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To accompany their artworks for Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn (opening this Saturday!), we asked all four artists to contribute playlists of music that inspired or evokes their commissions. With everything from Sun Ra to Outkast, these soundtracks express both the common themes of the exhibition and the vibrant individuality of our featured artists. Enjoy!

LISTEN TO THE PLAYLISTS.

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Celebrity Biopics to look forward to:

1. Jesse L. Martin in the Marvin Gaye biopic tentatively titled Sexual Healing

2. Toni Braxton will play legendary vocalist Darlene Love in a forthcoming biopic. My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story is set to premiere in December on OWN.

3. Don Cheadle will begin shooting the Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, in Cincinnati this summer. A release date is not yet known.

4. The upcoming MLK biopic, Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, will feature actress Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King and David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. Andre 3000 plays Jimi Hendrix in the biopic All Is By My Side (out September 26th)

6. Chadwick Boseman is set to portray James Brown in the biopic Get On Up, which opens in theaters August 1.

7. Queen Latifah will star in and produce the HBO biopic Bessie about the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith.

"… most studios don’t make these kinds of movies anymore, so we are doing it independently […] I’m personally putting a big chunk of money into our budget as well as putting all my fees back in […] But the extra money we hope to raise on Indiegogo will help us re-create the multiple time periods we’re dealing with and (help with) the logistics of incorporating all the music.”

The actor hopes to raise $325,000 to finance ‘Miles Ahead’

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The ever brilliant Federico Babina’s newest project transforms iconic musicians / rock gods into architectonic designs!! Many of the designs are more anthropomorphic than musical, but they are still rather marvelous…Check out my previous posts on Babina’s various ARCHI-projects here.

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