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It appears that Questlove's Oscar-winning cinematic ode to the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival made such an impact that a team has come together to bring a reimagined version of the music fest back to Uptown New York next year!

Rap pioneer LL Cool J reps for hip-hop history daily on "Rock The Bells Radio," and now he's ready to hit the stage again by bringing back the New York City-centric music festival of the same name that started it all.

Genese Jamilah of "I DON'T DO CLUBS" curated a pretty cool list of music festivals that you can still hit up before and after the summer solstice ends. The best part? They're all centered around creating good times specifically for Black people!

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The uber-popular Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to concerns about the growing coronavirus. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. The festival’s producer Goldenvoice made the announcement Tuesday, also confirming that Stagecoach, a country music festival, will also be postponed. Coachella, held in […]

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Musician Roy Ayers is currently resting at home according to his daughter. The 78-year-old “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” musician was hospitalized Saturday after arriving to Portland’s International Airport for the city’s Soul’d Out Music Festival. “Due to a medical emergency that occurred today April 20, Roy Ayers will not be cleared by doctors in time to […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival. The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event he’s calling a “cultural experience” that will debut April 26-28. He will perform on a stage set on the beach; other performers include Missy […]

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Who’s gonna run this town tonight? Jay-Z is. The rap mogul’s Made in America music festival will stay in the heart of Philadelphia after Mayor Jim Kenney reversed course on his decision to move the event. Kenney and Roc Nation’s chief operating officer said Monday the festival would remain on the Benjamin […]

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  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ain’t no love in the heart of the city as Jay-Z has found out the hard way. He says he’s disappointed his Philadelphia “Made in America” festival will not be held in “the heart of the city” after this year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the city confirmed Tuesday that the annual concert won’t […]

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YouTube is doing Beyoncé‘s fans a huge favor and live streaming her performance at Coachella. Coachella has teamed up with YouTube to offer music lovers a chance to experience the festival from home. That partnership has spawned an incredible opportunity for members of the Beyhive. According to Blavity, YouTube will stream several major performances from […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will put his DJ skills on display at his own carnival-style event after a popular electronic dance music festival in Miami. O’Neal said that “Shaq’s Fun House” will debut March 24, immediately following day one of the three-day Ultra Music Festival. Both events are taking place during Miami […]

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether gunman Stephen Paddock scoped out bigger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago — and perhaps Boston’s Fenway Park — before setting up his perch in a casino hotel and raining deadly fire on country music fans. Paddock booked rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago […]