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Chester Gregory Event
Youssou N’Dour: I BRING WHAT I LOVE is a music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice to inspire change. The film follows N’Dour, the highest selling African artist of all time and a devout Sufi Muslim, as he releases a deeply personal and religious album called Egypt in the hope of promoting a more tolerant face of Islam. Almost instantly, his fellow Senegalese reject the album, and denounce his actions as blasphemous. Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi follows N’Dour for over two years – filming in Africa, Europe, and America – to tell the story of how he faces these challenges and eventually wins over audiences both at home and abroad.
The film’s inspiring personal story, gorgeous footage, and fun beats brings to life Africa as a place of beauty and dignity, reveals the possibility of tolerance among religions and cultures, and shows how one man who lives by his convictions can create positive change through music.
How you can help Bring The Love:
Go see the film on opening weekend. **Opening weekend box office sales are CRITICAL, as they determine how wide a film will be released across the country**
Send emails to your family, friends, classmates, congregations, soccer teams, and other personal networks telling them about the film.
Organize a group of friends to see the film.
*The Paris Theater: Ticket sales go on sale May 29th. Groups of 20 or more get $8 tickets. Go to: http://www.theparistheatre.com/
*IFC Center: Tickets go on sale June 8th. Groups of 10 or more get $10 tickets for select shows. Call 212-924-6789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* BAM Rose Cinemas: go to http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=6&g=82
Please support this incredible film in any way you can. Make sure to see the film opening weekend and bring your friends to enjoy Youssou’s powerful message and spread the love!
Upcoming Just A Piano Concerts:
Monday June 15th – Don’t miss yours truly on June 15th in “Winds of Change” at 9:30pm
For Tickets: http://www.Smarttix.com Ph: 212 868 4444
The submission deadline is Tuesday, June 16, 2009.
100 years. always new.
jazz & bbq
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Dreyfuss Memorial Garden
Business & Community
Invite You to
& bbq benefit
CELEBRATING JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Garden Opens & Barbeque Dinner Available at 6 pm.
6:30 pm The Kahil Kwame Bell Duo
7:30 pm Les McCann and Javon Jackson
Swiss Movement Revisited
Admission and Dinner:
$50 per person
($35 tax deductible)
Count Basie Level ($2,000)
($1,720 tax deductible)
Receive 8 tickets and program recognition
Billie Holiday Level ($1,000)
($860 tax deductible)
Receive 4 tickets and program recognition
Miles Davis Level ($500)
($430 tax deductible)
Receive 2 tickets and program recognition
Ella Fitzgerald Level ($125)
($90 tax deductible)
Receive 1 ticket and program recognition
For reservations call 973-596-6559,
or mail payment to:
Summer Jazz BBQ Benefit
49 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102-3176
Credit Cards Accepted
All proceeds benefit the Newark Museum.
Allan Harris & Cross That River
ANF Short Film Collective In Conjunction With NY Perks
A Film & Music Affair Featuring
“William B. Johnson’s Subway Symphony, Drumadics is a percussive driven ensemble pushed by the unique sound of the buckets… including a front line sound of the Djembe and Side Bass. The ensemble is made complete with Brass & Woodwind sections adding melodies and breaks that keep the ears wanting more! With African, Latin, HipHop, and Soul highlights this band explodes! Subway sensations William B. Johnson & Drumadics are not just any old subway band; when you hear their sounds… you’ll be stopped in your tracks!”
“Missing” By Sabrina Moella
We don’t know what we’ve got ’til it’s gone…
“All Things Are Possible” By Emeka Mbadiwe
The people and things we take for granted
Also Some Of The Very Best Of ANF Shorts
On Thursday June 11th
At NY Perks 193 Smith Street – Brooklyn NY (F or G Train To Bergen St)
Happy Hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm (2 for 1 Drink Special)
PREMIUM TOP SHELF Mixed Drinks
Including: Croc – Grey Goose – Hennessy – Patronas
Show Time 7:30pm
501c3 Not-For-Profit Film & Theater Co
MONDAY, JUNE 8TH @ 7PM
a NATALIE DOUGLAS show
‘THE HEART OF THE MATTER”
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB
315 W. 44TH STREET (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
TICKET LINK: http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.venue&VenueID=68
$25 cover with a $15 minimum
6th Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons, Saturday, August 22
World Renowned Choreographer Ronald K. Brown
Returns to the East End with his Internationally Acclaimed Evidence, A Dance Company
The Sixth Annual “On Our Toes in The Hamptons” featuring the internationally acclaimed Evidence, A Dance Company under the direction of founder Ronald K. Brown will take place at the home of The Honorable Bernard and Joyce Jackson, 2028 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, N.Y., 11976 on Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Benefit committee for what has become the premiere African American cultural event of the season includes Alicia Bythewood, Chair; b Michael, Harriet Michel, Brian and Mira Mullins, Donna Williams. Reginald Van Lee, Neil R. Lowe, Joyce Mullins-Jackson, Reggie Canal, Leslie Mays, Zaid Abdul-Aleem, Dwayne Ashley, Monica F. Azare, Joanne E. Hill, Andrea Hoffman, Sandra D. Jackson-Dumont, James Sullivan, Jocelyn Taylor, Ancy Verdier, Lisa B. Walker. The mission of Evidence is to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling. The company will celebrate its 25th season in 2010. Highlights include a four-week tour to Africa sponsored by the U.S. State Department and performances at the Vancouver International Dance Festival.
The late afternoon event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, auction, performance and dancing with the dancers. Tickets are $250 & $500: Sponsor packages are $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500. For tickets and sponsorships contact Alexandra Diaz, JFM Group at 914.235.1490 ex. 16 or email@example.com. For more information on Evidence, A Dance Company and the event visit www.evidencedance.com
Photographer: Rachel Papo Company: Evidence, A Dance Company Dancers (l-r): Clarice Young, Ronald K. Brown
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Interested in feeding some starving artists?
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SUMMER ’09 PERFORMANCES
(ALL EVENTS ARE FREE)
BROOKLYN JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL Sat 6.20.09 @ NooN
Cuyler Gore Park, Fulton & Greene
MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK Sun 6.21.09 @ 2pm
248 Mercer @ Bowery, Manhattan
CLINTON CONCERT SERIES Mon 8.24.09 @ 5:45 pm
55th Street Pier, Manhattan
proudly presents an
“All White Networking Affair”
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11216
Ticket price in advance
Tickets at the location
view the history of restoration
A Networking Event with:
Panel Discussion for small businesses
Vendors from all over the Tri-State
Bring your business cards & connect with wonderful people
while having fun under the tent
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, click here:
First 50 people will receive goody bags from sponsored companies
Please be advised that space is limited so vendors interested in applying for space should email
A networking event that aims to capture the beauty & essence of professionals and small businesses owners : view here
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PURE CONFIDENCE races into 59E59 Theaters for the Americas Off Broadway festival
New York, New York April 26, 2009—59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to welcome Tony Award-nominee Marion McClinton and Carlyle Brown, one of this country’s most prolific playwrights, to 59E59 Theaters and AMERICAS OFF BROADWAY. The NYC premiere of Mr. Brown’s play PURE CONFIDENCE, directed by Mr. McClinton and from Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre, begins previews on Friday, May 22 for a limited engagement through Friday, July 3. Opening Night is Wednesday, May 27 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday – Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. There is an added matinee performance on Wednesday, July 1 at 2 PM. The regular ticket price is $45 ($31.50 for 59E59 Members). A 5-StarCard (one ticket to each show in the festival) is available for $100 ($85 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at http://www.ticketcentral.com. For more information visit http://www.59E59.org.
Set against a backdrop of fast horses, gritty racetracks, and high stakes betting, PURE CONFIDENCE is an exhilarating story of human triumph that explores the meaning of freedom. On the eve of the Civil War, champion jockey Simon Cato is one of the most successful athletes of his day, dominating the sport of horse racing. But Simon is also a slave. Hired out regularly by his owner to Colonel Wiley Johnson, owner of the prize thoroughbred Pure Confidence, Simon wants the one thing the Colonel by law can’t give him: his freedom. A funny and daring look at the complexity of race, love, and dignity, PURE CONFIDENCE chronicles the story of Simon’s race to freedom.
Carlyle Brown entered the world of great black jockeys by chance but his knowledge of and incisive looks at little known aspects of African-American history made him a perfect match for this subject matter. PURE CONFIDENCE is based on a period when African American riders dominated America’s first national sport.
This production of PURE CONFIDENCE was declared “A Winner!” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The MinnPost.com called the production “Searing! Breathtaking! Beautifully calibrated! Choose PURE CONFIDENCE!”
The production features Christiana Clark, Casey Greig, Karen Landry, Gavin Lawrence, Chris Mulkey, Mark Rosenwinkel and Mark Sieve.
The design team includes Joseph Stanley (set design), Michael Wangen (lighting design), Christine A. Richardson (costume design) and C. Andrew Mayer (sound design).
Marion McClinton (director) is known for his award-winning Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of August Wilson’s work with whom he had a long friendship and professional relationship. Productions include: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Broadway revival), King Hedley II (Broadway premiere, regional theaters), Jitney (Off-Broadway, regional and international theaters), Gem of the Ocean (Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum), Seven Guitars and Two Trains Running (CenterStage), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Missouri Repertory), and Fences (Indiana Repertory Theatre, Paramount Pictures). Other directing credits include Breath Boom (Playwrights Horizons), Jar the Floor (Off-Broadway), Roar (New Group), Thunder Knocking on the Door (regional theaters), Drowning Crow (premiere, Broadway MTC), Elmina’s Kitchen (CenterStage), Yellowman (Mixed Blood/Guthrie Theatre), Bulrusher (Pillsbury House) and Pure Confidence (Mixed Blood). Mr. McClinton is an Associate Artist of CenterStage. His plays include Police Boys, Stones and Bones (1994 Humana Festival). Awards include two Audelco Awards, OBIE, NEA/TCG Pew Charitable Trust Grant, and Drama Desk, Evening Standard and Tony Award nominations.
Carlyle Brown (playwright) is a writer/performer and artistic director of Carlyle Brown & Company based in Minneapolis, which has produced The Masks of Othello: A Theatrical Essay, The Fula From America: An African Journey, and Talking Masks. His plays include The African Company Presents Richard III, The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show, Buffalo Hair, The Beggars’ Strike, The Negro of Peter the Great, Pure Confidence, A Big Blue Nail and others. He has received commissions from Arena Stage, the Houston Grand Opera, the Children’s Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Goodman Theater, Miami University of Ohio and the University of Louisville. He is recipient of playwriting fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, Theatre Communications Group and the Pew Charitable Trust. Mr. Brown has been artist-in-residence at New York University School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, The James Thurber House in Columbus, and Ohio State University Theater Department where he directed his music drama, Yellow Moon Rising. He has been a teacher of expository writing at New York University; African-American literature at the University of Minnesota; playwriting at Ohio State University and Antioch College; African American theater and dramatic literature at Carlton College as the Benedict Distinguished Visiting Artist, and “Creation and Collaboration” at the University of Minnesota Theater Department. He has worked as a museum exhibit writer and story consultant for the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in Louisville. Mr. Brown is a core member at Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and he is an alumnus of New Dramatists in New York and a member of the Dramatists Guild. He is on the board of directors of The Playwrights’ Center and Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the non-profit professional theater and the Jerome Foundation. He is a member of the Charleston Jazz Initiative Circle at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where his works and papers are archived. He is the 2006 recipient of The Black Theatre Network’s Winona Lee Fletcher Award for outstanding achievement and artistic excellence and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
PURE CONFIDENCE was commissioned and developed by Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and premiered at the 29th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays in March of 2005. It subsequently went on to various regional productions across the country, including the Denver Center Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse and Florida Studio Theatre. ###