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Remembering Pharoah Sanders, Who Sought Divinity on Earth

The legendary saxophonist, who died at 81 this week, saw music as a route toward holiness. To hear Pharoah Sanders tell it, he spent his six-decade career reaching for something that was always just beyond him. From the ecstatic flights of his playing, and the sometimes explicitly religious iconography he employed to… Read more »

Broadway honors James Earl Jones with Cort Theatre renaming

  Cort Theatre on Broadway has been renamed after James Earl Jones, the second theater on the Great White Way named after a Black artist. The honor adds to the many that the iconic actor Jones has amassed, including two Emmys, a Golden Globe, two Tony Awards, a Grammy, the… Read more »

Comedian Kevin Hart Debuts Vegan Fast-Food Spot Hart House in Westchester

  Actor Kevin Hart’s first plant-based fast-food restaurant will be up and running this Thursday in Westchester. Located at 8901 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Hart House is less than a four-minute walk away from the LAX-adjacent location of In-N-Out-Burger, which is always impossibly busy. Last week, Hart broke the news in… Read more »

Black developers to transform LA’s Bunker Hill

  A new “divine destination experience” is set to sprout up in Downtown Los Angeles and is touted as two of the most tony towers in town. Angels Landing, a $2 billion development on Hill Street adjacent to Angels Flight, proposes two high-rises soaring 64 and 42 stories high. Included… Read more »

African American History Museum To Host First-Ever Hip-Hop Block Party

  The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be throwing an inaugural Hip-Hop Block Party this summer, featuring a lineup of local and national performers and activities uplifting the origins and influence of hip-hop. The free event will take place on Aug. 13 to celebrate the… Read more »