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Black History Month: The vejigante masks and bomba music of Puerto Rico

Black History Month: The vejigante masks and bomba music of Puerto Rico

Politics
Throughout the Caribbean, in Brazil and here on the U.S. mainland Carnival, Mardi Gras and other heavily African-influenced traditions are a testament to the survival and persistence of black cultures in the diaspora. Carnival season in Puerto Rico came and went this year, ending on Fat Tuesday as it does every year—with an explosion of music, dance and vejigante masks. Carnival In Ponce, Puerto Rico, known as “Carnaval Ponceño” has been celebrated for 160 years, and this year was dedicated to to the volunteers who worked tirelessly for hurricane relief. No hurricane, no Donald Trump bullying and racist neglect of the island will ever be able to extinguish the deeply rooted traditions that provide both strength and joy to the island’s people. Looking at the devastation wrought by Irma an
Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre this summer

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre this summer

Breaking News
Jokers, smokers, and midnight tokers will be happy to hear that Steve Miller Band has confirmed an additional 40 dates on a never-ending summer tour co-headlined by Peter Frampton. Frampton and the band will swing through DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sunday, June 17. The show will start at 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased through 313Presents.com, LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena box offices.…