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[Broadway, 2012]
[Broadway, 2009]
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Questlove to Direct THE ARISTOCATS Movie Musical Remake For Disney

Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson will direct of a live/animated-hybrid movie musical remake fo Aristocats for Disney. Questlove will also executive producing and oversee music for the film, which features a script by Will Gluck and Keith Bunin.
Michael Butler, Producer Of Broadway's Original HAIR, Passes Away At 95

Michael Butler, famed producer of the musical Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, passed peacefully November 7, 2022 at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda, CA.  He was born November 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.
The Kennedy Center Announces 2022-2023 Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music Season

The Kennedy Center's Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music program has announced its initial programming for the 2022–2023 season. The season deepens the mission of Hip Hop Culture at the Center by highlighting multi-hyphenate artists and creators in the world of hip hop and honors Contemporary Music's diverse musical genres and audiences by celebrating important artistic voices who have helped shape the canon, defied categorization, and propelled us into the future.
Pre-Broadway SOUL TRAIN, THE HEADLANDS & More Announced for American Conservatory Theater 2022/23 Season

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein announced today the productions that will make up the company’s 2022/23 season.
American Film Institute Awards Honors WEST SIDE STORY, tick, tick...BOOM!, and More

Yesterday, March 11th, the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the 2021 AFI AWARDS honorees with a star-studded invite-only luncheon in Beverly Hills. AFI also revealed its official rationales (below) for all 23 honorees, providing the cultural and artistic context to mark these outstanding creative endeavors as the year’s notable milestones.
Latoya Raveneau Signs Overall Deal With Disney Television Animation

Writer/producer/director Latoya Raveneau has entered into an overall deal at Disney to develop and produce animated projects with preeminent animation studios Disney Television Animation and 20th Television Animation and includes terms for live-action content development. The announcement was made by Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television.
72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Announces Winners

The 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced winners LIVE at the Theater at the ACE Hotel recognizing outstanding editing in 14 categories of film, television, and documentaries. In addition to the announcement of winners in competitive categories, Michelle Satter accepted the prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Award - recognizing an artist or company for distinguished achievement in film - on behalf of The Sundance Institute; two-time Oscar® winner and 2021 ACE Eddie nominee Chloe Zhao presented the honor.
DJ Lance Rock to Host ACE Eddie Awards

Presenters for the ACE Eddie Awards include Debbie Allen, Andy Garcia, Oscar® winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao, Oscar® nominee Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green, Oscar® nominee for Summer of Soul Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson,” Danny Strong (Dopesick), Emilio Estevez, Peter Sarsgaard, Tom Blyth (The Gilded Age), and more.
A&E Greenlights James Brown Documentary Event SAY IT LOUD

The series is directed by Deborah Riley Draper and executive produced by Mick Jagger, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, Peter Afterman, David Blackman, Victoria Pearman, Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter, Shawn Gee, Zarah Zohlman and Charlie Cohen. Co-Executive Producers for Polygram are Madeline Post and Robert Komadina.
Oscar-Nominated Documentary SUMMER OF SOUL to Broadcast on ABC

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in summer 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park.
SUMMER OF SOUL Soundtrack to be Released on Vinyl

Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on January 28 in digital and CD formats. An expanded 2LP will be available on June 17, and Target will exclusively offer a 1LP red vinyl. Pre-order the new vinyl soundtrack now!
31st Annual GOTHAM AWARDS Winners Announced

The Gotham Film & Media Institute (The Gotham)  announced the winners of the 31st Annual Gotham Awards at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on November 29.
The Gotham Film & Media Institute Announces Public Programming for 2021 Virtual Gotham Week Conference

The Gotham Film and Media Institute announced today the public programming for the 2021 Gotham Week Conference, taking place virtually Sunday, September 19th – Friday, September 24th.
Bethel Woods and Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Bring Questlove's SUMMER OF SOUL To Historic Woodstock Site

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural organization located in Bethel, NY, in partnership with Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, is proud to announce an outdoor screening of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson's debut film SUMMER OF SOUL on Thursday, July 1st on The Terrace Stage.
SUMMER OF SOUL Comes to El Capitan, June 25

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents “Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” June 25-July 6, 2021.
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for SUMMER OF SOUL!

The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.
Jazzmobile's Summerfest 2021 Kicks Off July 7, Including Award-Winning Film & Performance By Questlove

Jazzmobile’s much-anticipated return –  with (limited) audiences promises to be another outstanding year of high-quality performances by world class performers that will fill New York’s cultural landscape with jazz in all of its forms, including straight-ahead, swing, blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban and more.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Announces 2021 Season Lineup

The New York-based orchestra is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. Free tickets are required for entry; ticket reservations will be open for request on Monday, June 7 at 12:00PM ET.
Disney Junior Teams Up With Questlove & Black Thought for New Animated Short Series

The shorts will feature music by Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson and Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter of the GRAMMY Award®-winning musical group The Roots, who are executive producing through their Two One Five Entertainment production company alongside Latoya Raveneau.
VIDEO: Watch the Teaser Trailer for SUMMER OF SOUL, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda

Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now.

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