COMING SOON: Lupita Nyong'o stars in QUEEN OF KATWE


QUEEN OF KATWE
Directed by: Mira Nair
For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. 

IN CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 23!


ALMOST HERE: ONE Musicfest featuring The ENTIRE Dungeon Family and so many more...

ONE Musicfest

 
Saturday, September 10th 2016
@
Lakewood Amphitheatre
www.onemusicfest.com 
 

A magical day of music and festival fun is only A FEW DAYS AWAY!  

Tickets start at only $55! 


ONE Musicfest 2016 will featuring:
 
Erykah Badu
The ENTIRE Dungeon Family
 Ice Cube
Busta Rhymes
Gary Clark Jr
A$AP Ferg
Anderson .Paak
BJ The Chicago Kid
Jazmine Sullivan
Andra Day and a few SURPRISE PERFORMANCES. 
 Click Here for Tickets

Volunteers Wanted for Hosea Feed the Hungry Labor of Love Event on September 10th







 
Hosea Feed The Hungry needd volunteers to help at the 6th annual Labor of Love Event at the Georgia International Convention Center! During this event, we will offer job readiness workshops and employment opportunities and distribute bags of groceries.

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old to participate. Volunteers can obtain credit for community service hours completed at this event. For more information, or to register for this volunteer opportunity, please use the link below to register.  

 
If you, or someone you know, would like to be a vendor at this event, please use this form to register your company/organization: Labor of Love Vendor Registration Form

ENTER DISCOVERY's #WhyWeRide CONTEST FOR YOUR CHANCE TO RIDE THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA ON A HARLEY-DAVIDSON WITH MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER

 

 
In celebration of the new mini-series "Harley and the Davidsons," Discovery is giving bike enthusiasts and motorcycle fans a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta to ride on a Harley-Davidson with actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner!

To enter, snap a photo of yourself with your motorcyle and using hashtag #WhyWeRide, post your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram telling @Discovery why you ride!

Winners will be flown into Atlanta for the ride of their lives on September 1st and will attend a special red carpet premiere of "Harley and the Davidsons" hosted by Thunder Tower West Harley-Davidson.

Enter now! Contest ends August 29.
 

Based on a true story, Harley and the Davidsons charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune and livelihood to launch the budding enterprise. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions. 

Catch a sneak peak of "Harley and the Davidsons" below!



SHAUN ROBINSON'S "S.H.A.U.N. FOUNDATION" FOR GIRLS JOINS FORCES WITH FORD TO HOST HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION PANEL



Human Trafficking is happening everyday in Michigan. The Detroit Free Press recently reported that Michigan has seen a 16 percent increase in human trafficking cases with 152 cases reported by Polaris, an organization that helps fight human trafficking across the globe. Due in part to this unpopular epidemic, TV host Shaun Robinson, in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund, will launch her new nonprofit, the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls with a grant to Alternatives For Girls. The kickoff event will feature a human trafficking prevention panel on Saturday August 20, 2016, 8:30am -11:00am at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in her hometown of Detroit.  The event is being held in conjunction with the museum's African World Festival. All young ladies, their sisters, nieces, girlfriends, and parents are invited to attend this honest and candid discussion.

The panel will include community experts and trafficking survivors who will offer advice from their experiences, and engage in discussion about how to end trafficking in our community. The event, The Empowered Girl: How NOT to be a Victim of Human Trafficking, is free and open to the public. Shaun Robinson will facilitate the panel, which will include:
  • Joyce Haskett, author and survivor;
  • Alice Jay, author and survivor;
  • Nicole McGee, FBI-Detroit, Victims Specialist;
  • Debra Munroe, activist and survivor;
  • Deena Policicchio, Alternatives For Girls, Outreach Director;
  • Mary Sheffield, Detroit City Councilmember;
  • Celia Thomas, Alternatives For Girls, Chief Operating Officer;
  • Deborah Thomas, Judge - 3rd Judicial Circuit Court
"The Ford Motor Company Fund is pleased to join forces with this inaugural event for the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls here in Detroit while supporting such a dedicated, solution-based organization as Alternatives For Girls," says Pamela Alexander, director of community development, Ford Motor Company Fund. "It is imperative that we educate and empower young girls and women to be vigilant of those who prey on our communities". 

Good Read: "MAKE YOUR MARK: PERSONAL BRANDING THROUGH 'ON-PURPOSE' LIVING" RELEASING THIS FALL

 
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FX TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES "ATLANTA" SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10/9C

  

Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. 
Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle


Take a sneak peek below!

Executive Produced by Donald Glover

FX TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES "ATLANTA" SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10/9C

  

Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. 
Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle


Take a sneak peek below!

Executive Produced by Donald Glover

A3C ANNOUNCES THE 2016 PRO-AUDIO CENTER


Events Include Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion, Sample Flip Saturday, The Making Of ATLiens, And More

The A3C Festival & Conference is pleased to announce its audiophile dream, the Pro-Audio Center, taking place at SAE Institute's Atlanta campus located at 215 Peachtree St. NE (downtown) from October 7th to October 9th in Atlanta, GA.  

One of the highlights at the Pro-Audio Center includes Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion panel with multi-platinum-selling producers such as: Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Nasheim Myrick, and production team Sean C & LV.  The aforementioned panelists are responsible for undeniable Bad Boy hits that include, Biggie's "Hypnotize," The Lox, DMX, and Black Rob's "24 Hours To Live," and G. Dep's "Keep It Gangsta."  The Bad Boy Hitmen Reunion panel comes on the hills of the recently announced five-disc, 80-track Bad Boy Entertainment 20th anniversary box set, out August 12th

"Producers, audio engineers and DJs help to create the sound and direction for artists and are some of the most under appreciated creatives in Hip-Hop.  The Pro-Audio center is an essential stop for all music makers in the genre," states Mike Walbert, Executive Director of A3C.

Attendees of A3C's Pro-Audio Center are able to network with some of Hip-Hop's most influential music makers.  Last year's speakers included: Just Blaze, The Alchemist, Metro Boomin, Bryan Michael Cox, Pete Rock, Zaytoven, R. City, Needlz, Sean Garrett, Bangladesh, Sonny Digital, and many more.

J. Hatch, A3C Pro-Audio Manager and Co-Founder of [iStandard] expounds, "A3C's Pro-Audio is where the forefront of music creation and education meet face to face. It's a space where like-minded individuals can network, learn and shake hands with their influences in a conducive atmosphere."
The Pro-Audio Center offers intimate and interactive programming that includes: workshops, demos, panels, showcases, live interviews and mentor sessions.  

Events Include
*Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion - 20 Years of Hits presented by Collabmix with  Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Nasheim Myrick, and Sean C & LV
Bad Boy's legendary Hitmen have produced chart-topping records for Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, Diddy, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Big Pun, Rakim, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Mariah Carey and dozens of other icons.

Collabmix is your way to organize joint production efforts with your friends or by joining public collaborations in the Collabmix community.  Collabmix helps you have more organized alliances with project management features for improving workflow. Your workspaces have dedicated space for your project files, project specific inboxes, assigned tasks and you can easily track the progress of each project just by viewing the progress bar for each one.  More info can be found here: http://www.collabmix.com.

* [iStandard] Producer Showcase with Streetrunner, Needlz and Focus 
Over the past 11 years, the [iStandard] producer showcase has been the premier platform to assist getting the aspiring producer to the next level in their career. Held in 35+ North American & 2 Canadian markets, [iStandard] coordinates over 75+ events for music creators and searches for the most talented individuals to present their skills in front of the music industry's elite.
Producer Submissions are open until September 19th.  There is no fee to submit.  Producer may submit here: http://www.a3cfestival.com/producers.

*The Making of ATLiens with Mr. DJ
It's the 20-year anniversary of Outkast's ATLiens.  We are going to travel back in time with the legendary Dungeon Family DJ/Producer, Mr. DJ, to talk about the creative process that brought this classic album to life. 

*Playback Sessions
Artists and producers bring one song or beat on a USB and get feedback on the spot from some of hip-hop's most accomplished producers, songwriters and A&Rs.

*Sample Flip Saturday with M16
Just bring your headphones & laptop -- samples will be supplied.  Participants have two hours to flip the sample. The most creative flip wins a partner prize package, free lifetime membership to iStandard and three exclusive sound kits.

*Started From Scratch: DJ Documentary with DJ Jelly
An interactive discussion that illustrates just how long Atlanta's now prominent Hip-Hop scene has been building and just where and when certain very important seeds were planted.  We will connect the dots to show the importance of DJs, talk jocks and turntablists alike have had on the rise of the Atlanta Hip-Hop scene.

*Native Sessions presented by Native Instruments
 Held in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Tokyo, Native Sessions is a series of regular events dedicated to bringing NI users, experts, and the wider music community together to explore the future of music making with KOMPLETE, TRAKTOR, and MASCHINE.

*Manage Me Please: A Producer's Manager with Rico Brooks
Producers need managers too. Every producer wants to get their music to the masses, but most lack the right management that can provide them with the right opportunities. We will be discussing how and when to find a manager, what a manager should be able to provide, and what skills are required to be a successful producer.

Place Your Records with Bryan-Michael Cox and Ray Daniels
Producers always ask "How can I get placements?'" The right placement can make a producer's career. We will discuss the right approach and process to getting a great placement. Get insight from the manager and A&R's side as well as the producers directly.

K-Major Has Co-Produced And Co-Written For French Montana and Future Now He Drops His New Single "Bandana" From Upcoming Album


K-Major Co-Writes New Song "First" By Gold-Selling Artist SoMo 
To Be Released This Friday
K-MAJOR 

K-Major began to pursue a full-time career in music following the success of multiple releases including his first single, "My Song," off of the self-entitled mixtape, The MAJORity Rules.   He reached the national spotlight with live performances on BET's "106 & Park," "Wild-Out-Wednesday" and "Blaze the Stage." 

His music began to quickly spread throughout the country having tacked on multiple accolades including landing song placements on BET's television series The Game, VH-1's "Hit the Floor," ABC's "Lincoln Heights," and the WWE film "Knuckleheads."   

After signing a recording contract with Redzone Entertainment/Capitol Records, K-Major hit the ground running releasing controversial singles "Smashin" and "A lot of Cash" feat Young Thug off of his album iMJVOR.

K-Major has also racked up an impressive body of work with Grammy award winning duo, The Dream and Tricky Stewart contributing to songs by major R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop artists such as French Montana (co-producer "Moses" featuring Chris Brown and Migos) and Future (co-producer "Salute"). 

In the midst of writing and producing ground breaking hits for other artists, K-Major continues to create exciting new music for his fans. His prior releases include "A Lot of Cash" featuring Young Thug (2014), a creative collaboration with DJ Spinz entitled "Pursuit of Happiness" (2014), "Free Yourself" by DJ Scream & K-Major (2015) and "Shut It Down" featuring August Alsina (2015) off of his first independent album Category V (2015) currently available worldwide.