Arts

By August 17, 2014 Read More →

Kenya Graffiti Artists Spray for Social Change

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.

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Cuban Ballet Defectors Appear in Miami, Seek US Careers
By June 11, 2014 Read More →

Cuban Ballet Defectors Appear in Miami, Seek US Careers

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 […]

Posted in: Dance
Renowned Poet Maya Angelou Dead At 86
By May 28, 2014 Read More →

Renowned Poet Maya Angelou Dead At 86

Maya Angelou, the poet laureate of the civil rights movement, has passed away at age 86, following a long period of declining health.

Historic Carnegie Hall Concert Set For June 25
By May 21, 2014 Read More →

Historic Carnegie Hall Concert Set For June 25

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 […]

Of Thee We Sing: Celebration honors the achievements of Marian Anderson
By April 15, 2014 Read More →

Of Thee We Sing: Celebration honors the achievements of Marian Anderson

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
By April 2, 2014 Read More →

Carrying on the musical tradition of jazz

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 […]

Posted in: Featured, Jazz, Music, R&B
GLAAD Joins Historic Carnegie Hall Fundraising Campaign
By April 1, 2014 Read More →

GLAAD Joins Historic Carnegie Hall Fundraising Campaign

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.

Posted in: Classsical, Featured, Music
Sheryl Lee Ralph: Redefining “diva” to empower other women
By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Sheryl Lee Ralph: Redefining “diva” to empower other women

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 […]

Posted in: Featured, People, Theatre
Stars return for South Florida’s hottest annual concert
By March 12, 2014 Read More →

Stars return for South Florida’s hottest annual concert

Jazz in the Gardens combines best of R&B, jazz and hip-hop By D. Kevin McNeir Last spring, more than 63,000 fans enjoyed the tropical temperatures of Miami Gardens, the city that is also the home of the Miami Dolphins, for what has become one of the nation’s most highly-anticipated music extravaganzas, Jazz in the Gardens. And […]

Posted in: Jazz
Alvin Ailey dance troupe embraces its new image
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Alvin Ailey dance troupe embraces its new image

For some reaching the 50-year milestone means putting the agenda on cruise control, resting on one’s laurels and preparing for entrance into the fall and winter seasons of life. But for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, under the leadership of third-year Artistic Director Robert Battle, five-plus decades of dance means pushing the button and expanding a highly-celebrated repertoire.

Posted in: Dance, Entertainment