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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 »
Michael’s Colyar’s Momma: The One-Man Show
February 15, 2018
The play unveils Colyar’s career from humble beginnings to Hollywood powerhouse comedian. ... read more »
The Harlem Globetrotters Showcases Black Girl Magic
February 8, 2018
16 women’s basketball players have joined the Harlem Globetrotters, enforcing girl power from country to country. ... read more »
Vivica Fox Set to Reprise Her Role as Shante in Stage play Adaption of “Two Can Play that Game” 
October 19, 2017
Vivica Fox is back to reprise her role as Shante Smith in the 2001 Blockbuster film “Two Can Play That Game”, this time in the stage play adaption directed by Je’Caryous Johnson. ... read more »
‘We Tell Our Stories’ showcased at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
October 5, 2017
The intergenerational cast kept the audience enthralled throughout. ... read more »
Thelma Houston Brings ‘Motown Memories’ Show to L.A.
October 5, 2017
The Grammy Award-winning artist will chronicle her 50-year musical career by singing classic Motown hits highlighted with intimate stories and behind-the-scenes adventures. ... read more »
Phylicia Rashad is Still Teaching Us About Life (& Death) in ‘Head of Passes’
September 28, 2017
On Sunday, September 24, The Mark Taper Forum presented the opening night of the Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “Head of Passes”, headlining multi-award-winning (television and stage) actress, ... read more »
Inside Hamilton’s Fitting Room with Costume Designer Paul Tazewell
August 31, 2017
This year, the touring cast displayed its visual storytelling before major metropolitan city audiences across the United States. ... read more »
Lula Washington Summer Dance Focuses on Arts, Leadership, Community
August 3, 2017
"This summer the students learned Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Af-rican, Caribbean, Tap, Stepping, and Acting." ... read more »
Debbie Allen Dance Academy Inspires in Summer Intensive Concert
August 3, 2017
The academy trains youth dancers in Ballet, Tap, Modern African, Jazz Hip Hop, and Flamenco. ... read more »
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