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The Obsidian Theatre Festival to be Made Available for Streaming Photo The Obsidian Theatre Festival to be Made Available for Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2021

Sloan’s Ghostlight Productions announced that they are partnering with BroadwayHD to bring the inaugural Obsidian Festival to viewers for free via the streaming service’s YouTube channel.  The Obsidian Theatre Festival is a virtual theatre and performing arts event featuring emerging Black artists, actors, directors, and playwrights from Detroit.

National Sawdust Announces FIRE THIS TIME Series Photo National Sawdust Announces FIRE THIS TIME Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021

National Sawdust presents conversation series, Fire This Time, launching April 20th. The host, poet Lynne Procope, will sit down with musicians, critics, stick fighters, DJs, academics, curators, poets & music lovers at the ley lines of organizing, activism, and the legacy of perhaps the most influential writer of the last century, James Baldwin.

Inaugural Obsidian Theatre Festival Brings Black Performing Artists to a Virtual Stag Photo Inaugural Obsidian Theatre Festival Brings Black Performing Artists to a Virtual Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2021

Ghostlight Productions and Nicely Theatre Group today announced the inaugural Obsidian Theatre Festival, a virtual theatre and performing arts event featuring emerging Black artists, actors, directors, and playwrights from Detroit that will take place March 25-27.

Sparks & Wiry Cries Present 2021 Virtual SongSLAM Festival Photo Sparks & Wiry Cries Present 2021 Virtual SongSLAM Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021

Beginning January 11, 2021, at 5 pm, Sparks & Wiry Cries will present their flagship songSLAM Festival with twelve days of song. The annual NYC songSLAM will feature fourteen emerging composer/performer teams presenting new art song compositions, professionally recorded in November at the Blue Building in New York City.

Sadler's Wells Announces Socially Distanced Season For Autumn 2020 Photo Sadler's Wells Announces Socially Distanced Season For Autumn 2020
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2020

Today Sadler's Wells has announced a special new season of live dance and digital content for Autumn 2020, including further performances for socially distanced audiences at Sadler's Wells Theatre and new details for online programme, Digital Stage In Focus.

Sparks & Wiry Cries Presents Virtual 2021 SongSLAM Festival Photo Sparks & Wiry Cries Presents Virtual 2021 SongSLAM Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020

From January 11 - 22, 2021, the New York-based global art song platform Sparks & Wiry Cries will present their flagship songSLAM Festival with twelve days of song. The Festival will include the annual songSLAM competition for up to fifteen emerging composer/performer teams to present new art song compositions.

New Federal Theatre Sets 2020 Poetry Jam This Month Photo New Federal Theatre Sets 2020 Poetry Jam This Month
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 8, 2020

On September 21 and 28 at 7:00 PM, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present '2020 Poetry Jam: She Speaks, He Speaks, We Speak, Generations Speak.' 

New Federal Theatre Presents Sonia Sanchez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Quincy Troupe In Virtu Photo New Federal Theatre Presents Sonia Sanchez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Quincy Troupe In Virtual Poetry Jam
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2020

Generations of acclaimed Black poets spanning the Black Arts Movement to todaya??s Black Lives Matter will take the stage from iconic Sonia Sanchez to emerging Mahogany L. Browne and Shadenia Sivad and appear in Woodie King, Jra??s New Federal Theatrea??s She Speaks, He Speaks, Generations Speak: Black Words Matter,  a two part virtual poetry jam on September 21 and September 28 at 7:00pm.  The program is free.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Launches Virtual Gallery Tours Photo August Wilson African American Cultural Center Launches Virtual Gallery Tours
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2020

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center announced today that it is launching its first-ever virtual tours of its two most recent visual arts exhibitions: Vanishing Black Bars & Lounges: Photographs by L. Kasimu Harris and I came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach: Ayana M. Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen .

Hip-Hop Duo Soul Science Lab to Perform in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in June 2020 Photo Hip-Hop Duo Soul Science Lab to Perform in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in June 2020
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 9, 2020

Carnegie Hall today announced that boundary pushing hip-hop duo Soul Science Lab will perform Make a Joyful Noize on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commission Project, Make A Joyful Noize explores the affirming and unifying experiences that uplift the human spirit in the face of oppression. The immersive production blends sound and multimedia using music, affirmations, projected images, spoken word, and dance to celebrate unapologetic Black joy as a healing force for cultural resistance.

Apollo Theater and WNYC to Present 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebr Photo Apollo Theater and WNYC to Present 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2019

WNYC and the Apollo Theater will present WNYC's 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, 'The Strategic King: MLK's Visionary Leadership,' as part of the Apollo's Uptown Hall series, on Sunday, January 12 at 3pm.

Talkbacks To Accompany LOOKING FOR LEROY Photo Talkbacks To Accompany LOOKING FOR LEROY
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2019

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) has scheduled talk backs to follow five matinee performances of 'Looking for Leroy' by Larry Muhammad, a two-character play that reflects on the legacy of the late Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka.  Baraka was a leading dramatist the 20th century who defined the role of the Black playwright for our age.  NFT is presenting the world premiere of this play February 28 to March 31 at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. 

YBCA Announces The Return Of 'Transform' Performing Arts Festival Photo YBCA Announces The Return Of 'Transform' Performing Arts Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 20, 2018

 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) announces the return of Transform, its signature two-week festival occurring each fall and spring. Running May 9-20, 2018, in the YBCA Forum and Theater, the festival convenes leading contemporary artists for a provocative showcase of dance, music, and theater that can only happen at YBCA. Following its highly acclaimed debut in fall 2017, which explored the timely question, "Why citizenship?" the spring 2018 edition is built around the question: "Where is our public imagination?"

Cleveland Play House Celebrates the 'Godmother of Rock and Roll' with MARIE AND ROSET Photo Cleveland Play House Celebrates the 'Godmother of Rock and Roll' with MARIE AND ROSETTA
by Julie Musbach - Dec 21, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to bring George Brant's Marie and Rosetta to the Allen Theatre stage. Marie and Rosetta chronicles the story of 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Early Influence Inductee Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her counterpart Marie Knight as they changed the landscape of modern music. Miche Braden will make her return to Cleveland Play House as Sister Rosetta Tharpe alongside CPH newcomer Chaz Hodges as Marie Knight. Directed by Neil Pepe, Marie and Rosetta runs January 20 through February 11, 2018 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.

Joel Fluent Greene's 5th Anniversary of 'A MAN CAN CHANGE' Set for the Wright Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

It's the five-year anniversary of Detroit's hit poetry/live music series, 'A Man Can Change: The Words, Music, Art & Stories of 7 Men,' on Today, December 23rd at The GM Theater at The Charles Wright Museum of African American History.

Joel Fluent Greene's 5th Anniversary of 'A MAN CAN CHANGE' Set for the Wright Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

It's the five-year anniversary of Detroit's hit poetry/live music series, 'A Man Can Change: The Words, Music, Art & Stories of 7 Men,' on Friday, December 23rd at The GM Theater at The Charles Wright Museum of African American History.

Tony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman College Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Spelman College and True Colors Theatre Company have announced a conversation with Tony Award-winning Director Kenny Leon this evening, September 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Burroughs Theater at Spelman College.

Tony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Spelman College and True Colors Theatre Company have announced a conversation with Tony Award-winning Director Kenny Leon the evening of September 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Burroughs Theater at Spelman College.

Blair Underwood, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More Set for THE DETROIT PROJECT Events
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 12, 2016

Native Detroiter and Internationally Awarded Playwright, Actress and Television Writer Dominique Morisseau is returning home with Blair Underwood, Andre Holland and Ruben Santiago-Hudson for a public of event around her cycle of Detroit plays, entitled 'The Detroit Project'. The first acclaimed play in the cycle, DETROIT '67, about the 1967 uprising, is premiering in Detroit May 13-June 5th with the Detroit Public Theatre at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Ella Turenne Brings LOVE, LOCS, AND LIBERATION to Los Angeles, Now thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Activist-performer-peet-educator Ella Turenne comes to Los Angeles with her World Premiere of LOVE, LOCS, AND LIBERATION on October 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 7:30pm at The Speakeasy in the Atwater Village Theatre complex at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039.

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