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In less than two weeks, WAM!NYC will be bringing together media makers and media activists interested in intersectionality and gender justice for the eighth annual WAM!NYC conference on June 17, 2017 at Barnard College.

Join WAM!NYC and sponsors Women, Action, and the Media, Barnard Center for Research on Women, AppNexus, NewsGuild of New York, The Indypendent, and The Feminist Press for a full day of panels and conversing with like-minded journalists, activists and creative thinkers working in various crevices of social justice issues.

As the term “fake news” infects the country’s vernacular, our aim is to reassure people that cold, hard facts are as important as ever. Our main questions: What, as strong and independent media makers, can we learn from each other? And how can we collaborate as we move forward?

Keynote speakers will include activist Erika Andiola, professor Salamishah Tillet, and a conversation with journalist Alison Stewart. All tickets include bagel breakfast, lunch, post-conference reception, a ticket for our raffle (with awesome prizes from Verso Books, Democracy Now!, Babeland, and others), and more!

Reserve your spot now!

See you there,

WAM!NYC and the WAM! Team

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The Recording Academy will present a
Live Tribute Concert Honoring 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients

Featuring performances by Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman,
Dwight Yoakam, and others on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at The Beacon Theatre in
New York City.

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends® will celebrate the outstanding contributions made by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, Trustees Award honorees, and recipients of the Technical GRAMMY® Award and Music Educator Award™ with never-seen performances by those they’ve inspired.

The tribute concert will air on PBS later this year, as part of their “Great Performances” series.

Tickets for non-Academy members go on sale on
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11 am EST  via Ticketmaster.

Please note that all Recording Academy members have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public. Please be sure to use the Promo Code & link provided by the Academy to participate in the Pre-Sale.

 

CHEVY PRESENTS THE BLACK GIRLS ROCK! + SOUL TOUR: NEW YORK

SOB’S
New York, NY

THE BLACK GIRLS ROCK! & SOUL TOUR BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY IS A MUSIC SHOWCASE CELEBRATING WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE ALTERNATIVE, ROCK AND SOUL MUSIC GENRES.

The second stop in this eclectic concert series, will be a Jam session with some of the most talented new artists in music.

Enjoy performances by:

ESTELLE
With her highly anticipated new album, All of Me, releasing in early 2012, Estelle will be giving fans an in-depth look into her soul.

RAH DIGGA
One of music’s most respected and premier “rapper’s rapper”  regardless of gender, former First lady of Busta Rhymes’ Flipmode Squad Rah Digga has returned with another classic album and accomplished something that is unheard of in Hip-Hop.

LIL MAMA
Since the release of her first album, Voice of the Young People, Lil Mama has been in the studio working on new music. She released the singles “Dough Boy” featuring Mishon, “On & On & On”, and “NYNYLALA” featuring Snoop Dogg, all of which failed to chart. Lil Mama has stated that she doesn’t know if she’s going to release another album yet, she’s just taking it step by step. She has since released a single entitled, “Scrawberry”.

MELANIE FIONA
Melanie Fiona crossed many bridges to arrive at The MF Life. Conceptual bridges. Spiritual bridges. Actual bridges. Stadium-thumpin’ bridges. Hard-lovin’ emotional bridges. The MF Life, the Grammy-nominated soulstress’s second album for SRC/Title 9/Universal Motown, evinces the charmed life of an immensely gifted vocalist in forward motion, hurtling up the road, the radio dial, and the charts to a unique place where myriad listeners can soothe their souls and hear the beat of their own hearts.

BRIDGET KELLY
Currently working on her debut album, this Roc Nation R+B songstress + native New Yorker joins BGR! to tear down the house!

BE’LA DONA
This All-Female Go-Go Band will serve as the house band for the evening with their dynamic musicianship and unique style of Funk, Jazz, R&B and Rock.

DJ BEVERLY BOND
A true music connoisseur, Bond’s passion for music and her uncanny ability to read the crowd has solidified her as one of the premier DJ’s in the world.

100% of the net proceeds from this event will go directly to BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a 501c3 non profit organization whose art-based and leadership workshops aim to empower teenage girls of color.  For more information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. please visit http://www.blackgirlsrock.org.

Suggested donation is $30 in advance. $40 at the door.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203959