Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jumping the Broom

On this last day of June, the month in which many people marry, this post pays homage to weddings or put another way, jumping the broom.  Yeah, I know weddings don’t necessarily have a lot to do with African American … Continue reading

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All that Jazz

A couple of weeks ago I promised to share some of my favorite music artists and since this is the last week of Black Music Month, I shall do so now!   If I owe my appreciation of classical music to … Continue reading

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African Americans in Classical Music – Part 3

This will be the last post in the classical music series.  While I would not call myself a classical music devotee, I do have an appreciation for the genre which started early in my life.  My mom is a musician … Continue reading

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DC Black Theatre Festival

Through June 19 over 40 full-length plays, one-act battles, and new works reading series will be staged all over Washington, DC; Arlington, VA; and Silver Spring and Mount Rainer, Maryland.  For a complete run down of the works presented, go … Continue reading

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Emory Library Curator, Spouse Donate Rare African Americana

Randall Burkett and his wife Nancy have donated over 300 rare books and African American ephemera to Emory University. I once had a chance to see this magnificent collection when I visited the Burketts at their home in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Cheers … Continue reading

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African Americans in Classical Music – Part 2

After discovering the African American Voice in Classical Music on Sunday, I was up until 1:00 a.m. Monday morning perusing various web sites devoted to African Americans in classical music.  I ended up listening to a podcast, Black Classical Musicians … Continue reading

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Exhibit | From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden

From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden is on view at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco through July 3, 2011.  As mentioned in an  April post, this year is the centennial of Bearden’s birth. … Continue reading

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