Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the critically acclaimed retrospective of Pink Floyd, has now taken residency in L.A. The U.S. is the fifth country to host the exhibit highlighting the legendary rock group’s music and impact on art and culture. Following its hugely successful debut at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2017, over 350 artifacts will be on display, offering an audio-visual journey through more than five decades.
Juice WRLD Live Free 999 Fund
Jarad “Juice WRLD” Higgins’ Live Free 999 Fund announced a formal partnership with Crisis Text Line to make it possible for anyone who needs it to get easy access to confidential crisis counseling. People who need help are encouraged to text LF999 to 741741 to get access to free mental health support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “There’s not a day that I don’t think of Jarad,” said Carmela Wallace, Juice WRLD’s mother who created the Live Free 999 Fund. Juice WRLD died of an accidental drug overdose in 2019 at the age of 21.
Billy Dawson, Seniors and Songwriters
Country artist Billy Dawson has teamed up with Meridian Senior Living in Bethesda, MD to create the video series, Seniors & Songwriters. This show brings songwriters to different Meridian Senior Living facilities across the country, where they play music and tell the stories behind their songs, and in turn, the seniors get to share their life stories and sing along as well.
Hip-hop icon and business mogul Master P received an honorary doctorate in human letters from Pennsylvania’s HBCU, Lincoln University. “I guess I got to change my name to Dr. P. Miller,” he says. “From the projects to getting a Doctoral degree from Lincoln. Don’t be afraid to change, grow and educate yourself. I did it! You can do it.” Master P was one of several prominent African Americans bestowed with honorary doctorates, including Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s mother and co-founder of The Shawn Carter Foundation.
Epitaph Signs Teen Punks The Linda Lindas
The Linda Lindas—two SoCal sisters, a cousin, and a pal ranging in age from 10 to 16—landed a label deal with Epitaph Records, following a now-legendary set performed in an L.A. Public Library. Ten-year-old drummer Mila de la Garza wore a Bikini Kill T-shirt, and guitarists and vocalists Eloise Wong (13), Lucia de la Garza (14) and Bela Salazar (16) repped other female punk icons. The highlight of their 40-minute set was a barbed original, “Racist, Sexist Boy,” that drew on an upsetting encounter at school. “A little while before we went into lockdown, a boy came up to me in my class and said that his dad told him to stay away from Chinese people,” Mila said, introducing the song (the band members are Asian American, Latin American or both). “After I told him that I was Chinese, he backed away from me.”
Universal Hip-Hop Museum
Mayor Bill de Blasio, hip-hop legends Nas, LL Cool J, Fat Joe, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, City Council Member Diana Ayala, numerous city agencies, and music industry luminaries took part in the official groundbreaking event for the first phase of Bronx Point, unveiling the East 150th Street future home of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum.
Rossi Griffin with Genelec Monitors
Music Connection’s weekly Friday Freebie giveaway allowed for a major gear upgrade with a prize of high-end Genelec 8020D Raw Active Studio Monitors. The winner, Rossi Griffin of Loganville, GA, is pictured showing off the monitors in his home studio, Big Stuff Productions, LLC.