Saturday, May 21, 2022


Music Documentary; The Torch.

March 27, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) (**1/2) “Before you leave, teach someone to drive.” That advice from a former boss at an auto shop best expresses blues legend Buddy Guy’s destiny. This is not the definitive Buddy Guy bio/doc. That distinction goes to Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away, which appeared on PBS in 2021. This nonfiction film has... [Read more...]

Music Fans Flock to the 2022 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival.

March 21, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s back in Miami. After a COVID hiatus, the lights shined bright at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Singers and musicians rocked the stage and fans danced like it was a block party at the 2022 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival. Though the event takes place at the Stadium, the actual concert grounds are... [Read more...]

Musical Scholarships Available: How to Get Money for College.

March 3, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Did you know that there are scholarships available specifically for musically inclined students? If you are a musician, dancer, singer, or actor, you may be able to get money for college tuition! In this article, Benjy Grinberg will discuss how to get scholarships for the musically inclined. We will also provide a list of resources... [Read more...]

Black History Month.

February 18, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Black History Month will soon be coming to a close, but it is not too late to celebrate, donate, and/or commemorate Black excellence, Black history, and Black solidarity. Each year I try to learn about someone in Black history who may not be well known and discussed in the larger public discourse. I also try to learn more about... [Read more...]

Great Films Abound at 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

February 18, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Feature films and documentaries entertained and enlightened audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The non-fiction films were as compelling as the crime thrillers, family dramas and adolescent romances. Nearly all left a lasting impression. Cha Cha Real Smooth (***1/2) Twenty-three-year-old writer/actor/director... [Read more...]

Movie Review; Marry Me.

February 17, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Nothing is drastically wrong with this rom/com. Nothing is drastically right. That’s the problem. This Valentine’s Day offering feels like a present that’s been regifted and passed along. Jennifer Lopez took big chances in her last movie Hustlers. She played a streetwise stripper and that paid off, winning her accolades... [Read more...]

A Look at Some of the Easiest Banjo Songs You Can Learn Today.

January 21, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Everyone knows that the best way to learn a musical instrument is by playing songs. Once you’ve learned your first song, you’re well on your way to developing your skill. But if you have decided to focus on learning to play the banjo, it’s one of the most satisfying string instruments to learn – some would say... [Read more...]

Rick Ross’ Three Must Listen Albums.

December 26, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rick Ross just dropped his eleventh solo studio album, Richer Than I Ever Been, and I think it’s safe to say that there is nothing left for The Biggest Boss to prove in hip hop. His staying power has been amazing with fifteen years in the game and his record label, Maybach Music, has given us the rise of great artists like... [Read more...]

The Discography of Kendrick Lamar Ranked.

December 25, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Kendrick Lamar is one of the top three rappers of this generation and one of the greatest lyricists of all times. Where the Compton, California MC ranks is a story for another time but over his more than ten-year career, he has given us some great songs and classic albums. He has shown that he can shine by himself and with his... [Read more...]

Debate: Donda vs Certified Lover Boy.

December 9, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In September, two heavyweight albums dropped by two artists currently deep in beef spanning multiple years. The root of this beef is most likely something very stupid, a misunderstanding, or something small that two massive egos simply cannot let it go. Whatever it is, it has made the hype for these two albums grow to huge amounts... [Read more...]

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