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Theatre Director Sheldon Epps’ New Book Celebrates and Encourages Self-Direction
October 27, 2022
Sheldon Epps, one of the first Black artistic directors in American regional theatre, has written a new book entitled, “MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre.” Epps chronicles his tribulations and triumphs as a freelance director, which led him to the Pasadena Playhouse, where he served as artistic director for twenty years. During that time, he helmed many productions, also directing episodes of classic television shows along the way. ... read more »
OKLAHOMA! Deconstructed
October 6, 2022
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “OKLAHOMA”, directed by Daniel Fish, is currently showing at the Ahmanson Theatre until October 16, 2022. ... read more »
Meet Ms. Pat Show Co-Star and Broadway Performer J. Bernard Calloway
August 11, 2022
Calling thespian J. Bernard Calloway, a newcomer or fresh face would almost be insulting.  He is a trained and seasoned Broadway trailblazer whose talents have graced the stage for years.  ... read more »
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‘Tale of the Lion King’ Director Paul Bryant
June 23, 2022
The veteran performer on reimagining the legendary film in a new live production ... read more »
“HADESTOWN” Is Coming to LA!
April 28, 2022
Hit Broadway production, HADESTOWN, is coming to Los Angeles on April 26th, 2022. ... read more »
André De Shields Stars in ‘Hadestown’ on Broadway
April 21, 2022
One of the greatest thespains to ever step foot on a Broadway stage is  André De Shields, who has enraptured audiences with his award-winning portrayal of Hermes in “Hadestown.” ... read more »
“SLAVEPLAY”: Racism, Interracial Dating, and Deciding Who’s the Prize
February 24, 2022
February 16th brought the opening of playwright, Jeremy O. Harris’, unflinching new work, “Slave Play”, at the Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles after almost two years of no performances due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Samuel E. Wright Dies at 74, Iconic Voiceover in ‘The Little Mermaid’
May 25, 2021
Wright was best known for his portrayal of Sabastian, the charming and very protective crab in Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'. According to the previously mentioned source, Wright died in his home in the village of Walden, New York, due to prostate cancer.  ... read more »
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Why Broadway is Waiting Until Fall to Reopen
May 14, 2021
 Broadway shows are tripping over themselves to announce that tickets are once more available. But don't get dressed up just yet: The curtains won't rise for most until September or October. ... read more »
From Child Phenom to Major Star, Dawnn Lewis Continues to Shine
February 13, 2020
Dawnn Lewis (Manuel Harlan photo) Dawnn Lewis is like a close family friend. She’s endeared herself to audiences around the globe who watched her amazing growth from child phenom to major star. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One Fulfilling Dr. King’s Dream
January 16, 2020
As the nation celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, those who knew King well, say Hughes and Urban One are the epitome of King’s dream. ... read more »
Our History Matters: The Untold Stories of African American ‘Hidden Figures’
February 8, 2019
Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1878. Major Taylor participated in his first bike race as a teenager. Shortly after, he moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to become a professional cyclist. Throughout his career, he received several world records from competing in races around the world but that didn’t stop the racist fans from throwing things at him and competitors trying to bump him off the track during his races. One competitor by the name of W.E. Becker choked Taylor until the police separated the two. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
December 20, 2018
For movies opening December 21, 2018 ... read more »
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Presents Colors of Christmas With Peabo Bryson, Taylor Dayne, Jon Secada, and Deniece Williams on Sat., December 8, 8:00 PM
October 29, 2018
The Cerritos Center of the Performing Arts (CCPA) welcomes back the spirited COLORS OF CHRISTMAScelebration with a medley of seasonal and Pop tunes. This annual celebration features two-time Grammy winner Peabo Bryson headlining a talented lineup, which includes Taylor Dane, Jon Secada, and Deniece Williams. They deliver greatest hits and yuletide songs individually and collectively in this CCPA audience favorite. The performance takes place at 8:00 PM on Saturday, December 8. Tickets, starting at $55, are available at the CCPA Ticket Office, at cerritoscenter.com, by calling (562) 916-8500.                               ... read more »
Cuba Gooding Jr.–Back on Broadway and Writing & Directing Movies, Too
October 11, 2018
The Oscar-winner and Emmy nominee made such an impact in the role, across the pond, that the producers invited him to play Flynn, once again, ... read more »
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