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‘Year of James Baldwin’ opens in grand style

James Baldwin would have been 90 this year, and he does, indeed, live on. “The Year of James Baldwin,” a festival spanning 14 months at various venues, is packed with programming celebrating his treasured gifts to us.

‘Raisin’ gets its time in the sun again

To begin with, you’ve got Lorraine Hansberry’s great work, a Tony Award-winning play that became the first play written by a Black woman to premiere on Broadway.

‘Raisin’ is riveting!

“A Raisin in the Sun” is superb! This production is powerful! There is such raw, real and passionate emotion. Lorraine Hansberry truly gave life to the struggles of Black families and the relationship dynamics that exist in the Black family.

RENOVATION UNVEILING AT MINISINK TOWNHOUSE

New York City Mission Society and the New York Junior League are unveiling the renovations of Minisink Townhouse’s theater

Babyface bursts onto B’way scene; Braxton needs to project

The line went down Eighth Avenue to 46th Street, and people were excited as they waited to get into the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on West 47th Street to see multiple Grammy Award winners Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Toni Braxton appear ...

PNJPAC ‘Music Man’ revival uplifts and thrills

A concert musical adaptation of the Broadway show “The Music Man” by Evans Haile uplifts and ignites bursts of laughter with an all-Black cast

Imhotep's Guide to Black events: March 27 - April 2, 2014

As we leave Women’s History Month and make way for our GBE “Spirit Lift Month.”

Face and Toni blazing a timeless trail

If a poll was issued to the legion of fans of songwriter, producer and singer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds on what makes his songs special, the vivid imagery would probably rank in the highest percentile.

Actor reclaims his dream: play opens March 21

Tony Head won the role of Mark Johnson in director Lesley Steele’s new film “Destiny Jones”

The Public delivers passion-filled ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

I have experienced several productions of “Antony and Cleopatra” over my three decades of covering theater, but none were performed with the intensity and passion that I saw in the Public Theatre’s production

imhotep's Guide To Black Events March 20 - 16, 2014

We sadly open our GBE events guide with the announcement that J.D Livingston, my longtime radio producer, comrade, friend, cousin and brother-in-struggle has passed

The persistent playwright of ‘HAIR’itage’

Niccole Nero Gaines is persistent, a character trait which, in my experience, is necessary for success in the theater world.

Imhotep's Guide To Black Events March 13 - 19, 2014

Greetings! Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 44th anniversary with a special gala honoring legendary producer Voza Rivers on Sunday, March 16 at the Tribeca Center for the Performing Arts, located at 199 Chambers St. The ...

No more games in ‘A Doll’s House’

The idea of the independent, self-actualized female is one that we know—but not so much so that we take the idea for granted, as to some degree, the age-old expectations and stereotypes of women’s roles in society still remain.

Brandon J Dirden goes ‘All the Way’ as MLK

How do you bring one of the most famous civil rights activists in history to life?

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