University of Richmond to host lecture on hip hop evolution
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The University of Richmond will host a lecture and panel discussion examining hip hop as a social, political and artistic movement.
"Sampling Black History: Examining the Evolution of Hip Hop in America" will be held on Feb. 19 in the Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium.
Panelists will include hip hop producer Hank Shocklee and Richmond-based artist Mad Skillz.
On Thursday night at a lofty gala in Manhattan, Detroit resident Craig L. Wilkins will be honored as a "visionary design mind" by the Smithsonian Institution.
The vision Wilkins has advocated for nearly two decades is that hip hop culture can help cure the damage formal architecture, design and gentrification has inflicted on communities of color and marginalized people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of programming at Harlem Stage in New York is heading to Washington to become the first director of hip hop culture at the Kennedy Center.
The Kennedy Center announced the appointment of Simone Eccleston on Wednesday. She'll start on March 13.