Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

Bounce TV’s Brown Sugar Will Celebrate Pam Grier’s Birthday With Brown Sugar Mamas

Bounce TV’s Brown Sugar streaming service will celebrate Pam Grier’s May 26th birthday with a section on their homepage featuring many of her classic films including Coffy, Black Mama White Mama, Friday Foster, Scream Blacula Scream, Sheba, Baby and Original Gangstas. The iconic action hero actress is also a Brown Sugar ambassador. 

Bounce TV is launching its Brown Sugar Mamas this month with a collection of films honoring mothers. 

Brown Sugar can be accessed on the Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.  

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Apollo Brown & Locksmith Announce No Question Collaboration

Detroit producer Apollo Brown and Richmond, California battle rapper Locksmith have worked together on a new album they call No Question. Today they debuted the title track and within three minutes Locksmith gets thoughtful about the religious prejudice he witnessed as a child, America’s classicism and the elevation of mythical heroes. Apollo Brown provides a dusty falsetto soul loop, strings and a tambourine which makes Locksmith sound like he’s rapping with Curtis Mayfield or The Stylistics. The full-length No Question album releases June 15th.  

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Pioneer Street Photographer Norman Bush Celebrated in New Documentary

Photographer, Norman Bush, pauses for a photo with family in front of his piece, Malcolm Live, during the filming of a documentary about his work. Pictured (L-R): Ed Dessisso, Dr. Hector Bush, Mrs. Myrna Bush, Norman Bush, and Kevin Sipp.

 

ATLANTA – An eclectic selection of art connoisseurs gathered in Atlanta last week as filming kicked off for a documentary about the unique artistry of Norman Bush, a pioneering street photographer who creates art by photographing bill postings on city walls and images of street scenes that relate historic events and powerful movements. Entitled, Norman Bush: Post No Bills, the taping took place during a special exhibit and conversation about his extensive photography collection.
 
“Long before Facebook, Instagram or even the Internet, people used the walls of New York City buildings to post announcements and social justice messages,” said Norman Bush: Post No Bills director Ed Dessisso. “We hope to convey how Norman captured the moment that time, weather and the human need to communicate transformed into a torn and tattered third dimension with the texture and qualities of street art.”
 
Norman Bush’s photographs transport audiences through the streets of New York City for over more than a half-century.  The atmospherically developed art is created from photographs of frayed pieces of posted notices and playbills plastered on buildings throughout the city. It documents “bill posting” as the pre-digital era social media, when social justice themes came to life on city walls. 
 
“My father is a trendsetter. He was a street photographer decades before it became popular,” says Dr. Hector Bush, the photographer’s son and owner of Orthodontic Care of Georgia. ” In addition to creating abstract collages, he captured moments in history that nobody would have ever considered extraordinary at the time.”
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