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COVID-19, BLM Create New Interest, Opportunities for African Artists

Voa News 21 Apr 2021
A new Nigerian art gallery opened in Los Angeles this year reflecting a growing international interest in contemporary African art. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee has the details. Camera. Roy Kim, Rodmy Dorcil, Michelle Quinn ... .
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I’m honoured to be part of this year’s Afro Pfingsten festival -Yaa Yaa

Ghana Web 21 Apr 2021
The coordinator of this year’s festival has disclosed the selection of three Ghanaian artistes such as the melodious songstress Yaa Yaa, the African Lioness Wiyaala, and the “Heaven there’s no beer” hitmaker Atongo Zimba to grace the festival with their live music performances.
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City Official Disagrees with Black Muralist’s Depiction of Black Life

Fort Worth Weekly 21 Apr 2021
Tovar suggested that the artist place a Chinese figure into the work, something Moore refused to do ... The mural’s progress is documented on the artist’s Instagram page @JDMoorePortfolios ... In short, Tovar allegedly told Moore the painting was taking too long to complete and that another artist would need to be brought in to finish the work.
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Tiwa Savage gets full sleeve tattoo on her arm

Joy Online 21 Apr 2021
She has shown that her tolerance level for pain is out of this world as she has become the latest African female artist to get a tattoo sleeve ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Tiwa Savage (@tiwasavage) ... “ Also known as 1ABG,” which translates number one African bad girl ... .
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Araneta’s arsenal: Defense, maturity

Sun Star 21 Apr 2021
Defense and maturity will be key to Cebuano hard-hitter Christian Araneta’s victory in his upcoming fight in South Africa this weekend against South African knockout artist Sivenathi Nontshinga. “His maturity in his game and the perfect defense ... He followed it up with an impressive first round knockout over Roland Jay Biendima ... Araneta is rated No.
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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

The Lufkin News 21 Apr 2021
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 18, 2021. Editorial. Pa. is finally upgrading its unemployment system, but claimants will have to do without during the process ... ——— ... April 18, 2021 ... Dr ... Reina Wooden, an acclaimed artist in Harrisburg, posted this on her Facebook page. ... If you see a cop talking to any African American person, I KNOW YOU BETTER STOP WALKING.
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ART TALK: As Market for Their Artists Booms, African Galleries Expand to the West

Tadias 20 Apr 2021
The fates and fortunes of African artists have, until recently, been largely shaped by outsider interests ... Nzewi, the show helped spread the appeal of African artists stateside ... Goodman Gallery works a wide remit, showing emerging and established artists from across the continent alongside non-African artists such as Hank Willis Thomas from the US.
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As the market for their artists booms, African galleries take control by expanding to the West

The Art Newspaper 20 Apr 2021
The fates and fortunes of African artists have, until recently, been largely shaped by outsider interests ... Nzewi, the show helped spread the appeal of African artists stateside ... Goodman Gallery works a wide remit, showing emerging and established artists from across the continent alongside non-African artists such as Hank Willis Thomas from the US.
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’Cantiamo’ celebrates and honours Mzansi opera singers

Independent online (SA) 20 Apr 2021
Artistic director Marcus Tebogo Desando is making a plea to South Africans to make their way back to the theatre, as the livelihood of many creatives is dependent on this ... “Cantiamo” is a show that strives to celebrate and honour many South African singers, composers and conductors for their contribution to the global music scene.
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City Official Warns Black Muralist About Depicting Black Culture

Fort Worth Weekly 20 Apr 2021
Tovar suggested that the artist place a Chinese figure into the work, something Moore refused to do ... The mural’s progress is documented on the artist’s Instagram page @JDMoorePortfolios ... In short, Tovar allegedly told Moore the painting was taking too long to complete and that another artist would need to be brought in to finish the work.
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New artist-in-residence program at Wake Forest University will honor Maya Angelou

News & Record 20 Apr 2021
WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest University will establish a new artist-in-residence program to honor the late Maya Angelou ... Wake Forest said it will decide on the nomination process in the fall and plans to announce the first recipient of the Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award in early 2022.
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Tribeca Festival Feature Film Lineup Includes Hulu's Ilana Glazer Starrer 'False Positive' and Sony's '12 Mighty Orphans'

The Hollywood Reporter 20 Apr 2021
premiere and one international premiere ... The festival will also feature special, curated Juneteenth programming highlighted throughout different verticals, celebrating voices from the African diaspora, with special emphasis on African-American artists, performers, filmmakers and creators across disciplines. Many films will be available for U.S ... .
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Man dies following a grizzly bear attack at Yellowstone National Park

Penn Live 20 Apr 2021
The release said Mock had bear spray with him, but it is unknown whether he was able to use it during the attack ... The bear was described as “an older-age male grizzly.” ... considers voting changesHistoric painting of Yellowstone by African-American Pennsylvania artist acquired by Penn State museumBison tosses 9-year-old girl in the air at Yellowstone ... .
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Organizers prepare for Oakland’s all-online 2021 White Elephant Sale

East Bay Times 20 Apr 2021
Among the limited number of photographed items displayed in advance on the White Elephant Facebook page (facebook.com/whiteelephantsaleomca) and the sale’s other social media sites are salt-and-pepper shakers, trolls (the old-fashioned doll kind), handbags, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and art pins by African American artist JoeSam ... Photos ... .
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Tribeca Festival Lineup Includes Documentaries on Rick James and Anthony Bourdain

The Wrap 20 Apr 2021
This year’s Tribeca will also include special curated programming for Juneteenth, including the Rick James film, and will celebrate voices from the African Diaspora with an emphasis on African-American artists, performers, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary creators ... A conversation with Director and Artist JR.
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