You read it right, this Thursday 30th March PBLA will be hosting scratch legend Mix Master Mike for a guest workshop and Q&A. This student-only event will see the Beastie Boys turntablist perform to attendees before giving us an insight on his career so far, sharing some valuable tips and his personal experience. Following this, a handful of lucky students will showcase their scratching skills, before being taught some tricks and techniques from the legend himself. To attend, follow this Eventbrite link. This event is free and for PBLA students only. Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Mix Master Mike has become a household name over … Read entire story.
Photo courtesy of AP The daughter of Coretta Scott King wants to see more of her mother’s work published. Bernice King recently said that she wants her family to release speeches, letters and commentary from the widow of iconic civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. “I know that her voice and her life can serve as a true inspiration to so many women,” Bernice said at the National Press Club. Bernice appeared alongside Barbara Reynolds, who co-authored Coretta’s memoir My Life, My Love, My Legacy, which was published earlier this year. Bernice did not disclose if the family were negotiating with a university or publishing house, but did say that she … Read entire story.
Photo of Baltimore protest courtesy of Devin Allen via Time Magazine. The name Devin Allen should be very familiar to those who are a part of the Black Lives Matter movement. He was the photographer who took the startling picture you see above during the Baltimore protest of Freddie Gray‘s death. From that moment on, that image was plastered on the front page of Time Magazine, making Devin Allen into our generation’s Gordon Parks. Now, we’re sure he wouldn’t go so far to say that, but in less than two years Devin has become one of Baltimore’s best known personalities. Which … Read entire story.
At Point Blank, we know how important it is to gain hands-on experience in order to build a successful career in the industry and if you choose to study with us we’ll ensure the best opportunities will come your way, whether your focus is on DJing, music production or live performance. Once again we’re collaborating with London house and techno night RESET to bring our students and graduates an exclusive DJ opportunity, playing at DJ Mag’s Work Bar. If selected, you’ll join Point Blank x Pioneer DJ Accelerator representative Gabby Gunn on a special Point Blank line-… Read entire story.
Kendrick Lamar may be the prize of TDE‘s roster, but he’s certainly not the only one with a few in the chamber. Early this year, SZA‘s album campaign commenced and halted at once, with the arrival of the standalone single “Drew Barrymore.” A release date of February 3rd came and went, and in the months since, her label-mate and frequent collaborator leap-frogged over SZA, announcing his next project with not one, but two new singles and an eye-grabbing video to boot. Then, in the wake of Kendrick ‘s “HUMBLE” release, the … Read entire story.
Photo courtesy of CNN After smoothly addressing offensive comments made towards her from Bill O’Reilly, Rep. Maxine Waters has directed her attention back at Donald Trump. During an interview with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield, Waters spoke about Trump’s incompetence at being President, as well as how she wants him to be impeached. “He has done so many things to show he doesn’t understand government,” Waters said. “He’s not willing to learn. He doesn’t learn from his mistakes. Instead of learning, he gets up the next morning and tweets something all over again.” “We want to know whether or not there was collusion,” Waters added. “We want to know about the hacking… Read entire story.
We strive to give our students and alumni unique opportunities to get involved within the music industry. These come exclusively from our extensive network of industry contacts and can range from DJ performance to internships and paid roles too. Scroll down to see what’s popping this week, and for those that want to access many more ongoing student opportunities like this, you can find out all about our courses right here! Please remember – all of the opportunities detailed below are for PB students and alumni only. Sweetwater is hiring a Keyboard Artist (PBLA) Sweetwater is looking for a skilled keyboard artist to take on the role of educating their customers on everything from grand pianos to keyboard controllers. This is a fantastic … Read entire story.
If you’ve been dreaming about a career in the music industry, we’ve got good news. We are currently offering huge discounts which have been extended until 30th April! You could save up to £3000/$3800 when enrolling on any of our Diploma or Higher Education online courses. Taken from anywhere in the world, these courses will provide you with the knowledge to take your music career to the next level. Here at Point Blank, we offer unparalleled immersive and practical education across all areas of music production and sound engineering, whether in our studios or online. If you want to learn recording, engineering and mixing techniques as well as dive into DJing and even master the music business, our online BA (Hons) Music … Read entire story.
NEWSFLASH!! Comedian Martin Lawrence is about the be a husband for the 3rd time! The funnyman recently proposed to his lady love Roberta Moradfar, who shared the good news online along with several photos. Details + more photos of the cute couple below… (more…) Related PostsInstagram Flexin: Martin Lawrence Announces ‘Thin Line’ Sequel + Sends Video Message to Fans…JUST MARRIED! Ludacris Surprises Eudoxie With ‘One-Day’ Wedding… [PHOTOS]Martin Lawrence is Single Again And Back on the Prowl… [PHOTOS]Fantasia & Kendall Taylor Renew Vows on Christmas Day… (PHOTOS)Off the Market! Young Jeezy Reportedly Proposes to Long-Time Girlfriend…‘Tis The Season! Gucci Mane Flaunts Holiday Fashions + Sets 2017 Wedding Date… … Read entire story.
After a stint as the assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets, Patrick Ewing has been hired as the head coach at his alma mater, Georgetown University. A four-year student athlete at the DC institution, Ewing holds records to this day. He replaces John Thompson III, son of his own college coach, John Thompson Jr. Those old enough to remember Ewing’s career with the Hoyas know it to be nothing short of heroic. An imposing defender and bully on the boards, he faced Michael Jordan and UNC’s Tar Heels (a school Ewing himself almost attended) in the 1982 NCAA Finals, a classic by any and all measures. They’d lose that match but return… Read entire story.
Photo by Lloyd Fox for the Baltimore Sun CNN has hired April Ryan as a political analyst. Ryan, a veteran reporter who has covered the White House for more than 20 years (ever since Bill Clinton’s second term as president), recently made headlines for a confrontation that occurred between her and White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The former American Urban Radio Networks correspondent had asked Spicer how the administration planned to redefine its image following reports of its ties with Russia. “It seems like you’re hellbent on trying to make sure that whatever image you want to tell about this White House stays,” Spicer said. “You’re asking me a question and I’m… Read entire story.
Bill Cosby’s trial for his alleged sexual assault of a Temple University employee that he once mentored will begin in June. Reports Page Six: Prosecutors, defense lawyers and Montgomery County judge Steven O’Neill put the finishing touches on the June 5 trial which will import jurors from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to Norristown. O’Neill said he hopes to do the jury selection in late May. The comic icon Cosby, 79, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting an employee from his alma mater Temple University at his house in 2004. According to reports, the jury is made up of individuals from the Pittsburgh area, but they will be sequestered in Philadelphia. Cosby’s lawyers have gone to extremes to avoid jury… Read entire story.