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B2: Hotlist! #62

Greetings Community,

The season is off to a great start.  I have been receiving so much information about upcoming shows that I don’t know how I’m going to see everything.  Some of those shows are listed below.  Please be certain to make your reservations early and see as many of these shows as you can.  Also don’t forget to share this list with your own circle of friends and peers.  And if you know of any shows/events coming up please feel free to forward those to me, this list is about you.  Let’s plan to support as many shows, Artists etc that we can.  Make your reservations early and I will see you all behind the lights.

As Always,





After three years LEE TRUESDALE & “The ScreamBoyze” return By Popular Demand, to the infamous TRIAD THEATRE on Sunday,
January 15, 2011 @ 7:30pm.
The indefatigable Lee Truesdale promises not to dissapoint in this New Year, with a New Look, and a New CD.
In this production prepare to be wowed by a special performance from the incredible “ScreamBoyze”, Steven “Tunes” Anderson,
Gary E. Vincent, and Isarel Walker.
Doors open @ 7:00pm. Also special gifts for some lucky fans.
Musical Direction by – Anna Caldwell.
Advance Tickets: $15.00 @ The Door: $20.00
For Tickets & Reservations Please Contact…
“Brown Paper Tickets” @ 800 838-3006,
http://www.triadnyc.com/, 212 362-2590
2 Drink Minimum / Cash Only Bar


You and a Guest Are Invited

To a Rare New York Performance



Friday, January 20, 2012

Sugar Bar

254 West 72nd Street

(between Broadway and West End Avenue)

New York, New York 10023

6:00 p.m.

Doors Open for Dinner

8:00 p.m. Sharp


$10.00 Cover Charge

2 Drinks Minimum

(All Major Credit Cards Accepted)

Make your reservations NOW,

please call the Sugar Bar at 212.579.0222 or visit:


 For further information, please email:


 Toni Seawright Live: One Night Only Produced by

Toni Seawright and Gwendolyn Quinn


Thurs, Jan 12: Steve James visits STF with the most acclaimed documentary of last year THE INTERRUPTERS (see the Monday Memo for more).

Now is the time to buy a STF Season Pass and get all 10 films below for $100 ($80 for IFC members), plus free popcorn at all STF shows, and a free DVD from Docurama. To purchase, follow the ticket links below.

The Interrupters


THURSDAY Jan. 12 @ 8pm

Q&A with director Steve James     

Hoop Dreams director Steve James delivers another non-fiction epic set on the streets of Chicago, following an organization called CeaseFire, comprised largely of former gang members who are trying to break the cycle of urban violence. James, teaming up with producer Alex Kotlowitz, author of the acclaimed book There Are No Children Here, immerses us into a world that feels like a real-life version of The Wire.

Buy tickets or season pass here (click on 8:00pm)    


Do not miss AZIZA this month………

Tuesday – January 10, 17, 24 & 31 – NUTTIN’ BUT THE BLUES   




Legendary “Lady Marmalade” member of Labelle performs new solo show
Jan. 14 – Feb. 18 at Laurie Beechman Theatre

Buy tickets HERE

Legendary singer Sarah Dash presents her new cabaret show “Sarah Dash: One Woman” monthly at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The show will include songs from throughout her career, as well as songs new to her repertoire, accompanied by reminiscences and anecdotes about some of the people she has worked alongside. She will be accompanied by pianist Lanny Meyers. Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 at the door (if available). To purchase advance tickets call 212-352-3101 or visitwww.SpinCycleNYC.com. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located inside the West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42 Street.  A full dinner menu and a full bar are available; there is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.  Doors open one hour before show time. Transportation: all trains/buses to Port Authority/Times Square.

Upcoming performance dates are as follows:
• Saturday, January 14 at 7:30pm
• Saturday, February 18 at 7:30pm

With a career spanning almost 50 years, in her teens Sarah Dash formed the Del Capris, a vocal group which later merged with another group to form Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells, noted for hits like “I Sold My Heart to the Junk Man.” The group morphed into Labelle, a futuristic trio comprised of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah, which from 1971 to 1977 released iconic records like “Lady Marmalade.” As a solo artist, Sarah Dash has had success across many genres, from disco (“Sinner Man”) to inspirational/gospel (her recent album “The Seventh Child”). She has sung with some of the greatest names in pop, rock and R&B, among them The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, The Marshall Tucker Band, Laura Nyro, The O’Jays, Wilson Pickett and Bo Diddley. She has appeared on shows with hundreds of renowned recording artists – from Keith Richards to Stevie Wonder.  Sarah Dash’s website is www.SarahDash.net.


Join HSA for their Spring Open House and Registration Day January 14th 9am-4pm!

It is a great opportunity to introduce new families and friends to HSA.  They will be featuring the wide array of quality-arts programs offered in music, dance, theatre and visual arts: Photography, Teen Shakespeare, New! Early Childhood Program for ages 2 – 3, Musical Theatre classes, Ballet, Children’s Choir, Adult Dance & Fitness classes and much more.  Enjoy special performances by talented HSA students at 12noon, sign up for a free class, meet their staff and world-renowned faculty, observe ongoing classes, and tour the facilities.  It’s a great day to discover HSA!


Best Docs of the African Diaspora International Film Festival

Jan. 13 – Jan. 15, 2012

The African Diaspora Film Festival 2011 – held in Manhattan between Nov. 23 to Dec. 13 – showcased a selection of documentaries that impressed both the audiences and the press. Diverse in subject matter, approaches and styles, these documentaries made ADIFF 2011 a very interesting event. 

Filling The Gap by Tyrone Young, is a film about the incredible contribution made by African-Americans to the American nation in the early parts of the19th century;The Storm That Swept Mexico is a well-documented documentary about one of the most important revolution of the 20th century; Menelik Shabazz, in his incredible work The Story of Lovers Rock, describes how Black Brits defined an identity trough song and dance. These are some of the remarkable works that appeared in ADFF 2011 to be showcased, with other documentaries, from January 13th to the 15th as part of the Best Docs of ADIFF 2011 series to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street – 263 Grace Dodge. 


ADIFF 2011 OPENING NIGHT FILMTHE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK     Friday, January 13 @ 7PM  Saturday, January 14@ 6PM   
THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO Saturday, January 14 @ 1:30PM     
 THE FIRST RASTASaturday, January 14 @ 4PM     
 OUR GENERATIONSaturday, January 14 @ 8PM     
FILLING THE GAP  Sunday, January 15 @ 2PM   
THE BIG BANANA  Sunday, January 15 @ 4PM   
Winner, ADIFF 2011 Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color
Sunday, January 15 @ 6PM


WHEN: January 13 – 15, 2012


Teachers College, Columbia University

 525 West 120th Street – Room 263 Macy

 Train 1 to 116th Street

 FREE PARKING on weekends

Photo ID required to enter the building

Ticket price: $11, $9 for seniors and students

Tel: (212) 864-1760 

 Buy $50 Weekend Pass Online HERE 

Buy tickets for a specific show HERE 



Music From China
PRISM Quartet
World Premieres by
Bright Sheng, Fang Man, Huang Ruo, Lei Liang
Music From China and the PRISM Quartet reunite after their groundbreaking 2009-10 tour and CD release (Antiphony, innova records), hailed by Chamber Music magazine for “shattering expectations” and “pioneering achievements of the highest order.” This time around, MFC and PRISM present world premiere performances of four new works for saxophones, traditional Chinese instruments (erhu, sheng, pipa, yangqin), and percussion by celebrated Chinese-born American composers in a program exploring the dynamic relationship between Eastern and Western, contemporary and ancient cultures.
Music From China
  Wang Guowei, erhu/zhonghu
  Chen Yihan, pipa
  Helen Yee, yangqin
  Frank Cassara, percussion
PRISM Quartet
  Matt Levy, tenor saxophone
  Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone
  Zachary Shemon, alto saxophone
  Taimur Sullivan, baritone saxophone
Guest artists:
  Hu Jianbing, sheng; Nové Deypalan, conductor
Bright Sheng: The Singing Gobi Desert
Fang Man: Dream of a Hundred Flowers
Huang Ruo: The Three Tenses
Lei Liang: Messages of White
Friday, February 3, 2012 @ 8 pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
154 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: 212-247-7800;
$20 general admission; $10 students/seniors (with ID)



Effective Grant Writing for the 21st Century Tuesday, January 17, 2012 , 6:30 PM Dwyer Cultural Center


6:30 PM

Effective Grant Writing for the 21st Century

Explore the basics of effective grant-writing. This workshop is designed to help artists and arts administrators build the strongest case for their projects to public and private funding sources. Workshop will focus on developing clear project outlines; budget presentation and researching grant/funding sources.

Presenter: Shoshanah D Goldberg, MBA, Management Consultant for Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Sponsorship & Cultural Policy Analysis

Location: Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue, enter on West 123 Street



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