Why Is It So Hard to Show Black Women’s Musical Genius Onscreen?

Oscar history has been made, again. For just the second time, two Black women — Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) and Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) — are nominated for best actress in the same year. This last happened in 1973 when Cicely Tyson (“Sounder”) and Diana Ross (“Lady Sings the Blues”) were up for the […]

Olivia Rodrigo Praises Cardi B for Her ‘Honest’ Music

Cardi called Rodrigo “such a sweetie pie” when the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actress named “Get Up 10” as “her favorite rap song ever” in an Instagram Live Q&A session. “I can’t wait to see what she have coming next !” the 28-year-old rapper wrote on Twitter. Rodrigo congratulated Cardi for her latest single “Up” hitting No. 1 on […]

‘Peter Grimes’ Sails on Choppy Seas of Brexit and the Pandemic

In Madrid, the British singers welcomed the chance to perform in a major “Peter Grimes” production involving about 150 artists, at a time when most opera houses in Europe and the United States are closed, but they also sounded anxious about what would come afterward. James Gilchrist, who sings the part of a priest in Britten’s opera, said that 90 […]

Boo Seeka & Golding Join Forces For ‘Don’t Waste Your Love’

Two of Australia’s buzziest duos, Boo Seeka and Golding, have temporarily become a quartet in their new collaborative single ‘Don’t Waste Your Love’. The song represents a bright and shimmering melting pot of what has given either duo their success thus far in their careers. It fuses the airy, summery nature of Boo Seeka with the grittier, pounding elements of […]