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Covering black professionals and professional productions in the dance and theater worlds, plus general arts news

Dance: Alvin Ailey In Movie Theaters Tonight

We know we’ve been a bit behind, but if ever there was a reason to catch up it would be this: the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is being presented … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Hearts of Men Concerts Celebrate Special Initiative

For the past two weeks, more than 60 men, ranging in age from 13 to 63, have been gathering in studios at the Alvin Ailey extension program in New York … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dance: Blondell Cummings Dies at Age 70

Perhaps one of the most remarkable things about dancer Blondell Cummings – who passed away on Aug. 30 at age 70 from cancer – was that in an arts world … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Theater: Concert to Celebrate Original Broadway Production of “The Wiz”

It’s time to ease on down, ease on down the road. And thanks to George Faison, the Tony Award-winning choreographer behind the original Broadway musical of “The Wiz,” audiences will … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Albert Evans, Former NYCB Principal, Dead at 46

Albert Evans, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet – and one of only two African Americans to rise to the top ranks at that company, died on … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Theater: Taye Diggs to star on Broadway this summer in “Hedwig”

Actor Taye Diggs will be taking over the title role in the Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Diggs is to begin his run July 22. “Hedwig and … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Misty Copeland to appear on “60 Minutes” May 10

Ballerina Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre is to be featured in a segment on this Sunday’s (May 10) “60 Minutes” which airs on CBS at 7 p.m. EST.

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack Make History With “Swan Lake”

We know, we know. It’s been a while since we’ve posted. But if ever there was a reason to get back to the blog, it would be last week’s landmark … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Arts News: Leaders Discuss 21st Century Challenges at National Black Arts and Culture Summit

When the National Black Arts Festival put together its 25th anniversary festival this summer, its curator and producer, Leatrice Ellzy thought it would also be a good idea to bring … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theater: August Wilson’s American Century Cycle Talk Series

WNYC has been presenting an important series for the theater community. The series, August Wilson’s American Century Cycle Talk Series, are public readings of all 10 of Wilson’s plays chronicling … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 1 Comment
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