Nicki Minaj: Black Women ‘Rarely Rewarded’ for Pop Culture Contributions

The singer set off a debate when she reacted to a snub from the MTV Video Music Awards by pointing to racism in the music industry.









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Son of Mezz Mezzrow Finds His Father’s Legacy Lives in a Jazz Club in the Village

Milton Mesirow, the son of the legendary jazz clarinetist, said he was “honored” to find the club Mezzrow in Greenwich Village named for his father.









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Franklin James Fisher on Protests, the South and an Algiers Album

An impeccably timed debut album combines the ambient doom of the days after the financial crisis and the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore with a critique of the systems responsible.







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Afropunk Festival Hosts 60 Acts Over Two Days in Brooklyn

The Afropunk Festival in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, continues its resurgence from its cancellation because of Hurricane Irene in 2011.






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ArtsBeat: Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Video: A Dance Critic’s Take

Ms. Swift is like Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett, a heroine triumphing through klutziness.






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Black Composers Discuss the Role of Race

African-American composers from different eras discuss the role of race in their musical identity and the rarity of orchestral opportunities.

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ArtsBeat: Bob Dylan Charged With ‘Inciting Hate’ Under French Law

A group representing Croatians in France filed a complaint over a remark Mr. Dylan made in a Rolling Stone interview last year.

    







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Beliefs: Breaking the Evangelical Mold at an Austin Church

Vox Veniae, a 200-person church in Austin, Tex., began as a church for Chinese-Americans but has quickly become multiracial.

    



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