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The Clothesline Muse

Published on 3 Dec 2012 at 3:03 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under music,theatre.

Please support these beautiful sisters: Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon, choreographer Kariamu Welsh and visual arts activist Maya Freelon Asante. They are collaborating on an amazing inter-generational project on women’s work called The Clothesline Muse. Watch the video for yourself and DONATE before the campaign expires next week!

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Join the Performance: National Day of Panhandling for Reparations

Published on 3 Aug 2007 at 10:13 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under art,collective action,history,radical politics,theatre.

No commentary from me, just throwing this out to ya’ll. Tell me what you think. Do you plan to get involved? Let me know what’s up. from Artist, Author and Speak Damali Ayo’s site: October 10, 2007 We are taking it to the streets. Join the First Annual National Day of Panhandling for Reparations OCTOBER […]

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Madea: Coonery or Black Theatre?

Published on 6 Mar 2007 at 12:02 pm. 15 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,mainstream culture,theatre.

In the 21st century, Tyler Perry has dominated the Black Theatre scene. His popular, “Urban Theatre” melodramas have been a huge success over the past several years grossing close to $100 million in ticket and DVD sales. Several of his plays feature the recurring character “Madea,” an outspoken grandmomma played by Perry himself. Many of […]

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