Author Archives: Ciarra Walters

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‘Moonlight’ Makes History With Oscar Win for “Best Picture”

As an award show that traditionally lacks diversity, the 89th Academy Awards delivered some memorable moments for the close of Black History Month. In the past two years, not a single Black actor was nominated for any category. What a surprise it came to hear the 2016 acclaimed Moonlight won the Oscar for “Best Picture”…

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Sonder Releases First EP, Into

Maryland native Brent Faiyaz made a lot of noise in 2016. The soulful R&B singer released his first EP ( A.M. Paradox) was recently featured on Goldlink‘s song “Crew,” and released several mixes on Soundcloud with fellow Sonder members, producers Dpat and Atu. The group known for their hit single “Too Fast” finally stopped teasing fans and shared the…

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KCRW’s 2017 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl Lineup Includes Solange, Blood Orange and More

After winning her first Grammy and hosting the most memorable post-Grammy Wine and Grind, the show must go on. Today KCRW announced it’s line up for the 2017 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl and our leading lady Solange will be the headlining act. Also slated to take the stage during this very special event…

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Lil Yachty and Carly Rae Jepsen Team Up for “It Takes Two” Target Commercial

Since the 19-year-old beaded redhead has stepped on to the scene, Lil Yachty continues to remain true to himself and cultivated his brand in such a way that made him hard to ignore. Earlier this year, King Boat joined Nautica as a creative designer and also teamed up with Urban Outfitters to bring back Nautica’s 90’s color schemes and styles.…

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NAO Debuts Guest-Produced Tracks On ‘For All We Know’ Remix EP

The divine songstress NAO announced additional tour dates in North America & more music earlier this year, all including Coachella and an EP of remixes featuring select songs from her critically acclaimed album, For All We Know. As promised, the track list consists of five songs with mixes from MURA MASA, Kaytranada, Sam Gellaitry, SBTRKT…

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Saint Heron Presents No)one. Art House Immersive Dance Theater Experience

Saint Heron is excited to announce a special, three-day event to kick off the month of February. Los Angeles, prepare for an Immersive Dance Theater experience during our collaboration with artistic group No)one. Art House. On February 3rd, 4th and 5th, No)one. Art House will present multiple thrilling dance experiences. Each night will begin with the group’s stimulating…

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Saint Heron Wishes First Lady Michelle Obama A Happy Birthday

Today marks the day First Lady Michelle Obama turns a staggering 53 years young, and it’s her last birthday in the White House. Over the course of the last eight years Black women, men, and children (as well as the rest of the world) have witnessed Mrs. Obama embody grace, style and class while representing…

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SZA Debuts Slow Burning Single “Drew Barrymore” & Announces Upcoming Album

The funky, freckle-face songstress SZA is officially out of hiatus. The T.D.E. songbird took to the stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live, dropped a new song, and announced the title of her forthcoming album. In her newest and rawest single, “Drew Barrymore,” SZA speaks about the love and lost of an old fling, insecurities, and unapologetically cooing about…

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Audio: Sampha, “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano”

British artist Sampha has graced fans with a sincere ballad to his truest companion. In a reflective ode to a piano from his childhood home, the singer-songwriter and musician narrates the story of his soul’s armor. “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” is an emotional incantation guided by the crooner’s angelic voice swirling with…

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Saint Heron Presents: Roll Back, Say That & “Braids” Live Art Show With Shani Crowe

And we’re back! We are so excited to share that we will be hosting our artist talk series Roll Back, Say That featuring the south-side Chicago braiding queen, Shani Crowe on January 28th in New Orleans! Stop by at 1:00 p.m. for a live art presentation of her “Braids” series and an intimate discussion moderated…

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FKA Twigs Partners Up With Nike in New NikeWomen’s Spring Zonal Strength Tights Campaign

The multi-talented FKA twigs dropped a sneak peak of her upcoming collaboration with Nike for their NikeWomen’s Spring Zonal Strength Tights campaign. In a visual overflowing with peaceful vibes, you will find the British sensation along with her dancers, decked out in Nike’s new merchandise complete with tribal paint as “Will you trust in me?”…

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‘Insecure’s Melina Matsoukas and ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John Video Competition

Both Barry Jenkins and Melina Matsoukas have been winning big over the last year. While Matsoukas continues to receive praise for HBO’s Insecure and Beyoncé‘s short film Lemonade, Jenkin’s Moonlight recently took home Best Picture at the 74th Annual Golden Globe awards. Fortunately, the two have no plans of slowing down. Along with Dreamworks Animation CEO,…

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