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Trial By Jury: The Case of the N-Word 
October 12, 2016
An open dialogue event about the n-word in schools will take place on Monday October 17.  ... read more »
Dawnn Lewis Highlights The Reality of Mental Illness in ‘The Marriage’ 
October 12, 2016
Depicting the ups and downs of mental illness across generational lines is seldom addressed in African-American homes, much less live theatre. Recently, spectators and friends gathered in numbers to attend the NACCP Award Winning stage play: The Marriage, starring A Different World actress Dawnn Lewis. Held at the West Angeles Performing Arts Theatre, the play sought to shed light on how mental illness impacts families and their loved ones, and the importance of seeking professional help to break the cycle. ... read more »
Director Phylicia Rashad Makes August Wilson’s Words Come Alive With ‘Ma Rainey’ 
September 13, 2016
In 2016, the way in which playwright August Wilson’s words remain so timely and poignant is almost eerie. Though written in 1982, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, which is set in 1920s Chicago, gives a peek into the complex personal and professional lives of musicians seeking to literally and figuratively have their voices heard. ... read more »
WIN tickets to August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”!
August 31, 2016
WIN tickets to August Wilson’s  “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” directed by Phylicia Rashad at the Mark Taper Forum September 11th – October 16, 2016. (enter below to win or ... ... read more »
History Detectives 
August 24, 2016
How many generations back can you trace your family lineage? Many people who consider themselves “native Angelenos” have a history that dates back to the South. ... read more »
Starletta DuPois Stars in 2016 Adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun
August 3, 2016
This time around, the Sentinel trekked over to the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica to watch the screenplay’s rebirth, which was met by a quaint, intimate setting with quietly dimmed lights. The set stayed true to form, positioning thick-laced coveralls and placemats over the worn kitchen furnishings, newspapers and cigarettes on the small wooden dining table, and an old olive couch doubled as a day bed for Mama’s grandson to sleep on. ... read more »
Who Is John Dolphin?
July 20, 2016
Before Quincy Jones and Berry Gordy there was James Dolphin. At a time when it was against the law for African Americans to set up shop in Hollywood, Dolphin opened an immensely popular record store in South Los Angeles, on Vernon and Central Avenue that not only eased tensions in the area but was the springboard for the careers of many legendary artists. ... read more »
Back by Popular Demand ‘The Things that Make Men Cry’ Returns to Los Angeles June 24-26
June 8, 2016
The team at GLOBO Productions, Inc., said they are pleased to announce the return by popular demand of “The Things that Make Me Cry” at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Los Angeles, California ... read more »
Two Local High Schools Showcase Musical Theatre in Upcoming Grand Arts Fest
April 7, 2016
On Saturday, April 16th, students from Dorsey High School and Foshay Learning Center High School are preparing for their performances in LAUSD’s upcoming Grand Arts Festival. 2500 students, kindergarteners through 12th grade, will perform in the festival, featuring dance, vocal and instrumental music, visual arts galleries, and film festival pavilions. ... read more »
Hit musical ‘Recorded in Hollywood’ returns for commercial run at Kirk Douglas Theatre
March 30, 2016
Launched as a 99-seat production at the Lillian Theatre, where it played to SRO houses and critical acclaim, Recorded in Hollywood, the new musical chronicling the story of Black businessman, record label owner and music producer John Dolphin, will receive a commercial run as a guest production at the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. ... read more »
All Black Stage Play “Married But Single” Premieres in Los Angeles
March 24, 2016
On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the “Married But Single” stage play premiered at the Orpheum Theatre for the Los Angeles stop of the cast’s nation-wide tour. The play, written, directed and produced by playwright Je’Caryous Johnson, portrays the struggles of being married but feeling single, and being single yet desiring the commitment that comes with marriage. ... read more »
Terrence J without Delay! “The Perfect Match” Interview with Kam Williams
March 17, 2016
Terrence Jenkins, aka Terrence J, was born in Queens, New York on April 21, 1982, but raised in Raleigh and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism at North Carolina A&T University where he also worked as a DJ and was served as Student Body President. ... read more »
‘Fly’ Takes Your Breath Away
February 10, 2016
Over the last decade, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen has been illustrated in various mediums, but “Fly” takes the saga to another level. With a cast of talented actors, an outstanding director and creative set design, viewers are transported to 1940s to witness the history-making experiences of the airmen. ... read more »
Casting Announced For ‘FLY’
January 13, 2016
The cast has been announced for the West Coast premiere of The Pasadena Playhouse/Crossroads Theatre Company production of Fly, by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, and inspired by the American Heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen. ... read more »
Brandy Norwood to Play Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’
December 16, 2015
Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and the Nederlander Organization announce that GRAMMY Award-Winner Brandy Norwood will play “Roxie Hart” when the production returns to Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Chicago the musical will play a limited one-week engagement from April 26 – May 1, 2016. ... read more »

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