AUGUST WILSON’S JITNEY — Now on Broadway for the first time

A MUST-SEE SHOW! I’D PUT THIS CLASSIC AUGUST WILSON ENSEMBLE DRAMA AT THE TOP OF MY THEATER-TO-SEE LIST.-THE NEW YORK TIMES If you enjoyed the recent film”Fences” by Denzel Washington, then you will want to check out August Wilson’s play “Jitney” which is now on Broadway (NYC) for the first time. Jitney, only one of the plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s masterful The American Century Cycle,  has never been seen on Broadway  – until now. Set in […]

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Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument Will Preserve Pivotal Civil Rights History

photo credit:by Alan Spears Newly designated national park site represents a critical chapter in America’s civil rights story President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, dedicated to honoring and preserving the stories of those who joined in the struggle for racial equality in the United States. Today’s designation represents the culmination of long-running efforts by City of Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL), the National Trust for Historic […]

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FUSION: Kimberly Brooks Reunites with the First Graduating Class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls as They Achieve Another Milestone: College Graduation

This program on FUSION  (www.fusion.net is part of the Fusion Media Group, a division of Univision Communications Inc.) will document the personal journey of five girls from the inaugural graduating class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Airing on Sunday, January 15 at 8:00 PM, the stories showcased personify how access to education can empower young women and girls all over the world to do incredible things.   Viewers will get a one-of-a-kind experience as host Kimberly Brooks – a former Harpo […]

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Fences…Denzel Washington, Viola Davis….a must see for all

Fences is a 2016 American drama film directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on his Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name (Wilson died in 2005, but completed a screenplay before his death). The film stars Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney. The film was released in the United States on December 16, 2016, by Paramount Pictures. This play is moving and more than memorable for a […]

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