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Photo Flash: City College Center for the Arts Celebrates Stewart F. Lane's BLACK BROADWAY

A book event for Stewart F. Lane's Black Broadway was held as a fundraiser for the new City College Center For the Arts on Tuesday, March 10th. Scroll down for photos from the event!

The Office of Government & Community Affairs at City College is proud to announce the launch of The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA). The Center will serve as a cultural hub that builds a sense of community both within the school and its surrounding neighborhood, while inspiring creativity and diversity. It will also provide a premier venue for local and national performers and for art patrons in the tri-state area. City College Center for the Arts Board of Directors include Pam Laskin, Phillip Harvey, Khalil Kain, Stephen Byrd, Ray Chew, Patricia Hill, Arturo O'Farrill, Elena Sturman, Lillias White, Karen Witherspoon.

Aaron Davis Hall, now under the auspices of The City College Center for the Arts, is the focal point of this creative revitalization. It is currently undergoing a $2.5 million lobby and exterior renovation, and the New York City Council and CUNY have committed more than $10 million over the next five years for additional capital improvements. For more information on CCCA see: www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org

The Black Broadway event included performances by The Sho-Off Dance Company, members of the cast of On Kentucky Avenue and ended with a lecture and Q & A with six time Tony Award winning producer and historian, Stewart F. Lane. Lane's book, Black Broadway was released in February by Square One Publishing. Tony and Olivier Award winning producer Stephen Byrd was the evening's moderator.

The mission of the Sho Off Dance Company founded in 2014 by choreographer/dancer Victor Sho and performer, Leah Lane is to promote unity through music and dance. The company members at the CCCA performance included: Victor Sho, Leah Lane, Garrick Footman, Chelsea Harold, Luanne Harris, Jenae Harrison, Takae Kawabe, Osmeily Luna, Ianthe Mellors, Tatiyana Miles, Tatiyana Rudisel, Robert Taylor, Jordan Washington, DaShawn C. White and Mea Wilkerson. The performance was produced by Alyssa Renzi. For more information on The Sho-Off Dance Company see: www.sho-off-dance.com.

Ty Stephens, Renee Ternier and Frank Owens from the off-broadway show On Kentucky Avenue sang several songs from their hit show. The setting for On Kentucky Avenue, is The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue is the Club Harlem dress rehearsal for opening night of the 1969 season. Within the show there is a 'love triangle' between the MC (Ivan King), the lead show girl and the featured female vocalist.The show has an original score true to the era interspersed with classic songs from the 1960's. On Kentucky Avenue, The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue will bring you back to a time when nightclubbing was in vogue and leggy showgirls, black comics, specialty acts and great singers & dancers reigned supreme. For more information see: www.onkentuckyavenue.com.

Photo Credit: Matt Peyton

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Photo Flash: City College Center for the Arts Celebrates Stewart F. Lane's BLACK BROADWAY
Ty Stephens from the cast of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE

Photo Flash: City College Center for the Arts Celebrates Stewart F. Lane's BLACK BROADWAY
Sho-Off Dance Company Performs

Photo Flash: City College Center for the Arts Celebrates Stewart F. Lane's BLACK BROADWAY
Sho-Off Dance Company Performs

Photo Flash: City College Center for the Arts Celebrates Stewart F. Lane's BLACK BROADWAY
Stewart F. Lane

Photo Flash: City College Center for the Arts Celebrates Stewart F. Lane's BLACK BROADWAY
Anil Leeds , Bonnie Comley

Photo Flash: City College Center for the Arts Celebrates Stewart F. Lane's BLACK BROADWAY
Stewart F. Lane signs copies of BLACK BROADWAY


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