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Pepper Spray Messes Up Makhadzi’s Show

Mmegi Online 30 Nov 2021
The talented artist even pleaded with the security to stop making the situation worse because already some revellers were helping out in positioning back the barricade fence ... The South African Limpopo born artist appeared on the stage to reassure the fans that she was going to perform, the people went wild and wanted her to entertain them instantly.

Virgil Abloh’s final Louis Vuitton collection to be presented Tuesday

The Grio 30 Nov 2021
In 2018, Abloh was named men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton – the first African American to helm a line at the company. “It is an honor for me to accept the position of men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton,” Abloh said at the time.

Supply and demand failure

The News International 30 Nov 2021
He was both the Jay Z and the Jackie Robinson of fashion and design, becoming, as artistic director for Louis Vuitton, the first African-American man to lead design for a major luxury fashion brand. Abloh was prolific, working with brands like Ikea and Nike, and with artists like Kanye West (now known as Ye).

Inside fashion designer Virgil Abloh’s private life with wife Shannon

New York Post 30 Nov 2021
More On. virgil abloh. Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton show included 3-D skyline coats ... In 2018 he became the first African-American artistic director for French fashion house Louis Vuitton menswear ... Abloh and Kanye West (middle, with estranged wife Kim Kardashian) were frequent artistic collaborators.Best Image/BACKGRID ... ....

GALLERY: See photos from EWSD's November visual and performing arts workshops

The Essex Reporter 29 Nov 2021
This month, AVPA student met with professional artists to study oil painting and photography as well as West African fabric printing, dance and drumming ... Artist Jordan Mensah led three workshops in early November on several West African art forms.

20 Minutes With: Digital Art Gallery Tappan Collective Founder Chelsea Neman Nassib

Barrons 29 Nov 2021
Nassib’s roster includes Los Angeles artist Umar Rashid, who has created limited-edition prints depicting mythological figures, African and indigenous communities, and historic artifacts for what the artist calls “a process of storytelling and mythmaking.” She also represents ...

Arena Stage presents August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars’

Wtop 29 Nov 2021
26. “It takes place in the 1940s in Pittsburgh,” Artistic Director Molly Smith told WTOP ... Every decade of life from African Americans in Pittsburgh in the Hill District … other writers have tried it ... “He used to sit in a coffee shop and write his plays … he basically became Shakespeare for African American artists and audiences.

Virgil Abloh dies after privately battling cancer

Gulf News 29 Nov 2021
LVMH chief executive Bernard Arnault said in a statement. "We are all shocked by this terrible news ... Instagram @ virgilabloh ... Abloh was the first person of African descent to take the role of artistic director at a French luxury fashion house. In 2018, Abloh became the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear ready wear line ... .

New "getting dot OLDER" Public TV Series Seeks Americans 50+

Daily Times Chronicle 29 Nov 2021
HOLDEN, Mass., Nov ... Presenting Station is Northern California Public Media ... Check local public TV listings for showtimes ... An African dancer ... Native Alaskan artists ... Roberto Mighty, MFA, is an award-winning filmmaker, TV producer, multimedia artist, educator and musician ... He is America's first Artist-in-Residence at a National Historic Landmark cemetery ... .

3 times artists mentioned fashion icon Virgil Abloh in their music

Independent online (SA) 29 Nov 2021
Abloh was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection and founder and chief executive of fashion house Off-White ... Alboh was extremely popular in hip hop circles ... Abloh went on to become the first African-American to be artistic director at a French luxury fashion house ... He is the first artist to ever achieve this feat.

Wizkid review – Nigerian superstar spoils his victory lap with an ill-considered guest

The Observer 29 Nov 2021
African music perhaps has no greater ambassador than Afrobeats superstar Wizkid ... Celebrating his origins and honouring the difficulties of ascending as an African artist, it underscores that while he’s happy to bask in the international acclaim, there’s no place like home.

Virgil Abloh passes away at 41: A look at the fashion designer’s creative journey

Indian Express 29 Nov 2021
Virgil Abloh, the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and founder of the label Off-White, has passed way of cancer at the age of 41 ... Most famous for his tenure at Louis Vuitton, he was the first African-American artistic director and one of the few black designers at the renowned fashion brand.

New Feature Documentary From Johnnie Walker Captures the Spirit of Keep Walking, Shining a Light ...

The Eastern Herald 29 Nov 2021
The documentary features more than 20 defiantly optimistic voices from across Africa including one of the biggest African artists of the moment and social media sensation, CKay (Nigeria), rapper and songwriter Sampa the Great (Zambia), dancer and artist Kamo Mphela (South ...

EFF praises SA artists for boycotting Eswatini festival, urges others to follow

Eye Witness News 29 Nov 2021
The party has welcomed the act of solidarity by South African artists who boycotted the annual Luju Cultural and Food Festival held in Eswatini this weekend ... .

Virgil Abloh: pioneer of luxury streetwear dies aged 41

Deutsche Welle 29 Nov 2021
Kanye West, Gigi Hadid, Justin Timberlake, and Hailey Bieber are among stars who have paid tribute to Louis Vuitton's first African-American artistic director ... .