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Come by to watch a selection of films from the Caribbean to the Congo featuring individuals of African descent reclaiming and commemorating their African heritage and culture. Light refreshments included! We hope to see you there!
Medical Home Health Fair, hosted by Lutheran Family Health Centers Sunset Terrace, (514 49th Street), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, rapid HIV testing, depression and anxiety disorders, including information on mental illness.
SISTAS, tells the story of the struggles, the joys and the triumphs of being Black and being a woman in America, as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family. It's a story of family, of the history that binds us, and the love we share that transcends social and racial differences. A new play by Fullbright Scholar Dorothy Marcic, presented by 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and Jen Kay, SISTAS uses the lyrics of songs made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horn, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige and more. Hit Songs include: “Oh, Happy Day”, “Mama Said”, “I Will Survive”, “Tain’t Nobody’s Business”, “God Bless the Child", “Respect", “My Man”, “Baby, I’m Yours”, “Say a Little Prayer”, “Stop in the Name of Love”, “All the Single Ladies” and “We Are Family” “Sistas dares and succeeds in exploring a woman’s experience with humor, humility and sass. I LOVE it!!!” -Hinton Battle
(Newark, New Jersey-July 8, 2014) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present The Wayans Brothers on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8PM. Don’t miss this only area performance when Hollywood’s First Family of comedy, Keenen, Damon, Shawn and Marlon Wayans share one stage in an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)
Dramatic endeavors are often strictly defined, mediated, and conditioned by The Theater, but “theater,” sometimes in disguise can be found in the dramatic considerations and intentions central to the performance work of inter-disciplinary artists and groups: arc, gesture, character, language, symbolic props, cues, lighting, sound, costume, even narrative. This series re- applies the frame, the function, the dialectic, the epic, the agit-prop, and APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE
Celebrate all things Caribbean at The Sweet Spot Festival Jamaican IndepenDANCE COOLER FETE !