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Saving the Gem of the Ocean: A Hearing to Save or Sell the August Wilson Center for African American Culture

Saving the Gem of the Ocean: A Hearing to Save or Sell The August Wilson Center
by Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis aka Dr. Goddess

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August Wilson for Young Minds

“August Wilson for Young Minds” is an Oral History, Preservation, Lecture and Teacher Training project from Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, who grew up on Wilson’s plays, taught the first August Wilson seminar at the University of Pittsburgh and is compiling a memoir of her time spent with August Wilson and in the City of Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

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Balafon’s Welcome to Black River African Dance Conference!

Oh yes!! YES! Pittsburgh’s first Welcome to Black River African Dance Conference! May 25 – 27, 2012, Memorial Day Weekend! We’re going to learn so many different dances, such as Sabar, Lenjen and Sorsone! We have Papa Assane Kone from Kankouran in D.C. in the house, too!

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Issa Rae of Awkward Black Girl Freestyles for Dr. Goddess

Before I can hit the stage, a sista starts beatboxing hardcore from behind me. OOOOohhh, I fall right into the beat. Her name is Amber. We all tell her to get up onstage! She jumps onstage, beatboxes, and Issa Rae starts freestyling…

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TheatreChat with Lamman Rucker, Layon Gray and The “Black Angels Over Tuskegee!”

#TheatreChat is a Tweetchat created by @DrGoddess to celebrate great Theatre. Today’s guests were Actor, Educator and Entrepreneur, @LammanRucker and Playwright and Actor, @LayonGray. These two gentlemen, along with Thom Scott, are co-founders of @TheBlackGents of Hollywood and are presently Off-Broadway performing “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” (@BlackAngelsPlay) at The Actor’s Temple Theater, 349 West. 47th street, New York City, NY.

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Twitter Celebrates Zora Neale Hurston’s Birthday with Zeal

Anthropologist, Writer, Novelist, Storyteller, Playwright, Dancer, Southerner Extraordinaire, Zora Neale Hurston, was born on January 7, 1891. She was a phenomenal woman, a renaissance woman, a fierce woman, artist and human being. So, naturally, Twitter celebrated her birthday with glee.

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A Giveaway on August Wilson’s Birthday

Posted in Art, Blog, Contests by Dr. Goddess

It’s an August Wilson Giveaway on his birthday!

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The Life of the Mind: Bill Nunn & Roger Guenver Smith Banter in The Burgh

On Saturday, Roger held a “Performing History” workshop with some of us artists, after which there was a discussion of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” with fellow actor, Bill Nunn. This banter between these fabulous actors occurred before the panel, with the two constantly ribbing each other.

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