Category: Art

Music Business: The 9 Rules for Indie Artists

Music Business: The 9 Rules for Indie Artists
By Kym B. So I’m scrolling through social media and came across an indie artist’s live video. In the video, the artist discusses how his focus for 2017 would be to learn the “skill of writing a proper press release.” I immediately liked the status and decided to delve deeper into the Independent Artist movement.... Read more »

Photos: Chicago's Harlem Fine Arts Show

Water Kolours www.waterkoloursfineart.com, Memphis, TN
Some of the world’s most talented artists have their works on display at Chicago’s Harlem Fine Arts Show. Enjoy these scenes from the opening night gala that took place recently at  Life Creative 1655 Walnut Street, in conjunction with the North Shore (IL) Chapter of the Links Inc. #CountryFinancial is a proud sponsor of the... Read more »

Photos: The Black Social Network Play Atlanta

Cast members from (LtoR) Keisha Rose; Caneil Chill Oliver; Marisa Baldwin-Woodhouse; Zondra Hughes, producer, Demi Lobo, Simeon Henderson, Gio Johnson, Andrea Wright and Shettima Webb.
There are a million tales in the Black Social Network, and the 5-city college tour (sponsored by General Motors) wrapped up in Atlanta, at the prestigious Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. The Black Social Network play, written and produced by Zondra Hughes, uses the traditional stage play to educate students and business owners about the importance... Read more »
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Meet the Cast: The Black Social Network Atlanta

Meet the Cast: The Black Social Network Atlanta
The Black Social Network Play is an artistic performance that demonstrates the pitfalls of ignoring your online reputation and/or living your life online. The play opened at The Producers Club off-Broadway in 2014, and has toured  college campuses in Houston, Detroit and Chicago. The Black Social Network Play, a part of the prestigious Atlanta Black... Read more »

Art Fusion is Coming. Are You Ready?

Art Fusion is Coming. Are You Ready?
By Lydia Katherine “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” -Steve... Read more »

Photos: 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Opening Night Gala

Photos: 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Opening Night Gala
By Zondra Hughes The 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Exhibition and Sale took place tonight at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The Opening Night Gala was a benefit for the DuSable Museum and the South Side Community Art Center.  On Friday, October 31st, Youth Empowerment Day takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; on Saturday Winston... Read more »
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Photos: Russell Simmons' Art For Life Summer Camp

Students of Russell Simmons' Art For Life Camp in Brooklyn, New York.
The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) “is dedicated to providing inner city youth across New York City with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities.” On the countdown to the annual Art For Life gala, journalists visited the Corridor Galleries today in New York to see the students... Read more »

Hey Hollywood: Where are the Black Love Stories?

Hey Hollywood: Where are the Black Love Stories?
Jeff Friday, Founder of the American Black Film Festival discusses the dearth of Black love stories in Hollywood at the Cadillac Conversations event held at the Classic Car Club  NYC. Follow the conversation on Twitter #ABFF2014 @Cadillac. Photo: Sabin Blake, Cadillac, Jeff Friday, ABFF; Jocelyn K. Allen, General Motors. Have your SBC blog delivered to... Read more »

Detroit Divas Join The Black Social Network College Tour

Detroit Divas Join The Black Social Network College Tour
The Black Social Network College Tour is a traveling stage play that uses theater to illustrate the importance of responsible social media branding. In The Black Social Network, Eva, an ambitious celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a Facebook fabulist, unravel when an online rumor triggers offline consequences. Image is everything— until reality crashes the party. Detroit... Read more »
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Casting Call! The Black Social Network Play

Casting Call! The Black Social Network Play
In the Black Social Network play, Eva James, a powerful celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a struggling café owner, unravel when online shenanigans trigger offline consequences. Image is everything–until reality crashes the party. Geared toward Millennials, The Black Social Network’s media preview show launched on February 20, 2014, (during Social Media Week) for a one-night only... Read more »