"...Pufnstuf and the truly mind-warping Lidsville (which features a freakishly off-the-rails star turn by no less than Charles Nelson Reilly) – it's difficult to believe that anyone with an interest in American pop culture and access to YouTube isn't aware of the Kroffts’ seismic influence on an entire generation of impressionable young minds. The Kroffts’ Land of the Lost, which ran for three seasons on NBC beginning in 1974, chronicled the adventures of the Marshall family – dad Rick, son Will, and daughter Holly – who became trapped in an alternate universe where stop-motion dinosaurs battled it out with a race of lizard-men dubbed the Sleestak, and a furry little primate named Chaka pulled double duty as comic relief and narrative linchpin..."
"...Shakey Graves’ Blues on the Green concert tonight was postponed until Aug. 22, and with it an opening set by local hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm – husband and wife team Chaka and Qi Dada..."
"...The movie also provides loving recollections of the contributions of the Brothers who had already passed away before the start of filming: Benny Benjamin, Eddie Brown, Earl Van Dyke, Robert White, Richard Allan, and probably the most famous of the group -- bassist James Jamerson. Punctuating these verbal recollections are modern-day interpretive performances of some of these songs by the likes of Joan Osborne, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bootsy Collins, Ben Harper, and Chaka Khan..."
"...The film, a feature debut from BBC director/producer Sharon Maguire, isn't so risky; this Bridget Jones's Diary is as much romantic fantasy as it is social satire, but more to the point -- it is gloriously and tear-wellingly funny. Adapted by Fielding along with Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill) and Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Emma), the film takes its rote romantic-comedy framework -- girl meets boy, girl shags boss, girl binges on Vodka, ciggies, chocolate, and Chaka Khan, etc..."
"...The annual New Year’s Eve edition of Body Rock ATX at Empire Garage by Riders Against the Storm remains in contention for party of the year. Now, the local hip-hop duo turns its attention to Alabama Shakes, whose “Don’t Wanna Fight No More” the husband and wife duo of Chaka and Qi Dada decided to remix..."
"...On the surface, T'chaka Sikelianos doesn't appear to struggle with any sort of identity crisis. He is who he is: both black and white, neither black nor white, an artist, a human, an animal..."
"...According to the marrieds, they’ve long wanted to augment their sound with a contemporary edge. As such, Chaka and Qi Dada (aka Jonathan and Ghislaine Mahone) aren’t smiling for you today..."
"...Chaka Mpeanaji (left) and Tiger Lily of Riders Against the Storm show some love for the Austin Chronicle Saturday at Historic Scoot Inn during the 2nd annual Austin Chronicle Cookout...."
"...When Chaka Mpeanaji and Tiger Lily, the husband and wife hip-hop duo known as Riders Against the Storm, got a hug from Willie Nelson during a chance meeting at Arlyn Studios in March, they felt a transferring of the vibe – like Austin's foremost ambassador had just confirmed their citizenship...."
"...Scared of Chaka4:35pm, Stage 3..."
"...This is part of the massive and ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe (18 so far, with two more this year alone, and not counting the X-Men films). Black Panther takes a sidestep from the greater cosmic Infinity Gauntlet saga, and heads into the darker political world established when T'Challa's father, T'Chaka, was assassinated in Captain America: Civil War..."
"...As co-anchor for hip-hop powerhouse and the Austin Music Awards' reigning Band of the Year Riders Against the Storm, Jonathan "Chaka" Mahone has been firing truth since arriving in Austin over six years ago. He also voices a skepticism echoed across the city's minority communities...."
"...It's like a Tootsie Pop in that regard, all shiny, sticky, and delicious, but once you get to its bland brown center (coming, as it does, after way too many metaphorical licks), you're likely to be disappointed by what is essentially a wad of less-than-sensational CGI treacle. As the brief, well-edited prologue informs, Delgo (voiced by Prinze Jr.) is a young, headstrong member of the Lockni race, a peaceful people in the land of Jhamora who resemble Land of the Lost's Sleestacks but act more like that movie's Chaka on a no-hair day..."
"..."The South Rising," David Barker (30 min., documentary); "Graffiti," Juliet Dervin (30 min., narrative); Location, Location, Christine Felton (90 min., documentary); "Light From the East," Amy Grappell (53 min., documentary); Once Upon a Time in Kentucky, Scott Harris (148 min., documentary); Room, Kyle Henry (90 min., experimental/narrative); White Dwarfs and Red Giants, Eric Hueber (90 min., experimental/documentary/ narrative); "Eating in Cubes," Jane Jo (15 min., animation/experimental/narrative); Texas Weeds, Mitko Panov (90 min., narrative); A Yeti in the City, T'Chaka Sikelianos (80 min., narrative); Bastard, Karen Skloss (60-80 min., experimental/documentary/narrative); "pupae," Divya Srinivasan (24 min., animation/experimental/ documentary/narrative); "Boyhood Dreams," Dorothy VanDeCarr (56 min., documentary); Dear Pillow, Jacob Vaughan (90 min., narrative); "After Twilight," Gary Watson (30 min., narrative); "Forbidden to Wander," Susan Youssef (53 min., documentary); and "Quasar Hernandez," David Zellner (9 min., narrative)...."
"...SCARED OF CHAKA: Albuquerque's Scared of Chaka have one foot in the Estrus-style garage punk of the Nineties and another in Eighties teenage heartbreak hardcore. Last year's Seven Stories Tall compiles the trio's 7-inch output from 1994-99..."
"...A local nonprofit facilitating media mentoring, E4 Youth founded the Music Legacy Project, which enables teens to learn about all facets of the music business by working with industry professionals. Program Director Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, one half of Riders Against the Storm, has been overseeing students in the project, now in its third year...."
"...“We’re really excited about bringing three internationally known artists to Austin that really haven’t been showcased here in a larger festival setting,” says Chaka Mpeanaji (aka Jonathan Mahone), half of RAS and the event’s creative director. “These artists, like our energy as a creative force, represent authenticity, soul, diversity, positive vibes, and a contagious raw power that inspires organically.”..."
"...Yes, Texas' former chief executive joins the 23rd season of ABC's seemingly never-ending show, following in the elegantly swaying footsteps of Steve-O, Valerie Harper, Buzz Aldrin, Chaka Khan, and Jersey Shore's The Situation...."
"...The Arkestra touches down locally this Saturday for RAS Day, the third annual festival lovingly reared by married hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm. The family-friendly day celebrates the vibrant, diverse, and creative community that the pair of Chaka and Qi Dada have cultivated since arriving locally in 2010..."
"...Oskar Blues Dale’s – American Pale Ale – 6.5% Pinner Throwback IPA – Session IPA – 4.9% Beerito Mexican Lager – Vienna Lager – 4% Old Chub – Scotch Ale – 8% G’Knight – Imperial Red Ale – 8.7% CHAKA – Belgian Strong Ale – 8%..."