In this episode, BHN news anchor, Ken McCoy, reviews new Beauty and the Beast live on ABC featuring H.E.R.; he then highlights covid-19 inspired artist, Stephen Burks; Snoop Dogg's new cartoon helps children; Michelle and Barack are in "good company.
Singer-songwriter H.E.R will play Belle in Beauty and the Beast live on ABC for the 30th anniversary of the children's classic. H.E.R is a five-time Grammy winner with one of those wins being song of the year for “I Can’t Breathe” in 2021 from her debut album Back of My Mind. She is also an Academy Award winner for her song “Fight For You” from the critically-acclaimed film Judas and the Black Messiah. Beauty and the Beast will air on ABC December 15.
Artist Stephen Burks’ latest exhibit, Shelter in Place relies upon assessment of the pandemic, manifesting in physical form through the pieces that are a part of the exhibit at the High Museum of Art. The exhibition includes over 50 works that demonstrate a small portion of his practice. Several pieces adapted the use of traditional African weaving patterns and took visual reference to West African craftsmanship. Burks’ wish is that his work inspires young people as much as it starts conversations for the old.
Snoop Dogg aims to help children develop social and emotional skills with his new animated series, Doggyland-Kids Songs and Nursery Rhymes. Doggyland features a cast of colorful, 3-D animated dogs led by the main character and adult mentor, Bow Wizzle, who Snoop Dogg voices. The YouTube kids series will discuss various topics including acceptance, diversity, and inclusion with a focus on the positive social and emotional development of children eight years and younger.
Live Nation and Crown, an imprint of Random House, announced Michelle Obama’s live U.S. book tour events in support of her new, highly anticipated book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times. Produced by Live Nation, the six-city U.S. tour will kick off in Washington, D.C. on November 15. The book tour will also make stops in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco, before wrapping December 13 at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, CA.