philamuseum:

Have you noticed more beautiful billboards and buses around Philadelphia? Art Everywhere US is “the largest outdoor art show ever conceived,” displaying fifty-eight works by great American artists in August from coast to coast. See how many you can spot throughout the city.“The Peaceable Kingdom,” c. 1846–47, by Edward Hicks (Dallas Museum of Art)

Saw one in Glenarden by the babysitter’s house

philamuseum:

Have you noticed more beautiful billboards and buses around Philadelphia? Art Everywhere US is “the largest outdoor art show ever conceived,” displaying fifty-eight works by great American artists in August from coast to coast. See how many you can spot throughout the city.

“The Peaceable Kingdom,” c. 1846–47, by Edward Hicks (Dallas Museum of Art)

Saw one in Glenarden by the babysitter’s house

dynamicafrica:

DYNAMIC AFRICA GLOBAL EVENTS LISTING: MUSIC.

A couple of music events on radar happening around the world.

Pukkelpop 2014

Currently happening, the 2014 edition of Beligum’s Pukkelpop music festival kicked off on August 14th and will end on August 16th. We’re not sure if you can still get there if you live nearby but it’s worth it to see the likes of Kwabs, FKA twigs, Janelle Monae, Kelis, Neneh Cherry, Kelela and more.

Luckily, for those of us that can’t be there, there’s a livestream here.

Afropolitan Vibes

Tonight in Lagos, enjoy an evening of live music, cool breeze and lots of palm wine! For this edition of Afropolitan Vibes, the line-up includes the one and only Weird MC, Show Dem Camp, Isedale, and resident host Bantu.

The event is free but you’ll have to pay N200 to get into the Freedom Park venue.

August 15th - 7pm
Freedom Park, Lagos

Blood Orange at SummerStage

Blood Orange is headlining OkayAfrica’s 15 year anniversary celebration this weekend in New York’s Central Park. See him, Moses Sumney and Sean Nicholas Savage at SummerStage all for free!

August 16th - 7pm
Central Park, New York

August SummerStage Events

August 17th
Harlem Family Day + Shine and the Moonbeams + Moona Luna + Kojo Odu Roney & Friends + B-Love’s Hip Hop Jazzy Groove + DJ KS 360, 4pm, Marcus Garvey Park

BellaTrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music, 7pm, Marcus Garvey Park

WBLS 6th Annual R&B Fest Musiq Soulchild, 7pm, Central Park

The Nuyorican Poets Café’s 40th-Anniversary Celebration Full-Length Film Screening: Our Latin Thing, 6pm, East River Park

August 23rd
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Wallace Roney Orchestra + Lionel Loueke +  Melissa Aldana + Kris Bowers w/ special guest Chris Turner, 3pm, Marcus Garvey Park

August 24th
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Barron + Cindy Blackman Santana + Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith + Brianna Thomas, 3pm, Tompkins Square Park

AfroPunk Music Festival 2014

This year’s line-up includes the likes of D’Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Trash Talk, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, Cold Specks, special guests Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and many, many more. Taking place over two days, the annual free AfroPunk Fest features 4 stages of music, a speaker’s corner, thrift market and art wall. DJs and dancers will also be present!

August 23rd-24th
Commodore Barrymore Park, New York (Brooklyn)

Chale Wote

It’s the first and only arts festival organized in Accra, Ghana, and it’s back for a fourth year. For two days, the streets of James Town will be packed full of art, artists and art lovers alike. On August 23rd-24th, Accra will be the arts center of the world.

August 23rd-24th, 2014
James Town - High Street, Accra

Fool’s Gold Presents: Day Off ‘14

Danny Brown, French Montana, ARAABMUZIK and more make up the line up for this Labor Day concert hosted by Fool’s Gold Recs.

September 1st
50 Kent, New York (Brooklyn)

Mulatu Astatke at the Royal Festival Hall

An evening of the finest in Ethiopian jazz from the master of the genre himself. 

September 13th
Southbank Centre, London

TribeOne Dinkoeng

From September 26th-28th, Africa’s Biggest Music Festival is going to take place in the town of Cullinan 30 km east of Pretoria in Gauteng Province. Get to see African and international acts, Fally Ipupa, Tiwa Savage, Khuli Chana, Wizkid and AKA, to Nicki Minaj, Kid Ink, and J. Cole.

September 26th-28th
Cullinan, Gauteng

Rocking the Daisies

One of South Africa’s premiere music festivals, Rocking the Daisies is the unofficial official event of the summer. With headlining artists such as MGMT, the Rudimentals, Beatenberg, The Presets, Arno Carstens, and Taxi Violence, Rocking the Daisies this year boasts a number of stages with bands and artists from South Africa and the rest of the world.

October 2nd - 5th
Cloof Wine Estate, Darling

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broadcastarchive-umd:

Guglielmo Marconi (1874 - 1937):

Marconi was born in Italy in 1874 to a rather wealthy Italian father and Irish mother. He was educated privately and then went to the Livorno Technical Institute. While there, he read an article that grabbed his attention.

The article suggested the possibility of using radio waves to communicate without wires.The year was 1894, and the most modern way to send a message was over telegraph wires. (Heinrich Herz, for whom the units hertz and megahertz are named, had discovered and first produced radio waves in 1888.)

Marconi jumped right on the problem. He began experimenting at his family’s home near Bologna. Within a year he had sent and received signals beyond the range of vision (including over a hill) and then over increasingly great distances — up to two miles! He took out a patent in 1896. The Italian government was not interested in Marconi’s work, but the British Admiralty was, and it installed Marconi’s radio equipment in some of its ships. Radio transmission was pushed to greater and greater lengths, and by 1899, Marconi had sent a signal nine miles across the Bristol Channel and 31 miles across the English Channel to France. Most people believed that the curvature of the earth would prevent sending a signal much farther than 200 miles, so when Marconi was able to transmit across the Atlantic ocean in 1901, people were stunned. It opened the door to a rapidly developing wireless industry.

Marconi continued to refine and expand upon his inventions in the next few years, and then turned toward the business aspects of his work. In 1909 he won the Nobel Prize in physics, shared with Karl Ferdinand Braun whose modifications to Marconi’s transmitters significantly increased their range and usefulness. (PBS)

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austinkleon:

Robin Williams’ extraordinary friendship with Christopher Reeve


  ‘I lay on my back, frozen, unable to avoid thinking the darkest thoughts,’ wrote Reeve.
  
  ‘Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist and that he had to examine me immediately.


(via NextDraft's wonderful roundup)

austinkleon:

Robin Williams’ extraordinary friendship with Christopher Reeve

‘I lay on my back, frozen, unable to avoid thinking the darkest thoughts,’ wrote Reeve.

‘Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist and that he had to examine me immediately.

(via NextDraft's wonderful roundup)

dynamicafrica:

Nigerian Artist Digitally Enhances Classic Gangster Film, Includes Self.

It’s been over 40 years since the initial release of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather was released. But as with many of Hollywood’s most celebrated classics, you’d be hard pressed to find complex black characters in the forefront (or even the background) of the award-winning Mafia drama.That is, until now.

Fed up with the misrepresentation and underepresentation of black men in this film, Nigerian artist Uche Okpa-Iroha has digitally inserted himself into scenes throughout the film.

In his own words, Okpa-Iroha says:

‘The Godfather is one of the best films ever, but it misrepresents and underrepresents the black man, and as an artist I have to question that. I use humour to probe the media dynamics of race and examine the imbalance in Hollywood. My simple acts of intrusion show what was left out.’

What I love most about these images is that the space that Okpa-Iroha occupies in 2-D creates an almost palpable character that goes beyond the stereotypical. He is present in pivotal scenes and, although the film’s real characters do not always appear to directly interacting with him, it does not diminish or take away from the fact that not only is he there, but he has a voice and has agency.

(source)

ilovecharts:

via Nick Douglas

ilovecharts:

via Nick Douglas

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thewilsonblog:

And another thing

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Always remember that police brutality is not just a man’s issue. It is a woman’s issue as well and it’s time to treat it as such. This involves all of us yet I have only heard of the men that are dead. It’s a shame that I don’t know even half of…

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nbaoffseason:

Notice the ref isn’t making eye contact? Probably because of the menacing man in a hoodie standing in front of him.

nbaoffseason:

Notice the ref isn’t making eye contact? Probably because of the menacing man in a hoodie standing in front of him.

(Source: jeskeets, via nbaoffseason)

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