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Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage

Tony Award winner Melba Moore appeared as the evening's surprise emcee and introduced the program.

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) presented "Unscripted" Live at the Apollo Theater Soundstage on Monday night (May 23). It marked the first live edition of their video interview series "Unscripted: Conversations with Christian John Wikane."

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Tony Award winner Melba Moore appeared as the evening's surprise emcee and introduced the program, which featured Christian's one-on-one interview with GRAMMY-winning legend Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters plus the premiere of a short film directed by Sekou Luke that celebrates Season 2 of "Unscripted." Original Ikette Joshie Jo Armstead, Cory Daye (co-founder and lead vocalist of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band), and SAG-AFTRA's vice president for recording artists and singers Janice Pendarvis joined Christian for a talkback following the screening.

Produced by Sekou Luke and Christian John Wikane, "Unscripted" spotlights the stories of legendary and innovative artists, their resilience, and their creative regeneration. Sekou and Christian launched the series in April 2020 with Nona Hendryx and have also featured interviews with Ruth Pointer, Melba Moore, Kathy Sledge, André De Shields, Valerie Simpson, Fonzi Thornton, Bruce Sudano, Van Hunt, Rahsaan Patterson, Lisa Fischer, Joshie Jo Armstead, Cory Daye, Janice Pendarvis, Ray Shell and Christian Holder. The first two seasons of Unscripted have generated more than 330,000 views and more than 600,000 minutes of viewer engagement on YouTube. Sekou and Christian are currently in discussions with major partners to support Season 3 of Unscripted. www.unscriptedcjw.com

Photo credit: DwSnapshot Photography

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage

Ruth Pointer

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Unscripted Live, Apollo Theater Soundstage. Christian John Wikane (producer/host) interviews Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Unscripted Live, Apollo Theater Soundstage.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Unscripted Live, Apollo Theater Soundstage.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Melba Moore introduces Unscripted Live at the Apollo Theater Soundstage.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Unscripted Live producers Christian John Wikane (host) and Sekou Luke (director).

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Unscripted Live, Apollo Theater Soundstage.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Christian John Wikane (producer/host) interviews Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Ruth Pointer.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Christian John Wikane (producer/host) interviews Janice Pendarvis, Cory Daye, and Joshie Jo Armstead during Unscripted Live at the Apollo Theater Soundstage.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Unscripted Live producer/director Sekou Luke.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Christian John Wikane (producer/host), Janice Pendarvis, Cory Daye, Joshie Jo Armstead, and Sekou Luke (producer/director) at Unscripted Live, Apollo Theater Soundstage.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Melba Moore and Janice Pendarvis.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Unscripted Live producer/director Sekou Luke, Melba Moore, Fonzi Thornton, Janice Pendarvis, Cory Daye, producer/host Christian John Wikane, Joshie Jo Armstead, and Ruth Pointer at the Apollo Theater

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Sekou Luke Studio | Rebel Media Production Team: Brandon Lambert, Unscripted Live Producer/Director Sekou Luke, Xhris Hayes, Luis Feliciano, and Mark Claudio.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Beau McCall.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Saint Aubyn and Sekou Luke.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
CJ South and Domonique Smith-Long of The Creative Jenius Agency.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Ellen Cao and Bob Ellis.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Kenneth Claytor, Derek Joyner, Christian John Wikane, and Michael Lewis

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Fabrice Borg and Mitchell Wayne (Mitchell Wayne Productions). Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Dr. Sue Courey and Dr. Timothy Bellavia.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Fonzi Thornton, John James, and Christian John Wikane.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Keith Anthony Fluitt and Ruth Pointer.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Unscripted Producer/Director Sekou Luke with his portrait of Ariana DeBose.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Daniel James Forrester, Cory Daye, and David Josef.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Rob Becker, Carol Klenfner, and Joshie Jo Armstead.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Robert Fowler, Dwayne Palmer, and Mark Anthony Lee.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Janice Pendarvis and Cory Daye.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Ruth Pointer and Joshie Jo Armstead.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Melba Moore.

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
Ruth Pointer.

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