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07/02/2009

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City Opera Celebrattes Black History Month

 
New York City Opera, 20 Lincoln Center. New York, NY 10023
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Several good friends of mine are apart of this new show.  Please support it, not just another reality, but a show with a positive twist.  I’ll be watching I hope you will too.

Harlem Heights: BET’s Newest Reality Showcases Young Buppie Life Uptown

By Karu F. Daniels, BlackVoices.com

The BET audience has certainly matured – even on the reality TV front.

Five years ago, TV and film producer Tracey Edmonds introduced the groundbreaking series, ‘College Hill,’ which chronicled the ups and downs of students at a historically black college in the south. Two years ago, the network launched, ‘Baldwin Hills,’ a younger spin on the drama – this time revolving around the lives of black teenagers in and around a tony section of Los Angeles.

In 2009, real adulthood sets in with ‘Harlem Heights,’ premiering March 2 at 10:00 p.m.

No student loans, campus confusion, prom date dilemmas or parental advisory on deck for this show, created by MTV industry insiders Randolph Sturrup and Kurt Williamson.

For the new show, it’s all grown and sexy business for and by young, black, urban professionals setting out to make their way in the world. Each person joins the series at a defining moment in his or her life

And it all takes place in Harlem USA.

The series features a diverse cast of eight young adults from various backgrounds. BlackVoices.com has an exclusive sneak peek at the Facebook-friendly cast members from BET’s most-buzzed about new show. Take a look.

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Community Works NYC
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY

February 2009

Dear Friends:
 
It is with great pleasure that Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group once again join forces with the American Museum of Natural History, in celebrating Black History Month 2009 with Harlem Serenade – A Moment in Time

Hosted by Broadway Actor & Director and event Artistic Director James Stovall, Harlem Serenade – A Moment in Time will take place at the American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West @ 79th Street), Saturday, February 21, 2009, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Mark your calendars!  We hope to see you. 

Barbara Horowitz                        Voza Rivers
Founder & President              Executive Producer
Community Works NYC         New Heritage Theatre Group

Voza's Program

“A” Train to the Harlem Renaissance
1:00-2:45

KAUFMANN THEATER, First floor

Artistic Director and host James Stovall narrates an afternoon of musical performances by the All-Star Orchestra of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. These dynamic musicians are led by the Jazz Museum’s executive director, Loren Schoenberg, who is dedicated to sharing the unique history of jazz and fostering it as a living, breathing art form. The Jazz Orchestra will be joined by members of the Silver Belles-2nd Generation, a group of exceptional senior female dancers inspired by the original Silver Belles, who appeared in the choruses of the prestigious Cotton Club and Apollo Theater during Harlem’s heyday. Also joining them will be the Jitterbug Kids, a group of young dancers who recapture Harlem’s Swing era. The performances will be=2 0woven together with classic film clips from Harlem’s Golden Era.
Telling the Story on Film
2:55
KAUFMANN THEATER, First floor
 Voza Rivers, Executive Producer, New Heritage Theatre Group, introduces the film section.
Lullaby of Harlem
3:00-4:00

KAUFMANN THEATER, First floor

Film Lullaby of Harlem, a compilation film produced by Passport Entertainment, captures original footage of black music legends performing at the Cotton Club and Apollo Theater during Harlem’s Golden Age. The stellar cast includes Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and many others. Travel back to the early days of Swing Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, and you will understand why the music of African-American artists garnered international appeal and reverence.
Harlem’s Golden Age of Jazz
4:05-4:35

KAUFMANN THEATER, First floor

Discussion This talk will be led by jazz historian, saxophonist, writer of liner notes for many famous recordings, and executive director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Loren Schoenberg.

Hughes Dream Harlem

3:00-4:00

LINDER THEATER, First floor

Film Poet laureate and writer Langston Hughes (1902-1967) used his craft to share eyewitness accounts of his glorious experiences as a resident of Harlem. The film Hughes Dream Harlem, directed by Jamal Joseph and produced by New Heritage Films, casts contemporary poets like Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka, as well as young, developing artists, to explore Hughes’s life in Harlem. The film is narrated by Ossie Davis and features Ruby Dee, Gertrude Jeanette, IMPACT Repertory Theatre, and others.
Langston Hughes and Harlem’s Cultural20Heyday
4:05-4:35

LINDER THEATER, First floor

Discussion This discussion will be led by the lauded 94-year-old actor/ director/producer Gertrude Jeanette, founder of the Hadley Players. Ms. Jeanette was an original member of the American Negro Theatre, which received great theatrical acclaim during the 1940s, and was also a friend to Langston Hughes.
The Final Stomp
4:40-5:00

KAUFMANN THEATER, First floor

Michela Marino Lerman is a renowned tap dancer and the only honorary female member of the legendary Copasetics. Joining Michela on stage are Mabel Lee, “Queen of the Talkies” and Broadway actress in Shuffle Along and Bubbling Brown Sugar; Harold Cromer, member of the dance comedy team Stump & Stumpy who appeared on Broadway with Bert Lahr, Ethel Merman and Betty Grable; and Bakari Wilder who appeared on Broadway in Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk, and on film in Idlewild and Ta p Heat.

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
 

Community Works has offices in three New York City locations

  Community Works NYC            Dwyer Cultural Center             Community Works NYC
    55 West End Avenue             258 St. Nicholas Avenue            253 West 138th Street
    New York, NY 10023                New York, NY 10027                  New York, NY 10030

Signup for future Community Works Events

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