On April 5th, Upscale hosted a private screening of the premier episode of Bravo TV’s new series starring Kandi Burruss, The Kandi Factory. The star-studded night was also an exclusive celebration of Upscale’s April Style Issue.
4 Hot Acts to See Live
Looking for some good music to check out? We’ve got you covered. This list of hot acts is sure to get you in the groove. —J.H.
Currently on tour promoting his latest standout album A Love Surreal, Bilal’s live shows never disappoint. His energy is unmatched, and his vocals are like an instrument. Stocked full of hits (“Sometimes,” “All Matter”) and not afraid to do covers like Radiohead’s classic “High and Dry” Bilal is arguably one of the best live acts to catch these days. Visit bilalmusic.com for a full list of tour dates.
Rise of the Guardians director Peter Ramsey dishes on the Tooth Fairy, Santa and why he loves the Harlem Renaissance
Visions of sugar-plums won’t be the only thing dancing in the heads of bright-eyed boys and girls this holiday season. In fact, they’ll see a battle of machismo between Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, an overworked Tooth Fairy, a coy Sandman, a childish Jack Frost and an emotional Boogeyman in DreamWorks Animation’s fantasy-adventure film Rise of the Guardians, which opens Nov. 21. We sat down with the movie’s director Peter Ramsey, the first African-American to direct a big budget computer generated feature, to get his take on completing this groundbreaking work. —Satchel J. Jester