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Audible Theater’s New Production of ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Began

A new stage production of the Eugene O’Neill epic Long Day’s Journey into Night, directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara (A Streetcar Named Desire for Audible, Slave Play), begins performances tonight at Audible Theater’s Minetta Lane Theatre. Playing five weeks only, the limited engagement opened Jan. 25 and stars Emmy Award nominee Bill Camp […]

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‘The Kite Runner’ Comes To Broadway This Summer For Limited Run

The Kite Runner, a new play with music based on Khaled Hosseini’s internationally best-selling novel, will play a limited run at Broadway’s Hayes Theater this summer. The production comes to New York from two seasons in London’s West End where it was called “a cultural phenomenon” by The Sunday Express and “an enthralling tale beautifully […]

Tickets Now On Sale For Broadway Premiere Of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical 'A Strange Loop'

Tickets Now On Sale For Broadway Premiere Of Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical ‘A Strange Loop’

This historic season continues — with more plays and musicals by Black playwrights coming to Broadway than ever in history — with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Michael R. Jackson musical A Strange Loop. The show will begin performances on April 6, and open on April 26, at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for […]

South Street Seaport Museum Announces Monthly Virtual Sea Chanteys And Maritime Music Live Sing-Along

South Street Seaport Museum Announces Monthly Virtual Sea Chanteys And Maritime Music Live Sing-Along

South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly sea-music event Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music – the original NYC chantey sing, now made popular on TikTok – continues virtually on Sun., Feb. 6, at 2pm ET. From our living rooms and kitchens, join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen […]

Fannie Lou Hamer Doc Coming To PBS And WORLD Channel

Fannie Lou Hamer Doc Coming To PBS And WORLD Channel

America ReFramed, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series coproduced by World Channel and American Documentary, Inc., ushers in its milestone tenth season with the world premiere of Fannie Lou Hamer’s America. Produced by Hamer’s great-niece Monica Land and Selena Lauterer and directed by Joy Davenport, the captivating portrait of one of the civil rights era’s preeminent […]

Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Jersey Boys'   Celebrates 1000th Performance At New World Stages

Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘Jersey Boys’ Celebrates 1000th Performance At New World Stages

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning musical “Jersey Boys” celebrates its 1000th performance at New York City’s New World Stages of Jan. 9, 2022. To mark the milestone, cast members from the New York, London and US Tour productions of “Jersey Boys” sent their congratulations. “Jersey Boys” stars Jonathan Cable as Nick Massi, Aaron […]

Ailey Artistry Brings Dance To The People In Person, Online, And Through National Television Network Broadcast

Ailey Artistry Brings Dance To The People In Person, Online, And Through National Television Network Broadcast

From Jan. 11 through May 8, audiences across the country will have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary artistry of Ailey with a cornucopia of performances and programs, including two national tours—by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II—as well as the nationwide broadcast of the acclaimed documentary film “Ailey,” with its immersive portrait […]

Digital Underground Co-Founder Chopmaster J Snubbed By Ex-Bandmates In Oakland’s DU Day Proclamation. Drops New Band D.U. Next Generation On Shock G’s Birth Date

Digital Underground Co-Founder Chopmaster J Snubbed By Ex-Bandmates In Oakland’s DU Day Proclamation. Drops New Band D.U. Next Generation On Shock G’s Birth Date

When Digital Underground co-founder and drummer Jimi “Chopmaster J” Dright learned that the City of Oakland would honor his former band and recently deceased front man and co-founder Greg “Shock G/Humpty Hump” Jacobs with a proclamation to recognize the group’s civic and artistic contribution, he was initially elated. However, upon learning he was not welcome […]

Vanessa Williams Spotlights New American Founding Figure Slave Heroine With Foreword In 'Espionage and Enslavement In The Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend And Elizabeth'

Vanessa Williams Spotlights New American Founding Figure Slave Heroine With Foreword In ‘Espionage and Enslavement In The Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend And Elizabeth’

Multi-award-winning entertainer Vanessa Williams has penned a moving book foreword that shines the spotlight on an amazing tale of spying and slavery during the Revolutionary War while unveiling an unlikely heroine. “Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth” by Claire Bellerjeau and Tiffany Yecke Brooks, published by Lyons […]

New Book Alert: Rev. Al Sharpton Brings To Light Stories Of The Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

New Book Alert: Rev. Al Sharpton Brings To Light Stories Of The Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

In the summer of 2020, Reverend Al Sharpton stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, preparing to give the keynote address of the Get Your Knee Off Our Necks Commitment March. He noticed an older man in the crowd wearing a […]

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Announces New 2022 Exhibit: 'No Compact of Silence'

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Announces New 2022 Exhibit: ‘No Compact of Silence’

The exhibit, No Compact of Silence, opening Jan. 27, will focus on Black Civil Rights Advocates in the Harrison era.  The new exhibit iscoming to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site [1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, In. In 1888, Whitelaw Reid, who was Benjamin Harrison’s running mate for the upcoming presidential election, asked Harrison about his […]

Picasso V's New Single 'Distance' Streamed Via Global Vybz Entertainment

Picasso V’s New Single ‘Distance’ Streamed Via Global Vybz Entertainment

After generating millions of streams and views independently, Broward County rapper Picasso V brings his buzz to a boiling point with the new single “Distance”—available on all online streaming platforms via Global Vybz Entertainment. On the track produced by OTHELLOBEATS, melodic guitar wraps around propulsive 808s as Picasso V recalls the ups and downs of […]

Debut Author Gabriella Saab Celebrates New Novel, 'The Last Checkmate'

Debut Author Gabriella Saab Celebrates New Novel, ‘The Last Checkmate’

Last year, Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” became a cultural phenomenon, as evidenced by the show’s recent Emmy win. As audiences now long for a new chess-inspired story, debut author Gabriella Saab’s stunning novel, “The Last Checkmate” is here to fill that void. The novel is about a young Polish resistance worker, imprisoned in a concentration […]

Black Storytellers Take The Stage As World Channel Series Resumes

Black Storytellers Take The Stage As World Channel Series Resumes

Season five of Stories from the Stage, the award-winning World Channel original series hosted by Wes Hazard and Theresa Okokon, is back with timely stories from across the country and around the world that will make you laugh, cry and think. Second Chance — the first of five new episodes premiering Jan. 10, at 9:30 […]

Black-Owned New Tech Entertainment Platform 360NFT Launches With Willie Taylor As Debut Artist

Black-Owned New Tech Entertainment Platform 360NFT Launches With Willie Taylor As Debut Artist

360NFT, the first of its kind Black owned music NFT platform, powered by Trapchain, Inc., has collaborated with indie music artist and native Chicagoan, Willie Taylor, to drop his first NFT for his music project, “Write My Wrongs.” Taylor first gained notoriety as a contestant from MTV’s “Making the Band 4,” where he was chosen […]