Let’s rest, recharge and invest in our mental wellness this coming week.
Don’t Miss our Last February Amuse’!
Colorado Restaurant and Bar Show
Connect, Explore, Discover — Join us for the 2023 Colorado Restaurant & Bar (CRB) on March 21 and 22 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver! The CRB Show delivers the tools, resources, and ideas that chefs, managers, owners, and operators need to maintain their competitive edge in our ever-crowded marketplace. This two-day trade show will feature over 130+ exhibitors, from the heavy hitters to local up-and-coming businesses, and include four educational sessions to help you keep your business on the cutting edge.
The CRB Show floor is free to access!
Early-bird pricing for an education pass, which includes access to all four CRB Show educational sessions, ends on Tuesday, February 28! Don’t miss the chance to attend these valuable sessions — during which restaurant industry leaders will provide you with solutions you can implement in your business, covering everything from creating culture to boost hiring and retention; labor law; technology, innovation, and trends; menu pricing; and more — for just $25! After February 28, an education pass will cost $50.
The CRB Show is a 21-year-and-older event.
We hope to see you there!
Visit https://corestaurant.org/corestaurantbarshow/ to find out more!
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Black History Month x Music
Black History Month, observed annually in February, is a time to recognize and celebrate the
significant contributions made by African Americans throughout history. One of the many
areas in which Black Americans have made remarkable contributions is through music.
Music has undoubtedly played a critical role in the lives of many Black people and has
served as a tool for social change, self-expression, and empowerment.
The music of African Americans has a long and complex history, tracing back to the African
rhythms and melodies that were brought over during the transatlantic slave trade. These
served as a form of communication and expression for enslaved Africans, and were passed
down from generation to generation, ultimately evolving into various musical genres such as
blues, jazz, gospel, and hip-hop.
Blues, for instance, has its roots in the Deep South and was created by Black Americans in
response to their experiences of oppression and injustice. Blues music was a way for Black
Americans to express their emotions, from the pain and sadness of the slave trade to the
resilience and hope of the Civil Rights Movement. The music also served as a way to
preserve and pass down African American culture and history.
Hip-hop, which originated in the Bronx in the 1970s, is another example of the impact of
Black American music. Hip-hop music was created as a form of self-expression and rebellion
against the societal norms that limited Black Americans. Hip-hop lyrics often spoke about the
experiences of living in impoverished neighborhoods, police brutality, and systemic racism.
Today, hip-hop music is one of the most popular genres in the world and has influenced a
diverse range of artists and cultures.
Black American music has not only influenced popular culture, but has also played a critical
role in shaping social and political movements. The lyrics and sounds of Black American
music have inspired and united people in the fight for civil rights, social justice, and equality.
Black History Month is an opportunity to honor the contributions of Black Americans to music
and to recognize the ways in which music has been used as a tool for empowerment and
change. Check out below an infographic showing 14 iconic black music records that shaped music history.
- Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant is the founder of recordplayerpros.com. After two decades in and around the music industry, he now spends his time discovering, testing, and writing about music, tech & all things audio.