We Were There

It’s ambitious. It’s daring. It’s fun. It’s a history lesson. It’s full of Jazz. It’s Tap-TASTIC. It’s Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.  Theatrical prodcutions adapt books, films, comics (I’m sleep on that one!) to Broadway, but …
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Zoom in past the Popeyes, Tyler Perry plays, and The Color Purple lyrics. Pan across the church pews and teenage boy blues of a “lifestyle” that turns you away from a relationship with God. Focus in on a journey of self love and acceptance. But, …
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As a teacher, at what can be considered an amazing charter school, I am a bit ignorant to the woes of my fellow public district schools. I get angry when a kid talks back, but for some teachers, administrators and students their problems are much bigger. …
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Photos by BreeAnne Clowdus. There are several moments in Janine Naber’s Serial Black Face where I wanted to jump up from my seat and leave. This is not because the play was bad. In fact, it was phenomenal. I wanted to leave because Serial forces the audience …
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“Why do bad things happen to good people?” It was a question I’ve always asked myself when I read or heard about terrible things on the news. I never quite got the answer I wanted, but I remember being told from an early age it’s …
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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story  I’ m reminded of those Hamilton lyrics every single time I go to see a show that was written by a person of color. But tonight, this line has an even more special meaning when a show is written …
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