Category Archives: Theater

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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Regina Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian

To wrap up National Library Week I invite you to check out Professor Ethelene Whitmire’s blog, Regina Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian.  Professor Whitmire is currently writing a biography about Regina Andrews, the first African American Supervising Librarian in the New … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stone Center Library Guide to the Web!

In the mid 1990s while working at a university, I compiled my first list of “African American Internet Resources.”  At my next job, I continued to add to the list.  By the early 2000s, a static web page was no … Continue reading

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New Play about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Katori Hall, author of Mountaintop, a new play about Martin Luther King, Jr., was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered last Friday.  The play, set on the eve of King’s assassination, take places in his hotel room after he has … Continue reading

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Kind of Blue ~ The Play

Tonight at UNC-Chapel Hill’s historic Playmakers Theatre, “Kind of Blue,” by undergraduate, Kuamel Stewart will premier.  “Kind of Blue” is part of what the budding playwright calls the “Companion Play Cycle.”  While not exactly daunting, it’s certainly ambitious as the … Continue reading

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HBO Presents Thurgood

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. HBO airs “Thurgood,” the one man show featuring Laurence Fishburne.  “Thurgood,” about the life of civil rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, originated on Broadway in 2008.  The HBO production was filmed last year … Continue reading

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