Topic: Music

How Millennials are Shaping the American Musical

March 14, 2016
My Fair Lady Scene

For those who worry that the American musical won’t survive amid the economies and technologies of the 21st century, there is good news: You’re wrong. The millennial generation has your back.

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Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ Is Activism for African Americans, Women and LGBTQ People

Feb. 8, 2016

OK, ladies, now let’s get in formation: Watch Beyonce show everyone what it would look like if black women’s lives mattered in hernew music video.

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Beyonce as a Bollywood Star Is Not Cultural Appropriation

Feb. 2, 2016

As fierce Sri Lankan and African-American feminists who have never supported white celebrities cash-cropping cornrows, white yoga teachers wearing saris and bindis, or other forms of cultural appropriation, we’re here to tell you: There’s no...

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Nicki Minaj Criticized for Angola Performance, But Is It Fair?

Dec. 21, 2015

The rapper's association with the daughter of a brutal dictator was frowned upon by human rights watchers, but some of those same criticisms can be levied in the U.S.

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Beyoncé Misses the Point of What Gospel Music Means to Black Americans

Feb. 17, 2015

The selection of Queen Bey to deliver a song identified with Mahalia Jackson ignored the importance of spiritual conveyance in the music that moved a people to action. 

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