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Questlove found ‘three goosebump moments’ in Harlem Cultural Festival doc

Questlove found ‘three goosebump moments’ in Harlem Cultural Festival doc

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson made his directorial debut with the documentary Summer of Soul (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). Questlove compiled long lost footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, a music festival from June 29 to Aug. 24 in New York City that nevertheless was overshadowed by Woodstock the same summer. "I knew there were three goosebump moments I was looking for," Questlove said in a Zoom Q&A following the premiere of Summer of Soul Thursday. Advertisement Three performances Questlove designated as "goosebump moments" included Stevie Wonder performing a drum solo, Nina Simone singing and Mahalia Jackson performing a duet with Mavis Staples. "For me, it was just an instant gift, Stevie Wonder doing a drum solo," Questl...
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

Sports
Antoine Griezmann has landed himself in hot water over his 80's fancy dressMonday, December 18, 2017Antoine Griezmann has apologised after sparking a Twitter backlash by posting a picture of himself on social media in fancy dress as a black basketball player.The Atletico Madrid and France forward posted a photo on social media on Sunday showing him in an NBA All Stars basketball kit with heavily darkened skin and an afro-style wig.After a string of angry responses, Griezmann returned to Twitter to post: "Calm down friends, I'm fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and the good times... it's a tribute.”But after facing more criticism, he was forced to backtrack and more than 20 minutes after that post, he added: "I recognise it is clumsy on my part. If I have hurt anyone, I apologise."After apolo...
Simone Biles learns how to be a Harlem Globetrotter

Simone Biles learns how to be a Harlem Globetrotter

Sports
July 5 (UPI) -- Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles recently worked out with Hammer Harrison to learn how to be a Harlem Globetrotter.Harrison and Biles met up recently at the World Champions Centre near Houston, Texas for the stunt.Biles took Harrison on a tour of the gym, showing the lanky basketball player how to do various gymnastic exercises."So Simone, you are a five-time Olympic medalist, Dancing With the Stars, New York Times bestseller...now there is only one more thing that you need to do to progress to success," Harrison told Biles."And that is to be a Harlem Globetrotter."Harrison then handed off a small Globetrotters jersey to Biles. He also put a red, white and blue headband on her head. The miniature jersey was No. 16.The duo then practiced moving the basketball bet...