Tamizdat is a nonprofit organization geared toward helping musicians facing artist visa issues. The group has partnered with globalFest and BBC-affiliated radio program “PRI’s The World” for a SXSW showcase featuring artists from the seven countries targeted by Donald Trump’s immigration ban. Thus far, ContraBanned: #MusicUnites includes Iranian vocalist Mamak Khadem, Iranian…
12/12/2016 by PeekYou Team
Source: Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com
Let’s hear it for the actor Sandra Bullock called “the Ryan Reynolds of his generation” (according to Ryan Reynolds)!
On Sunday, Reynolds took the stage at the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards to accept the honor of being EW’s Entertainer of the Year. The Deadpool actor, who was nominated for two awards that night, delivered a surprisingly touching speech in which he dedicated his award to two non-profits fighting cancer.
“The character had cancer and some of the people that this character resonated with was sick kids. So I would like to dedicate this honor to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the SickKids Foundation of Toronto, two incredible organizations that do so much for so many kids in need,” said…
12/02/2016 by PeekYou Team
Source: Rolling Stone
Jack White and Third Man Records, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono and Sub Pop are among the artists and labels contributing exclusive bundles to an auction for Studios for Schools, a nonprofit organization that builds music and film studios in low-income schools.
The Third Man bundle includes White’s Acoustic Recordings alongside the Elvis Presley seven-inch Third Man released on Record Store Day, a translucent green seven-inch of Jack White and the Electric Mayhem, a Dead Weather flexi-disc and other albums from the label’s catalog.
Bon Iver’s bundle includes Justin Vernon’s entire discography on vinyl, including his new…
11/25/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Sheldon Pearce / Source: pitchfork.com
Rhymefest, longtime Kanye West collaborator and current creative director of Kanye’s non-profit organization, Donda’s House, has purchased Kanye’s childhood home for the charity. According to Rhymefest, it will be used as a “community Arts incubator.” The space will be the first in a series of “Nationwide Lite-Houses.” It will include a recording studio, a curriculum space, and a Southside music museum. Find his full announcement below.
“We want to show bright spots in communities that’ve been divested from,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “We know more…