African art show explores class, race, migration

“Crash Wily” by Yinka Shonibare. (Tiroche DeLeon Collection)A wide range of contemporary African art is being showcased for the first time in Korea. The Seoul Museum of Art has brought together foreign artists of African descent...

‘Selma’ stars on poignancy and parallels of movie

NEW YORK (AP) ― At Sunday’s premiere of “Selma” in New York, the cast acknowledged parallels between their film about the African-American civil rights movement and recent protests nationwide, calling attention to the deaths o...

An R&B Jesus? D’Angelo challenges with ‘Black Messiah’

NEW YORK (AFP) ― After a wait of nearly 15 years, D’Angelo is making a Second Coming of sorts with “Black Messiah,” a hard-charging attack on racial injustice that challenges listeners both musically and lyrically.Released as ...

New York’s Apollo channels Duke Ellington for holidays

NEW YORK (AFP) ― A half century after Duke Ellington transformed “The Nutcracker” into a jazz suite, New York’s Apollo Theater has channeled him in a production that reaches into opera and tap-dancing.The Apollo, the legendary...