Hollywood insider Enty Lawyer. Please address all inquiries and complaints to the original source.

This foreign born former A list singer in a group turned reality star is completely broke and selling off her possessions. She is desperate to get a host/judging job and is willing to hit the casting couch to do it.

Can you guess the former A list singer?

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Michael B. Jordan to Adapt ‘Static Shock’ Comic Book for Warner Bros. and DC

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*Michael B. Jordan is producing a movie based on the DC and Milestone Comics character Static, popularly known as Static Shock. 

Jordan announced the project Friday on Twitter, which he will produce through his Warner Bros.-based Outlier Society production company.

Here’s what Variety says of the plot: “The character is a teen who transforms into a superhero with electromagnetic powers. A “Static Shock” animated series aired on Kids’ WB in the early 2000s and was one of the few superhero series starring a Black character.”

“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Jordan said in a statement. “Outlier Society is committed to bringing to life diverse comic book content across all platforms and we are excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros. on this initial step.”

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Virgil Hawkins, a.k.a. Static Shock, was created by Milestone Media and DC Comics in the 1990s. Jordan will produce a movie adaptation of the comic book, which was unveiled by Reginald Hudlin during August’s DC FanDome.

“One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media,” said Hudlin. “When we spoke to Jim [Lee] about reviving the Milestone line, we said ‘Look, we all know this has been a hit comic book and hit animated series. It’s time to expand back into all those areas and then some.’ So we’re in serious conversations about, as we’re launching the comic book series, developing the ‘Static Shock’ movie. That will be a theatrical feature film.”

During the DC FanDome panel where the film’s development was announced, Phil LaMarr, who voiced Static on the animated series in the early 2000s, said, “Virgil is what I always wanted as a comic book kid growing up: Black Spider-Man. A good story can make you live it, feel it, and when it does, it resonates on a whole other level….It touched on archetypes as a comic fan that I loved, but also touched on my life as a Black man in the real world.”

Jordan will next appear in the thriller “Without Remorse,” scheduled to be released next year.

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Netflix Launches ‘Build Your Dreams Week’ to Celebrate the Release of OVER THE MOON

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*Join host Tia Mowry (Family Reunion) for “Build Your Dreams Week”, a series of at-home activities the whole family can enjoy, starts October 19th on OvertheMoonNetflix.com to celebrate the launch of Netflix’s newest animated feature film event Over the Moon, releasing globally (ex. China) on October 23rd.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th – Creating Characters with Director Glen Keane

Animation legend and Over the Moon director Glen Keane will teach

aspiring artists how to draw their favorite characters – Fei Fei, Gobi, and the Lunettes! – from Over the Moon.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th – Serenade the Moon with Phillipa Soo and Cathy Ang

Join Over the Moon stars Cathy Ang (Fei Fei) and Phillipa Soo (Chang’e) for a singing lesson that is out of this world! The stars will take you through an intergalactic-themed warm up, and Cathy will help teach all aspiring vocalists how to sing “Rocket to the Moon.”

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st – Build a Rocket to the Moon with Cathy Ang and Toys & Colors

Over the Moon star Cathy Ang takes our fans through the step-by-step instructions for how to build a rocket using ordinary household items, and then we see them soar!

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Items Needed for the Tutorial:

  • 4.75” x 17 .9” Styrofoam Cone
  • 16.9oz Plastic Soda Bottle Foamboard
  • Duct Tape
  • Washi Tape (Optional)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Cork
  • Funnel
  • Gluestick
  • Rope
  • Scissors
  • Box Cutter
  • Ruler
  • Sharpie or Pen
  • Spoon
  • Decorative items (markers, stickers, glitter)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd – What’s Your Story with Ken Jeong, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Glen Keane

In partnership with Young Storytellers, Over the Moon cast members, Ken Jeong and Ruthie Ann Miles perform a virtual table read of a ‘moon’ inspired story, written by a bright young storyteller. Director Glen Keane, joins our young storyteller to have a fun discussion on finding creative inspiration.

Young Storytellers is an arts education non-profit primarily serving elementary, middle, and high school students in Southern California. By connecting adult mentors with students Young Storytellers is able to provide kids with one-on-one creative writing time on a weekly basis. Writing programs focus on multiple programs such as stage writing, developing monologues, building stories that explore issues and social impact, and more.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd – A Rocket-Fueled Pajama Viewing Party

The week caps off with the world’s largest ever family pajama viewing party for Over the Moon!

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To join in the fun, please visit OvertheMoonNetflix.com to view the events, and download activity sheets, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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