Black Thought News

Third Street Music School Settlement to Honor The Roots at Spring GalaThird Street Music School Settlement to Honor The Roots at Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation's longest running community school, has announced that this year's Spring Gala will honor Grammy-Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, and Beverly Harper, Third Street Safety Director of nearly two decades. (more...)

Amazon to Develop Animated & Live-Action Children's Series with Hip-Hop's The RootsAmazon to Develop Animated & Live-Action Children's Series with Hip-Hop's The Roots
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Amazon is currently developing an animated children's series, South Street Sounds (working title), along with a live-action children's series, with Grammy Award winning hip-hop band The Roots and their Passyunk Productions. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts: Meet the Female Playwrights PanelBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts: Meet the Female Playwrights Panel
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Apr 7, 2017

This Friday, April 7, marks the beginning of 'UCF Celebrates the Arts,' a week-long showcase of student art and pieces that demonstrate the vital role of the arts. On Sunday, UCF faculty members will hold a female playwrights panel. I talked with two of the playwrights, Belinda (Be) Boyd and Sybil St. Claire, about their inspiration to become playwrights, their start in playwriting and what to expect at the panel.  (more...)

HAMILTON Original Cast Recording and Mixtape to Receive Music Industry HonorHAMILTON Original Cast Recording and Mixtape to Receive Music Industry Honor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Music Business Association will celebrate the massive success of the HAMILTON Original Cast Recording and the Hamilton Mixtape albums with an Outstanding Achievement Award on May 18 at 12:30 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2017 convention's Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon, Migos & The Roots Perform 'Bad Boujee' with Office SuppliesVIDEO: Jimmy Fallon, Migos & The Roots Perform 'Bad Boujee' with Office Supplies
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Migos stop by the TONIGHT SHOW offices and performed 'Bad and Boujee' on office supplies. (more...)

Announcing 10th Annual Roots PicnicAnnouncing 10th Annual Roots Picnic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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The Roots Announce Lineup for Annual Acclaimed Festival 'Roots Picnic'The Roots Announce Lineup for Annual Acclaimed Festival 'Roots Picnic'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today, the legendary Roots crew announce that their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia's Festival Pier at Penn's Landing on SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017. (more...)

Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & More to Celebrate Release of 'Hamilton Mixtape' on Tonight's 'Jimmy Fallon'Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & More to Celebrate Release of 'Hamilton Mixtape' on Tonight's 'Jimmy Fallon'
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

BWW has just learned exclusively that Black Thought from The Roots, Busta Rhymes and Joell Ortiz will perform on tonight's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andra Day, Ashanti & More Celebrate HAMILTON MIXTAPE Release!Photo Flash: Andra Day, Ashanti & More Celebrate HAMILTON MIXTAPE Release!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Attention HAMILTON fans! 'The Hamilton Mixtape' has arrived!  Featuring a collection of remixes, covers, and tracks inspired by the multi-Tony Award winning Broadway musical, featured artists include: Sia, Usher, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, and Queen Latifah. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Josh Groban, Tony Bennett & More Set for Tonight's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTERPhoto Flash: First Look - Josh Groban, Tony Bennett & More Set for Tonight's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The arrival of the holidays wouldn't be complete without a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree, live from Rockefeller Center in New York City and hosted by 'Today' anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb. (more...)

Pentatonix, The Roots & More Added to NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTERPentatonix, The Roots & More Added to NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Roots, Anthony Hamilton & the HamilTones and Pentatonix will join NBC's star-studded special CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER," set to air live from Rockefeller Center in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

VIDEO: Late Night Televison Enlists Broadway Stars, A-Listers & More on Election EveVIDEO: Late Night Televison Enlists Broadway Stars, A-Listers & More on Election Eve
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

On the eve of the election, late night television hosts called in the big guns to help get out the vote and take aim at Republican candidate Donald Trump. Below, check out all the highlights (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Daveed Diggs Raps About Voting on TONIGHT SHOWVIDEO: Tony Winner Daveed Diggs Raps About Voting on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Tony Award winning actor Daveed Diggs and The Roots' Black Thought trade bars about voting in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)

BET Networks to Present Original Documentary CHARGED: THE DA VS. BLACK AMERICA, 11/7BET Networks to Present Original Documentary CHARGED: THE DA VS. BLACK AMERICA, 11/7
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

BET Networks continues its slate of award-winning Truth Series original documentaries with the premiere of the compelling film, CHARGED: THE DA VS. BLACK AMERICA which will air Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9:00 P.M., ET/PT. (more...)

Black Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing ArtsBlack Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season today, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Black Violin: The UNITY TourBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Black Violin: The UNITY Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season today, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

PBS' HAMILTON'S AMERICA Watched by 3.6 Million Viewers Over Premiere WeekendPBS' HAMILTON'S AMERICA Watched by 3.6 Million Viewers Over Premiere Weekend
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

PBS and WNET announced that the October 21 premiere of HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the kick-off program for the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival, was seen by more than 3.6 million television viewers between its premiere on Friday, October 21 (more...)

BWW Review: HAMILTON'S AMERICA is a Brilliant Film Worthy of its SubjectBWW Review: HAMILTON'S AMERICA is a Brilliant Film Worthy of its Subject
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 21, 2016

For nearly two years, all theatre lovers the world over, whether they'd seen the show or not, have understood that Hamilton is a deeply affecting, intelligently written, and surprisingly personal musical. Now, for fans who have seen Lin-Manuel Miranda's masterpiece, and for those who know it only through the cast recording, television appearances, and 'Hamilton: The Revolution,' PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES has delivered a documentary that is as affecting, intelligent, and personal as its subject. (more...)

Tune In Now For The HAMILTON'S AMERICA Documentary on BroadwayWorld.comTune In Now For The HAMILTON'S AMERICA Documentary on BroadwayWorld.com
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens ofLin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton - winner of 11 TONY AWARDS and the Pulitzer Prize - explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (more...)

Review Roundup - New PBS Documentary HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Premiering TonightReview Roundup - New PBS Documentary HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens ofLin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton - winner of 11 TONY AWARDS and the Pulitzer Prize - explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, tonight (more...)

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