ARST TLK - SPIKE LEE X PHARRELL

Awesome interview.

Spike Lee joins Pharrell Williams in New York City to talk about how he got his start in filmmaking shooting the summer of 1977, the influence of exposing children to art at an early age, and the love of his work and his hometown that has fueled The Brooklyn Chronicles.

HYUNDAI RE:MIX LAB | CHICAGO w/ Theophilus London & Taz Arnold

 

The Chicago installment of the Hyundai Veloster RE:MIX LAB took place on Saturday, November 19th, at the River East Arts Center in Downtown Chicago.

Above, headliner Theophilus London brought down the house with a 40 minute set.

Fashion Impresario Taz Arnold trying out the custom DJ system inside the rear of the Music Veloster...Pretty dope car, see below

MONEYBALL MOVIE PREMIERE HITS OAKLAND

 

 

Glad the premiere of the upcoming feature film #MoneyBall starring Brad Pitt releasing this Friday took place in the city it will portray. Oakland deserves positive press, and its good to see that Hollywood made an effort. MoneyBall is based on the book barring the same name and the intricacies of utilizing baseball stats to build a quality team.  Pitt plays A's GM Billy Beane, who I interacted with a few times while interning with the A's special events department nearly a decade ago.  Hope its a good film.  Brad's suit is amazing...Had to throw that in.

RESULTS DRIVEN AGENCY | RUDY DUTHIL

  

BIG S/O to Rudy Duthil of RDA one of my best friends in the business.  Thank you for everything this weekend!

 

2011 AD COLOR AWARDS | LA

 

Beverly Hills, CA - This Friday & Saturday ADCOLOR the Advertising industry's leading multicultural advocacy group celebrates its 5th annual Conference + Awards ceremony.  This season the likes of Spike Lee, George Lopez + Dan Wieden will be honored at the Awards, while the conference is slated to produce a wide range of industry panels with a host of prominent ad executives ranging in topics from Digital Culture to Media Awareness. Looking forward to attending.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE | THE CONTRIBUTORS THEN...

 

 

 Here is a venn diagram of all the major players of the Harlem Renaissance, how many names do you actually recognize? Sure you know Dubois, Garvey, Hughes, Hurston...But Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, Charlotte Mason...not so much.  In context, who are the torchbearer's of urban renaissance today?  Where are we?  Who are we?  What innovations are we introducing to our communities and the world at large? More questions than answers...

THE NEW NEGRO

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Interview with MLK on the classic PBS show "Open Mind" about "THE NEW NEGRO".  Great prospectives for the time period that have tremendous relevancy today.