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05/10/2010

B2: Hotlist! #52

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On  Broadway • 16 weeks only
TO GET YOUR TICKETS:
CLICK HERE or call 212-947-8844 and use code MDBLB916.
or visit the Golden Theatre box office, 252 W. 45th St.
BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN!
Box Office hours
: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Closed Sunday

Groups (10+): 212-239-6262/800-432-7780

$66.50-$126.50

STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 7TH

Performance Schedule
Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 7pm,
Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm
(Tuesday, October 12th & October 19th at 8pm)

James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines talk about
DRIVING MISS DAISY

A  Conversation with James Earl Jones

Two of the world’s greatest living actors—two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Earl Jones, and Tony Award and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave—are coming together on Broadway, alongside four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, in Alfred Uhry‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. This strictly limited, sixteen-week engagement at the Golden Theatre is directed by David Esbjornson.

A timeless American play, which inspired the beloved Academy Award-winning film, Driving Miss Daisy tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions, and is being performed for the first time on a Broadway stage.

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Please come out and support the next installment of:

Kevin-Anthony Presents: “Storytellers…A Master Class”

featuring Miss Amanda Brown in her New York City Debut

Reservations suggested email: billiesblack@gmail.com or billiesblack@aol.com

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Lance Reddick CD Cover

International Television and Film Star Lance Reddick

Releases Debut Jazz CD

“Contemplations & Remembrances”

Available Worldwide October 19

Reddick, a Yale Drama School alum, who got his artistic start in music, wants his devotees to see the flip side of his on-camera visage.  His debut CD reflects his myriad musical loves and personal wanderings. The nine tracks on Contemplations & Remembrances are entirely written and composed by Reddick, who produced the CD on his independent label, Christai Productions. The Baltimore native displays his avid attention to various musical genres and the influences of his divergent list of personal faves. They include everyone from Stephen Sondheim to Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock to Sting. “When I’m writing I’m trying to get the experiences of human beings deeply into my songs,” Reddick says. “And I’m looking to emulate my own idols in the music. I labored over every bit of this.”

Classically trained at the Eastman School of Music in piano and composition, he has been cultivating his chops since his days as a choirboy at Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore City and as a pupil at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, where he enrolled while still a student at the Quakers Friends School in his hometown. Reddick’s mother taught instrumental music for 40 years; his father was a high school English and social studies teacher before earning a law degree and becoming a public defender. From those familial, cultural and musical roots, Reddick has fashioned his own hybrid form of music, a stylized brand of jazz that is rife with ordinary stories and social commentary.

With Contemplations & Remembrances, Reddick says he aims for music-loving listeners of every stripe. He wants them to hear some note, some phrase, some arc of the brass section or tinkling of the piano that seems to be reaching just for them. “A lot of this music is autobiographical, some of it’s completely fantastical,” Reddick adds.

As a collection, the songs reflect the images, ideas and ideals that leave Reddick awestruck. “I have such a love of wisdom that, when I first left for college, I wanted to be a philosopher. That desire has never left-I just didn’t think I would make a living at it,” Reddick says. “For me, the beauty in all of this lay in seeing our human commonality. In every song, I was angling to find the human story, the shared human experience.”

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For more information on LANCE REDDICK, please visit:

www.lancereddick.com

(Los Angeles, CA – October 4, 2010) -International television and film star, Lance Reddick releases his debut jazz CD, Contemplations & Remembrances, available worldwide October 19 at all online retail outlets. Advance digital purchase of the music is now available on Amazon.com.  Singer, songwriter and composer, Reddick is best known as a critically-acclaimed actor in laudatory roles on television series such as THE WIRE, FRINGE, LOST, CSI MIAMI, LAW & ORDER: SVU, OZ and THE CORNER and movies including THE SIEGE, I DREAMED OF AFRICA, BROTHER TO BROTHER, TENNESSEE and JONAH HEX.

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Please Be Punctual!!!

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Due To The Volume Of Interest In These Workshops,

Your RSVP And Punctuality Is A Must

Please Confirm Attendance By Contacting
Brittany Harte@
212-665-7010 or bharte@hbany.org
ASAP…….
The Workshop Is  Filling Up Fast!!!!!!!

Please Note Venue Is :

The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building

163 West 125th Street

(Between 7th & Lenox Avenues)

Room 805

Click Here For More Information And To Join Harlem Business Alliance

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NYMF
The New York Musical Theatre Festival 2010 Begins Week 2! Shows are selling out quickly, do you have your tickets yet?   The Festival that brought you Next to Normal, [title of show], Altar Boyz, and Yank! is presenting 30 new musicals until October 17th. A number of shows only have a limited amount of tickets left. Shows premiering this week with tickets still available: Above Hell’s Kitchen, Fellowship, Fingers and Toes, The History of War, Pandora’s Box, Petrouchka, Shine!, Trails, and V-Day. In addition to producing some of tomorrow’s biggest hits, NYMF also discovers some of tomorrow’s biggest talents. Catch the final round of NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation on October 10th at 9:30PM at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). Watch as the audience votes to determine who will win and receive their own solo concert, co-presented by NYMF and Sh-K-Boom records!Tickets only $20!

For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.nymf.org

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ARTZ ROOTZ & RHYTHM CONCERT SERIES SATURDAY OCTOBER 9TH 2010

New York, NY September 30, 2010 -The Artz, Rootz & Rhythm Concert Series will be held Saturday October 9th from 1PM to 5PM at Jackie Robinson Park (145th Street & Bradhurst Avenue), celebrating the culmination of Harlem Arts Advocacy Week 2010.

The festivities will be hosted by actress and comedian Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, the “Empress of Entertainment.” Ms. Stickney is a noted activist, motivational speaker, published author and poet. This outdoor event will be presented to audiences representing the intergenerational, multi-cultural mosaic of Harlem and New York City.

Featured performers include: vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player Keith “The Captain” Gamble whose heart and soul is rooted in the Blues and Solomon Hicks, a 15 year old guitarist/singer prodigy musician who has been playing for 9 years and excels in Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, R&B, Funk and classic Rock.  Also performing will be the Yaffa Cultural Center Drummers who will open the event, Michael Isaacs, Sasso Japan, Pauline Jean, Kalunga Neg Mawon and the Tevin Thomas Group.

In addition to the performing artists, the back drop for the stage design features Yellow Triangles, a quilt created by a HARLEM Arts Alliance visual artist Myrna Williams (image attached).

Artz, Rootz & Rhythm is The HARLEM Arts Alliance’s signature presenting series designed as free, public, multi-disciplinary, offerings showcasing Harlem based artists and arts   organizations.  Events occur throughout the year at a variety of venues around Harlem attracting thousands of fans and audience members from Harlem, New York City and the tri-state region annually.

The HARLEM Arts Alliance is a non-profit arts service organization committed to nurturing the artistic growth and organizational development of artists and arts organizations in Harlem, New York State and the nation and is comprised of over 700 individual artists and arts organizations. For more information visit: www.harlemaa.org.

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Harlem Arts Alliance
Harlem Arts Advocacy Week 2010 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ARTZ ROOTZ & RHYTHM CONCERT SERIES SATURDAY OCTOBER 9TH 2010

New York, NY September 30, 2010 -The Artz, Rootz & Rhythm Concert Series will be held Saturday October 9th from 1PM to 5PM at Jackie Robinson Park (145th Street & Bradhurst Avenue), celebrating the culmination of Harlem Arts Advocacy Week 2010.

The festivities will be hosted by actress and comedian Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, the “Empress of Entertainment.” Ms. Stickney is a noted activist, motivational speaker, published author and poet. This outdoor event will be presented to audiences representing the intergenerational, multi-cultural mosaic of Harlem and New York City.

Featured performers include: vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player Keith “The Captain” Gamble whose heart and soul is rooted in the Blues and Solomon Hicks, a 15 year old guitarist/singer prodigy musician who has been playing for 9 years and excels in Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, R&B, Funk and classic Rock.  Also performing will be the Yaffa Cultural Center Drummers who will open the event, Michael Isaacs, Sasso Japan, Pauline Jean, Kalunga Neg Mawon and the Tevin Thomas Group.

In addition to the performing artists, the back drop for the stage design features Yellow Triangles, a quilt created by a HARLEM Arts Alliance visual artist Myrna Williams (image attached).

Artz, Rootz & Rhythm is The HARLEM Arts Alliance’s signature presenting series designed as free, public, multi-disciplinary, offerings showcasing Harlem based artists and arts   organizations.  Events occur throughout the year at a variety of venues around Harlem attracting thousands of fans and audience members from Harlem, New York City and the tri-state region annually.

The HARLEM Arts Alliance is a non-profit arts service organization committed to nurturing the artistic growth and organizational development of artists and arts organizations in Harlem, New York State and the nation and is comprised of over 700 individual artists and arts organizations. For more information visit: www.harlemaa.org.

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The Book Release Soiree for “A Kettle Of Vultures…Left Beak Marks On My Forehead”
will be held next Tuesday, October 12th!

A great evening for you to relax, unwind and connect with great new people at
Harlem’s Renaissance Art Gallery
275 Seventh Avenue (123rd and 124th Streets).

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Reading: 8:00pm
Concludes: 10:00pm

“A Kettle Of Vultures…Left Beak Marks On My Forehead”
will be available to be purchased and signed ($15.00).

BOOK TRAILER: http://www.facebook.com/l/1a1a3NTYIYPYtYw1PXw8ZEUy7SQ;www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sbF9W54xt4

Wine and hors d’oeuvres served. Arrive early. Stay Late.

Praise for A Kettle of Vultures:
"Sabrina Lamb writes like the love child of Terry McMillan and Chris Rock.
With wild plot twists and page-turning style, A Kettle Of Vultures is sassy,
wise and funny as hell."
-Bridgett M. Davis, author of Shifting Through Neutral

"A funny book about race, love and Cuban coffee -- among many other things."
-AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically and My Life as an Experiment.

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Three Easy Ways To Purchase Tickets $20 General Admission
$10 Students and Seniors

Online: www.irondale.org
Phone: Ovation Tix 866.811.4111
In Person: At the Irondale Center Box Office, 85 South Oxford Street,
one hour before curtain
For More Information about White Bird Productions
www.whitebirdproductions.orgT

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SUNDAY OCT. 10, 2010
Please Support Victims of Domestic Violence by attending
WWW.UDVSG.ORG
FALL MUSIC CONCERT SERIES & DANCE PARTY
@
Characters NYC
243 West 54 St btwn 7th & 8th Ave.
Doors: 5pm. 21w/Id. Drink Specials / Food Menu
Doors 5pm                      Show time: 6pm
Music by: DJ Ace of Spades
Celebrate your Birthday or Special Occasion with Us

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I want to encourage you all to go out & see Daniel Beaty’s “Through The Night”. This show has gotten great reviews & ticket sales are increasing but slowly. We often complain about not being represented in theatre or that there’s nothing for us to see….well this is for ALL of us to see. Please tell a friend and/or …pass this information on. Let’s show our support to this wonderful production. Here’s a poem KNOCK KNOCK http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=9eYH0AFx6yI
as well as the website to the show www.ThroughTheNightOnStage.com. Also with this special code DANIEL you can recieve a discount ticket of $32.50. Let’s keep this show up & running.

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From ActNow Foundation, the production team that brought you the MonoRail Jams, Hot Fun in the Summertime and Idris Elba & Thomas Ikimi’s amazing movie Legacy to BAMcinematek,

From Bill Johnson, the director of Hot Fun in the Summertime, Cyber-Sex the play and The Tremaine Experience comes a revival of George C. Wolfe’s classic play The Colored Museum.

The Colored Museum is a series of monologues and scenes, that present a multiplicity of African-American experiences, stereotypes and conflicts. Most have an element of direct address, involving the audience in the action and the characters on stage.

The Amazing Cast: Angelique Chapman, Soyini Chrenshaw, Melissa Gibbs, Leslie Jones, Amyre Loomis, Rafael Moreno, Nihara Nichelle, Michael Stith, Jasmine Taylor, Francisco Vegas

ActNow Foundation proudly presents The Colored Museum


On opening night Oct. 7th, Council Member Letitia James will be awarded the 2010 Hal DeWindt Excellence in Arts Award and Master Chef Michael will be serving a special ActNow cake creation.


Phone: 917-334-0764
Email
: info@actnowproduction.org

http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/shows/the-colored-museum_173786/

http://www.actnowproduction.org/current_events_archives.html

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=104775379577377&ref=ts

October 7th, 8th, & 9th at 8pm
Donation Price: $15

At the South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford St.
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217

C train to Lafayette, G train to Fulton St.
or take the Q, B, R, D,2, 3, 4 or 5 trains to Atlantic Ave

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Click to buy tickets to Jamie deRoy & friends 20th Anniversary Celebration!

BUY TICKETS ONLINE:Click here to buy tickets to Jamie deRoy & friends - 20th Anniversary Show via smarttix.com

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L.I.G.H.T. ( Living In Gratitude Having Testimony) was developed because a group of LGBTQ youth from Newark where in an unsuccessful suicide pact. The youth are engage in a 15 week film, photography, and poetry arts residency through Yendor Productions, funded by the Newark Arts Council, and taught by Brown 70 Films and Purple Haze.

The residency will conclude in December with exhibit of the work that they have created.
website: yendorproductions.com

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Ballet Noir

“Bridging The Gap Between Concert And Commercial Art”

Ballet Noir  Logo

Greetings!

Just another reminder not to miss Corey Baker, Co-Artistic Director of Ballet Noir in Coup de Foudre.

A contemporary art and performance project based on a reinterpretation of Jean Cocteau’s classic film “The Blood of a Poet (Le sang d’un poete, 1930)” by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Corey Baker, featuring the Telos Ensemble and Melvin Van Peebles.

In conjunction with “Chaos in Classicism” at the prestigious Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Saturday October 9th at 8pm and Sunday October 10th at 6pm.

For more information on Coup de Foudre click here.

For more information on Chaos in Classicism click here.

Ticket Prices: $30, $25 for members, $10 for students
Box Office: 212 423 358


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The NY Times says Ballet Noir’s “Colors On A Canvas” Is a Daring Gem.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has written that Ballet Noir’s “I Do” is sizzling.

We look forward to seeing you!

Peace and Blessings,

Corey Baker and Leyland Simmons

Ballet Noir

Co-Artistic Directors

646-438-9086

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