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“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
Viola Davis’ stirring remarks at last year’s Emmy ceremony are resonating again as the industry prepares to hand out this year’s trophies.
The 2016 nominees rep the most diverse field of above-the-line talent assembled in the 68-year history of the kudos, and the smiling faces on ABC’s live telecast will look more like America than ever before. Davis broke ground last year as the first African-American actress to win for lead actress in a drama series, for her tour de force work on ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.”
Among the milestones this year are Kenya Barris becoming the first solo African-American series creator to be nominated for comedy series (Bill Cosby won as co-creator of “The Cosby Show” with Ed. Weinberger and Michael Leeson in 1985), as well »
- Cynthia Littleton
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is right around the corner, which means that you can expect a lot of announcements to come from the festival’s organizers in the next couple of weeks. Among them are Los Angeles-based collective Do Lab, whom have revealed the official lineup details for their stage at this year’s edition of the festival.
As with previous years, the Do Lab stage will feature performances from artists who span the electronic music spectrum. The first weekend will consist more heavily of bass music artists like Paper Diamond, Brillz and Ghastly. A more four-four-centric roster will follow on the second weekend, which will feature the likes of Oona Dahl, Autograf and Hotel Garuda.
The 2015 recap video for the Do Lab stage at Coachella can be seen in the YouTube player above, and below is the full lineup for the stage as well as a breakdown »
- John Cameron
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