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Director Aims to ‘Contribute to The Conversation’ Through Her Work
July 3, 2018
Director Patricia McGregor hopes that change can be vocalized in the form of the plays she directs like her most recent play, “Skeleton Crew.”   ... read more »
“The Maya in Me ”Shares One Woman’s Turbulent Love Story Guided by Dr. Maya Angelou’s Wisdom
June 28, 2018
“The Maya in Me” is the highly anticipated one-woman show written and performed by family therapy counselor, actress and writer Dr. Tameka Bob. As the show’s title indicates, “The Maya in Me” is an intimate visual piece that uses poetry written by the late literary icon Dr. Maya Angelou to parallel real life moments from Dr. Bob’s life and struggles with love.   ... read more »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
Michael Ajakwe Jr. Succumbs: A Life Well Lived One Frame At a Time
June 21, 2018
There is no doubt Michael Ajakwe Jr. was a man with a plan. No achievement was more stellar for the Emmy Award winning writer than founding the first Web Series Festival EVER, LAWEBFEST. ... read more »
From Teacher to Broadway Star: J Daughtry Takes the Stage as Harpo in “The Color Purple”
June 7, 2018
J Daughtry Takes the Stage as Harpo in "The Color Purple" ... read more »
A One-Woman Show: Vanessa Bell Calloway as Zora Neale Hurston  
May 10, 2018
Vanessa Bell Calloway, actress known for her role in Coming to America and recurring role in the television show Shameless, spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper about her upcoming one-woman show Letters from Zora.  Letters from Zora, produced by Gabrielle Denise Pina and directed by Anita Dashell-Sparks, unveils the intimate life of writer Zora Neale Hurston.    ... read more »
Two African American Females Star in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast, the Broadway Musical’ 
May 10, 2018
Back by popular demand at the CASA 0101 Theater, TNH Productions present’s Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, The Broadway Musical.” To help tell this story, Founding Artistic Director, Josefina Lopez, and Musical and Artistic Director and Founder, Rigo Tejeda, felt it was necessary to work with a diverse cast to reflect the current times in which we live.   ... read more »
‘Feeding A Monster’ Stage Play Sheds Light On Sexual Assault: Play Extended Due To Popular Demand
May 2, 2018
Veronica Loving wrote and self-published a book called “Feeding A Monster” with her daughter Jazzmine Jackson detailing their experience with Sexual assault and domestic violence at the hands of her husband of 21 years to start on the road of recovery. ... read more »
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Inspire With New and Classic Work
April 26, 2018
Revelations  by Alvin Ailey is his classic American story about the Black experience in the South in the 1950’s and 60’s. The sections are historical and take us back to the Black churches of the South, to a people’s faith in God and a willingness to die for their devout beliefs.    ... read more »
Dance Theatre of Harlem Appears at The Broad Stage
April 19, 2018
A dynamic and vibrant production is promised when the renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem appears at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. ... read more »
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Returns to SoCal 60 Years Later
April 19, 2018
Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) returns to SoCal, Friday, April 19-22 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Segerstrom Hall. ... read more »
Pioneering Black choreographer, director Donald McKayle dies
April 19, 2018
Donald McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as ``Raisin'' and ``Sophisticated Ladies,'' has died. He was 87. ... read more »
Rhoden And Richardson Pay Homage to Bowie And 24 Years Of Complexions
April 12, 2018
Stardust takes Bowie’s 40-year career catalog and provides a visual that only choreographer and Complexions Artistic Director Dwight Rhoden could create and master. Rhoden isn’t new to the concept of paying tribute to artists, having given tribute to the musical group U2 with “RISE,” set to a score by ’80s rock band, when they performed at the John Anson Ford Theatre back in 2013, along with local Black dance company Lula Washington Dance Theatre. According to his bio, Rhoden has lectured and held positions as "Artist in Residence" at universities around the U.S and has directed and choreographed for film, theater, and live performances including E! Entertainment's Tribute to Style and Cirque Du Soleil and for artists including Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Kelly Clarkson. Rhoden worked on the film One Last Dance, starring Patrick Swayze. Rhoden is a 1998 New York Foundation for the Arts Award Recipient and the 2001 Rhoden Choo San Goh Award recipient for Choreography. ... read more »
Addison Marks Three Decades on Stage and Film
March 5, 2018
Versatile actor co-stars in “Water By the Spoonful” at Mark Taper Forum Whether the piece is classical, contemporary or somewhere in between, count on Bernard K. ... read more »
‘Black Panther’ Proves to be Superest of All Super Hero Movies 
February 22, 2018
For African Americans the idea of seeing the first African American super hero on the big screen was enough to get old and young movie goers alike to rush out and buy tickets.  But the power of the "Black Panther," the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an African-American lead continued to smash box office records throughout this weekend’s opening release.  ... read more »
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