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Black Girl Magic-No Longer Hidden

Black Girl Magic-No Longer Hidden

This review of the film Hidden Figures is contributed by Pamela Thorpe. Follow her blog, “Miss Read, random thoughts of a misunderstood DIVA” at http://missreaddiva.blogspot.com If any year has taken Black Girl Magic to an all-time high, that year is definitely 2016. Not only were there beautiful Black girls in the White House but Black [...]

January 13, 2017 Pamela Thorpe Reviews 0

Black Excellence Shines Through at The Golden Globes

Black Excellence Shines Through at The Golden Globes

Awards shows in recent years have been frequently criticized for their lack of diversity and lack of representation of certain demographics. While the root of that problem is still an issue, this year the world got a chance to see the greatness of honest storytelling from a more colorful point of view. The Golden Globes [...]

January 9, 2017 Austin Scott Reviews 0

Beyond the Stratosphere Ascends to New Heights

Beyond the Stratosphere Ascends to New Heights

As a reviewer, it is my job to be unbiased and objective in my opinions. In the case of Beyond the Stratosphere, currently in production by the Oklahoma City Theater Company at the Civic Center Music Hall CitySpace Theatre, it would seem on the surface that I might be incapable of maintaining my objectivity, for [...]

December 29, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

Denzel Washington’s Fences Expands Beyond the Yard and Into our Hearts

Denzel Washington’s Fences Expands Beyond the Yard and Into our Hearts

August Wilson’s Fences is as powerful a film as I have ever witnessed. I’ve wept in exactly three films in the course of my life: The Color Purple, Schindler’s List, and now Fences. The prior two films were released in 1983 and 1995, respectively, and both were directed by Steven Spielberg. The fact that it [...]

December 26, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

J.Cole Shares His Intimate Thoughts on Love and Black Liberation

J.Cole Shares His Intimate Thoughts on Love and Black Liberation

It has been apparent since the early days of hip-hop’s popularity in America that the best artists are lyrical, honest, and conscious of the world around them. J.Cole has shown time and time again that he possesses  these strengths, coupled with the ability to get people to actually listen to his music. Cole has previously [...]

December 12, 2016 Austin Scott Album Reviews, Reviews 0

The Culturocity Report, Season 1 Episode 1

The Culturocity Report, Season 1 Episode 1

At long last, it is finally here (not that it’s been that long, considering we only announced the show for the first time on Sunday, December 4th, but it felt like ages to us.) In the inaugural episode of The Culturocity Report, we first visit OKC’s Plaza Mayor (formerly known as Crossroads Mall) where Spunk [...]

December 9, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews, The Culturocity Report 0

Gambino Awakens A Generation To Its Roots

Gambino Awakens A Generation To Its Roots

While 2016 was not a great year for many (at least according to Twitter), the same certainly cannot be said for Donald Glover. His new television series, Atlanta, on FX, received massive critical acclaim and had one of the biggest cable debuts to date. Additionally, there has been buzz for months about a new album under his stage [...]

December 5, 2016 Austin Scott Album Reviews 0

6LACK Debut Shows R&B Is Still Honest

6LACK Debut Shows R&B Is Still Honest

2016 has been a year full of excellence in storytelling through music, and breakout R&B phenom 6LACK has been no exception. His debut album “Free 6LACK” captures his personal journey through relationships, his rough come up, and his handling of success. Like a lot of popular R&B of the past couple years, his sound has a [...]

December 2, 2016 Austin Scott Album Reviews, Reviews 0

Dope Poetry at Ice Event Center – At Long Last, a Place Where Every Poet Belongs

Dope Poetry at Ice Event Center – At Long Last, a Place Where Every Poet Belongs

When it comes to spoken word artistry in Oklahoma City, there are levels to this. There are the local legends – The Candace Ligers, the Obbie Wests, The Kendal S Turners, the Telesa Hineses, the Grace Franklins and the James Coopers. These are poets who are known and respected for their craft by virtually everyone [...]

November 30, 2016 Brian C Scott Reviews 0

Magic from Mars, The Gold Standard of Pop Today

Magic from Mars, The Gold Standard of Pop Today

Trends fade over time, but the mark of a great artist is the ability to bring relevant, lasting expression to his or her medium, while maintaining the different aspects of success in their field (marketability, fame, influence etc.) Bruno Mars has shown us time and time again the star quality that not only makes hit [...]

November 30, 2016 Austin Scott Album Reviews 0