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Three Lessons Beyoncé’s Renaissance Film Has Taught Me

As I walk into the movie theater, I am immediately drawn to the line of silver boots, shiny cowboy hats, and chrome fringe jackets entering the theater. The movie goers were dolled up for one occasion only: Renaissance. I, too, adhered to the unspoken dress code and wore a silvery sweater, along with my aunt (who is an avid Beyoncé fan as well).read more.

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The Renaissance Is Not Over in Beyonce’s Latest Concert Film

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé opened exclusively in AMC theatres on December 1, 2023. The 168-minute film chronicles the evolution of the 5-month world tour from inception to completion. Viewers experience the concert from the opening act to the closing song, along with what happened behind the curtain added intermittently, serving as intermissions between sets. read more.

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Women Dominate in a Historic Night at the 2024 Grammys

Sunday, February 4th was the 2024 Grammy Awards. This past year has been coined by many as “the year of the girl,” with music being no exception: events such as Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, Beyonce’s RENAISSANCE tour, and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie dominated the cultural scene. This year’s Grammy Awards certainly reflected the “year of the girl” phenomenon, paying tribute to many of these blockbusting events.read more.

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Janelle Monáe Shares Liberation in ‘The Age of Pleasure’

Janelle Monáe released their fourth studio album entitled The Age of Pleasure this year at the beginning of June. Just in time for summer, the 14-track album embodies what it means to enjoy the fullness of life. The Age of Pleasure seems to mark a new era for Janelle as they embrace what it means to be a self-titled “free-ass motherfucker.”… read more.

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Etta James Lives On In Our Hearts & On Our Screens

Twenty years ago today, Etta James received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an award given to “performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.”

Etta James is one of America’s most beloved singers, with a beautifully rich singing voice that shines across genres; throughout her career, she has sung in the style of R&B, pop, blues, jazz, and even gospel.… read more.

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Filmmaker Melina Matsoukas Makes Powerful Connections

During Black History Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible Black woman artists that we know and love. Our next artist is Melina Matsoukas! 

Melina Matsoukas is a director and producer of film, television, and music videos. Interestingly, her very first film was actually destroyed upon completion, because it did not live up to her standards. read more.

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