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DC Black Theatre Festival: ‘Letters from Zora: In Her Own Words’

 The Harlem Renaissance was magically rebirthed through Vanessa Bell Calloway’s phenomenal one-woman performance of Letters from Zora: In Her Own Words at the gala opening for the 6th Annual DC Black Theatre Festival. Zora Neale Hurston, African American folklorist and novelist, surely would have snapped her fingers,  sassy hands-on-hips, proudly proclaiming once more, “Baby I’m Here,” as  […]

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‘Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Inspired by the 1923 novel, Cane, by Jean Toomer, and the work of other renaissance artists, this multimedia presentation fronted by Jasmine Guy provided a look into the general trends and opposing factions that that transversed the Harlem Renaissance from the return of African American soldiers after World War I through the early 1930s. ‘Raisin’ Cane: […]

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An Interview with Jasmine Guy on ‘Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on January 24, 2015

On the evening of January 24, 2015, the renowned star of stage, television, and film, Jasmine Guy will present for one-night only, “Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey,” along with the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio (Sharpe with John Blake on violin and Kevin Sharpe on percussion) at the George Mason Center for the Arts. “Raisin’ Cane” is a panoramic […]

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‘SPUNK’ at Howard University

As Alicia Mitchell-Mangual sings and the lights come up, I anticipate another fantastic production by the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts. The six actors and keyboardist Kayla V. Waters give it their all in their three vignettes about relationships during the Harlem Renaissance. George C. Wolfe’s play, SPUNK, based on three stories by Zora […]

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‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ at Port City Playhouse

Blues for an Alabama Sky at Port City Playhouse: A Kiss to Build a Dream On: After the Harlem Renaissance The gifted and much admired Pearl Cleage is a poetic playwright.  Her dialogue shines with wit, imagery, and pathos.The Port City Playhouse has given her work the exquisitely detailed and imaginative production it deserves. Producer Sydney-Chanele […]

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Port City Playhouse Concludes its 36th Season with “Blues for an Alabama Sky’ -Opening on May 2nd

Port City Playhouse Concludes Its 36th Season, “A Salute to the American Voice,” with Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, Opening on May 2nd. Port City Playhouse, Alexandria’s award-winning theatre company, celebrates its 36th season with “A Salute to the American Voice,” presenting works by four outstanding American playwrights, each with a unique […]

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