Jr – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Here It Is —  “The Importance of Collecting Black”

The art of collecting things is a universal fascination enjoyed by hundreds of millions of collectors throughout the world. No matter what the objects of interests may be, the collectors are usually obsessed souls. From the ultra rich to those … Read More

That Bad Eartha Kitt Purr-haps, Misunderstood?

“Many men wanted to lay me down, but few wanted to pick me up.” —Eartha Kitt The tantalizing tease…the seductive strut…the bewitching come-hither look…the low, raspy voice…and of course, her signature purr-r-r-r-r. That was, unmistakably, the indomitable Eartha Kitt. An … Read More

Do the Presidential Candidates Care About African-American Art? – “Trillions For War, But Not One Cent for Art?”

“Preserve the utmost freedom for dream of beauty, creative art, and joy of living.” W.E.B. DuBois Where there is true freedom, there is creative art. Without continuous creation, without recreation there is no life. Art has supported life, from the … Read More

Today’s Renaissance Woman, Barbara Lewis Talks with Today’s Renaissance Man, Playwright Laurence Holder (Part I)

Your work fascinates me, Laurence, because it is so strong in history. It brings what was into now, but that history is not always appreciated.

“Your reading is dead on, Barbara. The reason why I’m interested in African American history is because our tales are not told. I was just talking on the phone with a friend and we were amazed that Prince and Michael Jackson coexisted at the same time, doing all of the fantastic music and creating music at the same time. Our artistry and our stories are always being separated out.”

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