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‘We Are the Drum 2019’ celebrates Black History

March 14, 2019

On Friday, February 15, 2019, CAPITA Productions presented its highly anticipated show “We Are The Drum” at Marshall High School auditorium. “We Are the Drum” is an educational, entertaining, high-energy, professionally produced show using powerful singing, poetry, dance and inspiration that celebrates 400 years of our people’s rich African American heritage, history and culture, past,… [Read More]

Celebrating Black women writers: Toni Morrison

March 14, 2019

As we continue to feature African American female writers, this week we showcase Toni Morrison. Morrison is one of most beloved female writers in American history. She has exceptional creative energy for examining the life of African American women and the black experience. I have a few of her books in my home library. Here… [Read More]

Oscars: women, people of color triumph on night of firsts (and seconds)

February 28, 2019

Oscar Sunday marked a night of important firsts — and seconds — for diverse artists and filmmakers and their Hollywood contributions. The 2019 telecast started making history almost immediately. After Regina King accepted best supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk, Ruth E. Carter became the first African American woman to ever win best… [Read More]

Jim Crow Effects: Open Wounds in Need of Healing

February 21, 2019

Special event set for March 2, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 pm, at King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio of African Diaspora Culture, 2767 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive The residual effects of Jim Crow laws are still current in our society today— even in Milwaukee. We see them in education, housing, the legal… [Read More]

Meet Cynthia M. Roberson – donation ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin

February 21, 2019

In August 2014 Cynthia had kidney failure and went through dialysis for 3½ years. In March 2018, she got the call and on March 21, 2018 she had a kidney transplant at UW Health Hospital in Madison. “I am forever grateful for another chance of life that God granted me,” Cynthia says. “I am deeply… [Read More]

‘Black Panther’ makes SAG Awards history with Best Ensemble win

January 31, 2019

Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking Hollywood superhero film Black Panther made history Sunday night, Janaury 27, 2019, by winning the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. Not only is the Disney and Marvel Studios tentpole the first superhero picture ever to be awarded best ensemble; it’s the biggest-grossing… [Read More]

Born2Dream presents ‘ART WORK’ exhibit at Gallery Night and Day

January 17, 2019

Milwaukee artist and entrepreneur Darrin Reasby, the founder of Born2Dream, presents, “ART WORK: An Exhibit of Innovative Canvas Paintings Featuring Speakers.” The art works in this exhibit will have built-in speakers, that will mix sound with the painted image. The show will also feature photographs by local photojournalist Yvonne Kemp, whose work has been featured… [Read More]

Skylight Musical Theater presents ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

January 17, 2019

Five Guys Named Moe, a joyful, jazzy tribute to Louis Jordan, the 1940s rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and bandleader, runs January 25 to February 10, 2019, at Skylight Music Theatre. It features more than 25 songs, including favorites such as Saturday Night Fish Fry and Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie. The show is directed by… [Read More]

Grammy-winning ‘song stylist’ Nancy Wilson dead at 81

December 20, 2018

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy- winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died Decemebr 13, 2018 after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her… [Read More]

‘Black Nativity’ by Langston Hughes returns to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for 2018

December 6, 2018

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes will run December 7-16, 2018 with a special Community Night preview performance on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. Directed by Bronzeville Arts Ensemble’s co-founder Malkia Stampley, the production features returning music director/arranger, Antoine Reynolds and choreography by Daync Studio’s founder Christopher Gilbert…. [Read More]