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AUDELCO Black Arts Festival ’91

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The AUDEOCO Black Arts Festival ’91 festivities kicked-off at the new Langston Hughes Auditorium in the Schomburg Center for Black Culture on June 13, 199 with Laurence Holder’s awards winning play “Zora Neale Hurston”, starring Elizabeth van Dyke as Zora. … Read More

Listings – June 3-9, 1991

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Dance Theater of Harlem Performing “Tones”, “Ginastera”, “Firebird” • June 7, 8pm; June 8, 2pm, 8pm; June 9, “Serenade”, “Dialogues”, “Dougla”; June 14, 8pm, June 15, 2pm, 8pm, June 16, 3pm, “Flower Festival in Genzano”,

August 1980

“The basic philosophy of most jazz purists is to just play and be creative. However, in the early 1960s, I looked at the profits made by the multi-million dollar corporations involved in music, RCA, CBS, etc ., and then I looked at jazz musicians who were starving. It … Read More

July 1980

As Lillian, the outspoken one of the group declared, “They didn’t need us to go out on the road. ‘They’, referring to Tommy Metolla and Champion Entertainment, who functioned as producer, manager—the works. Lillian’s voice, only moments before cheerful, had taken on a slightly bitter quality. “I … Read More

June 1980

Makeba’s pioneering ‘natural’ was first styled in 1960 by Camello “Frenchie” Casimir, who’s been in people’s hair for 45 years. Makeba’s designer, John Pratt, brought the African singer into Frenchie’s shop and said “he didn’t want her to look like everybody else,” Frenchie recalls while handing me … Read More

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