Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District
Early in the twentieth century, the black community in Tulsa- the "Greenwood District"- became a nationally renowned entrepreneurial center. Frequently referred to as "The Black Wall Street of America," the Greenwood District attracted pioneers from all over America who sought new opportunities and fresh challenges. Legal segregation forced blacks to do business among themselves. The Greenwood district prospered as dollars circulated within the black community. But fear and jealousy swelled in the greater Tulsa community. The alleged assault of a white woman by a black man triggered unprecedented civil unrest. The worst riot in American history, the Tulsa Race Riot pf 1921 destroyed people, property, hopes, and dreams. Hundreds of people died or were injured. Property damage ran into the millions. The Greenwood District burned to the ground. Ever courageous, the Greenwood District pioneers rebuilt and better than ever. By 1942, some 242 businesses called the Greenwood district home. Having experienced decline in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s, the area is now poised for yet another renaissance. Black Wall Street speaks to the triumph of the human spirit.
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War On Sound
Kid Centrifuge is a rock band with dreams no bigger than other rock bands: ho-hum, tour and get signed and be famous and change the universe. Alas, unlike their rock-music forebears, our heroes live in a world that has largely moved on to techno, dance and pop. Sure, the music industry is still littered with double-crossers and backbiters, but now they're looking for DJs, and maybe guitar champions need no longer apply. So the Kids tilt against the same old windmills musicians have battled forever, but with a suspicion that the same old animating dream -- all you need is a guitar and a great song and you'll make a million bucks-- is dead. That gives their grass-roots aspirations more than a little desperation, and bad decisions ensue. War On Sound gets inside its four featured musicians -- Amanda, the singer; Sebastian, the guitarist; Kate, the drummer; and Scott, the bass player and angsty piloting force -- the way Don DeLillo did in Great Jones Street and Roddy Doyle did in The Commitments. These talented kids wage war, blinkers in place, faith challenged...they have big success and big failure, and they keep playing. War On Sound is by turns hilarious and profound, and illimunates the contemporary music scene better than any recent novel.
Black Mass (DVD)
Black Mass (DVD)In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.]]>
The Turnpike Troubadours self-titled album featuring the quintet s signature blend of rootsrock, folk, and raw country played with grit, passion, and conviction. Formed in 2007, thegroup has built a rabid and loyal fanbase that is ever expanding. It s no longer news whenthey draw 5,000-plus at Billy Bob s in Fort Worth, sell out three nights in a row at GrueneHall, or turn several hundred away at the Legendary Stubb s Bar-B-Q in Austin. Word hasspread though; their shows in Chicago, St. Louis, and elsewhere have pulled in more than1,000 fans. And they ve drawn full houses at Joe s Pub in New York and The Troubadourin L.A., among many other nightspots from coast to coast. However, the true strength atthe core of Turnpike Troubadours has always been their songwriting. Their new album isa testament to that. Based on their honest songwriting, great live performances, and hardwork, The Turnpike Troubadours is not likely to be overlooked in 2015.
Saint James Infirmary
A spellbinding road trip! - a Kirkus Reviews Starred reviewAs the crow flies and the Ford woodie ambles, it is a thousand miles and more on the road. One passenger is living and the other is dead and they are both talking. In July, 1978, Jim Logan, a second string 60’s folksinger is in New Orleans for the birthday of Tom Parrish. Tom’s sudden death recalls to Jim a promise to take his friend home to Virginia someday. They’re in a 1951 Ford Country Squire and pursued by a Chrysler Imperial that wants that diamond ring back. Their route is never the shortest but follows the growth of American popular music from Delta blues and gospel to border state country and rockabilly. Some of it is true and some not. And as they are driving less than a year after the death of Elvis, his shadow falls across the road from time to time. They get there.
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