Daily Archives: September 16, 2016

Download Mark de Clive-Lowe’s bluenoteremixed vol. 1


Mark de Clive-Lowe has remixed a collection of Blue Note classics for the #bluenoteremixed vol.1 mixtape. Bobbi Humphrey, Herbie Hancock and a host of samples made famous by A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planet and more are in the mix. Illa J, Bambu, Nia Andrews, Pino Palladino and Nomad Pendergrass have cameos on the tape. Download #bluenoteremixed vol.1 at Mark de Clive-Lowe’s site.


UK Vocalist Nissi Releases New Single Criminal

Nissi emerged recently released her “Pay Attention” single to praise and now she has returned with the relationship-oriented “Criminal.” She has worked with producer Cornel Sorian in the past and they have met again for “Criminal” which will be included on her forthcoming Downtown EP. As for the inspiration behind “Criminal” she says:

“Having conversations with my friends, about how, even though they were in relationships, they have met other people they just had to talk to. Attraction is definitely one experience we have all gone through. This song captures that feeling of wanting something or someone that can make you commit a little crime, just to get your way.” 



Adorn Beauty Enhancements Celebrates Three Year Anniversary with a NAAF Fundraiser during Alopecia Areata Awareness Month


Adorn Beauty Enhancements owner, ChiChi Owens photo credits: Felicia Lynch and Mila Thomas

Adorn Beauty Enhancements owner, ChiChi Owens
photo credits: Felicia Lynch and Mila Thomas

Atlanta – September marks two special occasions for beauty consultant and hair specialist, Archia Hall-Owens, better known as ChiChi Owens, the owner of Adorn Beauty Enhancements. ChiChi is not only celebrating her three-year anniversary in business, but she is also bringing heightened appreciation toAlopecia Areata Awareness Month. To commemorate both, ChiChi has committed to donating $25 for every custom wig sold during the month of September to The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF).

ChiChi has had her own personal experience with combating hair loss. Relaxers, coloring, braiding and hair glue all played a part in waning her hairline. The matter was exacerbated when she could never find a wig that properly fit her smaller sized head, so she started gluing wefts of hair into stocking caps back in 2000. Her wig designs gave her a new felt since of confidence while she worked on stimulating the regrowth of her hair.
ChiChi was pleasantly surprised by the compliments and requests she got from women wanting her to provide custom wigs for them as well! She launched Adorn Beauty Enhancements as a central one-stop location for all things make-up and hair. The shop is located in Atlanta and online at http://adornbeautyenhancements.com/  .

She’s Gotta Have To Be Remade As A Series For Netflix


Spike Lee’s 1986 debut film, She’s Gotta Have It will be remade into a 10-episode series for Netflix. The new version will have all new actors and actresses for the installments which will be directed by Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis-Lee. It is the 30th anniversary of the film and Lee just released a limited edition Moleskin notebook commemorating the movie. Tracy Camilla Johns starred as the independent, sexually liberated Nola Darling who openly dated three men at once including Lee’s character Mars Blackmon. Here is what Lee had to say about the remake:


“She’S Gotta Have It Has A Very Special Place In My Heart. We Shot This Film In 12 Days (2 Six Day Weeks) Way Back In The Back Back Of The Hot Summer Of 1985 For A Mere Total of $175,000. Funds That We Begged, Borrowed and Whatnot To Get That Money. This Is The 1st Official Spike Lee Feature Film Joint And Everything That We Have Been Blessed With In This Tough Business Of Film All Have Been Due To SGHI.

Now With The Passing (August 8th) Of The 30th Anniversary, It’s A Gift That Keeps On Giving. We Are Getting An Opportunity To Revisit These Memorable Characters Who Will Still Be Relevant And Avant Garde 3 Decades Later. With All That Said It Was My Wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, Producer In Her Own Right, Who Had The Vision To Take My Film From The Big Screen And Turn It Into An Episodic Series. It Had Not Occurred To Me At All. Tonya Saw It Plain As Day. I Didn’t.”


Mayer Hawthorne Covers Tears For Fears’ Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Mayer Hawthorne is known to perform Tears For Fears’s’s “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” during his live shows. He’s recorded a studio version of the song and made it available for purchase. Hawthorne’s third studio album, Man About Town came out earlier this year.