On August 29, 2014—Chas. Floyd Johnson and SBC Productions presented the Off-Broadway premiere of Stanley Bennett Clay’s award-winning play “Ritual,” set to open September 20, 2014 at the 777 Theatre, 777 8th Avenue, NY 10036. “Ritual” will perform Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm for a limited run.
A hallmark of American theater is its ability to make profound statements about the issues of our day, and the stage has always been a playwright’s soapbox.
Some of Kenya’s graffiti artists have become a voice for social change, using their art to push boundaries and to make statements about the country’s political elite. VOA‘s Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Nairobi.
MIAMI — Six dancers who defected over the weekend from the famed National Ballet of Cuba appeared in Miami on Tuesday and said they planned to pursue careers in the United States. “The dancers defected because they need personal freedom and opportunity in their career,” said Pedro Pablo PeIna, founder of the Cuban Classical Ballet […]
Maya Angelou, the poet laureate of the civil rights movement, has passed away at age 86, following a long period of declining health.
This year, New York City Pride Week will have even greater significance, as history gets made at the world-famous Carnegie Hall auditorium. Tona Brown, a gifted classical violinist and mezzo-soprano vocalist, will step out onto the stage of the Weill Recital Hall on June 25, and become the first African-American transgender woman to perform at […]
There are many special moments in America’s civil rights movement that are periodically celebrated including Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in professional baseball, Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech as part of the historic March on Washington.
Carrying on the musical tradition of jazz Mustafa on Sax proudly carries torch lit by his father, Melton Mustafa, Sr. By D. Kevin McNeir A superb improvisational duet recently occurred on a South Florida stage between two gifted musicians – one on the saxophone – the other on trumpet that confirmed why jazz is still […]
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a media watchdog organization dedicated to the positive depiction of the LGBT community in contemporary American media, has joined a fundraising campaign to bring gifted, accomplished vocalist and violinist Tona Brown to Carnegie Hall in New York City, for an historic concert performance this summer.
Sheryl Lee Ralph: Redefining “diva” to empower other women Original DREAMGIRL continues to give back to community in more ways than one By D. Kevin McNeir Standing before a packed audience anxious to hear about the significant role that women have played in America’s history, Sheryl Lee Ralph, the consummate show business professional, most notably […]