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Shepard Fairey Brings His Unique Art To Dallas

The man behind the famous Barak Obama Hope poster is in Dallas and he’s creating quite a stir. Shepard Fairey and his crew kicked off their city-wide art project a couple of days ago at 331 Singleton.

Shepard Fairey and his crew have completed the “Rise Above”, “Harmony” and “Peace” murals.obey-harmony-shepard-fairey-david-lynch

There was also talk of an impromptu mural in Deep Ellum however, Fairey may be rained out..
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While in Dallas, he will DJ and host an event at the Dallas Contemporary Museum on Saturday night.

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Rest In Peace…..Don Cornelius

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The Legendary Don Cornelius and creator of “Soul Train” was found dead this morning.

Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m.   He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.

The sources said there was no sign of foul play, but the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating.

“Soul Train” was the longest-running first-run nationally syndicated show in television history, bringing African American music and style to the world for 35 years.

“Soul Train” helped to launch The Soul Train Music Awards. It’s  success  led to other popular Soul Train spin-off specials like The Soul Train Lady Of Soul Annual Awards Special and The Soul Train Christmas Starfest. Don made his mark on Black History

Our condolences to the family of the late great Don Cornelius

 

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D’Angelo’s Accident in Paris

Of all the comebacks, D’Angelo’s return to music has got to be the most anticipated ever.  D’Angelo’s return to the stage has hit a small bump in the road. Facebook fans reported that his show in Amsterdam, was canceled with no explanation. Later a fan said the singer had fallen off the stage in Paris the night before. A fan states that the doors opened around 7:20 and club staff gave the crowd the news about D’Angelo’s accident. The Amsterdam show has been rescheduled for 2.2.12. D’Angelo a speedy recovery so he can continue to wow his fans
Below are some additional shows that have been added to D’angelo’s tour

Feb. 2: Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
Feb. 3 – 4: London, UK Brixton Academy
Feb. 6: Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
Feb. 7: Zurich, Switzerland Palais Xtra
Feb. 9: Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
Feb. 10: Stockholm, Sweden Filadelphia Church

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Justin Bua Debuts New Book

Sweeping in its scope, The Legends of Hip Hop is an intimate look at the visionaries, the movers and the shakers, and the pioneers who have helped shape the world of hip hop.

Groundbreaking artist Justin Bua profiles and paints fifty key figures, including everyone from Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash to President Obama and Jay-Z, providing a portrait of each legend in a style reminiscent of the great masters. The artwork is accompanied by an engaging autobiographical narrative that contextualizes the impact each icon has had on Bua’s personal life and on the hip-hop culture at large. With a foreword by Chuck D, this landmark volume is more than a celebration of hip hop; it is the definitive word on the subject as told by Bua, one of hip hop’s leading artists and a legend in his own right.

Go here to purchase the book: http://www.justinbua.com/

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Happy Birthday Frances Jaye

Over the weekend, The Neo Soul Cafe, celebrated the birthday of the one and only DJ Frances Jaye. The party was held on Saturday 1.21.12 at the beautiful Dallas Contemporary Museum… The Party was hosted by the legendary Spinderella, with performances by Choklate, Slakah The Beatchild and Yahzarah. There was four DJ’s spinning, DJ M*Knight, DJ Ant D, DJ Jay Clipp, and DJ Viz The night was magical. So many of Frances friends were unable to celebrate with her. Here are a few birthday greetings we’d like to share with you….

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