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Show Review: Sidney Samson Spins, Eva Simons Wins, Feenixpawl Closes Hard

EDM fans who weathered the storm and made it to Pacha NYC Friday (June 7) night for Sidney Samson, got a special and unforeseen treat.

Sidney Samson is known for his ability to get any venue jumping and stretch the limits of house and DnB music. With enthusiastic drops, ridiculous synths alongside the unmistakable voice of the ever so lovely Eva Simons, and Samson’s girlfriend, the evening had another crowd pleaser in store.

About halfway through his set, Samson stopped the music and shared a moment with the lucky partygoers as an incredibly surprised Simons was presented with a congratulatory plaque for over one million copies sold of her acclaimed single, "Take Over Control", presented by Robbins Entertainment.

"Thank you! This is so dope!” Eva thanked the crowd, leaving Sidney to play that very same song as Eva took to the mic and belt out the lyrics, leaving the crowd in whirlwind of excitement.

Afterwards, Samson dropped his new remix of Ariana Grande's single, "The Way" ft. Mac Miller. He went onto mix "Joyenergizer" into Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster", and crowd-stompers like "It's a Trap!" fused with his original "Chase the Trap" single, just to add that grimey NY sound.

As expected, the prolific DJ catered to the crowd, tearing the decks up until 4 a.m. He then handed the reigns over to Australian duo, Feenixpawl. Knowing they had big shoes to fill after Sidney Samson's incredible set, they instantly busted out their single, "Universe" in addition followed by the tune that put them on the map, "In My Mind". The duo dropped a tweaked version of "Redux", displaying their skills by adding an extra touch to the already famed club bangers.

The event was exactly what NYC needed to bring it out of that rainy funk. Don't forget to tweet @evasimmons and congratulate her on #OVER1MILSOLD.

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Breathing life into Fannie Lou Hamer's famous quote, "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired," poet Mahogany L. Browne interpreted the iconic activist's statement for a moving poem that sums up Hamer's impact.

Directed by Cecil McDonald, Jr., Browne is dressed in an all-white outfit as her powerful words cover listeners and describe the pivotal force that was Hamer. The activist was an important figure and voice of the civil rights movement and championed women's rights through her work with the National Council of Negro Women, and the National Women's Political Caucus. The community organizer also helped to educate voters during the 1964 Democratic National Convention through the Freedom Democratic Party, which sought to drastically change Mississippi's voting laws that didn't benefit black voters which deliberately exed them out of the voting process.

Browne states below:

Fannie Lou Hamer is a Black woman who should be celebrated year-round. She is a staple to my own foundation when considering who I am as a Black woman, a Black mother and often disregarded darker citizen written about by Langston Hughes. Fannie Lou Hamer’s activism is boundaryless: she served with a group demanding access to the ballot for Black people in 1962; she put her body in harm’s way during sit-ins in a “white only“ restaurant that resulted in life-long injuries; she organized with the Freedom Summer project in 1964, and is named one of the first Black women to stand in the US Congress in 1965. She founded projects that spoke for a disenfranchised and violently oppressed people including the National Woman Political Caucus to her final project: The Freedom Farm Cooperative, which provided pigs for raising, breeding and slaughtering, land for families and economic freedom for Black farmers. Hamer is lauded for her propensity to gather the people, her voice a righteous tool, she gave her life to this continuous fight for racial equality.

Listen to the poem below.

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Disney+ Greenlights 'The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder'

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Returning to the animated characters' world will be Kyla Pratt (Penny Proud), Paula Jai Parker (Trudy Proud), Tommy Davidson (Oscar Proud), Jo Marie Payton (Suga Mama), and Cedric the Entertainer (Uncle Bobby Proud). As for Penny's friends, returning to the mic will be Alisa Reyes (LaCienega Boulevardez), Karen Malina White (Dijonay Jones), and Soleil Moon Frye (Zoey Howzer).

In a statement, Agnes Chu, senior vice president, content Disney+, said this decision arrives at the right time. "The show's humor and relatable stories are as relevant with audiences today as ever," Chu said. "Our audiences have loved rediscovering their favorite episode of The Proud Family, and we're excited Bruce, Ralph, Calvin, and the returning cast are creating new stories for their new home on Disney+."

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Directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions company, Candyman stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy, an artist who embarks on a journey to learn about the urban legend that is Candyman. Set in Chicago's Cabrini-Green area, just like the 1992 classic, the film's characters are submerged into a world of unspeakable horror and exposed secrets of the slasher's origins. Candyman also stars Teyonah Parris who recently co-starred in The Photograph, and Vanessa A. Williams who starred in the original production.

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